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Stinson Cares

Steeped in heritage while filled with vibrant residents living thoroughly modern lives, Stinson cares. Its residents care about the community, about each other, about the city.

By M Adrian Brassington
Published November 09, 2011

In advance of Thursday's Evening with Jason Farr at City Hall, Town Halls Hamilton has been working with local neighbourhood associations to highlight some of the issues important to them. These topics will inform the agenda for the event on November 10.

Stinson: Young at heart. Graceful with age. Here's what the Stinson Community Association site says:

Nestled against the Niagara escarpment, south of Main Street East, between Wellington and Wentworth Streets, this charming heritage neighbourhood provides a peaceful retreat steps away from the gateway to downtown Hamilton.

Serviced by 8 bus routes, minutes from the GO Terminal, the QEW, HWY 403, and easy access to the Mountain via the Claremont Access or by foot up the 500 steps of the Wentworth Stairs. Stinson is all about location.

Stroll down a historic street and see the many bold, colourful doors and beautiful stained glass transoms. Bike, walk, or jog along the Escarpment Rail Trail as it winds through the Stinson neighbourhood and continues to a waterfall or the Bruce Trail network. Or take a swim at the indoor pool of the Central Memorial Recreation Centre.

Steeped in heritage while filled with vibrant residents living thoroughly modern lives, Stinson cares. Its residents care about the community, about each other, about the city.

They understand that in order to make improvements, they need to be honest and open about the challenges, get discussion going on streets and across the neighbourhood and be prepared to speak up and let their concerns be known to Councillor Farr.

The SCA will be bringing issues to everyone's attention at Thursday's event. Here are some of them:

Although the SCA holds regular meetings for its residents throughout the year, because it recognizes the importance of developing both awareness and rapport amongst all those who live in the ward as well as all Hamiltonians, it's looking forward to the opportunities that 'An Evening With Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr' will provide.

M Adrian Brassington is a Hamilton writer who just can't stay away from civic engagement.

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By RB (registered) | Posted November 09, 2011 at 16:31:32

But nobody here seems to care enough to comment :)

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By RB (registered) | Posted November 10, 2011 at 09:09:35 in reply to Comment 71181

Did I just get down-voted? Really?

I live in Stinson, part of the SCA and was kidding... wow; people here really gotta relax and go find a real argument to start out of nothing, 'cause there's none here.

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By -Hammer- (registered) | Posted November 10, 2011 at 01:58:20

Well I'm over in Corktown so it's not really my place to tell Stinson how to run their house. That is save for the Victoria bridge, which really could use some better fencing, better lighting and something more vibrant under it to detract graffiti.

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By RB (registered) | Posted November 10, 2011 at 09:07:40 in reply to Comment 71191

Yea, that area get's pretty messed up with graffiti every so often.

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By corktowner (anonymous) | Posted November 10, 2011 at 09:15:32

I would love to see something happen where the rail trail crosses wentworth... the trail should have a raised crosswalk at a minimum, and i'd argue for some sort of traffic control to stop or slow the vehicles crossing the trail. It's time we got serious about encouraging alternate transportation modes and putting a major east-west multi use path through that blind corner is crazy

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By -Hammer- (registered) | Posted November 10, 2011 at 09:48:52 in reply to Comment 71195

I gotta agree with this one, especially with the amount of pedestrian traffic the Wentworth stairs attracts during the summer, at the very least some more vibrant signage not obstructed by vegetation and a marked crosswalk would be better.

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By RB (registered) | Posted November 10, 2011 at 13:18:20 in reply to Comment 71200

Same here; I think that would be a great addition.

It's not very well laid out for someone who is not familiar with the area.

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By Cityjoe (anonymous) | Posted November 10, 2011 at 11:32:05 in reply to Comment 71200

It's time to ask the Olde Question again....
Does anybody actually care about pedestrians in the GHA?

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