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Open Streets Hamilton

  • Date: Sunday, June 23, 2013
  • Time: 10am-5pm
  • Location: James Street North, Hamilton
  • Contact: Events
  • Email: events@openstreetshamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-481-0809

Open Streets Hamilton is back on Sunday, June 23 2013! James Street North 10am-5pm

We hope you’re coming to Open Streets Hamilton: James Street North!

Apply now for your spot and tell us what you are bringing to the street!

WHO – Open Streets Hamilton is a community-based partnership dedicated to promoting active, healthy and inclusive lifestyles by temporarily transforming streets into a shared space for everyone to experience. Our motto is “Make the Streets Your Playground”. Sunday, June 23rd, 2013, will mark our 7th car-free Sunday in Hamilton since June 2010!

WHAT – Open Streets Hamilton is part of a network of events taking place all over the world to re-purpose streets for fun, active, and creative activities! Open Streets Hamilton is looking for local programming for our June event related to:

Active Transportation (Walking, Cycling, Rollerblading, Skateboarding, etc…)
Healthy Communities (Nutrition, Active Living, Health & Wellness, Sports & Recreation, etc…)
Sustainable Economy (Local Sustainable Businesses & Organizations:  Food, Services, Arts, Local Products)
Any combination of the above!

WHERE – We will be hosting our event again on James Street North, in Hamilton, Ontario (final route details TBA)

WHEN – Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 (10am* to 5pm – *road closure starts at 9am, set up is between 9am and 10am)

WHY – By connecting communities through active transportation, you open up opportunities for collaboration, support, sharing, and communication that we sometimes miss when we drive through in our car. Taking a day to come out into the street together to celebrate the health of your community builds connections that last all year long! Click here to read some of the things people have told us about why they come to Open Streets Hamilton every year!

HOW – By closing the road to motorized vehicles, Open Streets Hamilton “opens” the street to pedestrians, cyclists and all forms of active transportation (including wheelchairs) to walk, ride or roll down James Street North! Along the route, we work with local organizations to provide fun, active, healthy, family-based activities to engage passers-by as they travel down the middle of the street!

JOIN US! Visit our website to join our June 23rd, 2013 event! A team of volunteers will review your application and confirm your registration upon approval. See “WHAT” above for more information about the kind of programming Open Streets Hamilton is accepting.

SUPPORT US! Open Streets Hamilton is a public-private partnership, with funding and sponsorships coming from municipal and provincial government, as well as local businesses, institutions and community organizations. Open Streets Hamilton offers recognition to all supporting partners making contributions of $100 or more.

Email events@openstreetshamilton.ca for more information on our rates.

DONATE! Open Streets Hamilton Community Organization is a volunteer-run, registered non-profit organization and accepts donations year-round towards our events and programming. Your support and donations are what keep us going! Donate via paypal at www.openstreetshamilton.ca/donate or send any donation cheques* to:

Open Streets Hamilton 22 Wilson Street, Suite 4 Hamilton, ON L8R 1C5 (this address is our mailing address only) *cheques can be made out to “Open Streets Hamilton”, please no cash (NB: Open Streets Hamilton is not a charity)

Thank you for your time and consideration! We hope you will be able to join us on June 23rd! If you have more questions or would like to arrange a meeting to discuss your programming, please contact Sunil at sunil@openstreetshamilton.ca or call 905-481-0809.


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By Fred Street (anonymous) | Posted June 24, 2013 at 13:07:58

I would love to see Open Streets go plural. This is, I believe, the seventh such event on James North, and with the exception of Open Streets McMaster Edition (which closed the campus as well as two blocks off-campus to vehicular traffic) it's become the festival's sole location. The name suggests something much more ambitious.

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