Locke Street BIA Annual General Meeting

Date: January 29th, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Melrose United Church – 86 Homewood Avenue

Please consider becoming involved with your BIA. The BIA Executive meets nine (9) times a year. The term is for 4 years.

To be considered for membership in the Locke Street BIA Executive, please send an email to Tony Greco or attend the AGM Meeting.

On behalf of Georgina Mitropoulos

Hello everyone,

It is my pleasure to share with you some photos of the events that occurred on Locke Street to kick off the holiday season. The children and families had a great time despite the brisk weather!

On behalf of the BIA, I would like to thank Donut Monster for sharing lovely hot drinks and donut holes with the community. Thank you to Mr. Tony Greco for lighting our tree and a very special thank you to the children and teachers at St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School for leading us all in Christmas Carols. Once again, they stole the show!

Thanks to Jenn from Quills for adding to the festivities with letters to Santa and to Kyle Forth from Brux House for rebuilding the Christmas mailbox for a second year in a row. Thank you to the KNA for working with us by planning a crafting party for the children. I must also extend a very special thank you to Brandon Stanicak from the West Town for helping in a million different ways! I am grateful to all of the volunteers. Thanks again Margo for your help along the way.

I wish you all a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year!

Yours truly,

Georgina Mitropoulos

Locke Street Community Tree

With the help of the Fire Fighters for Charity, West Town Bar and Grill and a Team of Community Volunteers, the Locke Street Community Tree has been set up.

This magnificent tree is located in the lot beside the West Town.

The tree lighting is Friday evening, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. Please join us!

More information about Christmas on Locke!

Christmas On Locke

Christmas on Locke Street promises to bring family fun to the Holiday Season!

Public Meeting 2019 Locke Street Renovations

In the Spring of 2019, your neighbourhood will be receiving improved municipal services as part of the City of Hamilton’s ongoing upgrades to infrastructure as per the attached sketch.

Locke Street has been scheduled for watermain replacement and full road and sidewalk reconstruction including urban braille and streetscaping.

The city will be holding a Public Information Center on September 19th, 2018 7:00 pm at Stanley Avenue Baptist Church (Blessings Christian Church). Please join us for a brief overview of the proposed project followed by open discussion with City staff to discuss any questions you may have prior to the construction.

Locke Street Remediation Page

Local Musicians Performing On Three Stages At The Locke Street Festival

The 19th Annual Locke Street Festival features three music stages showcasing local Canadian talent.

Judy Marsales Stage

11AM – Mike McCurlie, Caroline Dowdman, Bob Doidge
1PM – New Rebel Westerns – Chris Altmann, B/A Scott-Snowheel Slim, Carrie Ashworth, Robin Pierson
3PM – Chris Chambers Band
5PM – Wayne Krawchuck Band – Ron Cole, Randall Hill, Mike Birthelmer, Mike Hickey


From Our Neighbourhood

10AM – Picks & Sticks Kids
11AM – Picks & Sticks Kids
12PM – Kirkendolls
1PM – Darlington Underground
2PM – The Ambassadors
3PM – Fiction

From Westdale Secondary School

4PM – Rocket and the Renegades
5PM – Delta Days
6PM – The Shakers

The West Town Stage

12PM – Jonny & Shari
2PM – Harrison Kennedy
3:30PM – Dunlop Brothers
5PM – 3 For The Show
6:30PM – Bros Du Monde
8PM – Tomi Swick
9:30PM – Riddim Riders

Festitalia Choir

12PM – Sounds of Italy Choir
1:30 – 2:30PM – Accordionist Joe Suffoleta & Singer Maria Giavedoni

The Locke Street Festival is sponsored by the Locke Street BIA together with Sponsorship Support from The City of Hamilton, Judy Marsales Real Estate, The Hamilton Spectator, Mackesy Smye Lawyers and the Royal Bank of Canada.

For more information contact:

John Ellin – Locke Street Festival Chair – john@lockestreetfestival.com
Brandon Stanicak – 905 741 4134 – brandon@westtown.ca

19th Annual Locke Street Festival – Saturday September 8, 2018

One of Ontario’s longest running and most successful one day street festivals, the Annual Locke Street Festival, is happening on Saturday September 8th, 2018 in Hamilton. It features local musicians and singers on three music stages, strolling musicians, Locke Street merchant booths and an array of visiting vendor booths.

Festival hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm with live music to 11:00 pm.

Tony Greco, Chair of the Locke Street BIA says, “The Locke Street Festival appeals to all family members regardless of age. Don’t miss out on this chance to enjoy a day of full family fun.”

The Locke Street Festival brings families, friends and neighbours together to experience music, family activities, varieties of delicious foods, artisan creations, fashion items, curio items, as well as the abundant array of unique, eclectic offerings from our Locke Street BIA Merchants.

Saturday, September 8, 2018, rain or shine, enjoy the 19th Annual Locke Street Festival in Hamilton, Ontario!

The Locke Street Festival is sponsored by the Locke Street BIA together with Sponsorship Support from The City of Hamilton, Judy Marsales Real Estate, The Hamilton Spectator and soon to be announced local community businesses.

For more information contact:

John Ellin – Locke Street Festival Chair john@lockestreetfestival.com

Frank Torelli – Locke Street Festival Advertising Chair ftorelli@dldgroup.com

Locke Street Festival website

Upcoming Event – Mark Your Calendar

Annual KNA Family Movie Night Under the Stars

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Stanley/Blessings Church
Corner of Locke and Stanley

City of Hamilton Support!

With the Locke Street Festival fast approaching, we are excited to announce that the City of Hamilton will be sponsoring the event for yet another year! This dedicated support by the City of Hamilton has helped make the Locke Street Festival one of Ontario’s longest running and most successful one-day street festivals. Come and join the fun on September 8th, 2018 as we celebrate our great city on one of Hamilton’s most historic streets.

Locke Street Upgrade Report – March 2018

Locke Street Upgrades 2019 Interim Report

Representatives from the City of Hamilton, Union Gas and Alectra Utilities made a presentation to the Locke Street BIA to outline the planned upgrades to Locke Street in 2019 including new sewers, sidewalks and street paving. Prior to the construction in 2019, Union Gas and Alectra will update services on Locke Street.

Scheduling Guidelines

Water mains to be installed North to South, and those near schools scheduled for summer.

Road construction commencing in 2019 will be carried out block by block or multiple blocks at a time – South to North –
schedule will be finalized on awarding of contract.

A Project Manager will be on site during all construction and there will be a protocol for contacting the Site Manager in
the event of an issue.

The work will affect within 50 meters of the side streets. The 1.5 km of steel water mains -1.6 meters deep to be
replaced with plastic (existing 60 year old pipes difficult to maintain). During the process sidewalk and road access will
be maintained. The construction company will use pits for lining works which is less intrusive and will not cause road

Design Features Include:

  • Increased pedestrian areas
  • 3.4 driving lane, 2.5 parking lane, 4.3 road width maintained at intersections
  • Bump outs at radius and pedestrian crossings
  • No designated bike lanes but shared 4.5 lanes North of Hunter
  • Parking spots to be maintained and identified via bump outs -existing 100 parking spots, proposed 109
    parking spots
  • 5 additional benches
  • 8 new trees being considered
  • Bus stops will have bump outs
  • Entrance feature at Stanley and Jackson
  • Relocation Sohie Bike stations, addition of 1 new location to existing 3 locations
  • Street art reinstalled- 60 in total, 10 to 20 m apart -impressed coloured concrete in boulevard -AODA
    treatment at all the radius and crossing

Alectra Utilities

New concrete poles have been installed.

The old wooden poles will come down when everyone is energized, and Bell, Cogeco and Rogers will no longer be using
these poles.

Union Gas

Union Gas work will start once Alectra’s work is complete.

Union Gas will provide schedule-20 weeks of work to commence March 2018.

Shut offs will be on private side and gas switch over will be complete within in an hour. The required new gas piping will
be hidden by screens for aesthetic purposes.