We have just moved our Blog from mhbpna.blogspot.ca to our mhbpna.org domain. With everything on one page it should be easier to view our articles, read about events in our community and generally communicate with our neighbours.
We still have our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mhbpna/) which we use for small notices and as notification for articles published on this Blog.
This is also a history of our neighbourhood and has articles all the way back to 2008.
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The Waterloo Region Police are asking citizens to fill out a survey to help them develop their 2018 – 2020 business plan. They would like to set goals for the next three years and beyond. You can help them by filling out the survey here.
This is the full link in case the one above did not work (you can copy and paste):
There is a wonderful word called “infrastructure”.
It can be as big a deal as a Light Rapid Transit system, or as small as the city of Kitchener cleaning the sand in its playgrounds to make it safer for children to play. These photos were captured at the Duke St. Playground. (click to enlarge)
The City of Kitchener sent us this information so we are posting it for everyone to read:
City of Kitchener Request for Proposal: Art in the Public Realm – Weber Street and Guelph Street (closes July 7, 2017)
The City of Kitchener invites professional design firms/artists to submit a proposal for a two-stage competition to design and produce a site-specific public art piece for installation near the corner of Weber Street West and Guelph Street in Kitchener, Ontario. The successful proponent will design and fabricate a piece that reflects the evolution of Kitchener’s economy, including, but not limited to, Kitchener’s industrial and manufacturing history and emerging technology and IT sectors. Kitchener’s progression towards becoming a more sustainable and environmentally conscious community should also be incorporated into the design.
Anyone can view the documents for free, but please note that interested bidders will need to be registered on the City’s system, which includes a registration fee. Questions and clarification regarding this Request for Proposal will be accepted up until June 23, 2017 through the link above. The deadline for submissions is no later than 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017.
Here are some photos from June 10, 2017.
We’d like to thank all the volunteers who helped with our soccer event, the firemen, and everyone else who helped out and made it a great day!
Thanks to Sarah and Levi for these photos.
As always, click on the image for a larger picture:
MHBPNA is having our Executive Meeting this Monday, June 19. It is open to the public so please drop by. We will be in room 104 at the Breithaupt Centre, 7 pm.
We will discuss ongoing projects, general information about our neighbourhood, future directions and anything else that is of interest.
Here is information about a public presentation regarding future development in what is currently the King’s Crossing plaza at Wellington and King. If you are interested, come out on June 27 at the Tannery. Yet more change to the Mt Hope side of MHBP!
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We hope everyone had a great time at the Garage Sale last weekend. I talked with a couple of people who said they made $200 and I spent over $50 which was way more than I thought I would. But the bargains kept on coming!
MHBPNA occupies a large area so not everyone received the volume of customers they may have expected but I rode my bike around and met many bargain hunters with their purchases.
For the record, I’m not a “Garage sale kind of guy” because we already have too much stuff in the house. However, I thought I’d share some of the great deals we uncovered that were too good to walk away from.
The wine glass was only 25 cents. There were two but I just bought one because it is always nice to have a spare in case one breaks. My wife loved it so much, we went back for its twin.
Here is a great plant stand. The person selling it asked the outrageous price of $5! But we talked him down to $2 (it was the end of the sale and he was packing up….this always helps)
These two awesome paintings were free because the people had put them out on the curb with the rest of their “unsold” bounty. They work really well in our newly renovated basement!
This artist’s model was only $5 and can placed in a variety of poses.
Finally, the most expensive item was this Casio keyboard for $20! It has drums, arpeggio accompaniment patterns and a variety of sounds. Tons of fun for the price.
We hope you had fun with the sale. MHBPNA organized it and created the Google Map and form because many people asked us. We can do it again next year, or the year after depending on demand.
PARTS (Planning Around Rapid Transit Stations): Midtown and Rockway
This is the 3rd and final Public Information Centre (PIC) to discuss planning around the Midtown and Rockway ION station areas.
Stakeholders and the public are invited to view the preferred land use options and supporting technical analysis including stormwater and sanitary sewer capacity modeling for the two station areas.
With ION rapid transit coming to the region, the city’s planning division has under taken a project – Planning Around Rapid Transit Stations (PARTS) – to develop station area plans that will provide direction for future development and stability within station study areas. There are 12 light rail stops in Kitchener that have been grouped into six station areas. PARTS will also develop recommendations for capital projects to ensure that these areas are developed in a way that is transit supportive and adds value to our community.
For more information visit www.kitchener.ca/PARTS