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Old Posted Apr 24, 2014, 6:29 PM
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Here's hoping for mixed use and transit planning. It will be a fools hope, but oh well.
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It amazes me how so much clamor could happen about losing some corn fields to the urban boundary expansion into AEGD, yet here a good chunk of the best tender fruitlands in southern Ontario will disappear into an expanded urban boundary with little care or concern.
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2014, 5:40 PM
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hamiltonnews.com - Stoney construction chaos looms

By Kevin Werner, News Staff

Stoney Creek business owners along King Street are fearful next spring’s reconstruction project could force them to close up shop.

During a public meeting held at the Stoney Creek Recreation Centre Sept. 3 over 120 people heard about the invasive project and how it will impact on the livelihoods of area businesses, drivers, and residents living along the main street of the former city.

“We are concerned,” said Sara Parker, who along with Diane Nixon Manns opened the popular Parkermanns Fine Tea Co. “We are going to try to make lemonade out of this.”

Parker and other local business owners in the area were surprised to discover that part of the $6.5 million project will involve closing King Street from Lake Avenue to Elm Street, which will prevent any through traffic.

“That’s the bulk of our business, early morning commuters,” she said. “It definitely will be a challenge.”

Rose Sorbara, who recently opened Rosita’s Sweet Creations, was worried how she would survive with the road closed.

“I’m all for the beautification. It’s a great idea, but what are we going to do?” said Sorbara. “Are we going to get compensated from the city? I doubt it. I just want to pay my rent. There will be other places that will be closed.”

City officials are planning to begin construction on King Street next spring, depending upon the weather. Work will be done in stages first from Battlefield to Lake Avenue, then from Lake to Applewood. There will also be some road work done on Rosedale Drive from King Street.


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From King & Bay to Paramount & Winterberry.

Corporate staffing firm Manpower moving to Stoney Creek
(Stoney Creek News, Mike Pearson, Feb 3 2015)

A Hamilton corporate staffing firm is hoping its pending move to Stoney Creek will help put more people to work on this side of the Queen Elizabeth Way.

Manpower is working on a lease agreement that would allow the Hamilton office to set up shop in a Paramount Drive plaza, near Second Cup and ReMax Escarpment Realty by April 1.

Erica Melarangeli, manager of Manpower’s Hamilton and St. Catharines branch, said Manpower hopes to show commuters that job openings are closer than they think.

Manpower works with corporate clients to find the right employee for the right position. The company connects job seekers with employers in virtually every field, from entry-level administration to skilled trades, general labour, I.T. and engineering.

“The most important thing for us is attracting those people who are commuting to Oakville or Toronto,” said Melarangeli. “We’re trying to get them viable careers within the local community.”

While jobs can be hard to find in today’s economy, employers often have a tough time finding the right talent as well, said Melarangeli.

“Gone are the days of just taking a job order, putting it on Workopolis or Monster and hoping everything comes to be. We have to be extremely proactive with the candidates that we’re working with.”

Melarangeli said easy access to the Red Hill Valley Parkway, transit accessibility and free parking were among the reasons she decided to move the Hamilton office to Stoney Creek. Melarangeli expects the area’s influx of new development will bring scores of recent post-secondary graduates looking for work.



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Old Posted Mar 16, 2015, 6:30 PM
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I noticed something while in Stoney Creek this weekend. North of Barton, it's Grays Road, but south of Barton it's Gray Road.

Any idea why it goes plural past Barton?
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Old Posted Mar 16, 2015, 8:02 PM
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I noticed something while in Stoney Creek this weekend. North of Barton, it's Grays Road, but south of Barton it's Gray Road.

Any idea why it goes plural past Barton?
My brother lives out that way and I asked him that question a few years ago. His thought was that pre-amalgamation, north of Barton was City of Hamilton and south of Barton was Stoney Creek - maybe that has something to do with it.
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Residents surveyed to pick street name
Hamilton Spectator, The (Ontario, Canada) - Thursday, April 11, 2002
Author: The Hamilton Spectator
A local road may have two names because of an incident more than two decades ago.

The former city of Stoney Creek in the early 1980s decided to eliminate all the apostrophes from the end of its major north-south thoroughfares. Consequently, Green's Road became Green Road and DeWitt's Road became DeWitt Road.

Gray 's Road became Gray Road, except that the road also borders the old city of Hamilton. That municipality didn't follow suit and Gray 's Road became Grays Road at one end, and Gray Road at the other.

Councillor Larry Di Ianni, who represents lower Stoney Creek (Ward 10), is surveying residents to see if they want to straighten out the two different names on the road that has bedevilled residents for years.


Councillor prefers road's name be restored to Gray 's Road
Hamilton Spectator, The (Ontario, Canada) - Wednesday, July 3, 2002
Author: Stoney Creek
A councillor is urging the city to correct a spelling mistake and designate a road with two names as just Gray 's Road.

Ward 10 Councillor Larry Di Ianni doesn't want the city to spend a lot of money on the issue. He's been told it could cost up to $14,000 to fix the discrepancy.

The road is known as Gray Road in the former municipality of Stoney Creek and as Grays Road in the former Hamilton. The difference is believed to date to the early 1980s when Stoney Creek decided to eliminate all apostrophes from the end of its major north-south thoroughfares. The portion in Stoney Creek was originally known as Gray 's Side Road in honour of a family which had a farm on the road for decades. Hamilton appears to have dropped the apostrophe, but not the letter s.

The two names have bedeviled some residents for years and Di Ianni contacted 150 homeowners, businesses and a school for their thoughts. The road is located on the westside of Stoney Creek.

Di Ianni said most residents were indifferent about the discrepancy, but those who responded wanted the road to be named as Grays Road. Some spoke about restoring the apostrophe and he likes that idea because it refers to a piece of Stoney Creek's history.

"It's the Gray family," Di Ianni added. "It's the Gray 's family property. . . It's historically correct."

City staff will report on the issue.
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Old Posted Mar 16, 2015, 11:22 PM
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I noticed something while in Stoney Creek this weekend. North of Barton, it's Grays Road, but south of Barton it's Gray Road.

Any idea why it goes plural past Barton?

Read an article a couple years back on it. People wanted the city to change it to one version but they said it would be too costly. Something to do with reworking the mailing addresses or something.

EDIT: just saw the article above me. Oops
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One of probably many amalgamation quirks. For instance, the three King St. E and three King St. W.
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One of probably many amalgamation quirks. For instance, the three King St. E and three King St. W.
Or the resetting of the street numbers on Barton St once you cross into Stoney Creek. The actual boundary there is a bit east of Grays Rd... Tim Horton's and the former TD Bank are within old Hamilton. And it is not Barton St EAST, as no portion of Stoney Creek's Barton St lies west of Lake Avenue (be it Lake Ave South or Lake Ave Drive).

Personally, I like the quirks. I say keep them.
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Here's some photos of the new waterfront park that was built between Green Road & Millen Road:


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There is now a +500m dedication of public shoreline from Green to Millen and a 4.88ha (12ac) protected ESA (Environmentally Sensitive Area)



The projects listed below are all being built along the new park. The developers all had to pay for the construction of the park before their projects could be approved:

- [Stoney Creek] 8 Shoreview Place | ?m | 9fl | Under Construction
- [Stoney Creek] Coastal Condos at Waterfront Trails | ?m | 4fl | Under Construction
- [Stoney Creek] 101 Shoreview Place | ?m | 6fl | Under Construction
- [Stoney Creek] 98 Shoreview Place | ?m | ?fl | Under Construction
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Hamilton Community News: Tim Hortons coming to Dewitt Park Plaza



By Laura Lennie | October 21, 2015

Dewitt Park Plaza is getting a new tenant.

The 521 Hwy. 8 plaza, which is already home to a Shell gas station, Mac’s convenience store, Lakeport Fish and Chips, Dewitt Park Animal Hospital and Super Torino’s Pizza and Wings, will see the opening of a Tim Hortons next year. The plaza property is owned by Crombie REIT.

The 3,130-square-foot café and bake shop is being built at the corner of Dewitt Road and Highway 8 on the site and will feature a drive-through and outdoor patio.

“The underground servicing work is underway,” Crombie REIT senior director of development Robert Blacklock said. “The opening will be probably next summer.”

The plaza also is getting another multiple tenant building.

The 8,000-square-foot building will be constructed on the north side of the property and will include six units.

Blacklock said underground servicing work is underway for the building, but the beginning of construction is to be determined.

“We’re open to discussions with (potential) tenants,” he said. “We’re currently just looking at getting enough critical interest to justify starting construction.”




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Thats a nice park but it sucks how the trail gets cut off between Grays and this park, and then you have to bike on the Service Road past there. The town of Stoney Creek should have extended the Waterfront Trail before allowing those townhouse subdivisions to be built right up to the water, much like Hamilton did along the beach. Now that they're there, theres not really any easy way to extend the trail properly. I've tried to bike towards Niagara from Hamilton a few times and it was anything but easy. You really have to know where you're going and be confident with biking alongside high speed traffic.
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I was wondering what was going on in that Dewitt and Hwy 8 Plaza.

Im assuming Tim Hortons in Spartan Plaza next door will be closing when the new one opens.
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Schools in Stoney Creek and East Hamilton could face closure

By Sara Cain | December 3, 2015

Trustees from the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board are set to consider a motion Monday that would start an accommodation review of a new set of schools.

The board will look at consolidating school sites, upgrades and possible new school construction in Stoney Creek and East Hamilton.

Trustees are currently looking for community input on these decisions.

Some of the options include rebuilding a combined Glen Brae/Glen Echo school.

The rebuilding of Collegiate Avenue, Eastdale and Memorial Stoney Creek.

They are also looking at the possibility of additions to Lake Avenue and Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

Schools being considered for closure are Green Acres, Mountain View, R.L. Hyslop, Elizabeth Bagshaw and Sir Isaac Brock.

The board says it is one of many across Ontario dealing with empty, unfunded spaces and is hoping to capitalize on $750 million in multi-year funding being rolled out by the Ministry of Education.
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No-Frills and GoodLife Fitness are moving in to the space that Target occupied in Queenston Place...


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Box and No Frills essentially side by side?
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Box and No Frills essentially side by side?
The site plan shows Box's space as vacant. Maybe Box is moving out?
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Can anyone else still remember what this looked like when it was Food City and Towers? Or am I the only geezer with those images warehoused in the brain
(my family used to live on a street just behind, and I also went to high school nearby)
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The site plan shows Box's space as vacant. Maybe Box is moving out?
Box and No Frills are basically the same format store, so I'm sure the No Frills will just be replacing the former. The Box was just a really scaled down version, I'd almost imagine that it was a temporary thing intended to test the waters for a full No Frills store.
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