Friday, September 25, 2009

Historical Tour with Jerry Johansen

Hello folks!

Once again we've got a special event coming up; one that will warm you up before the weather gets cold! Jerry Johansen, a local historian and the author of Concession Street: In Context, will be leading a wonderful historical tour along the mountain brow at sunset on Thursday, October 1st. We will be meeting at 7pm in Sam Lawrence Park by the flagpoles (on the West side of Upper Wellington/the Jolly Cut).

Jerry Johansen will also be available to sign copies of his book, Concession Street: In Context, after the historical tour, should you wish to join.

I'd love to see everyone come out for this final hurrah, so please feel free to contact me via email ( or by phone (905-549-0900) if you would like to attend, or if you have any questions/comments.

What: Historical Tour with Jerry Johansen
Date: Thursday, October 1st
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Meet at the flagpoles in Sam Lawrence Park (on the West side of the Jolly Cut)
Bonus: Book-signing following the historical tour.

See you soon,

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Weekly Walks at Lunch - Update

Hello again!

Thank you to everyone who has come out to the luncheon walks so far. Here are some updates:

Due to the time restrictions for lunchbreaks, we will be holding the walks from 12noon - 12:30pm to accomodate more people.

Keep posted for our next walks!

Friday, August 21st
Wednesday, August 26th
Friday, August 28th

See you all then,

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Weekly Walks at Lunch - Schedule & Update!

Hello again!

The information for the Weekly Walks at Lunch initiative has now been sent out to all JCC and HHSC members, and we are looking forward to our first upcoming luncheon hikes. I have now composed a schedule for the first three lunch dates, which can be found on here and on the project webpage & Environment Hamilton homepage.

Schedule for the first 3 lunch dates:

Friday, August 14th
Wednesday, August 19th
Friday, August 21st

All participants are asked to meet at the patient drop-off area for the JCC at 12noon, just outside the sliding doors.

I hope to see you out there this Friday, and if you have any questions/comments/concerns, please feel free to contact me!


Project Coordinator
Concession Street Walks

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Weekly Walks at Lunch: A New Initiative held at the JCC and HSC

Hi folks!

There's a new initiative starting up, as part of the Concession Street Walks Project. Next week, August 9th-15th, will mark the first week of "Weekly Walks at Lunch", an initiative that focuses on getting people up, out, and active during their lunch hour. The following information is being sent out to all JCC and HSC employees:

Weekly Walks at Lunch:

Do you like walking? The outdoors? Social environments? To go along with the Concession Street Walks project, Environment Hamilton will be hosting special lunchtime walks twice a week for those at the Juravinski Cancer Center and the Henderson Hospital. Concession Street Walks is an Environment Hamilton project that aims to encourage sustainable transportation (walking, biking, public transit) and improve the walkability of neighbourhoods around Concession Street.

Weekly Walks at Lunch is meant to provide individuals an opportunity to get up, get out, and get active during lunchtime. The luncheon walks are free of charge, and there will be giveaways for those who come out. Come out to enjoy the fresh air, the summer sun, and to get active! Any and all are welcome to join. Pack a lunch, enjoy a midday walk, and eat amongst friends. You can also check out the Concession Street Walks project webpage for more information:

Those interested are asked to please contact
Alessandra at 905-549-0900, or by email at mentioned, if you're interested or know anyone who might be, please spread the word & have them contact me :)


Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Welcome to the official blog for Concession Street Walks, an Environment Hamilton project.

On this blog you will be able to find information regarding our project goals, special events, the Walk There Challenge, and much much more!

So... what is Concession Street Walks all about?

Concession Street Walks is a project meant to encourage residents to reduce their carbon footprint and increase the number of people using sustainable transportation (walking, biking, public transit).

There are a number of ways in which we hope to reach this goal, some of which include holding special walking tours, bike hikes, information sessions, and handing out free giveaways for those who commit themselves to taking the Walk There Challenge!

Our next upcoming event is the Evening Hike with Richard Reble on Thursday, August 13th, at 7pm. The hike will run for about 1.5-2 hours, and will be meeting at the top of the Wentworth Stairs. We will follow the Bruce Trail eastbound for a wonderful view of Hamilton from the escarpment. If you like the fresh outdoors and enjoy seeing the setting sun, then come to join us on this wonderful trail hike! Please come with good walking shoes and a bottle of water. For more information, please contact Alessandra at 905-549-0900 or

Events will also be posted on the Concession Street Walks Project Page.