Thursday, March 15, 2018

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Monday, November 20, 2017

PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING (PBAC) - information on submitting ideas for spending 1.5 million dollars

Dear AWCA Neighbors and Friends:

I am contacting you on behalf of the Ward 1 Participatory Budget Advisory Committee (PBAC).  For the past several years, the Ward 1 Councillor, Aidan Johnson, has asked residents how to spend 1.5 million dollars in Area Rating Funding (funding that can only be used for infrastructure or capital projects).

We invite all residents to help Ward 1 spend 1.5 million on infrastructure with the focus on Environmental Stewardship!  Starting on November 16 through December 14, 2017 we will be accepting ideas.  The categories and criteria for ideas are available on the website at or at submission box locations (Locke Street and Westdale libraries, Ryerson and Dalewood Rec Centres, Union Market at McMaster, Emerson Barbershop and at the Mustard Seed Coop).

A poster is attached with key details on how to participate.

Everyone is invited to attend an open house at McMaster Innovation Park on November 28 from 7 pm to 9 pm.   City staff from various departments will be available to answer questions, and to help residents shape their ideas.  Light refreshment will be available.  A post card to advertising this event is also attached.

If you would like a PBAC Committee Member to speak to a group you belong to, please let us know.   Also, if you have questions, you can contact me at my email address.

For the Ainslie Wood large funding project - All Ages Recreation Centre at Alexander Park - please note this idea proposal under the category:  OTHER

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Co-Housing Pilot Program

Attention Seniors!!

*NEW* SYMBIOSIS CO-HOUSING PILOT PROGRAM for Seniors and McMaster University Graduate Students

Symbiosis matches grad students (masters and PhD) looking for lower cost housing with older adults (age 55+) who can offer a clean, furnished bedroom in their home or apartment. Students agree to help the senior around the house with some basic tasks such as groceries, yard work, etc. The goal is to match 5-10 student/senior pairs in the pilot phase (September to May). If you are interested in learning more, please contact Soumeya or visit:

Symbiosis Phone: 647-648-4421

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Ainslie Wood Community Clean Up

The Ainslie Wood Community Association is holding its community clean up
day on Saturday May 13th from 1-3. The meeting place is the playground
at Alexander park on Whitney Ave. (Riffle Range and Whitney is the
closest intersection) All supplies will be provided. High School
students can earn volunteer credits. For more information please email

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Here are the scheduled dates for upcoming board meetings:

March 9  - Thursday
April 12 - Wednesday ***note the change 
May 11 - Thursday
June 8 - Thursday

**July and August no meetings**

September 14 - Thursday
October 12 - Thursday
November 9 - Thursday
December 14 - Thursday

All meetings are held at the Fortino's Community Room upstairs from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.