Hello everyone! I thought I would share a bit of an update about how the Barton BIA Community has been working behind the scenes, and a bit of information about what is coming up!

It’s been such a pleasure to be in this role so far, and I look forward to collaborating and meeting with more of you over the next few months. Starting this role in January 2022 during a pandemic hasn’t allowed me to get to as many of the fantastic businesses  and local events as I would like, but rest assured it is one of my favourite elements of the type of work I do. In the meantime, if you’d like to contact me, I can be reached at info@bartonvillage.ca or 289-682-9472.

Check out some of the action on Barton St!:

Barton Festival 2022: You may have been able to attend the Barton Street Festival back on June 11th. It was well attended with participation from local residents, organizations and businesses. Working on a plan to make 2023 bigger and better!

Green Venture Depave: Hopefully you have a chance to come and visit one of Barton St.’s newest depave projects outside of Hello Baked at 342 Barton St E. Brought to us by Green Venture, Green Communities, Councillor Nann and the City of Hamilton, we’ve managed to transform concrete pavement into useable green space with permeable surfaces.

Urban Strategies Design Charette: Along with urban design consultants Urban Strategies we hosted an event called ‘Barton Village Main Street Design Charette’ where local businesses, residents and community members collaborated on what they envision the future of Barton St to be.

Movie is the Park: We just completed our second of 4 movies this summer at Woodlands Park. This FREE event will be happening once a month from June-September. Movies start at dusk, and range from a variety of family friendly films. Please visit our social media page for more details.

I look forward to sharing many more updates with you all soon!