Hard to believe by another year has come and gone. NENA wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Next Meetings: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 and Wednesday, January 2, 2019

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Bennetto Community Centre

Join us at our monthly meeting. Everyone is welcome. To get involved, meet your neighbours, or listen to what is happening in the North End, our monthly meeting is the place to start.

We’re always happy to know what you’re thinking or what concerns you. If you can’t attend our meetings to let us know in person, email us at nen.president@gmail.com to keep us informed of your thoughts.

2018 was a busy year. All signs point to an equally busy 2019.

On the development front the City continues forward on its plans to redevelopment Pier 8 into a mixed-use waterfront community and a request for proposals is expected to commence for City Housing’s Jamesville townhouses early in the new year.

Along James North, construction of the Hughson Street Baptist-Indwell supportive housing project is underway and there are a couple of proposals for 8 storey residential buildings going through the City’s approval process.

On the southside of the rail corridor, two 10+ storey condominium towers are proposed adjacent to the West Harbour GO at MacNab and Stuart.

The City is also exploring the possibility of locating “creative industries” like a film studio on the Barton-Tiffany lands south of the rail yard.

If these and other developments interest or concern you, stay tuned and we’ll keep you informed.

We like to do fun things too. If you think NENA should organize social events in 2019 come out to our next couple of meetings with ideas and a willingness to assist if you can.

Remember we’re your neighbours and we do what we do as volunteers. More hands make lighter work. So, if you can, please lend us a hand. And together we can make 2019 another great year in the North End.

For more up to date information visit www.NorthEndNeighbours.com