Neighbourhood Update

Neighbourhood Update is published for residents living on Mayfair Crescent, Mayfair Place, Forsyth Avenue North, and parts of Sterling Street by McMaster University's Office of Public Relations. It is a periodical newsletter containing important and helpful University information relevent to these residents.

If you are interested in receiving regular updates via email, please send an email request with your name and street address to Gord Arbeau, Associate Director, Public Relations

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Issue #54, Jan. 27, 2011

Good Neighbour Award

Every year, the AWWCA, Hamilton Police Services, McMaster Students Union and the University accept nominations for Good Neighbour awards. The awards recognize University students who have contributed to their neighbourhoods and neighbours during the school year and have displayed the qualities of being a good neighbour.

Last year nine students received awards for their positive influence in the neighbourhoood and for demonstrating the qualities of a good neighbour.

This year nominations are welcomed for either individual students or those living together in one house. You can forward your nominations to Sgt. Sabrina Feser at Hamilton Police at

Nominations close February 21, 2011 with the awards to be presented March 31.

LRT Open House

Hamilton's rapid transit team will hold a campus open house and public information session in the Donaldson Family Marketplace in MUSC from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Jan. 28. The community is invited to attend.

The City will provide preliminary design and route proposals, share information about the economic impacts of LRT and will display a video simulation of the proposed B line route that would run from Eastgate Square to McMaster.

The University supports the LRT project and is working with the City to determine the most appropriate campus location for an LRT stop.

Social Media

The University’s official Facebook site continues to grow. It’s a great resource for neighbours to stay connected with the activities on campus and University news. You can find the site at:

The University also has two official Twitter feeds. They are: