The Stinson neighbourhood was first established in 1830. The community is comprised of hundreds of beautiful 19th and 20th century homes and condominium/ apartment buildings, and a handfult of well-maintained residential care facilities. There are a series of green spaces and a community recreation centre that help to make Stinson a vibrant, elegantly understated and active community nestled near the heart of the city.
September 2012 - Stinson presented their Stinson Neighbourhood Action Plan (PDF, 10.1 MB) to Hamilton City Council for endorsement. The plans serve as a focal point for planning teams, but also continue to garnish the interest of other stakeholders from across the community.
- There are higher rates of both young and middle-aged adults Stinson than in the city. Ten percent of Stinson residents are seniors compared to 15% of the city’s residents.
- 37% of Stinson families with children under 18 are headed by lone parents compared to 28% for the city as a whole.
- Stinson has a slightly higher rate of residents with Aboriginal ancestry but lower rates of residents identifying with visible minorities groups or who have recently immigrated to Canada.
- There is an almost equal proportion of persons of activity limitations in Stinson than the city (22% vs. 21%).
Income & housing
- There are almost equal proportions of owners and renters in Stinson.
- There is a slightly lower proportion of renters living in unaffordable housing (spending more than 30% of their income on shelter costs) than in the city. On the other hand, there is a higher proportion of owners living in unaffordable housing than in the city.
- Almost 3 in 10 Stinson residents (29%) are living on incomes below the poverty line compared to 18% for the city overall. Almost half of Stinson's young children are living in poverty.
- The rates of the highest education completed in Stinson are very similar to the city, among persons aged 25-64. Half of Stinson residents have college or university diploma. 38% of Stinson residents have high school or less education, and 12% have an apprenticeship or trade diploma.
- Currently, however, almost 24% of Stinson students are not completing high school.
- The average age of death in Stinson is is 72.5 years old, which is 2.7 years younger than the city and 1.7 years younger than the lower city.
- The rate of emergency room visits is higher in Stinson than in Hamilton. On average, there more than 330 additional visits to the emergency room for every 1,000 Stinson residents per year than the city as a whole.
- Compared to Hamilton's overall population, more than double the proportion of Stinson residents who visit an emergency room do not have a regular doctor (6.2% vs. 14.0%).
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