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City of Hamilton - Planning & Economic Development

Industrial Parks and Airport Development Division

The Industrial Parks and Airport Development (IPAD) Division is committed to ensuring an adequate supply of "shovel ready" industrial lands - a site that already has the necessary designation, zoning, permits, and servicing/utility infrastructure in place. The Division is currently undertaking a comprehensive secondary and infrastructure servicing plans for the Airport Employment Growth District around the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

IPAD provides a number of services:

Airport Lease/Contract Management:

  • Management of City and Tradeport Inc. lease agreement
  • Review of Airport Master Plan requirements and contractual obligations

Management of the Nine Business Parks’ Maps, Inventories and Land Use Charts:

  • Airport Business Park 
  • Ancaster Business Park 
  • Bayfront Industrial Area 
  • East Hamilton Industrial Area 
  • Flamborough Business Park 
  • Mountain Business Park 
  • North Glanbrook Business Park 
  • Stoney Creek Business Park 
  • West Hamilton Innovation District/McMaster Innovation Park

Industrial Business Development Facilitation:

  • Identify properties to fit businesses’ needs
  • Information and research
  • Coordination and facilitation of City services

Industrial Park Planning and Development:

  • Identify and prioritize capital projects to increase “shovel-ready land”
  • Ensure that adequate funding and departmental coordination for planning, design and construction of projects including land acquisition, easements and tendering of technical studies and projects
  • Review of industrial business parks including secondary planning, staging of development, Environmental Assessments, servicing studies, financing and phasing plans, acquisitions/sale and development of City-owned industrial lands 


Contact Information: 

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
71 Main Street West (6th Floor)

Phone: 905-546-2424 Ext. 5807

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