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Urban Hamilton Official Plan

The Urban Hamilton Official Plan applies to the lands in the urban area of the City.

On August 16, 2013, the Ontario Municipal Board issued its decision which includes declaring the Urban Hamilton Official Plan in force and effect except for the policies, schedules, maps, appendices that remain under appeal.

Note: All settlements previously  approved by the OMB, for which orders have been withheld, are not reflected in the August 16 decision. The Board will issue separate orders for these settlements  in the near future.

The OP is divided into three volumes:

Volume 1 Policies, Schedules & Appendices 

Volume 1: Policies - Parent plan for land uses on an urban wide basis; supporting policies on natural and cultural heritage, transportation, infrastructure, community services.

Volume 1: Schedules to Plan:

Volume 1: Appendices

Volume 2 Policies, Mapping & Appendices 

Volume 2: Policies - Secondary Plans which are more detailed land use plans for 25 smaller geographic areas

Volume 2 Secondary Plan Mapping:



  • No existing secondary plans




Stoney Creek

Volume 2 Appendices

Volume 3 Policies & Mapping 

Volume 3 Policies: Area Specifics and Site Specifics - Area specific and site specific policies for certain properties or geographic area.


Contact Information:

Monday - Friday:  8:30am - 4:30pm
71 Main Street West (4th Floor)
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5

Christine Newbold, Planner
905-546-2424 ext. 1279

Lynsie Wilkinson, Planner
905-546-2424 ext. 1213

Joanne Hickey-Evans, Manager
905-546-2424 ext. 1282

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