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Hamilton’s West Harbour is a significant attribute for the City, and a much studied feature at the west end of Lake Ontario. A number of preceding studies and a series of actions have helped to define the issues that need to be addressed today.
The City of Hamilton will be undertaking a waterfront recreation study for the West Harbour area. The West Harbour Waterfront Recreation Master Plan area represents approximately 29.6 ha over a 4.7 kilometre stretch of waterfront. The study area includes the waterfront lands along Hamilton’s West Harbour from Bayfront Park to Pier 7. The area includes two major waterfront open space areas: Bayfront Park and Pier 4 Park.
In March 2005, City of Hamilton Council adopted the West Harbour Secondary Plan: Setting Sail. The secondary plan is the first of many initiatives required in the ongoing planning required to realize the objectives for West Harbour. One of the outcomes of the secondary planning process was that the City of Hamilton undertake a Waterfront Recreation Master Plan for those lands designated “Marine Recreational” including Bayfront Park and Pier 4 Park.
The overall objective of the Waterfront Recreation Master Plan is to balance the recreational, ecological and marine function of the West Harbour. The study seeks to accommodate and facilitate a range of recreational boating uses, enhance access to the waterfront, create new active and passive recreational opportunities, provide public amenities for visitors and residents, protection and enhancement of natural shorelines and aquatic habitats, and provide a financial framework that allows for short-term and long-term improvements. To achieve these goals, the plan will address a number of urban design challenges that include blocked access to the waterfront, underutilized waterfront, and the lack of amenities for public use and enjoyment of the shoreline.
We would like to hear from you, if you have comments or questions regarding this project, please forward them to:
Public Works Department
City of Hamilton