Neighbourhood Action Strategy

Holiday Closures
September 3, 2015 - 10:09am

Labour Day September 7, 2015 - What's Open and What's Closed?

All City of Hamilton administrative offices will be closed on Labour Day, Monday, September 7, 2015.

For emergencies involving roads, water mains, sewer systems, public health and safety issues, please call 905-546-CITY (2489).

Green Cart, Recycling and Garbage Collection

  • There will be no green bin, blue box, bulk waste, yard waste, or garbage pick-up on Monday, September 7.
  • Pick up will be one day later than your regularly scheduled collection day.
  • Waste must be at the curb by 7 am.

To view your collection schedule, visit www.hamilton.ca/waste.
Community Recycling Centres and Transfer Stations will be closed on Monday, September 7.

HSR Bus Schedules

  • The HSR will be operating on a Sunday/ Holiday Schedule on Monday, September 7.
  • Call HSR information at 905-527-4441 for more details.

ATS - DARTS

  • DARTS will be operating holiday service hours on Monday, September 7. All subscription trips on DARTS, with the exception of dialysis, are cancelled for Monday, September 7. If passengers need to travel on this day, they must make an advance reservation to do so.
  • ATS customer service will be closed on Monday, September 7.

Recreation

Hamilton Civic Museums

  • Dundurn National Historic Site, Whitehern Historic House & Garden, Battlefield House Museum &, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, The Hamilton Military Museum, Fieldcote Museum and Griffin House will be closed, Monday, August 3.
  • The Hamilton Children’s Museum reamins temporarily closed for renovations.

For more information about Civic Museums, please visit www.hamilton.ca/museums

Tourism Hamilton Visitor Information Centre

Tourism Hamilton Visitor Information Centre (Lister Building, 28 James St. N.) will be is open Saturday, September 5, Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7 from 11 am to 3 pm. www.tourismhamilton.com

Hamilton Farmer’s Market Hours

  • Friday, September 4 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday, September 5 - 7 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday, September 6 - Closed
  • Monday, September 7 - Closed
  • Tuesday, September 8 - 8 am to 6 pm

Hamilton Public Library

  • All branches of the Hamilton Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labour Day.
  • For more information on library hours, please visit: www.hpl.ca

Public Health Services

For Public Health matters concerning:

  • Reports of suspected reportable diseases and food poisoning, call 905-546-2063
  • Reports of environmental spills, fires or other events that may be a health hazard or safety issue, call 905-546-CITY (2489)
  • Reports of rabies animal exposures, call 905-546-3500
  • Safe Water Program issues that may be a health hazard, call 905-546-CITY (2489) or visit www.hamilton.ca/safewater

Ontario Works

  • All Ontario Works offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, and will reopen Tuesday, September 8 at 8:30 am.
  • The Employment Resource Centre located at 181 Main St. W (Career Development Centre) will be closed on Monday, September 7. It will be open to assist you with any employment service needs on Tuesday, September 8 at 8:30 am.

Animal Services

  • The Animal Services Shelter will be closed on Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7.
  • For 24-hour Animal Services emergency issues, please call: 905-574-3433.

Property Tax Payments

  • During the holiday, you may submit your property tax payment into a drop box at the rear doors of City Hall, 71 Main Street West or at one of our Municipal Service Centres.
  • All Municipal Service Centres will be closed on Monday, September 7, and will reopen on Tuesday, September 8.

The locations are:

  • Ancaster: 300 Wilson Street East (map)
  • Dundas: 60 Main St. (map)
  • Flamborough: 7 Innovation Drive, First floor (map) New - temporary location
  • Glanbrook: 4280 Binbrook Rd. (map)
  • Stoney Creek: 777 Hwy. 8 (map)

Payments may also be made anytime by mail to:

The City of Hamilton
c/o Tax Department
71 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5

Parking Violations

Online payments can be made at: www.hamilton.ca/parking

Payment of Parking Violations can be made by mail to the pre-printed address indicated on the parking tag or dropped off into the drop box at the nearest Municipal Service Centre (see addresses above) or Taxation Division (noted above). The Hamilton Municipal Parking System office at 80 Main St. West, at Summers Lane, also accepts payments for parking violations at its drop box.

Traffic Violations

Online payments can be made anytime at: www.hamilton.ca/poa

The Provincial Offences Administration Office at 45 Main St. East, 4th Floor, Suite 408 (John Sopinka) Court House will be closed on Monday, September 7

The City of Hamilton’s Neighbourhood Action Strategy is focused on helping neighbourhoods be great places to live, work, play and learn. The City is working with community partners, neighbourhood groups and residents to develop action plans to build healthier communities. The core elements of this work are:

  1. Enhancing community development work
    Through partnerships with the Hamilton Community Foundation and Hamilton Best Start, community development workers work together to support the residents in 11 Hamilton neighbourhoods.
     
  2. Developing resident-led Neighbourhood Plans
    The City facilitates the neighbourhood planning process and helps build effective solutions that focus on areas/ actions residents and key stakeholders feel are necessary.
     
  3. Increasing investments in neighbourhoods
    Once neighbourhood plans are developed, new investments are required to support the improvements that residents have identified. City Council has earmarked $2 million in neighbourhood funding to help leverage additional investments from private, public and philanthropic sources.
     
  4. Building new partnerships to support healthy neighbourhoods
    Working with businesses, Provincial and Federal governments and non-profit organizations, work will begin to align existing resources and find new investments that can support neighbourhoods.

City staff, residents and other key stakeholders are working together to create neighbourhood action plans that communicate a clear vision for the future of the neighbourhood and describe specific projects that can be implemented, are achievable, and have widespread community support. These plans are being developed in six neighbourhoods identified by Council as priority areas, as well as five other areas that have been supported in the past by the Hamilton Community Foundation's neighbourhood investments. 

As an on-going support to residents, businesses and organizations in neighbourhoods, community development workers help connect people to their neighbourhood and help neighbourhoods plan for their future development. Our current team of community development workers are:

Sunil Angrish, Community Animator - Ward 2
Phone: 289-689-3330
sangrish@sprc.hamilton.on.ca 

Brandon Braithwaite, Community Developer - Jamesville & Beasley
Phone: 905-746-2382
 bbraithwaite@sprc.hamilton.on.ca

Dave Cherkewski, Community Animator - Ward 2
Phone: 905-527-0479
dcherkewski@sprc.hamilton.on.ca 

David Derbyshire, Community Developer - Keith & City Wide
Phone: 905-818-1713
dderbyshire@sprc.hamilton.on.ca

Judy Kloosterman, Community Developer - Sherman & Davis Creek
Phone: 905-516-6383
jkloosterman@sprc.hamilton.on.ca

Laura Ryan, Community Developer - McQuesten & Rolston
Phone: 905-317-1791
lryan@sprc.hamilton.on.ca

Kelly McKinney, Community Animator - McQuesten Urban Farm
Phone: 289-244-7105
kmckinney@sprc.hamilton.on.ca

Lyna Saad, Community Developer - Crown Point & Stinson
Phone: 905-522-1148 ext. 0
lsaad@sprc.hamilton.on.ca 

Syed-Hamid Yazdani, Community Developer - Riverdale & GALA
Phone: 289-489-7700
syazdani@sprc.hamilton.on.ca

Nazia Zeb, Community Developer Assistant - Riverdale
Phone: 289-400-4612
nzeb@sprc.hamilton.on.ca

Contact Us

Neighbourhood Action Strategy Office
Irene Heffernan, Acting Manager of Neighbourhood Action Strategy
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4711
Email: irene.heffernan@hamilton.ca