Low Income Housing

Heat Alert
September 4, 2015 - 3:22pm

The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has called a Heat Warning effective beginning September 5, 2015. A Heat Warning is issued when hot weather conditions are expected to last for 2 days. For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/heat.

The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has called a Heat Warning effective beginning September 5, 2015. A Heat Warning is issued when hot weather conditions are expected to last for 2 days. For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/heat.

Holiday Closures
September 4, 2015 - 4:04pm

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

Spray Pads

All spray pads, except for the Village Green Spray Pad, are open this weekend.

Starting your housing search

To begin your housing search, contact the Housing Help Centre of Hamilton. It is a non-profit social service agency that provides free information, advocacy and support to people who need housing, especially people with low incomes. The Housing Help Centre provides supports for people looking in the private and social housing markets.

Housing Help Centre of Hamilton
119 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON
Phone: 905-526-8100
Fax: 905-528-1448
Email: info@housinghelpcentre.ca

Subsidized housing

About one quarter of the rental housing in Hamilton is subsidized housing (also known as social housing). Subsidized housing means that the rent is geared to your income or the rent is below the rental market price. To apply for subsidized housing contact:

Access to Housing
499 King Street East
Hamilton, ON L8E 1E1
Phone: 905-524-2228
Fax: 905-524-1199

Who can apply for subsidized housing?

The following are conditions to qualify for subsidized housing:

1. All members of the household must be a:

  • Canadian Citizen, or
  • Permanent resident, or an applicant for permanent resident status, or
  • Refugee or a refugee claimant.

You must attach proof of status for each member of your household to your application for subsidized housing.

2. At least one person in your household must be 16 years of age or older and able to live independently. You must attach proof of age to your application.

3. Any member of your household who owes rent to any social housing provider within Ontario must have entered into an agreement with the housing provider for the repayment of the rent owing.

4. Any member of the household cannot have been convicted of an offence related to rent-geared-to-housing under the Residential Tenancies Act or a crime under the Criminal Code in the last two years.

5. If anyone in your household has a financial interest in another home anywhere in the world, you must agree, in writing, to divest yourself of the property within one-year of getting housed.