Harry Howell (North Wentworth) Arena

Weather Alert
February 10, 2016 - 4:20pm

The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton is issuing a Cold Weather Alert effective overnight into the early morning of February 11, 2016

HAMILTON ON – February 10, 2016 - The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton is issuing a Cold Weather Alert effective overnight into the early morning of February 11, 2016.  A Cold Alert is issued when current or anticipated weather conditions are at or below minus 15 degrees Celsius or minus 20 with wind chill.  

This alert will remain in effect until a cancellation notice is issued.

The City of Hamilton has notified community agencies who work with vulnerable and homeless people. Each of those agencies, including Salvation Army, will implement their policies and procedures with regards to cold weather. The City of Hamilton Recreation Centres are available during regular hours for those who need to keep warm and the MacNab Transit Terminal will stay open until HSR service ends.

Members of the public can report the location of a person in need of shelter to the Salvation Army at 905-527-1444 Ext. 0. 

For more information visit www.hamilton.ca/cold.

Holiday Closures
February 11, 2016 - 9:41am

Family Day Monday, February 15 - What's Open & What's Closed

All City of Hamilton administrative offices will be closed on Family Day, Monday, February 15

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

Green Cart, Recycling and Garbage Collection

  • There will be no green cart, blue box, bulk waste, yard waste, or garbage pick-up on Monday, February 15.
  • Your pick-up will be one day later if it falls on or after the holiday.
  • 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, February 15.

HSR Bus Schedules

  • The HSR will be operating on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Monday, February 15.
  • Call HSR information at 905-527-4441 for more details.

ATS-DARTS

  • DARTS will be operating holiday service hours on Monday, February 15.
  • All subscription trips on DARTS, with the exception of dialysis, are cancelled for Monday, February 15.
  • 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, February 15.

Recreation

Hamilton Civic Museums

  • Dundurn National Historic Site, Whitehern Historic House & Garden, Battlefield House Museum & Park, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology will all be open on Family Day from 12 noon to 4 pm.  
  • The Children’s Museum will also be open from 11 am to 4 pm.
  • Hamilton Civic Museums will present special Family Day programming.
  • Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum and Griffin House will be closed.

Tourism Hamilton Visitor Information Centre

Hamilton Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market hours are as follows:

  • Saturday, February 13 - 7 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday, February 14 - Closed
  • Monday, February 15 - Closed
  • Tuesday, February 16 - 8 am to 6 pm

Hamilton Public Library

  • All Hamilton Public Library locations, except Central Library and Turner Park Branch, will be closed on Monday, February 15 for the Family Day holiday.
  • Central Library and Turner Park Branch will be open from 1 to 5 pm, offering regular library services plus a range of family-friendly programs.
  • Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, February 16 for all library locations. Please visit www.hpl.ca for more information.

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 905-546-2489
  • Reports of rabies animal exposures, call 905-546-2489
  • Safe Water Program issues that may be a health hazard, call 905-546-2489 or visit www.hamilton.ca/safewater

Ontario Works

  • All Ontario Works offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, and will reopen Tuesday, February 16 at 8:30 am.
  • The Employment Resource Centre located at 181 Main St. West (Career Development Centre) will be closed on Monday, February 15. It will be open to assist you with any employment service needs on Tuesday, February 16 at 8:30 am.

Animal Services

  • The Animal Services Shelter will be closed on Sunday, February 14 and Monday, February 15.
  • For 24-hour Animal Services emergency issues, please call: 905-574-3433 or visit www.hamilton.ca/animalservices

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, February 15, and will reopen on Tuesday, February 16. Please note that the deadline for the first installment of the 2016 interim tax bills, for those not paying through a monthly pre-authorized payment plan or through their mortgage company, is on February 29, 2016.

Municipal Service Centre locations:

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 Tickets

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 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

Schedule Notice


  • Public drop-in programs:
    • Run October 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.
  • Family Day Public Skate: Monday, February 15 from 1 to 3 pm
  • Closed: Friday, March 25 and Monday, March 28 for Easter Weekend

Location: 27 Hwy 5 West, Flamborough
Ward: 15
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext.1467
Email: recreation@hamilton.ca


Public skate

Come and enjoy some fun skating at your local arena. CSA approved helmets recommended.

Dates & Times

Starts week of October 1
Saturday, 1 to 3 pm
Sunday, 2 to 4 pm

Family Day SkateMonday, February 15 from 1 to 3 pm


Parent & Tot skate

Skating for parents accompanied by children who are five years of age and under. Child is recommended to wear a CSA approved hockey helmet. Preschoolers are permitted with or without a skating aid on the ice. 

Dates & Times

Starts week of October 1
Friday, 1 to 2 pm - Free


Little Chillers drop-in

An introductory program for preschool children to develop fundamental ice skating skills with their parents. Staff are on ice to help promote skating through games, songs and other fun activities. All children must wear figure or hockey skates and CSA approved hockey helmet with face shield. Parental participation is required. Helmets for adults are strongly recommended. 

Dates & Times

Starts week of October 1
Monday, 2 to 4 pm

 Little Chillers ends March 14, 2016


Adult skate

18 years and older. Come and enjoy some fun skating at your local arena. CSA approved helmets are recommended.

Dates & Times

Starts week of October 1
Tuesday, 1 to 2 pm


Senior skate

55 years and older. Come and enjoy some fun skating at your local arena. CSA approved helmets recommended.

Dates & Times

Starts week of October 1
Tuesday, 2 to 3 pm
Wednesday, 2 to 3 pm
Friday, 1:30 to 2:30 pm


Adult shinny

Pick-up hockey for individuals 18 years and older.  Come out to your local arena and join pick-up teams for a fun game of hockey.  Maximum of 30 participants per session (excluding goaltenders).  Participants must sign-in at the Reception Desk in person, no earlier than 45 minutes before the program start time.  Goaltenders are free.  CSA approved helmets must be worn and full equipment is recommended Non-contact rules apply.

Dates & Times

Starts week of October 1
Wednesday, 11 am to 1 pm
Friday, 11 am to 1 pm
Sunday, 12:30 to 2:30 pm


Senior shinny

Pick-up hockey for participants 55+ years.  Come out to your local arena and join pick-up teams for a fun game of hockey.  Maximum of 30 participants per session (excluding goaltenders).  Participants must sign-in at the Reception Desk in person, no earlier than 45 minutes before the program start time.  Goaltenders are free.  CSA approved helmets must be worn and full equipment is recommended.  Non-contact rules apply.

Dates & Times

Starts week of October 1
Wednesday, 1 to 2 pm



Facility amenities: High accessibility

  • parking
  • automatic doors
  • accessible washroom
  • free Wi-Fi
  • viewing area
  • universal change rooms
  • three activity rooms

"A" rink:

  • 6 changerooms
  • rink seating for approx. 655 people

"B" rink:

  • 6 changerooms
  • rink seating for approx. 185 people