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Holiday Closures
July 31, 2015 - 10:36am

Civic Holiday August 3, 2015 - What's Open and What's Closed?

All City of Hamilton administrative offices will be closed on Civic Holiday, Monday, August 3, 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, August 3.
  • 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, August 3.

HSR Bus Schedules

  • The HSR will be operating on a Sunday/ Holiday Schedule on Monday, August 3.
  • Call HSR information at 905-527-4441 for more details.

ATS - DARTS

  • DARTS will be operating holiday service hours on Monday, August 3. All subscription trips on DARTS, with the exception of dialysis, are cancelled for Monday, August 3. 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, August 3.

Recreation

Hamilton Civic Museums

  • Dundurn National Historic Site, Whitehern Historic House, 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 is currently 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 from 11 am to 3 pm on Monday, August 3. www.tourismhamilton.com

Hamilton Farmer’s Market Hours

  • Sunday, August 2 - Closed
  • Monday, August 3 - Closed
  • Tuesday, August 4 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Wednesday, August 5 - Closed
  • Thursday, August 6 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Friday, August 7 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday, August 8 - 7 am to 5 pm

Hamilton Public Library

  • All branches of the Hamilton Public Library will be closed on Monday, August 3 for Civic Holiday.
  • 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, August 3, and will reopen Tuesday, August 4 at 8:30 am.
  • The Employment Resource Centre located at 181 Main St. W (Career Development Centre) will be closed on Monday, August 3. It will be open to assist you with any employment service needs on Tuesday, August 4 at 8:30 am.

Animal Services

  • The Animal Services Shelter will be closed on Sunday, August 2 and Monday, August 3.
  • 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, August 3, and will reopen on Tuesday, August 4.

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, August 3

Parking tickets

Parking tickets issued by the Hamilton Municipal Parking System are printed on bright yellow, weather resistant material. Tickets are generated using handheld computerized equipment. Hamilton Police Services and Hamilton Region Conservation Authority can still issue handwritten tickets. 

You can pay parking tickets online or in person.

1. Online

Pay your parking ticket online

  • A $1.50 non-refundable convenience fee is added to online payments.
     

2. In Person 

You can pay your parking ticket with cash, cheque, money order, debit or credit cards. Pay your ticket at the following locations:

  • Hamilton Municipal Parking System
    80 Main Street West, Hamilton
    Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
     
  • Municipal Service Centres
    Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    • Ancaster - 300 Wilson Street East
    • Dundas - 60 Main Street
    • Flamborough - 7 Innovation Drive
    • Glanbrook - 4280 Binbrook Road
    • Stoney Creek - 777 Highway No 8
    • Hamilton – City Hall, Citizen Service Centre, 71 Main Street West

You can leave your payment in the drop boxes at these locations as well. Only pay by cheque or money order if you are leaving it in a drop box.

3. Mail

By mailing a cheque to the address noted on the parking ticket. Please make cheque payable to the City of Hamilton.

Parking ticket reviews at First Attendance Facility

You can request a parking ticket review if you believe an error has been made on:

  • a Notice or Certificate of Parking Infraction
  • a Notice of Impending Conviction
  • a conviction under the Provincial Offences Act

The First Attendance Facility is located in the Hamilton Municipal Parking System office at 80 Main Street West and is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Plate denial is the final enforcement step on unpaid parking tickets.

  • The Ministry of Transportation, or MTO, will not not allow the registered owner of the subject vehicle to renew validation stickers or acquire new licence plates
  • You must pay your unpaid parking fines to the Ministry of Transportation when you pay to renew your licence.

Additional notifications are sent regarding your outstanding parking fines before you are refused renewal of your licence plate. It is your legal responsibility to inform the MTO of any address changes within six days of an address change so that you receive all notifications. 

Unpaid parking ticket enforcement process

The enforcement process for unpaid parking tickets is as follows:

  1. The original parking ticket is put on a vehicle in violation of parking regulations.
     
  2. The Early Payment option listed on the Parking Infraction Notice is applicable for seven business days.
     
  3. A Notice of Impending Conviction is sent to the licence plate owner to alert them that their ticket is unpaid and that conviction occurs within a specified period of time if they do not pay.
     
  4. A Notice of Fine and Due Date is sent advising the licence plate owner that they have been convicted. A conviction fee of $16 is added to the unpaid parking fine.
     
  5. The licence plate renewal notice from the MTO lists Outstanding Fines and the amount owing. The fines must be paid to renew the licence plate.

The following chart outlines the accumulating cost of a common parking violation ticket:

Violation Early payment within 7 business days Set fine Conviction +$16 Plate denial +$20
Expired meter $19 $24 $40 $60
Parking unauthorized on private property $35 $50 $66 $86
Parking unauthorized in disabled parking spot $300 $350 $366 $386
Parking in a No Parking area $26 $33 $49 $69
Parking in a No Stopping area $60 $75 $91 $111
Parking in a No Stopping Fire Route area $80 $100 $116 $136
Parking within 3 metres of a fire hydrant $60 $75 $91 $111