Closures & service impacts due to high lake levels and wet weather

HAMILTON, ON - June 23, 2017 - Road closures and service impacts are still being dealt with due to ongoing rain and flooding. Residents are reminded to be cautious around all bodies of water, and be aware of possible hazards caused by rain and winds.

Extremely high water levels in Lake Ontario combined with recent rainfall events are continuing to cause damage along Hamilton’s shoreline. Today, the City of Hamilton is starting emergency repairs along the Breezeway Trail near the Burlington Lift Bridge and on the Waterfront Trail near Confederation Beach Park. While the trails remain open, there will be intermittent closures in the coming days to accommodate heavy equipment as required.

Parks and trails

  • Access to the piers below the Burlington Lift Bridge has been fenced off
  • Breezeway Trail near the Burlington Lift Bridge and on the Waterfront Trail near Confederation Beach Park remain open, but may be closed intermittently for ongoing emergency repairs
  • Waterfront Trail is closed between Bayfront Park and Cootes Drive for repairs due to erosion along the trail
  • Some areas along the Waterfront Trail near Confederation Beach Park are also coned off 
  • Some areas along the Rail Trail are coned off for future repairs.
  • Spencer Creek Trail is closed due to flooding
  • Fifty Road Parkette “Window to the Lake” is closed due to high water levels
  • Fredrick Parkette is also closed (Lakeview Drive)

Further updates will be shared via the City’s Twitter channel @cityofhamilton