Investment in the Waterfront

Hamilton's waterfront lands are owned and controlled by the City of Hamilton. We are taking great strides to ensure the lands are available and development-ready for private-sector investment.

These investment opportunities include mixed-use residential and commercial developments. With these opportunities we hope to increase the use of the area for both residents and businesses.

Not many other Canadian cities offer this type of waterfront investment!

Current investment opportunities for Pier 8

City Council has given direction to prepare the lands on Pier 8 for sale to the private development industry. The opportunity allows private development investors to create a new mid-rise community with a mix of 1,200 to 1,600 residential units and 13,000 sq. m. of commercial and institutional space.

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Cover of the Pier 8 - Preliminary Prospectus

The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) call for the Pier 8 Development Opportunity is now open!

The RFQ and background documents can be obtained from the Electronic Data Room.

Clarification requests? All requests for clarification regarding this RFQ must be directed in writing to the designated Procurement Specialist (contact information can be found on page 6 of the RFQ).

Important facts

  • Pier 8 is 30 acres in size and located just a kilometre away from Hamilton's downtown core. Downtown Hamilton is home to 13,700 residents and 24,000 employees, currently has over 2,000 condominium units either under construction or soon to be under construction, and is seeing exponential growth in terms of gallery spaces, restaurants and cafes, and new creative industry businesses.
  • The City is currently carrying out a strategy to pre-zone, subdivide, and service the land on Pier 8.
  • Staff presented  recommendations regarding the prospective sales process to the General Issues Committee of Council on November 2, 2016. The solicitation process is anticipated to begin in early 2017.
  • The City’s vision and plans for Pier 8 provide more information about the opportunities private development investors will have opportunity to bid on.

Any questions or comments? Contact or 905-546-2424 ext. 2085.