Priority Projects

Key Projects for West Harbour

Pier 8 Development

Pier 8 will be a vibrant urban waterfront community designed to be enjoyed by all residents of Hamilton and visitors. The community will include approximately 1500 residential units, approximately 13,000 square metres of commercial and institutional space and over 1400 parking spaces. 

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Pier 8 Promenade Park

A key feature of Pier 8 will be a 30 metre wide promenade park along the edge of the pier with a variety of activities, spaces and amenities.

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Pier 8 Gateway Park

Adjacent to the boardwalk and transient docks installed on Pier 8, the gateway park will offer waterfront residents and visitors a large open area for outdoor market booths, seating areas and a potential location for food trucks or concessions.

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CityHousing Hamilton Jamesville Redevelopment

The redevelopment of Jamesville is an opportunity to create a medium density mixed-income community on a 2.3 ha property that contributes to the vibrancy of the West Harbour neighbourhood.

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Pier 5-7 shoreline, boardwalk, commercial village and public piazza

The reconstruction of the Pier 5-7 will include constructing a new boardwalk at the water’s edge for public use and planning a vibrant commercial village and public piazza at the foot of James Street North for public, commercial and cultural uses. 

Marina Reconstruction and Expansion

The construction and installation of the new docks and 440 slips.

Macassa Bay

Future development plans for Macassa Bay includes creating a generously dimensioned trail for recreational uses right at the edge of the shoreline, security gates between a publically accessible boardwalk and the private areas for Yacht Club members. Repair to the shoreline at Macassa Bay will create a wetland area or natural aquatic habitats. 

Central Park

The Barton-Tiffany Urban Design Study identified Central Park for redevelopment. The redeveloped park will include: an accessible play structure, ball diamond, tennis courts, multi-purpose courts, a splash pad, asphalt pathways, sheltered areas, a SoBi Hamilton Hub at the park entrance on Bay Street North.

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Barton Tiffany

The Barton-Tiffany area is an important environmental remediation and redevelopment opportunity in the West Harbour. The Barton-Tiffany Urban Design Study envisions Barton-Tiffany as a mixed-use area, with commercial and residential land uses. 

View the Final Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (PDF, 68 MB)

Learn more about the Barton-Tiffany Urban Design Study

Bayfront Park Beach

Bayfront Park is a 40-acres park constructed on top of a former industrial landfill site. The park’s beach was designed as a place where Hamiltonians could enjoy water activities but high levels of E. coli bacteria made the area unsafe for swimming 78% of the time during the 2015 swimming season. The beach was permanently closed for the 2016 swimming season.

In mid-2016, the City and Hamilton Waterfront Trust began a study on water quality issues.