Neighbourhood Action Strategy

Hamilton’s Neighbourhood Action Strategy (NAS) is focused on helping neighbourhoods be great places to live, work, play and learn. NAS supports community planning teams as they develop and implement action plans that build healthier communities.

Through partnerships with businesses, Provincial and Federal governments and non-profit organizations, the NAS aligns existing resources and supports additional relationships that help these neighbourhoods meet their goals.

NAS Funding Partners
Hamilton Community Foundation
Hamilton Best Start

Upcoming events


The (RE)IMAGINE Project is looking at ways for the Neighbourhood Action Strategy to move forward as a relevant, effective, sustainable and supportive resource for residents and their neighbourhoods now and into the future. View more information and phase-appropriate updates.

McQuesten Urban Farm

The urban farm was developed as a response to food insecurity in the McQuesten neighbourhood, empowering residents with access to fresh food, food security, job opportunities and skills to build healthy people and healthy minds. For more information, visit

Starting a new community garden

Community Gardens are a great form of recreation for people of all ages. You can use a community garden to grow your own fresh food. Learn more about how to start your own community garden.

Risk Management Toolkit for Community Events

The purpose of the Risk Management Tool kit is to provide information to neighbourhood groups who are organizing
and attending events on city owned property. This toolkit explains the type of insurance needed for activities on city properties and other locations. It is a resource to help you become familiar with special events and BBQs.

View the Risk Management Toolkit (PDF 4.8 MB)

Neighbourhood action plans and meetings

City staff, residents and other key stakeholders are working together to create neighbourhood action plans that communicate a clear vision for the future of the neighbourhood and describe specific projects that can be implemented, are achievable, and have widespread community support. These plans are being developed in six neighbourhoods identified by Council as priority areas, as well as five other areas that have been supported in the past by the Hamilton Community Foundation's neighbourhood investments.

Sherman Hub NAS logo

Community team meeting
First Monday of the month
7 to 9 pm
Tim Horton’s Field - Community Room
64 Melrose Ave N.

Keith Community NAS logo

Community team meeting
First Thursday of the month
6 to 8 pm
Eva Rothwell Resource Centre
460 Wentworth Street North 


Gibson and Landsdale Area
Community team meeting
First Saturday of the month
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Wentworth Baptist Church
120 Wentworth St. N. 


McQuesten NAS logo


Community team meeting
Second Monday of the month
6:30 to 8:30 pm
St. Helen’s at McQuesten
785 Britannia 

Davis Creek NAS logo

Davis Creek
Community team meeting
Second Tuesday of the month
6 to 8 pm
Terrace Apartments - Community Room
350 Quigley Rd.

Stinson NAS logo


Community team meeting
Second Thursday of the month
7 to 9 pm
Central Memorial Recreation Centre
93 West Avenue S. 


Beasley NAS logo

Community team meeting
Second Wednesday of the month
7 to 9 pm
Beasley Community Centre
145 Wilson St. 

Crown Point NAS logo

Crown Point
Crown Point community team meeting
Third Monday of the month
6:30 to 8:30 pm
92 Ottawa St. N.

Jamesville NAS logoJamesville
Community team meeting
Currently on hold. Contact the Community Development for more information.


Riverdale NAS logo

Community team meeting
Third Thursday of the month
5:30 to 7:30 pm
St. Charles Adult Education Centre
60 Barlake Ave.

Rolston NAS logo

Community team meeting
Third Thursday of the month
6 to 8 pm
Neighbour to Neighbour Community Food Centre
310 Limeridge Road West

Emergency & Community Services Committee

General Issues Committee


Contact us

Neighbourhood Action Strategy Office
Al Fletcher, Manager of Neighbourhood Action Strategy
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4711