Neighbourhood Action Strategy

July 21, 2016 - 12:31pm

Hamilton Fire Department Issues Open Air Burning Ban - July 21, 2016

HAMILTON, ON – July 21, 2016 – Due to current dry weather conditions coupled with the continued forecast of extreme temperatures with no appreciable rain in the near future, the Hamilton Fire Department has issued an immediate ban on all open air burning in the City of Hamilton.  This ban suspends all approved Open Air Burning Permits.

More information and details about the ban.

Holiday Closures
July 27, 2016 - 12:33pm

Civic Holiday Monday, August 1 - What's Open & What's Closed

All City of Hamilton administrative offices will be closed on Civic Holiday, Monday, August 1

  • For emergencies involving roads, water mains, sewer systems, public health and safety issues, please call 905-546-2489.

Green Cart, Recycling and Garbage Collection

  • There will be no green cart, blue box, bulk waste, yard waste, or garbage pick-up on Monday, August 1.
  • Your pick-up will be one day later if it falls on or after the holiday.
  • Waste must be at the curb by 7 am.

To view your collection schedule, visit
Community Recycling Centres and Transfer Stations will be closed on Monday, August 1.

HSR Bus Schedules

  • The HSR will be operating on Sunday/Holiday service hours on Monday, August 1.
  • Call HSR information at 905-527-4441 or visit for more details.


  • DARTS will be operating holiday service hours on Monday, August 1.
  • All subscription trips on DARTS, with the exception of dialysis, are cancelled for Monday, August 1.
  • 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 1.


  • Recreation Centres, Seniors Centres and Arenas will be closed on Monday, August 1.
  • Seniors Clubs will be open.
  • Wading Pools will be closed on Monday, August 1, with the exception of Dundas Driving Park and Gage Park sites. 
  • Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre and outdoor pools (with the exception of Birge) will be open on Monday August 1 on a modified holiday schedule.
  • For more information, visit Civic Holiday Outdoor Pool Schedules

Hamilton Civic Museums

  • All museums will be closed on closed on Monday, August 1.

Tourism Hamilton Visitor Information Centre

Hamilton Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market hours are as follows:

  • Sunday, July 31 - Closed
  • Monday, August 1 - Closed
  • Tuesday, August 2 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Wednesday, August 3 - Closed
  • Thursday, August 4 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Friday, August 5 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday, August 6 - 7 am to 5 pm

Hamilton Public Library

  • All Hamilton Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, August 1 for the Civic holiday.
  • Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, August 2 for all library locations. Please visit for more information.

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 905-546-2489
  • Reports of rabies animal exposures, call 905-546-2489
  • Safe Water Program issues that may be a health hazard, call 905-546-2489 or visit

Ontario Works

  • All Ontario Works offices will be closed on Monday, August 1, and will reopen Tuesday, August 2 at 8:30 am.
  • The Employment Resource Centre located at 181 Main St. West (Career Development Centre) will be closed on Monday, August 1. It will be open to assist you with any employment service needs on Tuesday, August 2 at 8:30 am.

Animal Services

  • The Animal Services Shelter will be closed on Sunday, July 31 and Monday, August 1.
  • 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. Only cheque payments will be accepted in the drop box.
  • All Municipal Service Centres will be closed on Monday, August 1 and will reopen on Tuesday, August 2.
  • Tax payments can also be made online or through telebanking, set up through your financial institution.

Municipal Service Centre locations:

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 Tickets

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 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

The City of Hamilton’s Neighbourhood Action Strategy (NAS) is focussed on helping neighbourhoods be great places to live, work, play and learn. The City’s 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.

Contracted Partner for Community Development
Social Planning & Research Council 

Join us for Building Momentum Hamilton 2016

Celebrate the growth of our neighbourhoods at McQuesten Urban Farm: Hamilton’s ground breaking farm project to promote greater food security for the neighbourhood.

#BMH16 to join the conversation


Event details

Date: Friday September 16, 2016
Time: 4:30 to 10 pm
Location: McQuesten Urban Farm - 785 Britannia Avenue

McQuesten Urban Farm logo


Tickets can be purchased online for $60 and include:

  • a tour of McQuesten Urban Farm where you will learn about organic farming and sample locally grown organic produce
  • a showcase of Hamilton’s local craft beer and wine makers
  • the sights and sounds of local artists and the neighbourhood’s history and culture
  • live music from Juno-award winner Tomi Swick

Sponsorship Opportunities

Download the Building Momentum sponsorship package (PDF, 550 KB)

For more information:

Black and white photo of the city with neighbourhood names listed

Small projects can be a great way to reach out to residents in your neighbourhood.  This funding is not for ongoing programs in your neighbourhood, but a way to get new ideas and people working together on projects in your neighbourhood/hub. Each neighbourhood/hub has up to $5,000 to spend on local projects. Each project or activity can apply for up to $1,500 per project per year.

Download the 2016 Small Grants Toolkit

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. 

To be added to the agenda for a community team meeting, please contact community developer assigned to your community.

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
St. David's Church
478 Wentworth St N. 


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
Fourth 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 logo

Community team meeting
Last Tuesday of the month
6 to 8 pm
Central Library - Hamilton Room
55 York Blvd.


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
Second Thursday of the month 
6 to 8 pm
Various locations, to confirm please contact:
Laura Ryan, Community Developer
Phone: 905-522-1148 ext.110 

As an on-going support to residents, businesses and organizations in neighbourhoods, community developers help connect people to their neighbourhood and help neighbourhoods plan for their future development. Our current team of community developers are:

Brandon Braithwaite, Community Developer - Jamesville & Beasley
Phone: 905-522-1148 ext.113

Judy Kloosterman, Community Developer - Davis Creek & Keith
Phone: 905-522-1148 ext.108

Laura Ryan, Community Developer - McQuesten & Rolston
Phone: 905-522-1148 ext.110

Lyna Saad, Community Developer - Crown Point & Stinson
Phone: 905-522-1148 ext.111 

Nazia Zeb, Community Developer Assistant - Riverdale & GALA
Phone: 905-522-1148 ext.112

Renée Wetselaar, Senior Social Planner
Phone: 905-522-1148 ext.118

Matt Thompson, Community Developer, Sherman
905-522-1148 ext.132

Contact us

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