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Alert
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 www.hamilton.ca/waste.
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 www.hamilton.ca/hsr for more details.

ATS-DARTS

  • 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

  • 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 www.hpl.ca 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 www.hamilton.ca/safewater

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 is dedicated to providing residents with the highest possible level of service. Part of this service includes making GIS data available to the public to allow them to:

  • make the best possible decisions
  • understand the City's business
  • engage in the democratic process to the fullest extent possible

Data sets available


Accommodations

Layer name: ACCOMMODATIONS
A point feature representing various types of accommodations available in Hamilton including hotel, motels, bed and breakfasts and campus rooms.
Update frequency: yearly
Format: KML  | SHP  | CSV | XLS


Addresses

Layer name: ADDRESS_POINTS
A point feature representing the distinct addresses for the City of Hamilton.
Update Frequency: daily
Format: SHP | CSV  | XLS


Airport

Layer name: AIRPORTS
An area feature representing both the airport boundary and the runways.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP


Arenas

Layer name: ARENAS
Point locations of arenas within the City of Hamilton, includes the arena name, address, community, and phone number as attributes.
Update frequency: yearly
Format: KML | SHP | CSV  | XLS


Bridges

Layer name: ASSET_BRIDGES
Point features representing bridge and culvert structures that are >=3 metres in span, including City, rail and private bridges.
Update frequency: weekly
Format: KML | SHP  | CSV  | XLS


Beaches

Layer name: BEACHES
A point feature representing the City of Hamilton public recreational bathing beaches.
Update frequency: yearly
Format: KML | SHP  | CSV | XLS


Bikeways

Layer name: BIKEWAYS
A line feature representing the existing bikeways in the City of Hamilton. Type is represented by the following codes:

  • BL = Designated Bike Lane
  • HCOS = Cautionary Un-Signed Bike Route (on streets with High traffic volume)
  • HSBR = Signed On-Street Bike Route (on streets with Moderate to High traffic volume)
  • LCOS = Cautionary Un-Signed Bike Route (on streets with mostly low traffic volume)
  • MCOS = Cautionary Un-Signed Bike Route (on streets with Moderate traffic volume)
  • PMUP = Paved Multi-Use Trail (shared with pedestrians)
  • PS = Paved Shoulder
  • PSBL = Unmarked Paved Shoulder Bike Lane
  • SBR = Signed On-Street Bike Route (on streets with mostly low traffic volume)
  • SMUP = Unpaved (softer surface) Multi-Use Trail (shared with pedestrians)

Update Frequency: quarterly
Format: KML  | SHP | CSV | XLS


Buildings

Layer name: BUILDINGS
Area features representing buildings were compiled by digitizing the building footprints from the aerial photography. Most residential buildings were compiled as "best-fit" rectangles. Smaller units, such as sheds, may not be captured.
Update Frequency: quarterly
Format: SHP | CSV | XLS


Building and Demolition Permits

Building construction and demolition permits issued by the City of Hamilton, Building Division as regulated by the Ontario Building Code Act for 2015. Issued permits include all construction and demolition activity for Industrial, Commercial, Institutional, Agricultural and Residential sectors. 
Update frequency: yearly
Format: CSV  | XLS


Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) Boundaries

Layer name: BIA_BOUNDARIES
Area features representing the Business Improvement Areas (BIAs).  A BIA is an association of commercial property owners and tenants, run by a volunteer Board of Management elected from its members, who fund through a special levy street and sidewalk beautification, festivals, and marketing and promotional campaigns for the area.
Update frequency: as amended
Format: KML  | SHP 


Campgrounds

Layer name: CAMPGROUNDS
A point feature representing campgrounds located within the City of Hamilton.
Update frequency: yearly
Format: KML  | SHP | CSV | XLS


Cemeteries

Layer name: CEMETERIES
An area feature representing Municipal and privately owned cemeteries. Source of information is from the Hamilton's Heritage Volume 6, Inventory of Cemeteries and Burial Grounds published by the Planning and Economic Development Department.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML  | SHP | CSV | XLS


Community Improvement Project Areas (CIPA) Boundaries

Layer name: CIPA_BOUNDARIES
Area features representing the Community Improvement Project Areas, designated by By-law 11-172 as amended, indicating where various financial incentive programs and other community improvement initiatives may be available, as specified in the Downtown and Community Renewal Community Improvement Plan.
Update frequency: as amended
Format: KML  |  SHP


Community Improvement Project Areas (CIPA) Corridors

Layer name: CIPA_CORRIDORS
Area features representing the Community Improvement Project Areas, designated by By-law 11-172 as amended, indicating where various financial incentive programs and other community improvement initiatives may be available, as specified in the Downtown and Community Renewal Community Improvement Plan. 
Update frequency: as amended
Format: KML  |  SHP


City Boundary

Layer name: CITY_BNDRY
An area feature representing the City of Hamilton boundary limits.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML  | SHP


City Trails

Layer name: CITY_TRAILS
Trails within the City of Hamilton which are owned and maintained by the City.
Update frequency: monthly
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


City Waterfalls

Layer name: CITY_WATERFALLS
A point feature representing the publically accessible waterfalls within the City of Hamilton, on both public and private property. Please note that only those waterfalls on private property which have been granted limited access by the landowner are included.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Colleges & Universities

Layer name: COLLEGES_UNIVERSITIES
Point locations of all colleges and universities.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Community (Former Municipal) Boundaries

Layer name: COMMUNITIES
Area features representing the six former municipal boundaries within the City of Hamilton: Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Hamilton and Stoney Creek.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP


Community Downtown Boundaries

Layer name: COMMUNITY_DOWNTOWN
Area features representing the boundaries for the six main downtown areas in the City of Hamilton.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP


Election Poll Boundaries

Layer name: ELECTION_POLL_BNDRY
Election polling areas for Elections 2014. Includes approximate voter counts.
Update frequency: every 4 years
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Election Poll Locations

Layer name: ELECTION_POLL_LOCATION
Area features representing regular and institutional poll locations for Elections 2014. Includes approximate voter counts.
Update frequency: every 4 years
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Election Results by Poll (Unofficial - 2014)

Format: XML


Employment Areas

Layer name: EMPLOYMENT_AREAS
The Employment Area boundaries are based on the Employment Area land use designations from Schedule E-1 of the Urban Hamilton Official Plan, as amended from time to time.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP


Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) Boundaries

Layer name: ESA_BOUNDARIES
Area features representing the Environmentally Sensitive Areas which are either land or water areas containing natural features or significant ecological functions.
Update frequency: yearly
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Escarpment

Layer name: ESCARPMENT
A line representing the Niagara Escarpment as captured from 1992 aerial photography.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP


Fire Stations

Layer name: FIRESTATIONS
Point locations of fire stations within the City of Hamilton, includes names.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Golf Courses

Layer name: GOLF_COURSES
A point feature representing City and privately owned golf courses within the City of Hamilton, includes names.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Hospitals

Layer name: HOSPITALS
Point locations of hospitals within the City of Hamilton, includes names.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


HSR Transit Feed

Format: GTFS | GTFS (real-time)


Lakes

Layer name: LAKES
Area features representing water bodies, including Cootes Paradise, Hamilton Harbour and part of Lake Ontario.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP


Libraries

Layer name: LIBRARIES
Point locations of libraries within the City of Hamilton, includes names, building square footage, ranking, etc. Rankings are defined as:

  • -5 = Central
  • -4 = District Branch (>500,000 circ)
  • -3 = Community branch
  • -2 = Neighbourhood (> 50,000 circ)
  • -1 = Neighbourhood (< 50,000 circ)

Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Museums and Galleries

Layer name: MUSEUMS_GALLERIES
Point locations of museums and galleries within the City of Hamilton, includes names.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP


Neighbourhood Boundaries

Layer name: NEIGHBOURHOOD_BNDRY
Area features representing the neighbourhood boundaries of the former (pre-amalgamated) City of Hamilton. Attributes include the neighbourhood name and number.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Parking Lots

Layer name: PARKING_LOTS
Area features representing only the Municipal Car Parks in the City of Hamilton.
Update Frequency: Yearly
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Park Amenities

Layer name: PARK_AMENITIES
Point locations for park amenities including soccer fields, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, etc.
Update frequency: monthly
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Parks

Layer name: PARKS
Area features representing only the parks within the City of Hamilton.  Area is in hectares.
Update frequency: quarterly
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Places of Worship

Layer name: PLACES_OF_WORSHIP
Point feature representing any buildings used for religious congregations.  Attributes include the name and denomination.
Update frequency: yearly
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Planning Units

Layer name: PLANNING_UNITS
Area features representing the Planning Units which provide a manageable geographic framework for the purposes of preparing secondary plans and establishing planning policies and other related studies. The City of Hamilton is comprised of 237 planning units.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML  |  SHP


Police Stations

Layer name: POLICE_STATIONS
Point feature identifying the police stations in Hamilton.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Public Art

Current Public Art works across Hamilton.
Update frequency: static
Format: CSV  | XLS


Railways

Layer name: RAILWAYS
Line features representing railway lines, including bridges and tunnels.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP 


Recreation and Community Centres

Layer name: REC_COMM_CENTRES
Point feature representing recreation and community centres.
Update frequency: yearly
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Rivers

Layer name: RIVERS
Line feature representing water courses: originally captured from 1992 aerial photography.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP


Roads

Layer name: ROADS
Line features representing all streets within the City of Hamilton, including bridges and tunnels.
Update frequency: daily
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Rural Settlement Areas

Layer name: RURAL_SETTLEMENT_AREAS
Area features representing the official and unofficial settlements within the City of Hamilton.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Schools

Layer name: SCHOOLS
Point features representing the schools in the City of Hamilton.  Attributes include the school name, address, type, grade, enrolment, French Immersion, and school board.
Update frequency: yearly
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Shoreline

Layer name: SHORELINE
Line features including the shoreline for Lake Ontario, Hamilton Harbour and Cootes Paradise as captured from 1992 aerial photography. Some minor updates have been made since.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP


Spray Pads

Layer name: CITY_SPRAY_PADS
City of Hamilton spray pad point locations.
Update Frequency: yearly
Format: KML  | SHP  | CSV  | XLS


Tourism Points of Interest

Layer name: TOURISM_LISTINGS
Various tourist points of interest within the City of Hamilton.
Update frequency: yearly
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS


Transit Service Areas

Layer name: TRANSIT_SERVICE_AREAS
An area feature representing areas where transit service is available.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP


Urban Boundary

Layer name: URBAN_BNDRY
An area feature representing the Official Plan Urban boundary for the City of Hamilton.
Update frequency: yearly
Format: KML | SHP


Ward Boundaries

Layer name: WARD_BNDRY
Area features representing the ward boundaries. Wards are divided electoral boundaries and are each assigned a city councillor. The voter population in each ward elect their councillor to deal with city-wide issues and represent their interests on Council. There are currently 15 wards.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP


Waste Collection Days

Layer name: WASTE_COLLECT_DAYS
These areas show which day of the week, from Monday to Friday, is the waste collection day.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP


Waste Leaf and Yard Areas

Layer name: WASTE_LEAF_YARD_AREAS
This feature shows which areas get leaf and yard waste pickup.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP


Waste Management

Layer name: WASTE_MANAGEMENT
Point features representing landfill sites and transfer stations.
Update frequency: static
Format: KML | SHP | CSV | XLS 


  • All KML files have the Geographic coordinate system, LL-WGS84.
  • All Shapefiles (SHP) have the Projection coordinate system, Universal Transverse Mercator, Zone 17 North, North American Datum 1983.

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