Hamilton Transit Bus Maintenance and Storage Facility Design

Notice of Commencement & Public Consultation Centre #2 - October 1, 2019

We invite you to attend Public Consultation Centre #2. This drop-in session will present information on the project design, existing and future environmental conditions, and impacts, mitigation and monitoring measures.

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre, 192 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton

Do you have questions/comments about the study, or require accessibility accommodations to participate in the project? Contact us by September 26, 2019 at 905-546-2424 ext. 3142 or shaba.shringi@hamilton.ca.

Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.


The City of Hamilton has retained IBI Group to undertake the study and design of a new bus maintenance and storage facility (MSF) for use by Hamilton Transit (HSR) on Birch Avenue. The purpose of the project is to increase maintenance and storage capacity for existing and new buses which are required to improve transit service across Hamilton. The facility will include a storage area, a maintenance garage, administrative offices, and staff parking.

The new facility will support mobility goals and objectives set-out in the City-Wide Transportation Master Plan (2018), Ten Year Local Transit Strategy (2015), and Rapid Ready Plan (2013).

Study status: Currently in the pre-planning phase of the Ontario Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) as prescribed in Ontario Regulation 231/08.

TPAP is an approved environmental assessment process that includes consultation, assessment of potential impacts, identification of measures to mitigate the effects, and the completion of an environmental project report. It is anticipated that the TPAP will begin in spring 2019. A formal notice of commencement for the TPAP will be issued at that time.

How the project is implemented: The project is currently in the pre-planning phase of the TPAP process. The design work and environmental assessment are jointly funded by the City of Hamilton and Phase 1 of the Government of Canada’s Public Transit Investment Fund (PTIF).

Classification: Transit Project Assessment Process

Location map of Hamilton Transit Bus Maintenance and Storage Facility Design

Public Consultation Centre #2
To be held October 1, 2019
To present information on the project design, existing/future environmental conditions/impacts, mitigation and monitoring measures.

Public Consultation Centre #1
Held March 26, 2019
Presented information on the study, emerging findings and potential site concepts for the new bus maintenance and storage facility.
Display panels (PDF, 7 MB) Summary (PDF, 7 MB)

Contact us

Shaba Shringi
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 3142
Email: shaba.shringi@hamilton.ca