Waterdown/Aldershot Transportation Master Plan

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.


  • 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 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 Waterdown/Aldershot Transportation Master Plan or WATMP is being conducted by the City of Hamilton, the City of Burlington and Halton Region (the Project Partners).

The Master Plan identifies a future transportation network that will service urban development in the community of Waterdown.

Study status: Completed

Classification: Master Plan
North-South Road Class EA - Phases 3 & 4
East-West Road Class EA - Phases 3 & 4

Locations of road improvements (PDF, 303 KB)

North-South/Waterdown Road Corridor Class EA

The Waterdown Road Corridor Class EA has received conditional approval from the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The conditions are:

  • Carrying out monitoring studies and mitigation for Species at Risk during all phases of construction as outlined in the Environment Study Report;
  • Consulting with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Conservation Halton, to implement recommendations that ensure impacts to Sassafras-Waterdown Woods are minimized or mitigated;
  • Obtaining required authorizations under Species at Risk Act (2007) before commencing constructions; and
  • Developing a Wildlife Road Crossing Safety Plan for the Project.

The Cities of Hamilton and Burlington are now proceeding with detail design of Waterdown Road.

50% Design of Waterdown Road

The City of Burlington, City of Hamilton and Halton Region have presented the 50% Design of Waterdown Road. You can view the information presented under Public consultation on this page.

The proposed construction will consist of the following works:

  • Road widening to accommodate an ultimate 4 lane cross section. The road will be striped as a 3 lanes cross section until traffic volumes increase.
  • Installation of curb and gutter and a multi-use pathway on the west side
  • Storm sewer installation
  • New traffic signal at Waterdown Road and Mountain Brow Road
  • New street lighting
  • Watermain replacement (Includes watermain replacement on Flatt Road and Ireson Road)

East-West Road Corridor Class EA

The East-West Road Corridor Class EA has received full approval from the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

The City of Hamilton is now proceeding with detail design.

Public Information Centre #1 - 50% Design of Waterdown Road
Held May 26, 2016
Provided an opportunity to review and comment on the project drawings, review potential property and driveway implications and discuss any potential disruptions that may be caused from the construction.
Display panels (PDF, 7 MB) | Presentation (PDF, 4 MB) | Comment sheet (PDF, 513 KB)

50% Design Plans

Contact us

Margaret Fazio
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2218
Email: margaret.fazio@hamilton.ca