Centennial Neighbourhoods

Draft Secondary Plan Polices & Schedules

The Centennial Neighbourhoods Secondary Plan policies and schedules are available in Draft form.

Centennial Neighbourhoods Secondary Plan was initiated to delineate the Sub-Regional Service Node boundary and provide more detailed direction for redevelopment along the Queenston Road and Centennial Parkway corridors.

Draft Secondary Plan Polices & Schedules


For the next 25 years, the Centennial Neighbourhoods Secondary Plan will provide a land use plan and policies to:

  • Guide change and redevelopment to achieve the future vision for the neighbourhood
  • Promote positive improvements
  • Promote change that meets the community’s needs

The preparation of a Secondary Plan will help create a more sustainable, complete community by promoting an appropriate mix of uses and densities and improving the design of the neighbourhood.

Location: Area bounded to the west by the Red Hill Valley Parkway, to the east by Lake Avenue, to the north by the QEW, and to the south, by lands just south of Queenston Road. The boundaries of the project area may be subject to change if required during the course of the project.  


  • February 17, 2015 - Background Report presented to Planning Committee
  • January 2015 - Secondary Plan and Transportation Management Plan projects were initiated.

Map of Centennial Neighbourhood

Transportation Management Plan

Arterial Commercial Study

The Urban Hamilton Official Plan contains an “Arterial Commercial” land use designation. The lands on both sides of Upper Centennial Parkway North, between Barton Street and the QEW have this designation. This designation is intended for a limited range of uses catering to drive-by traffic, as well as large retail stores that require outdoor storage or sales. However, retail trends can change quickly over time, which can change how these areas function and what they are used for. The Arterial Commercial lands in the study area may experience significant change in the future because of the new GO bus station and future GO train station planned in this area. 

The Arterial Commercial Study is a background study which will provide supporting research for the Secondary Plan. The purpose of the study is to complete a review of the Arterial Commercial designation in the Urban Hamilton Official Plan, to see if it is addressing the needs of the commercial uses in these areas, and to see how these areas should be regulated. Recommendations from the study will be used to develop policies for the Arterial Commercial areas in the Centennial Neighbourhoods Secondary Plan. 

Public Information Centre #3
Presenting the the proposed future land use, intensification, and transportation changes to the area.
Held April 28, 2016
Presentation (PDF, 9.3 MB) | Display panels (PDF, 17.6 MB)

Focus Group Meeting #3
Held April 7, 2016
Reviewed draft recommended option for plan.

Public Information Centre #2
Held December 1, 2015
Phase 2 of the Centennial Neighbourhoods Secondary Plan Study. Display panels (PDF, 34 MB) | Workshop panels (PDF, 14 MB)  | Summary report (PDF, 229 KB) | Mapping summary (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Focus Group Meeting #2
Held November 10, 2015
Reviewed results of previous consultations and various options for plan.

Public Information Centre #1
Held April 30, 2015
Initiated the Centennial Neighbourhoods Secondary Plan Study and Transportation Management Plan Study (Municipal Class Environmental Assessment). Display panels (PDF, 12 MB) | Activity 1 Summary: Public Comments (PDF, 6.2 MB) |
Activity 2 Summary: Ranking of Plan Principles (PDF, 102 KB)

Focus group meeting #1
Held April 8, 2015
Introduced the project and preliminary identification of issues and opportunities.

The Centennial Neighbourhoods Secondary Plan area was identified as a priority area for Secondary Plan development through the City-wide Secondary Plan Review. The Centennial Neighbourhoods area is a key area in the City, and is recognized as such in the City’s Urban Hamilton Official Plan, which identifies it as a Sub-Regional Node (Schedule E - Urban Structure (PDF, 418 KB).

Sub-Regional Nodes are intended to be areas with a regional retail function that provide a range of housing, jobs, services, and recreation in close proximity to each other. The Node is the only major Node in the easterly portion of the City, and it is the eastern end point for the City’s main transportation corridor, the Main-King-Queenston corridor. The area also serves as a gateway area into the City, linked closely with the Queen Elizabeth Way and the Red Hill Valley Parkway, and includes the new location for a GO Transit bus station and future GO train station. The area provides a commercial function for the City and has been identified as a potential area for future intensification and the development of a mix of uses.

  • Winter 2015 to Spring 2015 - Phase 1: Project Launch, Opportunities Assessment and Visioning
  • Summer 2015 to Fall 2015 - Phase 2: Secondary Plan Land Use and Design Options
  • ​​​Fall 2015 to Winter 2016 - Phase 3: Recommended Option(s) and Reporting

Contact us

Melanie Pham
Planner, Community Planning & Design
71 Main Street West, 6th Floor
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 6685
Email: melanie.pham@hamilton.ca