Centennial Neighbourhoods

Notice of the Adoption and Approval of an Official Plan Amendment

TAKE NOTICE THAT the City of Hamilton Council has passed By-law No. 18-029 (PDF, 6 MB) adopting and approving Official Plan Amendment No. 92 to the Urban Hamilton Official Plan on the 14th day of February, 2018, under Section 17(22) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, for general and site specific text and mapping amendments for the Centennial Neighbourhoods Secondary Plan lands in the Urban Area.

Official Plan Amendment

Explanation of the purpose and effect of the Urban Hamilton Official Plan Amendment (UHOP) No. 92 (By-law 18-029):

The purpose of this amendment is to:

  • incorporate the Centennial Neighbourhoods Secondary Plan into the Urban Hamilton Official Plan, identifying land uses, densities, development forms, development standards and site specific policies
  • amend various policies, schedules and appendices of the UHOP to reflect the principles, policies, land use designations and land use features in the Centennial Neighbourhoods Secondary Plan
  • make minor housekeeping updates to an Appendix in the Official Plan

The effect of this amendment to the Urban Hamilton Official Plan is to:

  • establish a detailed policy framework to guide the development of lands within the Centennial Neighbourhoods Secondary Plan.  

A portion of the lands to which the OPA applies are also the subject of Zoning By-law No. 18-032 (PDF, 2 MB).

The complete documents are available for inspection in the Clerks office during regular office hours. If you have any questions, call Ida Bedioui at 905-546-2424 ext. 4605.

If you have no objection to the By-law, you do not need to take any action, and you do not need to send any cheque.

How to appeal the decision

AND TAKE NOTICE THAT any person or agency who objects to Official Plan Amendment No. 92 may appeal the decision of Council to the Ontario Municipal Board, by filing with the Clerk of the City of Hamilton, not later than the 15th day of March, 2018 a certified cheque or money order in the amount of $300, payable to the Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario. A completed Notice of Appeal form setting out the specific part of the proposed Official Plan Amendment to which the appeal applies and the reasons for the appeal of the Official Plan Amendment is required to be accompanied with the Ontario Municipal Board fee. Appeal forms are available in the City Clerk’s Office and at www.elto.gov.on.ca/omb

The proposed Official Plan Amendment is exempt from approval by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.  The decision by Council for the City of Hamilton on the proposed Official Plan Amendment is final if a notice of appeal is not received before or on the last day for filing a notice of appeal.

Only individuals, Corporations and Public Bodies may appeal an Official Plan Amendment to the Ontario Municipal Board.  A Notice of Appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group.  However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or group on its behalf.

No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the plan was adopted, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.


The Centennial Neighbourhoods Secondary Plan will provide a land use plan and policies to:

  • Guide future 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. 

Map of Centennial Neighbourhood


  • February 14, 2018: Council approved By-law 18-029.
  • February 6, 2018: Secondary Plan approved with further ammendments by Planning Committee.
  • January 16, 2018: Planning Committee meeting for final Secondary Plan. Decision deferred to Feb. 6 Planning Committee.
  • February 17, 2015: Background Report presented to Planning Committee.
  • January 2015: Secondary Plan and Transportation Management Plan projects were initiated.

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.

  • 2017 - Phase 4: Policy development and final Plan
  • 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