Planning a Community

Centennial Neighbourhoods

The Centennial Neighbourhoods Secondary Plan provides a land use plan and policies that:

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

Secondary Plan Vision 

The Centennial Neighbourhoods Secondary Plan area is home to some of the City’s most vibrant shopping, recreation, living and mixed use spaces. The Centennial Node will feature a higher order transit corridor and two major transit hubs, which are supported by compact, mixed use development along the Queenston Road and Centennial Parkway corridors.

The Secondary Plan area’s existing residential neighbourhoods are safe, well connected and affordable. The area’s attractive and accessible public spaces, green spaces and streetscapes, along with its strong network of transportation infrastructure provide a unique sense of place that makes the Centennial Neighbourhoods an interesting, dynamic and exciting place.

Map of Centennial 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. 


  • October 2, 2019: The LPAT issued a decision (PDF, 7 MB) declaring that the Centennial Neighbourhoods Secondary Plan is approved in its entirety. 
  • March 15, 2018: Two appeals were made to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (Case No. PL180235). By-law 18-029 is not in effect at this time. 
  • February 14, 2018: Council approved Secondary Plan under By-law 18-029.
  • February 6, 2018: Secondary Plan approved with further amendments 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
Held April 28, 2016
Presenting the the proposed future land use, intensification, and transportation changes to the area.
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 & GIS
71 Main Street West, 5th Floor
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 6685
Email: [email protected]