Elfrida Growth Area Study

Notice of Community Meeting & Workshop

The City invites you to attend a community meeting & workshop for the Elfrida Growth Area Study. The purpose of the meeting and workshop is to learn about the studies underway for the area and to help develop a vision and principles for how the future community could develop.

Community meeting - June 21

Join us at one of our community meeting sessions to learn about the Elfrida Growth Area Study and the Elfrida Subwatershed Study.

At this meeting, you will have the opportunity to:

  • learn about the background information collected for the area
  • view the findings from the Phase 1 Subwatershed Study
  • participate in small table group discussions where you help craft a preliminary vision and design principles that will explore ideas for future growth and development in the study area - this information will be used at the workshop.

Meeting details

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Afternoon session: 4 to 6 pm | Presentation at 4 pm
Evening session: 6:30 to 8:30 pm | Presentation at 6:30 pm
Location: Valley Park Recreation Centre and Arena, 970 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek (gymnasium)

Workshop - June 22

Join us at a workshop! Please register for one of the workshop sessions by email to elfrida@hamilton.ca or 905-546-2424 ext. 4498 

At this workshop, you will be asked to:

  • work in small groups with a member of the project team
  • explore ideas for how the Elfrida Growth Study Area could grow and develop in the future
  • explore opportunities related to land use, built form, access and greenspace.

Workshop details

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Afternoon workshop: 3 to 5 pm
Evening workshop: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Valley Park Recreation Centre and Arena, 970 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek (gymnasium)

Open house

Unable to attend workshop but want to hear results? Join us after the workshop from 8 to 9 pm to review the material.

Do you have accessibility requirements to attend? Contact elfrida@hamilton.ca or 905-546-2424 ext. 4948. Advance requests are encouraged to enable us to meet your needs adequately.

Contact us

For more information or questions about each study, contact:

Elfrida Growth Area Study:

Alissa Mahood
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1250
Email: alissa.mahood@hamilton.ca

Kirsten McCauley
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext.1287
Email: kirsten.mccauley@hamilton.ca

Elfrida Subwatershed Study:

Melanie Anderton
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 6412
Email: iplanning@hamilton.ca


The City of Hamilton is growing and the population is projected to increase to 660,000 by 2031. While the City has made efforts to intensify within the current Urban Boundary to meet targets for intensification, a future urban boundary expansion growth area is required to accommodate population growth.

Preferred location for new growth

In reviewing opportunities for where growth could occur, the Elfrida area has been identified as the preferred location to accommodate new growth to 2031 and beyond.

This area was selected through the City’s comprehensive Growth Related Integrated Development Strategy (GRIDS) process.

The Elfrida Growth Area Study is a unique opportunity to develop a complete urban community that:

  • achieves transit supportive densities with multi-modal connections to existing urban areas
  • efficiently uses existing and new servicing infrastructure
  • integrates well with the adjacent urban lands. 

This project will develop a growth scenario for the area that manages impacts to the natural heritage system and surrounding agricultural lands while protecting important natural features.

The City of Hamilton has retained a consulting team to prepare a number of studies for the Elfrida Growth Area Study, including:

  • Secondary Plan
  • Transportation Management Plan
  • Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plans
  • Agricultural Impact Assessment
  • Commercial Lands Review
  • Phasing/Staging/Implementation Strategy
  • Urban Design Guidelines
  • Natural Heritage Review
  • Cultural Heritage Assessment (both built and landscape)
  • Financial Investment Strategy

The Secondary Plan will conform to the requirements of the Planning Act and the Places to Grow Growth Plan. The Transportation Management Plan and Water/Wastewater Servicing Master Plan will satisfy Phase 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.

Related studies

  • The City is also undertaking a Subwatershed Study that will inform the development of the Secondary Plan. 

Contact us

Kirsten McCauley
Planner, Community Planning & Design
71 Main Street West, 6th Floor
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext.1287
Email: kirsten.mccauley@hamilton.ca

Alissa Mahood
Senior Project Manager, Community Planning & Design
71 Main Street West, 6th Floor
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext.1250
Email: alissa.mahood@hamilton.ca