City Enrichment Fund

Alert
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.

ATS-DARTS

  • 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

  • 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 City of Hamilton invests in the community by providing grants through the City Enrichment Fund.  The City Enrichment Fund 2016 intake process is closed.

The City Enrichment Fund Six Program Areas:

Agriculture

Program Objective

  • To support organizations, events and activities that engage the public in strengthening and celebrating agriculture and its contribution to the economy and quality of life of Hamilton.
  • To encourage action oriented initiatives across the agriculture community that maintain and build the strength of the sector.
  • To help the City of Hamilton achieve its strategic goals.

Program guidelines

Arts

Program Objective

To provide opportunities for all the people of Hamilton to enjoy and actively participate in the arts while:

  • Enhancing social, economic and cultural prosperity
  • Building strength in the arts sector

The City of Hamilton’s investment in the arts is guided by the City Enrichment Fund’s Arts Program.

Program guidelines

Communities, Culture & Heritage

Program Objective

  • To support organizations, events and activities that engage the public in strengthening and celebrating community identity – the people, places and things that make up Hamilton. 

The City of Hamilton’s investment in cultural organizations and activities is guided by the Communities, Culture & Heritage Program of the City Enrichment Fund.

Program guidelines


Community Services

Program Objectives

  • To help the City of Hamilton achieve its strategic goals.
  • To enhance the quality of life of all individuals, neighbourhoods and communities.
  • To contribute to local economic development by supporting quality outcome based community programs that will assist in attracting and retaining new business, immigrants, and others to the city of Hamilton.

The City of Hamilton’s investment in community services is guided by the Community Services Program of the City Enrichment Fund.

Program guidelines

Environmental

Program Objective

To provide opportunities for all Hamilton residents to enjoy and actively participate in initiatives that promote clean air, water, and soil while:

  • Protecting and enhancing biodiversity
  • Providing access to natural spaces
  • Addressing the challenges of climate change

The Environmental Program encourages action-oriented initiatives that protect, rehabilitate, or enhance the natural environment, or that build the strength of the environmental sector.

Program guidelines

Sport & Active Lifestyles

Program Objective

To provide opportunities for all the people of Hamilton to enjoy and actively participate in sport while:

  • Enhancing social, economic and cultural opportunities
  • Building community pride and connection

This funding program provides annual grants to support the operation (administration and programming) of established sport organizations and community associations.

Program guidelines

Thursday, February 4, 2016
9:30 am
Grants Sub-Committee Meeting
Room 264
Meeting Agenda  (PDF, 1811 KB)

Friday, May 27, 2016
9:30 am
Grants Sub-Committee
Room 830
Meeting Agenda (PDF, 14.7 MB)

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 9:30 am
    Grants Sub-Committee Report to General Issues Committee
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    General Issues Committee Report to Council at 5 pm

Friday, September 9, 2016
9:30 am
Grants Sub-Committee Meeting
Room 264

Thursday, October 27, 2016
9:30 am
Grants Sub-Committee Meeting
Room 264

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2016

Contact 

Rosanna Melatti
Administrative & City Enrichment Fund Coordinator
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4524
Email: rosanna.melatti@hamilton.ca