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Boardwalk Grand Opening & Media Waterfront Tour

HAMILTON, ON – June 16, 2016 – The City of Hamilton today announced that the public and media are invited to the “grand opening” of the Pier 7 boardwalk and transient docking station, taking place on Monday, June 20 starting at 10:30 am.

The City of Hamilton is now fully engaged in the transformational plan for the Waterfront. As part of this work, one of the first projects to see completion is the new breakwater structures and the boardwalk and transient docking station at Pier 7.

Celebrating the grand opening will be Mayor Fred Eisenberger, Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr, and representatives from City of Hamilton’s Public Works, Planning and Economic Development, Hamilton Waterfront Trust and the Hamilton Port Authority.

Following the grand opening ceremony, there will be a one-hour guided media tour of the West Harbour investment area by boat.

Media pre-registration for the boat tour is required before Friday, June 17 at 4 pm.


Where

West Harbour Boardwalk
(in front of William’s Coffee)
47 Discovery Dr.
Hamilton, Ontario

When

Monday, June 20, 2016:
10:30 to 11 am – Boardwalk Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
11:15 am to 12 noon – Waterfront Tour by Boat for Media Representatives 

RSVP

Grand opening event is open to the public. Media must pre-register in advance for the waterfront boat tour by Friday, June 17 at 4 pm so that capacity plans can be finalized.

Interviews and photo opportunities will be available onsite.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ann Lamanes – Communications Officer, City of Hamilton [email protected] or call 905-546-2424 ext. 5541 


About the Waterfront Redevelopment Project

The City of Hamilton’s waterfront redevelopment positions the community to meet the cultural and recreational needs of a growing city. Over the last three decades, investments are helping to transform this area into a genuine public space for people to live, work, and play. The next five years will see great change along the waterfront. The West Harbour community will turn into a vibrant, mixed-use, transit-supportive and pedestrian-friendly place. Plans include:

  • Developing cultural, commercial and recreational uses
  • Providing a greater range of attractions year-round
  • Bringing economic opportunity through new construction, employment, tourism and cultural and commercial development

For more information about the Hamilton Waterfront, visit www.hamilton.ca/westharbour or contact:

Chris Phillips
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 5304
Email: [email protected]