News Releases

City of Hamilton weather related closures and service impacts

With the inclement weather continuing to intensify, and out of concern for resident and employee safety, the City of Hamilton is closing all City administrative offices and facilities as of 1:00 p.m. today.

The City will continue to keep residents updated through our website via tweets through @cityofhamilton. For your quick reference,  refer to the webpage capturing these impacts.

The City’s Customer Contact Centre will remain in operation until 4:30pm  at which time will transition to after-hours dispatch.  With respect to POA, the Courts will continue to operate, however administrative offices and Municipal Services Centres will close.

Additional Public Safety Messaging
As we are seeing high waves, water spray and icy conditions at the Waterfront Trail next to Lake Ontario, the City is encouraging residents to stay away from this area for the duration of the storm as it could be dangerous if residents get too close.

If anyone is concerned about an individual on the street, the Salvation Army can be contacted at 905-527-1444 ext. 0.

Roads
Maintenance crews are continuing to address roadway surface conditions on our Priority 1 and 2 roads. In-house crews and contracted equipment are presently addressing City owned sidewalks, schools and HSR bus stops. Service will continue until the council approved LOS is met. Follow our Plow Tracker to see the progress of our winter maintenance vehicles.

Waste Management
Due to today’s weather conditions, the City of Hamilton is advising residents that waste collection is progressing slower than usual. Residents are asked to be patient as their collection may take place later than normal. At this time front end bin garbage and recycling cart collection at multi-residential buildings is impacted and significant delays may push collection into Wednesday. 

In addition to the delay, high winds are occurring and we are asking residents to take steps to secure their recycling material and waste containers.

Additional cancellations include:

  • All recreation centres will close by 1 p.m. The following early morning programs are also cancelled:
    • Ancaster Aquatic Centre (6:30 a.m.)
    • H.G. Brewster Pool (6:30 a.m.)
    • Valley Park Community Centre (6:30 a.m.)
    • Westmount Recreation Centre (6:30 a.m.)
    • Hill Park Recreation Centre (7:30 a.m.)
    • The early morning  ice program at Harry Howell Arena
  • City of Hamilton Preventive Dental Clinic at 247 Centennial Parkway North is closed today.
  • The Van Mobile Needle Syringe Program will be closed tonight due to continuing inclement weather.

HSR
We are experiencing delays throughout the city, up to 10mins on various routes. We have extra buses strategically placed throughout the city to help support service.

  • Transcab - answering phones and providing service in a timely manner.
  • DARTS is experiencing significant delays and cancellations to service. They will continue to monitor and are updating on their social media channels as well.
  • We will continue to provide updates on social media, as well as real time delays on @HSRnow.

Utility Companies
Our utility companies are not currently reporting any outages. For updates on power outages in the city please visit:

Additional Public Safety Messaging
As we are seeing high waves, water spray and icy conditions at the Waterfront Trail next to Lake Ontario, the City is encouraging residents to stay away from this area for the duration of the storm as it could be dangerous if residents get too close.

If anyone is concerned about an individual on the street, the Salvation Army can be contacted at 905-527-1444 ext. 0.