Toxic blue-green algae has been confirmed at Pier 4 Beach in Hamilton Harbour.  Do not come into contact with the water. City of Hamilton conducting clean up along parts of the Hamilton Harbour shoreline.

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COVID-19 Update: City of Hamilton operational updates

HAMILTON, ON – The City of Hamilton is announcing some brief operational updates as it relates to the COVID-19 response in Hamilton.

City park recommendations

The City of Hamilton is strongly recommending that residents avoid the use of City park equipment. Residents are welcome to enjoy park greenspaces in small groups while observing social distancing practices, however, they should be aware that park equipment and play structures are not sanitized. The City strongly recommends against the use of City park equipment.   

Community Recycling Centres Reopening

Beginning tomorrow, the City will be re-opening its three Community Recycling Centres to accommodate residents who are taking this opportunity to do some spring cleaning. Also the transfer stations will reopen to commercial businesses. These facilities can operate while maintaining social distancing. Only credit/debit payments will be available at this time.


Parking enforcement for residential permits, time limits (12hr, 1hr etc.) have been relaxed until further notice to help those working from home or self-isolating. However if residents notice any  vehicles blocking driveways or bike lanes, please report to 905-540-6000.

Hamilton Farmers’ Market

The Hamilton Farmers' Market remains open at this time Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with most vendors open for business, including take-out prepared food. Be sure to practice the 6 foot social distancing rule and use the sanitizer stations at the entrances to the facility.

Additional Resources


Jasmine Graham
Senior Communications Officer
City of Hamilton
905-546-2424, ext. 1430
[email protected]

Michelle Shantz
Communications and Media Advisor
Office of Mayor Fred Eisenberger
[email protected]