HAMILTON, ON - Building activity is a key economic indicator that provides insight on the health of a municipality. Today, the City of Hamilton’s Chief Building Official Ed VanderWindt announced that the city has officially surpassed $1 billion worth of construction for 2019, marking the earliest point in a year that the City has hit this significant milestone. The City’s previous record for reaching the $1 billion milestone was 9 months, set just last year in 2018. The City has reached this milestone in 9 of the last 10 years.
HAMILTON, ON – The City of Hamilton is taking your building permits online with a new service launching today. It’s as easy as completing an online application, uploading your digital drawings and documents, sending in any revisions electronically and then receiving your approved building permit. It’s all part of the City’s “Open for Business” initiative with the goal of streamlining processes to create consistent, predictable and customer-focused services that encourage investment of small and medium sized enterprises and support for entrepreneurs.
HAMILTON, ON - The City of Hamilton continues to find circumstances of property owners who do renovations without a building permit. Building without a building permit is not only against the law, it endangers the health and lives of our citizens. Getting a building permit keeps all citizens safe by ensuring that buildings are constructed to a safe and healthy standard. A recent verdict was issued on November 27, 2018 regarding four charges laid against two Hamilton homeowners identifying how important this is to our community.
HAMILTON, ON - The City of Hamilton continues to experience a building boom. Hamilton is unstoppable. For the sixth consecutive year and seventh time in the past eight years, construction activity within the City of Hamilton reached the $1 billion mark. The year 2017 produced a diversified distribution of construction activity.
Hamilton, ON - October 3, 2017 - The City of Hamilton’s Chief Building Official, Ed VanderWindt, announced today that the city has officially surpassed $1 billion dollars’ worth of construction for 2017 - $1,003,737,444 as of September 29, 2017.
The $1 billion target represents 6,606 building projects in the residential, institutional, commercial and industrial sectors. The target was achieved in only nine months.
HAMILTON, ON - December 8, 2016 - The City of Hamilton’s Chief Building Official, Ed VanderWindt, today announced that the city has officially surpassed $1 billion dollars’ worth of construction for 2016 – $1,010,000 to be exact as of this afternoon.
City breaks record on number of Building Permits issued
The $1 billion target represents 8,741 building projects in the residential, institutional, commercial and industrial sectors – the highest number ever.
Hamilton, ON – August 29, 2016 – With the increasing popularity of retired shipping containers being given new life in building or storage, the City of Hamilton is reminding residents and landowners that a Building Permit must be in place before bringing containers onto their properties.
The Ontario Building Code recognizes shipping containers, which range in area from 160 to 320 square feet, as structures when used on land. The construction or placement of any structure over 10 square meters, (108 square feet) requires a Building Permit.