Hamilton, ON – Starting this morning, City By-law officers will be attending the demonstration in the City Hall forecourt to check on compliance with the Field Orders issued to demonstrators last week and require removal of any tents, structures or equipment.
If a person refuses to comply with the order and removal requirement, a Trespass Notice will be issued to them.
By-law officers officially notified individuals on the forecourt last Thursday that tents and other structures needed to be removed from City Hall by 11:59 pm last night.
Hamilton, ON - Today, City Bylaw officers will be issuing notices to remove tents and other structures that have been erected as part of the protest on the forecourt of Hamilton City Hall.
The notices, issued under sections 17 and 18 of the City's Parks Bylaw, do not impact people's right to gather in front of City Hall to demonstrate. The City will continue to monitor that crowd sizes adhere to provincial COVID-19 orders, which limit gatherings outdoors to 25 people.
Hamilton, ON – City officials are working with protestors outside of City Hall to encourage them to express their views in a way that adheres to provincial COVID-19 safety orders.
Earlier today, approximately 75 demonstrators congregated at Hamilton City Hall to express their views on City policing and budgeting issues. The demonstration, which also saw generators, tents, and outdoor lighting brought to City Hall, was nearly triple the number of people allowed to assemble in one place under provincial pandemic orders.