HAMILTON, ON - After focusing on assisting encampment residents with moving into emergency housing options over the past week, members of the City’s Encampment Task Force will begin enforcing the City’s encampment bylaws Thursday.
This follows a week where task force members continued their work with encampment residents to provide them with information about the options available to them. People sleeping rough in encampments were also made aware of the recent lifting of an injunction which had previously prevented the City from enforcing its bylaws.
Hamilton, ON – With the lifting of a Superior Court injunction, the City of Hamilton will again be enforcing its bylaws prohibiting encampments on public property.
The injunction took effect on July 30 and was lifted on October 6. It temporarily restricted the City’s authority to enforce bylaws that prohibit camping on public property.
HAMILTON, ON - The City remains committed to the health and safety needs of all residents as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. This includes addressing the impact this has had on our most vulnerable residents by taking a proactive, organized approach to connecting those who sleep rough, to safer and more humane housing options.