Municipal Service Centres

Alert
July 21, 2016 - 12:31pm

Hamilton Fire Department Issues Open Air Burning Ban - July 21, 2016

HAMILTON, ON – July 21, 2016 – Due to current dry weather conditions coupled with the continued forecast of extreme temperatures with no appreciable rain in the near future, the Hamilton Fire Department has issued an immediate ban on all open air burning in the City of Hamilton.  This ban suspends all approved Open Air Burning Permits.

More information and details about the ban.

Holiday Closures
July 27, 2016 - 12:33pm

Civic Holiday Monday, August 1 - What's Open & What's Closed

All City of Hamilton administrative offices will be closed on Civic Holiday, Monday, August 1

  • For emergencies involving roads, water mains, sewer systems, public health and safety issues, please call 905-546-2489.

Green Cart, Recycling and Garbage Collection

  • There will be no green cart, blue box, bulk waste, yard waste, or garbage pick-up on Monday, August 1.
  • Your pick-up will be one day later if it falls on or after the holiday.
  • Waste must be at the curb by 7 am.

To view your collection schedule, visit www.hamilton.ca/waste.
Community Recycling Centres and Transfer Stations will be closed on Monday, August 1.

HSR Bus Schedules

  • The HSR will be operating on Sunday/Holiday service hours on Monday, August 1.
  • Call HSR information at 905-527-4441 or visit www.hamilton.ca/hsr for more details.

ATS-DARTS

  • DARTS will be operating holiday service hours on Monday, August 1.
  • All subscription trips on DARTS, with the exception of dialysis, are cancelled for Monday, August 1.
  • If passengers need to travel on this day, they must make an advance reservation to do so.

ATS customer service will be closed on Monday, August 1.

Recreation

  • Recreation Centres, Seniors Centres and Arenas will be closed on Monday, August 1.
  • Seniors Clubs will be open.
  • Wading Pools will be closed on Monday, August 1, with the exception of Dundas Driving Park and Gage Park sites. 
  • Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre and outdoor pools (with the exception of Birge) will be open on Monday August 1 on a modified holiday schedule.
  • For more information, visit Civic Holiday Outdoor Pool Schedules

Hamilton Civic Museums

  • All museums will be closed on closed on Monday, August 1.

Tourism Hamilton Visitor Information Centre

Hamilton Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market hours are as follows:

  • Sunday, July 31 - Closed
  • Monday, August 1 - Closed
  • Tuesday, August 2 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Wednesday, August 3 - Closed
  • Thursday, August 4 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Friday, August 5 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday, August 6 - 7 am to 5 pm

Hamilton Public Library

  • All Hamilton Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, August 1 for the Civic holiday.
  • Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, August 2 for all library locations. Please visit www.hpl.ca for more information.

Public Health Services

For Public Health matters concerning:

  • Reports of suspected reportable diseases and food poisoning, call 905-546-2063
  • Reports of environmental spills, fires or other events that may be a health hazard or safety issue, call 905-546-2489
  • Reports of rabies animal exposures, call 905-546-2489
  • Safe Water Program issues that may be a health hazard, call 905-546-2489 or visit www.hamilton.ca/safewater

Ontario Works

  • All Ontario Works offices will be closed on Monday, August 1, and will reopen Tuesday, August 2 at 8:30 am.
  • The Employment Resource Centre located at 181 Main St. West (Career Development Centre) will be closed on Monday, August 1. It will be open to assist you with any employment service needs on Tuesday, August 2 at 8:30 am.

Animal Services

  • The Animal Services Shelter will be closed on Sunday, July 31 and Monday, August 1.
  • For 24-hour Animal Services emergency issues, please call: 905-574-3433

Property Tax Payments

  • During the holiday, you may submit your property tax payment into a drop box at the rear doors of City Hall, 71 Main Street West or at one of our Municipal Service Centres. Only cheque payments will be accepted in the drop box.
  • All Municipal Service Centres will be closed on Monday, August 1 and will reopen on Tuesday, August 2.
  • Tax payments can also be made online or through telebanking, set up through your financial institution.

Municipal Service Centre locations:

Payments may also be made anytime by mail to:

The City of Hamilton
c/o Tax Department
71 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5

Parking Tickets

Payment of parking violations can be made by mail to the pre-printed address indicated on the parking tag or dropped off into the drop box at the nearest Municipal Service Centre or Taxation Division (noted above). The Hamilton Municipal Parking System office at 80 Main St. West, at Summers Lane, also accepts payments for parking violations at its drop box.

Traffic Violations

Service Canada and the City of Hamilton have partnered to bring additional services to the Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough and Hamilton City Hall Municipal Service Centres.


Municipal Service Centre Hours 
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed on Holidays


Municipal Service Centre Hours 
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed on Holidays

Service Canada Hours
Tuesday
9:30 am to 3:30 pm


Flamborough
New location now open!

163 Dundas Street East

Municipal Service Centre Hours 
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed on Holidays

Service Canada Hours
2nd and 4th Thursday of every month
10:00 am to 3:00 pm


Municipal Service Centre Hours 
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed on Holidays


Hamilton City Hall
71 Main Street West

Municipal Service Centre Hours 
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed on Holidays

Service Canada Hours
Friday
9:30 am to 3:30 pm


Stoney Creek
777 Highway No. 8

Municipal Service Centre Hours 
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed on Holidays


The following services are available in-person at your local Municipal Service Centres (MSC):

  • Property Taxes
  • Parking Ticket Payments
  • Traffic Ticket Payments
  • Blue Boxes
  • Animal Licensing
  • HSR Bus Tickets & Passes
  • Presto Transit Cards
  • Recreation Gift Cards
  • Golf Memberships & Passes
  • Recreation Registration
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Burn Permits
  • Well Water Test Kits
  • Composters

Service Canada and the City of Hamilton have partnered to bring additional services to the Dundas and Flamborough Municipal Service Centres.

The following is a list of the services that are available at the two centres:

All Canadians

  • Social Insurance Number Application
  • ecoAUTO Rebate Program
  • Passport Information
  • Pleasure Craft License

Aboriginal People

  • Common Experience Payment (CEP)

Employers and Organizations

  • Hiring Foreign Workers
  • Labour Market Information
  • Record of Employment

Families and Children

  • Canada Pension Plan Children's Benefits
  • Canada Pension Plan Death Benefit
  • Canada Pension Plan Survivor's Pension
  • Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits
  • Employment Insurance Family Supplement
  • Employment Insurance Maternity and Parental Benefits
  • Universal Child Care Benefit

Newcomers to Canada

  • Foreign Credentials Referral

Persons with Disabilities

  • Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits
  • Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Seniors

  • Allowance for the Survivor Program
  • Canada Pension Plan Retirement Pension
  • Guaranteed Income Supplement
  • Old Age Security

Workers

  • Canadian Forces Recruitment Awareness
  • Employment Insurance Regular Benefits
  • Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police Recruitment Awareness

Youth and Students

  • Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
  • Youth Skills Link
  • SCCY Information

Service Ontario and Service Canada

For all Service Ontario locations in Hamilton, visit www.ServiceOntario.ca.

For all Service Canada locations in Hamilton, visit www.ServiceCanada.ca.