Brownfields/ERASE Programs

Worn down vacant building on industrial property

Service at a Glance

How is the City encouraging the redevelopment of Brownfields?

The City's Environmental Remediation and Site Enhancement (ERASE) Community Improvement Plan is a set of programs designed to encourage and promote brownfield redevelopment.

Brownfields are defined generally as:

  • underdeveloped or previously developed properties that may be contaminated
  • usually, but not exclusively, former industrial or commercial properties that may be underutilized, derelict or vacant

Hamilton is one of the oldest and most heavily industrialized cities in Canada and includes a large number of brownfields in Hamilton’s older industrial areas, downtown, and throughout the urbanized area.

Does the City offer incentives to remediate Brownfields?

If you are a property owner or purchaser of potentially contaminated land within the urban area you may be eligible to apply for a number of Programs through the  ERASE CIP. Grants are available from the City of Hamilton to pay for certain eligible costs towards the assessment and remediation of brownfield properties.