Improving our Parks

Gage Park

Gage Park is a 30 hectare multi-use park located at 1000 Main Street East in Ward 3.

The site is bounded by Main Street East, Gage Avenue, Lawrence Road and the homes of Rothsay Avenue. Gage Park is being upgraded in accordance with the Master Plan (2010). Due to the large number, upgrades are being done in multiple stages over many years. 

CSLA LogoThe Canadian Society of Landscape Architects has awarded Hamilton's Gage Park with the CSLA's Inaugural Legacy Project Award for 2016. Learn more about the recognition.


  • March 2021 (weather permitting) to June 2021 - Construction of the Delta, Rothsay and Montclair entrance features
  • 2017 - Construction of new tropical greenhouse in progress
  • August 29, 2015 - Pump track opening
  • July 2015 - Replacement of walkway lights on the west side
  • Spring 2015 - Gage Avenue South sidewalk and entrance
  • June 2014 - Fountain terraces rebuilt
  • May 2013 - Fountain restoration completed
  • 2012 - Redevelopment of baseball diamonds 
  • 2011 - Construction of greenhouses
  • 2009 to 2010 - Perennial gardens and Main Street entrance

Walkway lighting and paving - phase 2

 The replacement of these two site items will be completed in several years. The scope of the work includes:

  • Replacing the remainder of the walkway lights with new poles and LED fixtures
  • Replacing power supply panels for festival and event vendor
  • Replacement of electrical distribution system
  • Replacement of primary walkways with a hard surface

Stormwater management and flood remediation

The stormwater management pond is in the detailed design stage. The Environmental Assessment was completed from 2011-2013. This work includes:

  • Developing stormwater management pond in Gage Park that will blend with the existing park and provide flood relief to study area residents. 
  • Completed an environmental assessment to review hydraulic conditions and capacity of the storm sewer systems in the Rothsay Avenue district and develop a preferred design to lessen flooding conditions.

Gage Park has been evolving since 1919.

The park includes:

  • the Children’s Museum
  • Gage Park Fountain
  • perennial gardens
  • Public Works yard
  • greenhouses
  • the tropical house
  • the Roselawn Lawn Bowling Club
  • the Rosedale Tennis Club
  • the Robinson Bandshell
  • rose gardens
  • baseball diamonds
  • play areas
  • spray pad
  • an extensive walkway system
  • open green passive areas
  • mature trees

Gage Park Master Plan

The Gage Park Master Plan was approved on March 31, 2010. This plan will guide all future development work in the park. 

Contact us

If you have any questions or wish to submit a comment, contact:

Louise Thomassin  BLA, OALA, ISA-2020A
Landscape Architect
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1303
Email: [email protected]