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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.


  • 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 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

May 18, 2016 - 2:25pm

Community & Emergency Services Summer 2016 Newsletter

Ontario Birth Certificates

  • Do you need help getting an Ontario Birth Certificate?
  • Are you having a difficult time filling out the form?
  • Do you need help paying the fee?

We may be able to help
Ontario Works Offices will re-start their ID Clinics this year. Please contact your case manager to have your name placed on the registration list for a future ID Clinic date.

Example of an Ontario Birth Certificate

Tips for beating the heat

A community heat response initiative

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Go to an air conditioned place
  • Take a cool bath or shower
  • Close your blinds or curtains
  • Open windows to let air circulate when using a fan
  • Check on your neighbors and family
  • For more information visit www.hamilton.ca/heat

  • City of Hamilton 905-546-2489
  • Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000
  • Emergency Services 911

Bed bugs are back! We need to act

Where can I get help?

Need info about assistance for bed bug prep?
Call Housing Help Centre at 905-526-8100

For landlord and tenant conficts?
Call Hamilton Community Legal Clinic at 905-527-4572

Visit Landlord Tenant Tribunal

Landlord not arranging bed bug treatment?
Call Public Health Services at 905-546-2489

Have infested furniture you need to throw out for bulk pickup?
For bags and disposal call City of Hamilton, Public Works at 905-546-2489
For more information and videos visit www.hamilton.ca/bedbugs

Do you live in CityHousing and have questions about bed bugs?
Call CityHousing Hamilton at 905-546-2121

Recreation Summer Programs


Free morning and afternoon drop-in programs in City parks throughout July and August. The Supie at your neighbourhood location is trained in all types of activities from sports to crafts and is on site for kids ages 6 to 12.

Parents are always welcome to come and participate in activities with their children. Exciting activities are different every day, so visit often and don’t miss out! For park locations and hours visit www.hamilton.ca/supie

Free Fitness in the Park

A free one hour, drop-in program in City Parks throughout July and August. The fitness instructor at your neighborhood location will instruct you in Boot Camp, Family and Friends Cardio Dance & Heart Smart fitness programs for all ages. Instructor is prepared to offer fitness modifications if required.

Classes will be canceled for inclement weather or Stage 3 Heat Alerts. For park locations and hours visit www.hamilton.ca/outdoorfitnessprograms or call 905-546-3747 for more information.

Thinking of upgrading your skills for employment?

Employment Ontario services work together to help you get the training, skills and experience to achieve your goals.

Upgrading is important to prepare you for further education, training and employment so you can:

  • refresh your skills and feel confident
  • be prepared for the workload
  • be successful on workplace entrance tests
  • complete work tasks independently

If you need help finding the program that is right for you contact the Learning Network at 905-527-2222 or visit www.abea.on.ca

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All Literacy and Basic Skills Services are programs of Employment Ontario and funded by the Ontario Government.

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Contact us today to learn more about how our employment services can be customized for you.

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Hamilton, Ontario
Phone: 905-528-6611

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