Update: Two down-bound lanes now open for Claremont Access, Sherman Access to be reduced to one lane starting April 1
See below for places that provide transportation to purchase groceries or grocery delivery for people with limited mobility in Hamilton.
Ancaster Community Services Community Bus Shopping with DARTS
Ancaster Community Services offers a bi-weekly transportation program in partnership with DARTS to Fortinos and Walmart. You must call Wednesday before noon for a ride the following Friday.
- West mountain (west of Garth Street)
- West Hamilton (west of 403)
- parts of Dundas based on availability
Cost: Call to inquire; billed monthly
Hours: Friday, closed on Statutory holidays
Banyan Community Services Grocer-Ease
Banyan Community Services Grocer-Ease Program is a grocery delivery service in Hamilton that services:
- Stoney Creek
The program is for seniors or people with a disability.
- $9 for orders under $100
- $2.50 for each additional $25
- Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
- one day's notice is required
Flamborough Red Cross Volunteer Assisted Transportation
The Flamborough Red Cross Volunteer Assisted Transportation program is a group of volunteers who use their own vehicle to take you shopping. Volunteers take people on social assistance to the food bank in Carlisle.
Call to find out the cost.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm
Glanbrook Community Services Volunteer Assisted Transportation
Dundas Community Services Assisted Transportation Program
The Dundas Community Services Assisted Transportation Program provides transportation to grocery shopping in Dundas. This program is for seniors or people with a disability living in Dundas. You must call one week in advance to use this program.
Cost: $6.50 to $16.50
VON Hamilton Shopping by Bus
VON Hamilton's Shopping by Bus program uses an HSR bus to take you to Fortinos or No Frills. This free program includes a volunteer who will help you at the store. Confirm your pick up and drop off times with the superintendent at the site.
Pick up and drop off sites
Every 2nd Wednesday
120 Strathcona Avenue North: 10 am
155 Park Street South: 10:20 am
Every 2nd Thursday
181 Jackson Street West: 8:45 am
95 Hess Street South: 8:45 am
226 Rebecca Street: 9:30 am
30 Sanford Avenue South: 9:50 am
360 King Street East: 10 am
30 West Avenue: 10:25 am
Grocery Shopping by Bus: Senior Tenant Groups
An HSR charter bus takes seniors to local grocery stores near their apartment building. In this program, the grocery store pays for the bus.
This service is offered at the following apartments:
- Mohawk Gardens
- St. Elizabeth Village
- First Place
- Macassa Lodge
This service is offered in the following areas:
- Mohawk and Wellington
- Olde Stoney Creek
- Upper Gage
- East Hamilton
- Mohawk and Magnolia
Hours: the bus runs weekly, biweekly and monthly to various stored.
Contact the manager of your local grocery store for more information or call 905-546-2424 ext. 1837.
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