Make the commitment to “Green Your Routine” and take ownership of your food scraps and other organic waste. Together, as residents of Hamilton we have the power to make a difference in our beautiful city. It starts with you!
It is easy to #GreenYourRoutine; change your waste disposal habits, use your green bin, and get gold!
Take the pledge online or pledge in person at one of our local events (see below for dates and locations).Read more
Looking to have an event in your neighbourhood or begin a grassroots initiative? The City of Hamilton may be able to help through its Neighbourhood Engagement Matching Grant Program. This program provides one-time matching funds, up to $1,000 maximum, to support neighbourhood and place-based grassroots initiatives across all neighbourhoods in Hamilton. There are three areas of focus: Building Community, Changing Spaces, and Building Capacity.Read more
Symbiosis matches grad students (masters and PhD) looking for lower cost housing with older adults (age 55+) who can offer a clean, furnished bedroom in their home or apartment. Students agree to help the senior around the house with some basic tasks such as groceries, yard work, etc. The goal is to match 5-10 student/senior pairs in the pilot phase (September to May). If you are interested in learning more, please contact Soumeya or visit the website
To keep residents informed about crime in their area, the Hamilton Police Service publishes a City of Hamilton Crime Map.
Hamilton Police Service is committed to working in partnership with our community. Citizens can now connect with the Service using an online crime mapping tool to reduce crime and improve public safety in the City of Hamilton. Crime mapping helps the public get a better understanding of the crime activity in their area so they can make more informed decisions about how to stay safe.Read more
Do you garden for nature? Does your patch of earth include habitat for bees and butterflies and other pollinators? Then you are invited to apply to the Hamilton Monarch Awards!
The Monarch Awards recognize Hamilton gardens and gardeners for their contribution to a bio-diverse, sustainable environment.Read more
The City of Hamilton today announced that members of the design and development community are invited to submit projects for the 7th Urban Design and Architecture Awards.
The Urban Design and Architecture Awards is a biennial event that recognizes and celebrates excellence in the design of our urban environment. Owners, urban designers, architects, landscape architects, planners, contractors, engineers, consultants and students are invited and encouraged to submit projects such as:
Single buildings, Groups of buildings, Open spaces, Landscapes, Additions and alterations, Adaptive reuse, Restoration, Installations, Brownfield redevelopment, Streetscapes, Ecological restoration and design projects, Parks, Public art, Planning studies and Student workRead more
The City's Forestry Division will be monitoring West Hamilton weekly for Gypsy Moths in an effort to protect the trees, and environment from this non-native invasive species. An effective monitoring method includes the installation of sticky bands and pheromone traps.
To learn more about the program please download the full information update here.
The David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc.
Category: Large-Scale Public Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect (over 5 ha)
The CSLA Awards of Excellence celebrate work that is inspiring, exhilarating, and remarkably diverse. The Awards of Excellence honour distinctive design, ground-breaking research, sustainable landscape management and much more. Our CSLA landscape architects revitalize derelict inner-city shorelines and fashion pedestrian-friendly streetscapes. They build avant-garde residential gardens and turn brownfields into sustainable parks. They shape our urban landscapes, spearheading city-wide planning and design. Each year, jurors select exceptional projects across many areas of expertise.Read more
The City of Hamilton’s new facility to treat the biosolids resulting from the city’s wastewater treatment process is moving ahead with the signing of an agreement between the City of Hamilton and Harbour City Solutions, the company that will ultimately deliver the project.
This public-private-partnership is also supported through funding from PPP Canada for the design, building, finance, operation and maintenance of a facility that will take the nutrient-rich organic materials that result from the wastewater treatment process and turn them into pellets to be sold for fertilizer or fuel.
Harbour City Solutions, the selected proponent for the project, is a consortium of companies that will create the designs, obtain financing, and oversee the construction of the facility. They will also operate and maintain it for a period of 30 years once construction is complete.Read more