During today’s December 8 City Council meeting, Council approved the City of Hamilton 2018 Water, Wastewater / Storm Rate Budget as well as the City’s Tax Supported Capital Budget.
With the approved rates for the 2018 Water, Wastewater / Storm Rate Budget landing at a combined rate increase of 4.5% effective January 1, 2018. The average resident’s bill in 2018 will be $690.70 for a household consuming 200 cubic metres of water annually representing an increase of $29.75 annually.Read more
The Tourism and Culture Division at the City of Hamilton is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 City of Hamilton Arts Awards. This annual program promotes the City of Hamilton’s pride in its arts community by inspiring success, fostering growth and celebrating the talent that drives this vital part of our city. Citizens nominate artists for consideration by independent juries who choose 20 Emerging and Established artists to honour for their excellence in 11 arts disciplines. Each successful nominee is presented with a cash award and civic recognition.
Click the image to download the Nomination Package in PDF!Read more
In Public Health Services we know that oral health is essential to overall health and that often the biggest barrier to care is cost - this is especially difficult for low income families and individuals who do not have employer paid insurance, and this is an issue across the country. Locally, the City of Hamilton helps to address some of these gaps in services by providing services such as our Dental Health Bus, Downtown Dental Clinic and Seniors Oral Health Outreach program.Read more
Update: Data from Food Safety, Ontario Works, Water Supply & Distribution, and Waste & Recycling is now available on the Citizen Dashboard!
Data from five additional municipal services will be added in January 2018 including Building Permits & Inspections, City Finances, Economic Development, Housing Services, and HSR Transit.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Citizen Dashboard in Hamilton!Read more
Could you be our next Snow Angel? Or do you know one?
Through the Snow Angels Program, volunteers clear snow from the walkways of some of Hamilton’s most vulnerable residents. After a minimum of a 3cm snowfall, volunteers are asked to shovel the client’s sidewalk, walkway from the entrance door to the sidewalk and the windrow – the snow left behind at the end of the driveway after the plow has cleared the road. This selfless support allows these residents safe passage for themselves and their caregivers.
All matched new volunteers are provided with warm winter wear – a hat, gloves and socks – courtesy of Mark’s, and all are invited to an appreciation event in the spring. High school students can take advantage of this opportunity to accumulate community service hours for graduation.Read more
Are you a SoBi member? We need you!
The SoBi Members Survey is an annual questionnaire that helps SoBi Hamilton better understand who is using the system, how it is used, and how SoBi fits within the city’s overall transportation system.Your feedback assists us to accurately plan for the future of the system. By completing the survey, you will be entered into a draw to win a $20 riding credit!
Hamilton Fire Department reminds you to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) in your home by getting all fuel-burning appliances inspected annually.
“In Ontario, more than 65% of injuries and deaths from CO occur in the home,” said Hamilton Fire Chief David Cunliffe. “We want to make sure everyone is safe from CO. Get all fuel-burning appliances inspected by a registered contractor.” Visit COSafety.ca to find a registered contractor near you.Read more
Taking care of your mind is equally as important as taking care of your body. That’s why City of Hamilton Public Health Services is rolling out a community campaign focusing on how to care for our mental well-being using the 5 Ways to Mental Well-Being. The 5 Ways are simple activities that can support and build mental well-being when practiced regularly.
What is Mental Well-Being? Mental well-being is the capacity of people to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance the ability to enjoy life and deal with challenges. This means everyone, including those who are struggling or have a mental illness, has the capacity to feel good and function well in their lives. It is best supported by a balance of social, physical, psychological and emotional well-being.Read more
Fill out a survey for a chance to win 1 of 10 iPads! Survey closes November 12, 2017.
The Hamilton Public Library (HPL) is currently updating its strategic plan. As part of this process they are reaching out to understand the community better. Whether individuals use the HPL a lot, a little, or not at all, they want to hear from you.
Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey.Read more