Hamilton Cemeteries Spring Maintenance


The annual spring maintenance program within Hamilton’s 69 municipally owned and operated cemeteries will begin within the next few weeks.  The maintenance will include a variety of post winter/pre-summer services including (but not limited to):

  • ground maintenance and turf repair
  • leaf and litter pick up
  • grave repair (including tamping, levelling and top dress/seeding)
  • flower bed preparation
  • flat monument maintenance and installations
  • grave site clean ups
  • activation of all water lines.

In accordance with Cemetery By-law 12-151, all artificial flowers and wreaths, glass trinkets, Christmas ornaments and any other item(s) that are in contravention of the By-law will be removed after Easter Monday, April 2, 2018.  As a courtesy to the families of those interred, all items removed by Cemetery staff will be stored for a period of 60 days for reclamation by the owners. 

Public notification respecting the removal of winter items is conveyed through various means including newspaper notices and site signage.

Cemetery Business Office:

Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries (Office Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday)
Phone: 905-546-4704
Email: cemeteries@hamilton.ca