After a successful pilot year evidenced by student-senior pairs’ testimonials and their decision to continue their co-housing arrangement beyond the pilot, we are pleased to announce that we are continuing our program in 2018-2019.
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. This matching would be based upon initial application, interviews, and then agreed upon contracts. The contract is a pre-determined amount of time, with the option to extend if mutually desirable. We are now offering long-term (1 year) and short-term (3-4 months) stays, ideal to try the co-housing experience out and get your feet wet.
Over the past ten years, the Hamilton community has experienced over 2,000 residential and commercial Break and Enters annually. The objective of Safeguard Hamilton is to have specially trained Hamilton Police Service Auxiliary Officers conduct free residential and small business security audits using the principals of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).Read more
The Community Clean Trailer and the Clean & Green Trailer provide volunteers with the tools they need to beautify our city parks, alleyways, trails and neighbourhoods. Each year, thousands of volunteers collect litter, remove graffiti, and weed flower and shrub beds, plant and mulch trees in an effort to keep our parks and our community clean and green.
Raccoon strain rabies is circulating in our raccoon & skunk populations. The overall risk remains low to the general public but there are measures you can take to minimize your risk.
The Hamilton Fire Department advises that as Canada Day approaches, many people will be purchasing family fireworks to celebrate the holiday. The public is reminded that Fireworks can only be set off on your own property, and only on Canada Day or the two days immediately before or following Canada Day.Read more
The Hamilton LRT team will be participating in a number of community events this spring and summer. Stop by to learn more about the project, ask our project team your questions, and take home a train of your own!Read more
The City of Hamilton, in consultation with community partners, coordinates the Community Heat Response Plan to help citizens cope with intense heat events.Read more