Hamilton's Bayfront Strategy
Hamilton’s Bayfront Industrial Area (the "Bayfront") is a 1,149-hectare mixed industrial area on the shore of Hamilton Harbour and adjacent to some of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods. The Bayfront has been part of Hamilton’s industrial, economic and cultural legacy for decades, and it was here where Hamilton grew its reputation as one of Canada’s major manufacturing centres.
Today, manufacturing is still very much a part of this area; however, the City of Hamilton is conducting a study to guide future improvements, investments and redevelopment. The Bayfront Strategy will contain short, medium and long-term visions and actions to position Hamilton’s oldest industrial area for a future of continuing productivity and investment.
Bayfront Industrial Study Map Jan 2017
The Bayfront Strategy will be completed in two phases and includes a public and stakeholder consultation program. Phase 1 included a market opportunities study associated with the Bayfront and was completed in late 2015. The City has initiated the second phase of this study which will develop an action plan to ensure the efficient use of the Bayfront, encourage growth and investment, and improve the environmental conditions and image of the area.
The Phase 1 Background and Marketing Opportunities Study report identified a series of opportunities and constraints related to the future direction of the Bayfront. The report concluded that this land is best suited to remain as an industrial area in both the short and medium term, with the potential to change land use in the very long term.
Hamilton's West Harbour Project
The City of Hamilton’s strategic focus for the West Harbour is guided by the principles and goals in two plans:
Setting Sail Secondary Plan
West Harbour Recreation Master Plan
Plans for the West Harbour include:
enhancing cultural, residential, commercial and recreational uses
providing a greater range of attractions year-round
bringing economic opportunity through new construction, employment, tourism, cultural & commercial development
This multi-million dollar redevelopment project will transform the West Harbour into a vibrant, mixed-use, transit supportive and pedestrian-friendly community that is the jewel on Hamilton’s waterfront.
The Hamilton Lunch
Food and beverage manufacturing has been growing exponentially in Hamilton over the past several years. These international brands are all located in Hamilton, and contribute to the "Hamilton Lunch" that you can enjoy anywhere in Canada! www.investinhamilton.ca/food
Hamilton is one of the prime North American Gateways for global goods movement, logistics and distribution. Through its strategic partnerships with the Port of Hamilton, the 24 hour John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, strong links to international trucking and rail lines, access to suppliers and 400 series highways/QEW, Hamilton is considered the backbone of Canada’s advanced manufacturing sector, Hamilton is “at the centre of it all.” Located in the middle of Canada’s most populated province (Ontario) and within a one day’s drive of 170 million people from across Canada and the United States, Hamilton stands alone in southern Ontario as the only city that can offer all four modes of transportation, rail, road, air, port, with lower costs, efficient and uncongested global connections to serve external markets.
Recently, major infrastructure investments have been made in Hamilton goods movement resulting in new business opportunities and revenue growth. These include: the new Red Hill Creek Parkway, purchase of employment lands with airside access, new HWY #6, airport CAT 2 ILS system, terminal expansion at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, Hamilton Port Authority acquisition of Pier 22 formerly Stelco lands, and HWY H2O initiatives including seaway lock upgrades. Hamilton was the first Canadian City to become a member of the economic, environmental and social solution, known as HWY H2O. Hamilton continues its proactive enhancements pursuing Rapid Transit for the betterment of the community and resultant benefits for goods movement.
Novacro is a family-owned machine shop which has expanded to 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space operating out of 2 adjacent buildings in Stoney Creek.
Norstar Windows & Doors was established in 1993 and has quickly grown to become a leader in Aluminum Windows, Doors, Balcony Railings, Curtain Wall and Entrance system. They were the first ISO 9001 certified window company in Ontario.
Kubes Steel is the Great Lake Region's leading service provider of Rolling, Bending and Forming steel. Their specialty is heavy industrial custom fabrication projects that have rolling and bending requirements.
Since 1963, Handling Specialty has been exclusively dedicated to the custom design and manufacture of material handling systems for demanding applications.
Their design capabilities and engineering expertise allows them to tackle one-of-a-kind applications that may have unique or extreme requirements involving usage, operating environment, and/or weight capacity.
Whether it is a single custom personnel platform for a material handling integrator, a custom scissor lift, an automatic or manually guided vehicle for your manufacturing facility, or a major turn-key project for a multinational company, Handling Specialty has the team to make it a success.
Adventec is a team of technology driven, creative and entrepreneurial people specializing in problem solving. We are a vertically integrated Tier II supplier providing advanced, value added solutions to our customers through product design support, process development, tool design & build, and volume production. Our product mix includes high precision injection / insert molded components, CNC turned components, light gauge metal stampings, and assemblies.
Success in the City 2017
The annual event saw media and fashion legend Jeanne Beker speak to a crowd of nearly 200 top female entrepreneurs and professionals in Hamilton for International Women's Day.
McMaster World Congress Focuses on Sports Analytics
The McMaster World Congress is a prestigious conference that has taken place for the last 38 years. It is devoted to bringing together academic students and industry professionals from around the world. Through informative presentations and inspirational speaker sessions, the McMaster World Congress provides student delegates with knowledgeable information that would help them better understand how to adapt to real-world situations. The conference also provides ample opportunity for attendees to meet, socialize and network.
The McMaster World Congress is one of the largest student-run events at McMaster University, promising to deliver functional and valuable sessions each year to students from every faculty. Since 1978, thousands have attended the conference each year, and it has continued to grow and prosper into a more reputable, headlining event. Today, the McMaster World Congress is one of the longest running business conferences in Canada, and consistently delivers exciting topics on an annual basis
Startup Crawl in Hamilton
To celebrate Global Entrepreneur Week 2016, Mohawk College and the City of Hamilton provided a Start Up crawl for students to experience Hamilton's entrepreneurial community.
Starter Company - Graduation Day
Through a program called Starter Company, you can get:
one-on-one guidance from a Small Business Enterprise Centre advisor
mentoring with a local successful entrepreneur
access to business workshops on topics from writing a business plan and budgeting, to executing a marketing campaign
funding of up to $5,000
experience running a business that will better position you to obtain more traditional financing, such as a bank loan
Who is eligible
You can apply if you're:
an Ontario resident aged 18 to 29
not attending school full time
To qualify for funding of up to $5,000, you need to be able to contribute at least 25% (in cash or in kind) of the grant amount.
Go to https://www.ontario.ca/page/start-company-young-adults for more information.
ESTATE Program Building Skilled Trades Opportunities in Hamilton
‘Employer Skills Training Advantage To Employment’
A skills development program designed to fill specific workforce needs through focused, high level training, within 2 sectors identified in the Greater Hamilton Area. The sectors are:
(1) Advanced Manufacturing/CNC
(2) Mobile Industrial/Hydraulics
Starting in May 2017, it will have a duration of 28 weeks classroom/shop integrated with on-site training with a partner company and guided by a ‘company mentor’. Training for the ‘company mentor’ concurrently to student training will facilitate an effective synergy through guided authentic experiential learning. This will shape skills development and fill specific skills gaps identified within the company. This co-training/mentoring model will support increased market competitiveness for the participating company and a well-trained employee.
Program candidates will be charged $350 for administrative purposes, with $200 refundable to successful graduates.
For more information, visit: http://www.iechamilton.ca/estate-1/
Chef Wars in Hamilton
Kicking off NOSH- Hamilton Culinary Week (October 17-23) this year was the first ever Chef War in the city. 10 chefs competing over 3 hours to see who was the best of the best. Congratulations to Chef Matt Kershaw (The Other Bird) and Shayne Madadi (Pokeh) who were the co-champions of Chef War 2016.
Ambition Is In Our Blood
Canada's most diversified economy, a strong, collaborative business community, a thriving arts scene, a place whose people give back time and again. It takes hard work to reclaim a city and renew its fortunes, but this is Hamilton. Ambition is in our blood!
Special thanks to Producer Michael Pett (Colourblind Productions), Director Christoph Benfey (Low Key Studios), Double Barrel Studios in concept development, Bates Audio Productions, Collective Arts Brewing, Hamilton Health Sciences, In Fine Feather Yoga, Jonny Blonde, Mohawk College, REALTORS Association of Hamilton-Burlington, Rising Signs, Sanjay B. Patel, Simeon Hunter, SoBi Hamilton, and Twin Within for generously donating their time and resources to make this video possible.
Skilled Trades in Hamilton
The future of advanced manufacturing relies on the contribution from the future of our community- our youth. See some of the young people involved in the advanced manufacturing sector in Hamilton.
Americas Competitiveness Exchange Reaches Hamilton
The Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) is a premier opportunity for sharing Canadian best practices and establishing new networks and partnerships with high-level policy and economic decision makers throughout the hemisphere and around the world. These relationships will help deepen business, trade and investment opportunities for Canadians and will showcase Canada as a business destination.
This recent event in Hamilton focused on key Canadian economic sectors such as advanced manufacturing, information and communications technology, clean tech, and life sciences.
Lime Ridge Mall Turns 35
Celebrating 35 years in 2016, CF Lime Ridge is Hamilton's premier fashion destination, offering an exciting shopping experience with over 180 of the most recognizable brands. CF Lime Ridge is conveniently located on the Hamilton mountain with direct access to the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway and HSR transit service.
Queenston Chevrolet Puts New Investment in Gear
Since 1968, Queenston Chevrolet has been a part of the Hamilton economy, and now even bigger with their new investment on the South Hamilton Mountain.
Food Processing in Hamilton.
Food and beverage manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar industry in Hamilton. To learn more about the investment opportunities in this area, visit: www.investinhamilton.ca/food.
BEAM Becomes a Reality in Hamilton
McMaster University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (Fraunhofer IZI) announce their joint construction of a project centre in Hamilton to develop novel technologies for cell therapy and point-of-care diagnostics. This new project centre will become the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing at McMaster University -- BEAM.
Once operational in late 2017, BEAM will be a centre for applied research and development in life sciences and biotechnology with special emphasis on advanced procedures for manufacturing cells, as well products comprising patient-specific and functionalized (stem) cell preparations, biomolecules, biologicals, devices and support structures for bioanalytics, clinical diagnosis and therapy.
More Progress at Hamilton West Harbour
The latest development in the progression of Hamilton's West Harbour waterfront district sees a new boardwalk and transient docking station. Over the next several years, this area will be opened up to more recreational, commercial and residential development. For more information, visit: www.hamilton.ca/westharbour.
Launch Local Program in Hamilton
Launch Local is an entrepreneurship program under the Ontario government that aims to help individuals start their own business and support retention and expansion within the community.
Launch Local provides mentoring and training, with the potential of a micro grant for successful applicants, to start and grow a small business in Hamilton.
Summer Company Time in Hamilton
Through a Province of Ontario program called Summer Company, you can get:
start-up money to kick-off a new summer business
advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get the business up and running
For more information, visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/start-summer-company-students.