Hamilton Economic Development

Plans and Reports

The Downtown Hamilton Secondary Plan in concert with the Transportation Master Plan provide a template to help guide development within the area bounded by Queen, Cannon, Wellington and Hunter streets. The 10-year Capital Budget Plan establishes priorities in relation to infrastructure and public space improvements within the Downtown core. In addition, the first phase of the new Hamilton Zoning By-law created new zones for Downtown Hamilton.

Several landscape projects undertaken in the Downtowns and Business Improvements areas include new parkettes and gateway features. Other initiatives prepared by the City’s Urban Design group include the Downtown Heritage Character Zone Design Guidelines, Binbrook Village Community Core Urban Design Guidelines, the Downtown Mobility Streets Master Plan, and York Boulevard streetscape master plans.

In September 2014, Council accepted the Final Recommendations Report for the Barton-Kenilworth Commercial Corridors Study.  Urban Renewal staff is underway with the implementation strategy which includes priority actions and quick wins for the revitalization of the two corridors.


Edward John, Senior Project Manager
Urban Renewal – Planning & Economic Development Department
City of Hamilton
71 Main Street West, 7th Floor
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5

Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2359
Fax: 905-546-2693
E-mail: Edward.John@hamilton.ca




Ranked Canada's most diversified economy, home to Canada's busiest multi-modal cargo airport, the busiest port on the Canadian Great Lakes, and centrally located within a one hour drive to Toronto, Waterloo and the Niagara/US Border, Hamilton is at the center of it all. With two internationally renowned post-secondary institutions in the city (surrounded by 23 other), a diverse and learned workforce and both ample greenfield and urban sites upon which to build, we're ready for your investment.

Welcome to unstoppable.