City of Hamilton Priorities

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Planting an Edible School Garden

Growing food helps students learn where food comes from and may spark interest in eating vegetables, fruit and other nutritious plant foods.

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Sip Smart! Ontario

Sip Smart!™ Ontario is a licensed classroom educational program that helps teach children in grades 3 to 7 about sugary drinks and about making healthy drink choices.

Randle Reef Project

The biggest pile of contaminated sediment on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes was supposed to be de-listed as an “area of concern” last year but figuring out what to do with the coal by-product in Hamilton harbour and finding the money to do it, took decades.

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Hamilton: Love Your City

In Hamilton Ontario we are on the brink of a cultural renaissance - there is so much to love about our great city! Spectacular natural playgrounds, history and heritage abound and the arts are thriving like never before!

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Public Engagement Charter

Engagement Charter created by the City and residents to ensure residents are included in changes to their city that impact them.

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Recycling and Composting – Facility Tours and Speakers

Book a school presentation with one of our Master Recyclers or request a tour of the Central Composting Facility to learn about Hamilton's composting and recycling programs.

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The Secrets Out

Prepare to discover a Hamilton you don’t know. Tourism Hamilton’s new video #SecretsOut lets viewers in on the incredible beauty of a city on the rise. Look deeper, listen closer, and discover a city that’s sure to surprise you. Find out what we’ve known all along.

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Hamilton’s BLAST Rapid Transit Network

By 2041, 780,000 will call Hamilton home – the City has a plan to move people around. It's called the BLAST Network.

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Tree planting program

The City of Hamilton’s Street Tree Planting program offers free trees to homeowners in Hamilton.

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Pedestrian Crossovers

Pedestrian crossovers are a new way for pedestrians to easily and safely cross the road.

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Tour the Public Art Collection Online

As of November 2016, the Public Art Collection included over 30 installations across the city owned and maintained by the City of Hamilton. These artworks range from murals to sculptures and works integrated into local streetscapes.

Educational Programming for Teachers

Learn about Healthy Schools, Garbage & Recycling Outreach, Water Education, Museum Field Trips and Forestry Education.

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Our Future Hamilton

Residents were asked what they wanted their city to look like in 25 years.

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Age-Friendly Hamilton

Since 2014, the City and Hamilton Council on Aging have worked with many community partners to make Hamilton an age-friendly city.

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EatRight Ontario (ERO) is a free service that connects residents of Ontario to the trusted advice of a Registered Dietitian to help you make healthier food choices and answer your nutrition questions.

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Forestry Education

The City's forestry education program offers free informative and interactive presentations.

The JUNO Awards – Hamilton Music Crawl TURN IT ON

A great look back at a truly amazing week in Hamilton. When the JUNO Awards came to Hamilton in March 2015, the city helped welcome the national music awards with an electrifying Music Crawl featuring 60 local acts at venues across the city’s downtown core in a unique celebration of Hamilton’s incredible music scene.

Nutrition Guidelines 2016

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Student Nutrition Program, Nutrition Guidelines 2016 for food served in schools.

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Arts Awards

Held annually the first week in June (Arts Week). The awards event is free to attend (tickets available in May).

Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the Harbour

Hamilton Harbour is one of 43 locations around the Great Lakes where environmental degradation has led to the decline of ecosystem health locally and to the Great Lakes Basin more widely.

Healthy Eating

Healthy children and youth are in a position to be better learners.

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Museum Virtual Tours.

Explore over 130 panoramic scenes, 650 clickable hotspots and audio navigation from your classroom or mobile device. Move through the Museums, zoom in on details and experience the Museums as if you were there!

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Snow Angels

The Snow Angels program is a free snow removal service for City of Hamilton residents that are low income, eligible seniors or persons with disabilities.

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Water Education opportunities

The Hamilton Children’s Water Festival is a three-day educational, hands-on, out of school, opportunity to educate students about the importance of water conservation, protection, awareness, respect, science technology, history and health. Also book a Hamilton Harbour Puppet Show.

Health Resources for Schools

A healthy school includes all of the following: Quality curriculum teaching and learning Classroom and school leadership Student engagement Social and physical environments Home, school and community partnerships Learn more about Health Resources for Schools.

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Adopt a Park Program

The Adopt-a-Park program is a year round volunteer program. Adopt-a-Park volunteer groups sign up to help maintain and care for trees, flowers and shrub beds in our local parks. The groups agree to maintain and take care of a park for a minimum of three years.

What is Culture?

Cultural Plan

This video is a conversation starter about culture in Hamilton. In Hamilton, we are on the heels of a cultural policy and on the brink of a cultural plan. At the same time, the city is undergoing a cultural renaissance.

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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.

Children’s Water Festival

The Hamilton Children’s Water Festival is a three-day educational, hands-on, out of school, opportunity to educate students about the importance of water conservation, protection, awareness, respect, science technology, history and health. Also find information for Teachers.

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Back to School Safety

With school back in session there is a lot more traffic on the road and a lot of kids walking, riding and getting dropped off at school.

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Sustain Ontario’s Virtual Greenhouse

The greenhouse is a growing collection of community-vetted food strategies, tools, and tactics organized by initiative.

Eagles Among Us

When the Eagles Among Us by artist David M. General

Ken Coit hired a filmmaker to interview the artist, film the piece etc. This City of Hamilton public artwork, in particular, speaks to embracing diversity, peace and reconciliation.

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Bright Bites

Developed by registered dietitians working in Ontario Public Health this website provides tools, resources and success stories to guide and inspire elementary and secondary teachers to create a healthy food environment at their school “one bite at a time”, and recognizes them for their efforts!

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Community Clean & Green /Clean Up Trailers

The Community Clean Trailer provides volunteers with the tools they need to beautify our city parks. Each year, thousands of volunteers collect litter, remove graffiti, and weed flower and shrub beds in an effort to keep our parks clean and green.

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Healthy School

To create a healthy school, the entire school community works together to help students, staff and parents make healthier choices that promote student wellness and learning.

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Hamilton Food Strategy

Hamilton’s Food Strategy (PDF, 15.6 MB) guides the food related work of City departments while supporting collaboration and innovation within the City and with community partners from all sectors of the food system.

New School Food And Beverage Policy

Ontario has introduced its School Food and Beverage Policy that includes nutrition standards for food and beverages sold in schools.

The BLAST system and Light Rail Transit – build an LRT vehicle

Light Rail Transit (LRT) is a transportation system based on electrically powered light rail vehicles (LRV) that operated on a track in a segregated, right of way.

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Hamilton Paramedics

Our experienced paramedics enjoy sharing their expertise and knowledge with others to potentially help save lives.

Waste Tips - How To Sort Items For Your Green Bin

Green Bin & Composting programs

Here are some important tips about how to use your GREEN BIN.

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Team Up to Clean Up

Team Up to Clean Up is a year-round city-wide community clean up program.

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Waste to watts

In a response to the Prime Minister’s long-term plan to lower Canada’s carbon footprint, a special committee has been touring the country to find alternative forms of power.

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Hamilton Community Garden Network

School/Youth Community Garden Guides.

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Hamilton Fire

The Hamilton Fire Department offers several fire safety programs to keep you and your family safe.

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Hamilton Bike Share

The City of Hamilton, in partnership with Social Bicycles, started implementing a bike share program in 2014.

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HWDSB tagline - curiosity, creativity, possibility