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Hamilton Truck Route Master Plan Review
Want your say in Hamilton's truck route master plan? The Hamilton Truck Route Master Plan study will develop, evaluate and recommend alternative truck route networks, as well as supporting policies and tools that the City can consider to mitigate current challenges and help manage potential challenges in the future. Take part in the survey here.
Councillor & Parliament
Ward and Councillor
You are in Ward 2 or 3, and your Councillor is:
Not sure which ward you are in? Check City Ward Map!
Member of Parliament
Your Constituency is: Hamilton Centre
Your MP’s contact information is:
Matthew Green (NDP)
Member of Provincial Parliament
Your Riding is: Hamilton Centre
Your MPP’s Contact information is:
Andrea Horwath (NDP)
Run a Business on Barton
City of Hamilton Property Standard
The current Property Standards By-law (03-117) sets minimum standards to ensure that property owners maintain their properties.
Building & Renovating:
Commercial Retail Sector
Hamilton offers exciting retail, office, contact centre, and supporting commercial space throughout a Live, Work, Play and Learn community! Hamilton's regional downtown is complemented by several unique Business improvement Areas (BIAs) located throughout the City, big box power centres, major malls, and numerous commercial corridors. Hamilton has a population of 579,000, which is spread through the City's six communities: Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Hamilton, and Stoney Creek.
Government of Ontario
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
The WSIB provides workplace insurance, which means different things to workers and to employers. For employers, WSIB coverage means that if a work-related injury occurs, you generally don't need to worry about being sued by your covered workers.
>>>Check WSIB Ontario
Occupational Health and Safety
Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers and Supervisors
The Occupational health and safety awareness training provides a basic understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), and does not replace any sector specific, hazard specific, or competency specific training.
The Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation requires health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor under the Occupational Health and Safety Act(OHSA).
>>>Training for Supervisors: Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness in 5 Steps
>>>Training for Workers: Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps
All high and medium risk food premises in Hamilton are required to have a certified food handler working in a supervisory capacity during all hours of operation, under Hamilton’s Food Handler Certification By-law .
During food premise inspections, public health inspectors will ask the person acting in a supervisory capacity to show their food handler certification card. Showing the certificate is required by law. For food premises that do not have a certified food handler on site, there is a fine of $365.
>>> Read more info on Food Handler Requirement and Training
Canadian Revenue Agency- Hiring an Employee
When you hire an employee, you have to:
>>> Read more on Hiring an Employee
>>> Read more on Payroll
Find out how the Government of Canada can support your business:
Find out how the City of Hamilton can help you to start and run your own businesses:Check their workshop schedule.
City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 4Y5
Understand your business environment:
Digital Main Street
Digital Transformation Grant Program will provide Digital Transformation training and guidance and provide the opportunity for main street businesses to apply for a grant of up to $2,500. Find more information here.
City of Hamilton Urban Renewal Programs & Incentives
The Downtown and Community Renewal Division promotes the revitalization and development of properties in Hamilton's six Downtowns (i.e. Downtown Hamilton, Ancaster Village Core, Binbrook Community Core, Downtown Dundas, Downtown Stoney Creek and Waterdown Village), Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), and other commercial corridors throughout the City.
>>> Check out how it could help you to improve your business
Invest in Hamilton - Financial Incentives
Hamilton has one of the richest suite of financial incentive programs in Canada. The City’s brownfields program is a multi-award winning program in helping to remediate former contaminated industrial sites. The downtown redevelopment loans are helping to transform the Hamilton skyline and generate new residential developments in the core. And the facade improvement grants are helping to restore faded small business storefronts. There may be a grant or loan for your investment- contact us to learn more.
Hamilton Economic Development Office
71 Main Street West, 7th Floor
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5 Canada
Fax: 905 546-4107
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