City Council votes against urban boundary expansion

This post, from November 19, has information on City Council voting “no” on urban boundary expansion.

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Hamilton City Council, in a 13-3 decision, voted against expanding Hamilton’s urban boundary voting.

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Notice of Community Meeting for 60 Caledon Ave.

This post, from November 16, has details on an upcoming community meeting hosted regarding 60 Caledon Ave on December 1

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The Caledon Community Collective as well as the GSP Group Inc. will be hosting an online community meeting on December 1st to present and take questions on their updated development vision for the lands at 60 Caledon Ave.

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$145 million towards Affordable Housing Initiative announced

This post, from October 25, has information on a transformative $145.7 million deal for affordable housing in Hamilton.

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The City of Hamilton, CityHousing Hamilton (CHH) and the Federal government confirmed and finalized a $145.7 million investment towards renewal of CHH affordable housing properties city-wide, including energy efficiency upgrades.

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Rental Licensing By-law given final go-ahead

This article has information on the Rental Licensing By-Law, which was given the final go-ahead by the planning committee on September 21.

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A two-year pilot project to license rental landlords in Wards 1, 8 and 14 has been approved by planning committee, setting the stage to start the pilot project.

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City of Hamilton seeking community input on implementation of a vacant home tax

This article, from September 7, has details on an Engage Hamilton survey regarding the implementation of a Vacant Home Tax.

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This September, the City of Hamilton is inviting all community members to participate in a Vacant Home Tax Survey to understand how implementing a vacant home tax will impact residents and homeowners as well as determine what factors the City needs to consider upon implementation.

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Planning Committee approves Rental Housing Licensing Pilot

This post, from August 10, has details on a new Rental Housing Licensing Pilot for Wards 1, 8 & parts of 14.

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A two-year pilot project to license rental landlords around McMaster University and Mohawk College in Hamilton has been approved by planning committee, setting the stage to start the pilot project by this fall.

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City will draft bylaw to tax vacant homes

This article, from July 5, has details on the introduction and drafting of a bylaw to tax vacant homes, pending the approval of city council.

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In an effort to increase the amount of rental properties available within Hamilton, the City of Hamilton will be drafting a bylaw on taxing vacant homes, pending the approval of city council.

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Agreement approved on downtown entertainment precinct

This article, from June 10, has information on the recent agreement between the City and the Hamilton Urban Precinct Group for a period of 49 years.

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Hamilton City Council has recently approved an agreement which will pave the way for millions of dollars in investment in the downtown core.

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Reminder: Caledon Community Collaborative to host virtual community consultation session May 27

This article, from May 11, has details on the next virtual community consultation regarding the future of 60 Caledon Ave, taking place May 27 @ 7PM.

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The Caledon Community Collaborative will be hosting a virtual community consultation on the 60 Caledon Ave. development on May 27th at 7PM.

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Encampments in Ward 8

This article, from May 11, has details on the rise of encampments across Ward 8 and how the Encampment Response Team works with individuals to find them appropriate shelter or housing.

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Encampments have long been hidden from public view, but since the COVID-19 pandemic, encampments have become more publicly visible. This article has information on the City’s response to encampments.

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