Project Notice for Residents in Bonnington and Southam Neighbourhoods

This article from January 19 contains details of upcoming construction projects in the Bonnington & Southam Neighbourhood of Ward 8.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Residents in parts of the Bonnington and Southam neighbourhoods will be receiving improved municipal services as part of the City of Hamilton’s ongoing upgrades to infrastructure. The project is slated to begin this spring.

For more details, please continue reading below….

The work within the Bonnington and Southam Neighbourhoods will be restricted to the following areas:

Inverness Court – West End to 54m East of Barker Avenue
Arcade Crescent – Inverness Avenue West to Claremont Drive
Monarch Road – West 5th Street to Upper James Street
West 2nd Street – Monarch Road to Fennell Avenue West

The work scheduled for Inverness Court and Arcade Crescent involves watermain looping installation, water service replacement, the installation of traffic safety measures, road resurfacing and associated works.

The work scheduled for Monarch Road and West 2nd Street includes road resurfacing, the installation of traffic safety measures and other associated works.

Upcoming construction areas in the Bonnington & Southam Neighbourhoods (Courtesy of the City of Hamilton)

Ward 8 Area Rating Funding

This work is being funded from the Ward 8 Area Rating Reserve through a motion from Councillor Danko at Public Works Committee.

$3.5 million in further roadwork is currently scheduled for the Bonnington Neighbourhood in 2025.

I know that the roads in the Bonnington and Southam neigbourhoods are in poor condition and there are opportunities for complete streets safety improvements.

I would love to be able to repair and upgrade the roads in both neighbourhoods now, unfortunately the work included here is as much as can be funded from the limited Ward 8 area rating reserve account.

I anticipate further road safety improvements for both neighbourhoods during the 2022 construction season as a result of the Ward 8 Complete Streets Traffic Safety Review approved earlier this year – followed by reconstruction of the remaining streets in 2025.

Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko

Construction Details

As the City outlines in its upcoming letter to residents, the work involves the installation of a new watermain looping system on Inverness Court. This new installation will ensure the City’s high standard of water quality is maintained and an increase in water pressure for both area residents and the Fire Department.

Where required, water services will be replaced to the property line to ensure that they meet current standards. The service past the property line is the homeowner’s responsibility. If you wish to upgrade your portion, you will have to make separate arrangements.

If a homeowner has work to be completed on underground utilities, or if the homeowner requires new service(s), they should arrange with a private contractor to have any work completed in advance of the anticipated start of upgrades in the area.

The City is in the process of tendering the project, and is reviewing contractors’ bids. When a specific start/completion date is set, the City will notify affected area residents again 48 hours prior to the start of construction.

If you do not already have an existing driveway approach (ramp) and you would like to inquire about the possibility of obtaining one during construction, please contact City of Hamilton Parking Operations at 905-546-2424 Ext. 4578
in order that the required documents may be finalized prior to the construction date.


Construction activity may occupy the entire width of the road, but local and emergency access will be maintained. If you have any special requirements for wheelchair access, or a medical condition that may require special needs at
some point during construction, please advise the Construction Section at 905-546-4313 as soon as possible.

Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact our office here.