Supporting the Cootes to Escarpment Eco-Park

HPA has made a $5,000 contribution to the Cootes to Escarpment Eco-Park System. This connected natural corridor is one of the most ecologically-rich areas within the Great Lakes Basin, connecting Hamilton Harbour and its surrounding watershed to the Niagara Escarpment. This partnership is important to HPA because stewardship of Hamilton Harbour and its watershed is…Read More→

Harbour Queen Tour: Getting to Know Hamilton’s Working Waterfront

This July, HPA hosted a free public tour aboard the Hamilton Harbour Queen. Approximately 85 community members came along for the two-hour boat trip, which offered a guided tour of the port lands, an overview of the history of the port, and current land uses. We were happy to receive positive feedback from the tour,…Read More→

Greening the Edges of the Port Lands

We’re taking steps to improve and beautify the interface between the port lands and the surrounding community. Here are a few recent & upcoming initiatives:                                       Sept 2017

Port City Summer

It was a fun summer in our Port City – check out some of the highlights and what’s coming up next: Ahoy! Tall Ships sail into Hamilton Harbour for Canada 150 The Tall Ships were back in Hamilton Harbour this summer for a spectacular celebration. Eleven Tall Ships participated in the Rendez-Vous 2017 showcase tour…Read More→

Richardson International (Hamilton) celebrated for environmental leadership

Richardson directs $5,000 donation from annual Port of Hamilton environment award to Hamilton Naturalists’ Club September 8, 2017 Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) is pleased to announce the winner of its annual Environmental Excellence Award: Richardson International. Richardson operates a terminal in the Port’s Eastport area that provides Ontario growers of soybeans, wheat…Read More→

Randle Reef partners welcome contract award for stage two of the project as the next major milestone in remediation of Hamilton Harbour

News Release From Environment and Climate Change Canada Randle Reef partners welcome contract award for stage two of the project as the next major milestone in remediation of Hamilton Harbour July 21, 2017 – Hamilton, Ontario Cleaning up the environment and improving water quality for the benefit of Canadians while creating middle-class jobs remains a high priority…Read More→

Sustainability in the Spotlight

Stewardship of the land and water around Hamilton’s port lands is fundamental to the Port of Hamilton’s strategy and operations. This year, HPA will begin the process of outlining a robust Sustainability program, that will track and report publicly on financial, social and environmental metrics. This program will build on a range of environmental initiatives…Read More→

Randle Reef – March 2017 Update

  Randle Reef March 2017 Update Randle Reef is an area of highly contaminated sediment located on the south shore near Pier 15 of Hamilton Harbour on Lake Ontario. The Randle Reef Contaminated Sediment Remediation Project is underway to clean-up the area and once complete will significantly reduce harmful contaminant levels and improve water quality in…Read More→

Environmental Programs & Initiatives

Initiatives that contribute to a cleaner, greener Port of Hamilton, Hamilton Harbour and surrounding community: Randle Reef Construction work on the Engineered Containment Facility at Randle Reef has made excellent progress, with installation of the sheet pile walls that form the outer perimeter of the facility last season. Work will resume in the spring. HPA…Read More→

Green Power Coming to Port’s Pier 10

District Energy System is a Model for a Smart, Sustainable Port December 13, 2016 Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) and Hamilton Utilities Corporation (HUC), through its subsidiary HCE Energy Inc., are partnering to implement an Industrial District Energy System (IDES) on Pier 10 at the Port of Hamilton. The system will include an…Read More→