This past weekend was the 170th Annual Binbrook Fair (and wow, you didn’t look at day over 30!)

Our office staff manned the Ward 11 table in Building 6, meeting and greeting, signing people up for our e-blast newsletter and taking down issues and concerns for the Councillor’s Office to look into for the residents of Ward 11.

Here are some pictures of all the excitement this weekend, and I hope you were there to join in the fun!

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Glanbrook Community Services Golf Tournament Fundraiser: Saturday September 9:

Glanbrook Community Services is hosting their annual golf tournament fundraiser this upcoming Saturday September 9th beginning at 1pm at Southbrook Golf & Country Club, 4349 RR 56 Binbrook.

Cost is $175 per golfer and a $50 tax receipt will be given.

The event includes a bbq lunch & dinner, course contests, swag bags, and prizes to be won including a bbq, ipad, fire pit, and Yeti cooler.

For more information and to register please visit their website at


Glanbrook Minor Hockey Registration is Open for the 2023/2024 season!

Glanbrook’s local hockey league is welcoming player and goalie registration (born 2006-2016). As part of the Haldimand local league, teams have a diverse range of athletes to compete with during both home and away games. The GMHA season runs from the beginning of September into early April and provides more ice time than neighbouring Hamilton hockey leagues. Registration fees vary between $555-$650 for different age groups.

Additionally this year, our event team is excited to bring our hockey community together with division specific events, team connection opportunities and fun league activities! Stay tuned for our Calendar of Events to be published soon.

For more information, please see our website and registration page: or contact


Binbrook Little Theatre 2023 -2024 Season

Binbrook Little Theatre is kicking off their 2023 -2024 season this Fall and will also be proudly bringing back the return of their Saturday night dinner shows.

For more information or to sponsor the Binbrook Little Theatre, please visit the following link:


Action on Litter: Your Voice Makes a Difference:

The City wants your feedback to help evaluate, direct and enhance litter-focused service levels across the city. To share your input on the city’s current services addressing litter in Hamilton please visit the following link:


Reliable, Affordable High-Speed Internet Options in Rural Glanbrook:

My office often receives calls from its rural residents looking for more reliable internet access. If you are living on a rural road with limited access to reliable and affordable highspeed internet, there are a few ‘direct line of sight’ options available in the area that can approve your connectivity.


For those living in the northeast section of Glanbrook (Hannon & Woodburn Areas) there is a local tower that broadcasts near Westbrook & Rymal Road. NWIC also broadcasts a signal from Caistor Centre for those in east Glanbrook, and provides reliable high speed internet to the Binbrook Conservation area towards Westbrook Road.


For those living in the southeast (Sinclairville/Blackheath) and southwest  (south of Mount Hope Village) sections of Glanbrook RuralCom has a line of sight Base near Haldibrook Road and Trinity Church as well as other sites across most rural areas in our city.


170th Annual Binbrook Fair September 15-17, 2023:

The 2023 Binbrook Fair returns this September 15 – 17 at the Binbrook Fairgrounds and they are looking for volunteers to help make this year another success! Please send an email to to inquire. This is a great opportunity for students to earn volunteer hours, however they are also looking for adult volunteers as well.

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We’ve received approximately 10cm of localized snow and ice so far, with 1-2mm of freezing drizzle expected to continue on and off today.

Please see an update below regarding overnight operations and program impacts for today.

– The City is continuing to respond to our escarpments and Class 1 and 2 Roads and cycling lanes with conditions being monitored.
– The Keddy Access Trail received a material application and is now open.
– Transit stop and sidewalk clearing began at 5:30 a.m.

Facility Closures & Program Impacts
– All Hamilton Public Libraries are Closed today.
– With Hamilton school boards closed today, any recreation programming scheduled at school locations will be cancelled tonight.
– All City of Hamilton facilities including Municipal Service Centres, Hamilton Civic Museums, Community Recycling Centres, Provincial Offences Administration Office, Red Hill Family Centre and Recreation Centres will open today, and any delays in opening will be shared via the City’s web alert.

Senior Centres
– Facilities are open, however, the following senior centres have cancelled drop-in programming for today:
o Sackville Hill
o Flamborough
o Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre

– Public Health Services Theraplay Group located at St. David’s OEYC at 33 Cromwell Crescent scheduled from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. is cancelled due to weather conditions. It will resume on schedule next Thursday, March 2.

– Parks staff will continue to work on clearing winter-maintained park paths this morning and throughout the day.
– The City is aware of a Flood Watch issued by the Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) who is advising of strong shore-bound winds forecasted for today.
– Staff are monitoring areas of the Hamilton shoreline, including the waterfront trail for localized flooding due to the storm surge and wave action caused by high winds.
– If required, closures of the waterfront trail will be shared via the City’s twitter channel (@cityofhamilton)

Waste Collection
– Crews will be out on their scheduled routes this morning. Due to road conditions it will be a little slower going and residents can expect some delays.

Community Recycling Centres
– Community Recycling Centres will open on schedule at 8 a.m. today.

– HSR is operating regularly scheduled service. Customers should leave extra time to travel and expect delays on route due to ongoing inclement weather.

Accessible Transportation Services
– ATS services provided by DARTS is running; however, delays are expected in response to weather conditions. If customers don’t intend to travel, they are asked to call DARTS to cancel their scheduled trip: 905-529-1717.

Power Outages
Power outages reported in the city will be reported at the following links below:
– Alectra

REMINDER: Supports for Unsheltered Individuals

In response to the cold weather and inclement weather events, the City is ensuring for greater and more reliable access to warm places for our community’s vulnerable homeless population during the winter season. Ongoing programs and resources in the community including emergency shelters, and drop-in locations are available for those seeking relief from the forecasted inclement weather.

    Drop-in programs & regular operating hours include:

• The Hub (78 Vine Street) – drop-in 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and overnight drop-in hours 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. (until March 31) daily
• Hamilton Regional Indian Centre (407 King Street W) – Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
• YWCA Carole Anne’s Place (75 MacNab Street) – overnight drop in 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. daily for women and non-binary individuals
• Mission Services Willow’s Place (196 Wentworth Street N) – drop-in from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily for women
• Wesley Day Centre (52 Catharine Street N) – Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (until March 31)
• Living Rock Youth Resources – daily drop-in 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for youth.

Public Communications

As usual, we are keeping our website up to date with service impacts and are also tweeting from @CityofHamilton

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Hamilton Water is responding to an emergency water distribution valve replacement on Twenty Rd W, just west of Upper James St. Due to the location of the water distribution valve, Twenty Rd W is closed to vehicle traffic from Upper James St to Garth St. It is expected that the water distribution valve will be replaced, the water back on and the road will be fully open by 4:00 pm on February 7, 2023.

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Hamilton Black History Council will hosting Hamilton’s official kick off of Black History Month for 2023, at City Hall on Monday, January 30 from 12:00 to 2:30 pm. For more information please follow the link below to the flyer for the event.

BHM 2023 Poster Invite

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For Immediate Release
January 27, 2023

City of Hamilton advising of a spill at Golf Club Road and Fletcher Road

Hamilton, ON – Earlier this week, during the construction of the Dickenson Road Sanitary Trunk Sewer Project, a contractor working on behalf of the City of Hamilton struck an abandoned sewer forcemain and caused a spill.

The spill occurred on January 23, 2023 as part of ongoing work on the project. Vacuum trucks were deployed to site that afternoon and the spill was stopped by 3 p.m. A sample of the liquid was collected for laboratory analysis with results expected early next week.

The contractor contacted the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Spills Action Centre on January 23 at approximately 5 p.m., who called the City of Hamilton’s spills reporting line at 7:49 p.m.

Staff from Hamilton Water’s Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement (EME) unit attended the site on January 24, 2023 to investigate.

It was expected that the abandoned sewer had filled with groundwater over time, and that the spilled liquid was not harmful.

Upon further investigation, it was determined on January 26, 2023 that the abandoned sewer had not been flushed prior to its abandonment, and therefore it is likely that some sewage was present in the spill.

Residents at nearby properties were informed about the spill. As a precaution, nearby properties on wells will receive bottled water until sample results are available.

The following additional steps are being taken to investigate any possible environmental or drinking water impacts:

• Conduct groundwater quality testing at properties where possible between Hwy 56 and Fletchers Road
• Visits to the approximately 30 houses between 3667 Golf Club Road in the west to 3109 Golf Club Road in the east, to make arrangements to have a water quality sample collected in the next several days for comparison to the Provincial drinking water standards
• Public Health Services has been informed of the situation and will review the results from well samples once received
• A soil inspection and sampling program where the spill occurred
• Surface water sample will be collected from the nearest downstream tributary and submitted for analysis of E. Coli / microbiology and ammonia in comparison to the applicable Provincial Water Quality Objectives

Public health can assist private well owners with the interpretation of their well water sample results through our Safe Water Line.

City of Hamilton staff will continue to remain in contact with nearby residents with project updates and any test results.

Description of Project:
The work is part of the Dickenson Road Sanitary Trunk Sewer (STS) Construction Project, one of a series of trunk sewers that was recommended in the Water and Wastewater Master Plan Phases I and II that was completed in 2006 and 2016 respectively, to support the Airport Employment Growth District. The Dickenson Road STS will be10 km in length and between 4 to 15 m deep, beneath Golf Club Road between Trinity Church Road to RR 56, Trinity Church Road from Dickenson Road to Golf Club Road, and beneath Dickenson Road from Upper James Street to Trinity Church Road.


Norm Miller
Senior Communications Officer
City of Hamilton

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Please be advised of traffic restrictions on Nebo Road from Twenty Rd E to Dickenson Rd. E. as crews are on site responding to a watermain break in the area.

Pease note that local residents and businesses in the area will be experiencing low to no water pressure during the repair.

It is anticipated that the break will be repaired, the water back on and the road fully open by 10pm this evening.

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The meeting originally planned for December 15th, that was postponed due to weather, has been rescheduled to MONDAY JANUARY 16, from 6-8pm at the Glanbrook Municipal Service Centre (4280 Binbrook, across the parking lot from the arena).

The meeting will held be to provide information and answer questions related to the sewer tunneling project that will be taking place along Golf Club Road and Dickenson Road East.

If you have questions regarding the project, please send them to me in an email and we will be sure that they are addressed at the meeting.

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All City of Hamilton administrative offices will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2022, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

For city-emergencies involving roads, water mains, sewer systems, and safety issues, please call 905-546-CITY (2489).

For a list of city services and facilities available over the holidays, please visit

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Mark your calendars for the upcoming Christmas in the Country Fundraising Event hosted by Christ Church Woodburn at 1307 Woodburn Road.

Come out on Saturday November 26th, from 9am – 10am, for breakfast or lunch, beautiful crafts, a raffle and one of a kind Christmas decorations and gifts.

Christmas in the Country poster 2022

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This years Glanbrook Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held on Sunday November 6 at 2pm at the Glanbrook Cenotaph which is located at 4280 Binbrook Road outside of the Glanbrook Arena. In case of rain the ceremony will be moved indoors at the Glanbrook Arena.

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Please be advised of an upcoming lane closure on Binbrook Road for Road Surface Crack Sealing. This work will be completed during the overnight hours for eastbound and westbound lanes.

Binbrook Road from Hwy 56 to Royal Winter Drive

Thursday night October 6th to Saturday morning October 8th 2022 starting 7pm and finishing 7am. This work is weather dependent.

Moderate delays are expected. Thank you for your patience.

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Construction to repair and replace sidewalks along Homestead Drive has begun this week. The contractor will be replacing the existing sidewalk and wherever possible widening it to 1.5m to address accessibility issues. All affected corners will also be updated to include AODA compliance.

The project is scheduled to be completed by November 4th, please be aware that there will be traffic restrictions in the area of the work being done. We thank you for your patience during this time.

To see the complete Site Plan that shows the areas of sidewalk that are to be repaired or replaced please click the following link: Homestead Drive Site Plan

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Please be advised of an upcoming temporary road closure:

Tanglewood Drive between Binbrook Road and Wills Crescent, will be closed for storm sewer work on Tuesday August 2nd from 7am – 5pm.

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Miles Road between English Church and Dickenson Road will be closed for bridge repair and culvert replacement work starting Tuesday August 2nd and lasting until the end of November 2022.

The work includes concrete bridge repairs, parapet wall construction, new railings, new culvert installations and headwalls, localized resurfacing, roadside protection and restorations.

Access to all properties on Miles Road between English Church Road and Dickenson Road East will be maintained.

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