HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) welcomes progress toward the transfer of Piers 7 and 8 from HPA’s control to the City of Hamilton, as adopted by Hamilton’s General Issues Committee today.
“Hamilton is one of Canada’s great port cities,” said HPA President & CEO Bruce Wood. “The harbour has been at the centre of life and livelihood in Hamilton for more than 100 years. The transfer of the property at Piers 7 and 8 is an exciting step in the ongoing development of the city’s waterfront, and we are delighted to do our part.”
The decision builds upon much work by HPA and City staff to ensure the continued development of a vibrant, mixed use harbour that balances a range of public, commercial and industrial uses, said a port release.
“We worked closely with the City to make this agreement happen. It is a win-win that serves the interests of residents by allowing the West Harbour development plan to move forward, while being consistent with HPA’s mandate of operating a prosperous commercial port,” said Wood.
As part of this agreement, HPA will potentially lease a new City-owned 5 acre property south of Pier 22, adjacent to the City’s recycling facility. “This will be a very welcome addition to our property portfolio,” said Wood. “The port has grown immensely in the last five years, so we can make good use of this space, bringing new business activity to Hamilton.”