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Temporary Business Licences

For your information, please see the link below regarding a new initiative from the City of Hamilton and the issuing of temporary business licenses.

https://www.hamilton.ca/government-information/news-centre/news-releases/city-hamilton-issuing-temporary-business-licenses

Should you have any questions, please contact the City of Hamilton using the appropriate phone numbers listed in the document.

Commercial Property Improvement Grant Program (CPIG)

The Commercial Property Improvement Grant Program (CPIG) provides financial assistance to commercial property owners and owner-authorized tenants within active Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) across the City.

The CPIG program will fund eligible façade and entryway improvements. For properties with a street frontage greater than 25 feet, it provides a grant on a matching basis of $400 per linear foot of street frontage, up to a maximum of $20,000 ($25,000 for corner properties or flankage exposed to a street). For properties with a street frontage of 25 feet or less, it provides a matching grant to a maximum of $10,000 ($12,500 for corner properties or flankage exposed to a street).

CPIG applications are accepted year round by the Downtown & Community Renewal Division. Applicants may apply once each calendar year.

Application Form and Program Description:

Please be advised that the City of Hamilton will be holding a series of Statutory Open Houses to discuss the draft Commercial and Mixed Use (CMU) Zones as part of Phase 2 of the Public Engagement process. The first phase was held in May/June 2016 in Wards 1-4 to coincide with the proposed Transit Oriented Corridor Zones. The Public Open Houses for Wards 5-13, and 15 have been scheduled for:

City of Hamilton Commercial and Mixed Use Zones project – Phase 2 Public Engagement

Monday, October 17, 2016
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Waterdown Legion,
79 Hamilton Street North
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Dundas Town Hall,
60 Main Street
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
St. Gregory the Great Church,
125 Centennial Parkway North
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Family Church of Heritage Green,
360 Isaac Brock Drive
Thursday, October 27, 2016
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Sherwood Library,
467 Upper Ottawa Street

 

Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Barton Stone United Church,
21 Stone Church Road West

 

Thursday, November 3, 2016
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ancaster Old Town Hall,
310 Wilson Street East
Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Binbrook Fairgrounds,
2600 Regional Road 56

 

Information on the draft CMU is now available for review on-line at:  www.hamilton.ca/CMUzoning.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please feel free to contact us to discuss further or schedule a meeting. Thank you.

Tim Lee, Planner
Policy Planning & Zoning By-law Reform
Planning and Economic Development Department
City of Hamilton, 71 Main St W, 4th Floor, L8R 2K3
Phone: 905.546.2424 ext. 1249
Fax: 905.546.4202
Email: CMUZoning@Hamilton.ca