The Hamilton Waterfront Trust is an organization that is dedicated to making it easier for everyone to use and enjoy Hamilton’s waterfront through various developments which will enhance the waterfront experience and promote easy access to the water’s edge within beautiful, natural and built surroundings: These developments include an integrated, environmentally-conscious trail system, linkages, amenities and a broad range of new opportunities.
The Hamilton Waterfront Trust is directed by a Board of Trustees consisting of five representatives: 2 City of Hamilton representatives, Hamilton Port Authority representative and 2 Citizen representatives. The Board chooses its own chairperson. The Board manages and guides a trust fund designated for the development of projects in keeping with the Deed of Trust agreement between the City of Hamilton, the Hamilton Harbour Commission now known as the Hamilton Port Authority) and the Federal Government. Professional staff are in place to successfully plan, execute and complete projects in partnership with and for organizations such as the City of Hamilton and Hamilton Conservation Authority. The Hamilton Waterfront Trust relinquishes its involvement to the landowner for some of these projects in which case the landowner retains full ownership and operational responsibilities for each development.
Our Mission Statement:
We want to make it possible for everyone to use and enjoy Hamilton’s Waterfront. Our mandate is to be a leader in providing various developments designed to enhance the waterfront experience and promote easy access to the water’s edge within its beautiful surroundings.
- Create Trails and Linkages
- Make Health and Enjoyment a Priority
- Build Amenities and More
- Protect, Enhance and Regenerate Natural Areas
- Educate and Create Awareness