Local Investments


Since 2018, the provincial government has been investing in our community.

 

  • The government has introduced hourly GO Train service between the West Harbour GO station and Union Station, which will provide better and more direct service for Hamilton commuters.

 

  • The government is investing in education by building new schools in high growth neighbourhoods. They include Greensville Elementary School, replacing St. James the Apostle Catholic School in Upper Stoney Creek, building new public elementary schools in Binbrook and Upper Stoney Creek and building an addition onto Guardian Angels Catholic School in Flamborough. These investments in our schools include creating hundreds of additional child care spaces.

 

  • The government is investing $168 million to improve and expand bus routes across the city along the BLAST network, which includes the extension of service to the commercial and industrial parks.

 

  • Highway 6 South between Highway 403 and Upper James Street will be widened to four lanes, which will improve access to Hamilton International Airport.

 

  • The government is moving forward with the expansion and improvement of the Highway 6 bypass around Morriston which will remove bottlenecks and improve the flow of transport truck and vehicle traffic.

 

  • Cancer patients in the Golden Horseshoe will have better access to life-saving treatments with the expansion of the stem cell transplant unit at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. The $25 million investment is part of the government’s $17 billion commitment over 10 years to build more hospital capacity.

 

  • Through the “Ontario Together Fund” our government is supporting homegrown manufacturing to build up the domestic supply of PPE to combat COVID-19. The government invested $125 thousand in Hamilton’s Niko Apparel Systems to manufacture certified surgical masks.

 

  • The government tackling looming shortages in the skilled trades by supporting initiatives such as the partnership developed between Mohawk College and KF Aerospace. The program which operates out of a state-of-the-art facility at the Hamilton airport offers aviation students valuable hands-on training in aircraft maintenance and repair.

 

  • The government has invested in a new accelerated training program for personal support workers at Mohawk College, which will significantly increase the number of PWSs by allowing participants to graduate with full credentials within six months. This initiative will address the staffing shortages in long-term care.

 

  • The government signed a $3.3 million contract with Heddle Shipyards to build a new ferry that will operate near Kingston. The deal with create 24 additional jobs at the Hamilton shipyard.

 

  • The government has taken action to combat illegal dumping by clarifying the rules associated with managing and transporting excess soil and limiting the amount of soil being sent to landfills.

 

These initiatives are some of the ways that your provincial government is making Flamborough-Glanbrook a better place to live, work and grow a business.