New management of port facilities can help Canada’s ports thrive and create jobs. It can also expand or improve these facilities for new uses that benefit local communities.
Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development, the Honourable Karina Gould, announced that Transport Canada is transferring management of the Burlington Canal Piers to the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority on July 2, 2022.
Transport Canada currently manages the Burlington Canal Piers, consisting of the north-east and south piers at the Burlington Canal, which runs along the Lake Ontario shore between Burlington and Hamilton, Ontario.
Located at the entry of the Hamilton Harbour, the Piers are an important access point for ships to enter and exit the Port of Hamilton. They are also a popular community site, with connections to the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, attracting thousands of visitors every year.
Transport Canada has been working closely with the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority, the City of Burlington, and the City of Hamilton, on the future of the Burlington Canal Piers.
In managing the Burlington Canal Piers, the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority will carry on Transport Canada’s commitment for a marine system that is responsive to both the needs of users and the local community.