About Us


The Hamilton Waterfront Trust (HWT) is an organization which directly and through partnerships creates public benefit through its dedication to developing facilities and activities which enhance the public’s access to the water’s edge and enjoyment of Hamilton’s waterfront.


Mission Statement:

We make it possible for everyone to use and enjoy Hamilton’s Waterfront. HWT is a leader in providing developments designed to enhance the waterfront experience and promote easy access to the water’s edge within its beautiful surroundings.”



We are dedicated to finding new, exciting ways of making it easier for residents and visitors to experience this wonderful part of our city.


Our Goals:

Engage more citizens to the water’s edge.
Implement structure and practices which will maximize the efforts and resources of the HWT.
Be respected as a leader and expert in development at the water’s edge.


HWT tagline:

“Connecting you to the water’s edge”


The Hamilton Waterfront Trust is directed by a Board of Trustees consisting of 5 City of Hamilton representatives. The Board chooses its own chairperson. The Board manages and guides a trust designated for the development of projects in keeping with the Deed of Trust agreement between the City of Hamilton and the HWT. 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.