Hamilton City Council will vote on selling four alleyways in various parts of the city in September.
Abutting property owners are seeking to purchase alleyways at the following addresses:
- 31 Crooks Street and 35 Crooks Street, Hamilton (Ward 1, near Locke Street North and York Boulevard);
- 75 Catharine Street South, Hamilton (Ward 2 between Jackson Street and Hunter Street, and between Catharine Street South and Walnut Street South);
- 401 Victoria Avenue North, Hamilton (Ward 3 just south of Ferrie Street);
- 1181 Governors Road Dundas (Ward 13, rural area)
Hamilton City Hall is presently studying the future of alleyways with a report from staff due for summer 2021. The review will, in part, determine how alleyways relate to housing availability in Hamilton with the creation of laneway housing.
City Council decided against imposing a moratorium on alleyway sales during the review.
In November 2019, city staff stated the City of Hamilton has 642 alleyways. A map of alleyways is available on the city website here.