The City of Hamilton’s Water Redevelopment project celebrated the opening of the Pier 7 boardwalk and transient docking stations on June 20, 2016. The boardwalk is part of the first phase of the redevelopment of the West Harbour waterfront. The multi-purpose wood composite boardwalk provides visitors with an uninterrupted lakeside experience from one end of the development to the other. Recent work included a 150-metre-long shoreline boardwalk with 12 docks for boaters, benches and lounge chairs for public use and new lighting and electrical irrigation systems to support eight flower and tree beds.
Dillon prepared an overall concept and functional plan for the waterfront’s recreational component as established in the City of Hamilton’s Recreation Master Plan. The plan focused on designing improvements to the public edge of the existing piers and the outdated transient dock system. Our team prepared the detailed design and construction documents for the development of the continuous boardwalk to accommodate a range of active and passive activities. Some key components of the plan include the integration of the West Harbourfront Trail and the replacement of existing dock structures with a new floating dock system to serve visiting boaters and the popular Hamiltonian Tour Boat