Ontario Proof of Vaccinations Law

As of September 22, 2021 at 12:01 am, Ontario residents will need to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, along with proof of identification to access certain businesses.

Higher-risk public settings where proof of vaccination is required:

  • Indoor areas of restaurants, bars, and other food and drink establishments without dance facilities (including dine-in indoor food courts, breweries, wineries)
  • Indoor and outdoor areas of food or drink establishments with dance facilities, including nightclubs and restaurants, clubs and other similar establishments
  • Indoor areas of meeting and event spaces (including banquet halls, conference and convention centres)
  • Indoor areas of facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities, including waterparks, and personal physical fitness training with limited exemptions
    • Includes gyms, fitness/sporting/recreational facilities, pools, leagues, sporting events, waterparks, and indoor areas of facilities where spectators watch events
  • Indoor areas of casinos, bingo halls, and other gaming establishments
  • Indoor areas of concert venues, theatres, and cinemas
  • Indoor areas of bathhouses, sex clubs and strip clubs
  • Indoor areas of horse racing tracks, car racing tracks and other similar venues
  • Indoor areas where commercial film and TV productions take place with studio audiences.

All other public health measures remain in effect such as masking, capacity limits, screening, physical distancing and contact tracing, as required.

For further information, please review the city’s web page. https://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus/proof-vaccination

Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations


Overnight Road Closures Rymal and #56 Start Monday

Overnight closures on portion of Rymal Rd E and Regional Rd 56 beginning Monday

HAMILTON, ON – To safely complete road resurfacing, a series of intermittent road closures will take place during the overnight hours along Rymal Rd E and Regional Rd 56 and surrounding areas beginning Monday, September 20 at 8 p.m. for approximately four nights.

In order to limit traffic disruption, work will take place between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night and will wrap up by Friday, September 24 at 6 a.m.

Dates for the work are weather permitting. Details including road closure limits and timing can be found at hamilton.ca/roadclosures.

Motorists and cyclists should follow signs for detour where posted and may experience minor delays. 

Any impacts to HSRwill be available at: www.hamilton.ca/hsrdetours

The City of Hamilton thanks motorists, pedestrians and cyclists for their patience as we complete these important infrastructure improvements.

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Installation of Traffic Calming Measures

Bellagio Avenue, Showcase Drive, Keystone Crescent, Fletcher Road and Gatestone Drive to Address Safety Concerns Around Area Elementary Schools (Ward 9)

After much work with our traffic engineers and numerous discussions with parents and the school trustees, Council has approved some traffic calming measures to address speeding and aggressive driving in around Our Lady of Assumption Elementary School, Shannen Koostachin Elementary School and Gatestone Elementary School.

While I understand that some residents do not support the proliferation of speed cushions, I want residents to know that they are a measure of last resort for me and that there needs to be support by our traffic staff. In this case, I personally witnessed excessive speeding and racing along these streets. So, while the speed cushions can be an inconvenience to some drivers, the safety of our children and pedestrians in this area trumps the inconvenience. The type of speed cushions are similar to the ones that were installed years ago by Janet Lee Elementary School on Winterberry Drive.

The speed cushions will be installed as part of the city’s work in Fall 2021.

WHEREAS, the City of Hamilton is committed to the safety of all road users and is
a leader in Vision Zero initiatives; and,
WHEREAS, the Ward 9 office has continued to receive complaints and concerns
related to the safety of elementary students accessing schools in these areas;
(a) That Transportation Operations and Maintenance staff be authorized and
directed to install traffic calming measures on the following roadways as
part of the 2021 Traffic Calming program (fall application), at a cost not to
exceed $60,000, to be funded from the Ward 9 Minor Maintenance
account (4031911609):
(i) Gatestone Drive, from Foxtrot Drive to Shadyglen Drive, Hamilton
(2 speed cushions);
(ii) Bellagio Avenue, from Fletcher Road to Keystone Crescent,
Hamilton (3 speed cushions);
(iii) Keystone Crescent, from Bellagio Avenue to Showcase Drive,
Hamilton (2 speed cushion);
(iv) Showcase Drive, from Keystone Crescent to Fletcher Road,
Hamilton (2 speed cushions);
(v) Fletcher Road at Pinehill Drive, Hamilton, northwest corner, corner
radius reduction;
(b) That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized and directed to execute any
required agreement(s) and ancillary documents, with such terms and
conditions in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

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COVID-19 Mobile Vaccines Clinics

HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton healthcare partners continue to make progress in vaccinating members of the community who fall into the Province’s COVID-19 Vaccination Framework. To date, Hamilton health care partners have administered 748,710 doses of COVD-19 vaccine – with 77.5% of Hamiltonians over the age of 12 receiving a vaccine to date and 68.3% of individuals over the age of 12 completing their vaccine series.

The Hamilton healthcare partners, along with the “new” Provincial GO-VAXX Bus initiative will be bringing the COVID-19 vaccine to even more residents of Hamilton by bringing more mobile clinics to neighbourhoods across the city. These clinics will be situated in areas of the city with lower vaccination coverage rates in order to improve access to the vaccine.  Individuals 12 years of age and older who are eligible to receive a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can walk-in to any of the below clinics.

COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinics Pfizer & Moderna brands available
Salvation Amy Mountain Citadel 835 Stonechurch Rd. E., Hamilton, L8W 1R8 August 9 to 14, 2021 10 am to 12 pm & 1 to 3 pm  Bennetto Recreation Centre 450 Hughson St. N., Hamilton, L8L 4N5 August 12 & 13, 2 to 4 pm & 5 to 8 pm August 14 & 15, 10 am to 12 pm & 1 to 3 pm August 16 & 17, 2 to 4 pm & 5 to 8 pm
Provincial GO-VAXX bus mobile vaccine clinics (outdoor clinics) Pfizer brand available
Eastwood Park 111 Burlington St. E., Hamilton L8L 4H9 August 14 & 15, 2021 9 am to 7 pm  Valens Lake Conservation Area 1691 Regional Road 97, Flamborough, N1R 5S7 August 19, 2021 10 am to 2 pm Admission is free of charge to those attending the vaccine clinic.
Rockton Fairgrounds 812 Old Highway 8, Rockton, L0R 1X0 August 19, 2021 4 to 8 pmRosedale Arena 100 Greenhill Avenue, Hamilton, L8K 6M4 August 20, 2021 9 am to 7 pm

Public Health Services recommends that everyone who is eligible for a vaccination receive the first vaccine that is available to them. We need to work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, to reserve healthcare and hospital capacity and to protect vulnerable populations.


  • The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine that has been authorized by Health Canada for use in individuals aged 12 and over.
  • On June 26, 2021, Hamilton youth ages 12 to 17 became eligible for an accelerated second dose at a 28-day interval.
  • Vaccine administration rates may differ based on local context.
  • Mixing of mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer), as well as mixing AstraZeneca and an mRNA vaccine is safe, effective and makes sure more Hamiltonians can receive their second dose and its strong protection against COVID-19 sooner.
  • Information regarding COVID-19 vaccine clinics and frequently asked questions are available on www.hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.
  • All vaccination planning is based on and contingent on available COVID-19 vaccine supply.
  • It is vital that members of the public, even those who have been vaccinated, ensure that public health measures still be practiced until it is safe and said to be safe by the health professionals in all levels of government.