COMMUNITY INFORMATION

The City of Hamilton will play host to the prestigious RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf & Country Club from May 27 to June 2, 2024.

The RBC Canadian Open is one of Canada’s premier sport and entertainment events delivering world-class PGA TOUR golf and experiences for spectators of all ages including a two-night concert series. The tournament will attract over 125,000 spectators over seven days and a world-wide television audience reach of over one billion households. The unqualified success of the 2019 event at Hamilton Golf & Country Club was key to Golf Canada’s decision to bring the event back to Ancaster.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION NIGHT

A community information night will be held at Hamilton Golf & Country Club (232 Golf Links Road) on Wednesday, May 1st from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. This informal, drop-in session will offer Ancaster residents & business owners the opportunity learn more about the RBC Canadian Open and ask any questions that they may have about its impact in the community. Tournament organizers and city officials will be present and available for discussion. Additional information on this evening will be included in the mailout information packages (more on this below).

ROAD CLOSURE DETAILS

Due to the configuration of Hamilton Golf & Country Club within the Ancaster community, the tournament will require the closure of Golf Links Road. This closure will be set through Halson Street and on Golf Links Road up to Southcote Road over the following week:

While active, the only vehicles allowed within the closure will be tournament designated vehicles and residents displaying the proper hang tag on their dash board. A hang tag program will be implemented in order to maintain residential access to all properties within the closure. Hang tags will be delivered by the City of Hamilton, along with an information package, towards the middle of April.

Each residence on Halson Street, Golfdale Place, and Golf Links Road, up to Southcote Road, will initially be provided with two hang tags. Vehicles containing these tags will be granted access within the road closure when active. Residence will have the opportunity to obtain a maximum of three additional tags from a location that will be specified in the information package.

As per city by law, there will be absolutely no parking allowed on residential lawn space during the RBC Canadian Open.

The closure will not effect any municipal services (i.e., trash pickup) that would otherwise normally take place. It is asked that your waste is curbside by 7:00am on your regularly scheduled collection day as collection may be earlier than usual. Allowance into the closure will be made on a case by case basis for clearly identified service vehicles (lawn/pool maintenance, etc.)

In addition, those living on Seymour Drive, Orton Avenue, Viscount Drive, Charterhouse Crescent, Chancery Drive, Elm Hill Boulevard, Hostein Drive, McNeil Place, Peppertree Crescent, Roymor Crescent, Evergreen Avenue, Pine Street, Middle Crescent, Lynda Lane, and Dorval Drive that would access their residence via Golf Links Road will be rerouted and required to enter/exit their neighborhood via Southcote Road.

STREET PARKING & THE RESTRICTED ZONE

A restricted parking area will be temporarily created between Mohawk Road, Wilson Street, Fiddlers Green Road, bordered by Highway 403 on the southern edge. Advisory “Special Event Parking Permit Only” signs will be placed at each roadway entrance to the restricted parking areas.

Residence living within the restricted area will receive an alternate information package containing two hang tags that will allow for legal street parking. These hang tags will also be delivered towards the middle of April. Residence will have the opportunity to obtain a maximum of two additional tags from a location that will be specified in the information package.

Vehicles parking on the street within the restricted area that are not displaying a valid hang tag will risk ticketing by City of Hamilton by law.

The hangtag does not allow residents to park within No Parking or No Stopping areas along the restricted residential streets, but only in areas that parking is permitted.

Canadian Open spectator parking is to be accommodated within designated lots and as such will not be permitted on any residential street within the defined area. More information on parking can be found HERE.

The residential Special Event Parking Plan will be in effect during the following dates and times:

On-street parking will be available outside of these times in areas where parking would normally be allowed for up to 12 hours.

CONTACT

For questions and further information, please email rbccanadianopen@golfcanada.ca or call 1-800-571-6736.