Air Quality

Hamilton faces a variety of challenges with impacts to local air quality.    We are an industrial city surrounded by major highways that move large volumes of vehicles - including heavy trucks.    Hamilton is also located in the pathway of the transboundary trail of air pollution that migrates up into Ontario from the Ohio Valley.

Environment Hamilton has worked hard over many years now to see air quality improvements in our city.   Our efforts began back in 2003 with the development of an initiative we call StackWatch.  

Environment Hamilton is a formal member of the following air quality initiatives and committees:

Clean Air Hamilton
Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation & Parks External Working Group - Reg 419 Local Air Quality
ArcelorMittal Dofasco Community Liaison Committee
Ruetgers Environmental Monitoring Team
Stelco Community Liaison Committee