Free Wi-Fi availability expands to more Hamilton parks


Published March 25, 2022 at 10:18 am

The City of Hamilton has launched a pilot project that will expand free Wi-Fi availability to city parks and public spaces.

The three-year pilot project launched in late 2021 at Gage Park and Waterdown Memorial Park but is now starting to expand to include more locations throughout Hamilton.

William Connell Park on the west mountain is the latest location to offer Wi-Fi, with more spaces and parks scheduled to come online by the end of 2022.

“Expanding free public access while focusing on locations of highest need to best service the community will help address the digital divide that has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the City said in a release.

“Increased connectivity in parks enhances accessibility for individuals who use public spaces, eliminating barriers to services that may have digital access pathways, and supports placemaking enhancements.”

The project is supported financially by the Federal government’s Health Communities Initiative with a grant of $99,999.

The City of Hamilton’s Wi-Fi map shows 76 city locations where public Wi-Fi access is currently available, and a password is NOT required.

The Park Finder tool also on the City of Hamilton website also includes searchability specific to Wi-Fi enabled parks.

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