​2020 Downtown Hamilton Branch Relocation Update

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

At our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday April 7, 2020 Richard Davies, President and CEO formally announced the upcoming relocation of the downtown Hamilton James Street branch to 280 Barton Street West near Locke Street North.

The area of the new branch will see significant future economic development by the city of Hamilton and real estate developers over the next 5-10 years. 

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, construction had commenced and July was targeted for an opening date. The brand-new branch will showcase the most modern banking design, ATMs and best of all, it will have ample free parking.  

Given the anticipated construction delays due to the pandemic, the precise opening date remains undetermined at this time, but we remain hopeful that it will be ready before the end of the year. More information will be shared with members well in advance of the official opening date. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety need to minimize in-branch member service for both members and employees, a decision was made to temporarily close the Hamilton James Street Branch and lobby ATM. We fully intend to reopen this location when we can safely do so until the brand-new location on Barton Street West is ready for occupancy.  

Relocation Update – Friday August 14, 2020As the pandemic continues to impact the way we operate for the safety of our members and employees and construction progress continues on the new Barton Street West location, the James Street Branch and ATM will remain closed.