Beautification & Environment

  • Queen Mary has been beautified by increasing the planting areas from 2% of the median to more than 22%. Additionally, the use of perennials saves the town money by reducing replanting and repurchasing.QM-median
  • By putting in sprinkler systems Hampstead saves man hours in watering by hand and saves water.
  • Finchley-circleGreatly improved the look of the Finchley Circle and other areas with trees, perennials and new layouts.
  • Redid Councillors (Gayton), Aldred, and Langhorne parks
  • Increased the size of the hanging flower baskets around the town.
  • Significantly increased the planting of new trees throughout the town and created a “Tree Bank” whereby residents who cut down trees have to replace them or donate to the Town’s tree bank which is used to purchase and plant trees.
  • dog-dispenserIntroduced dog bag dispensers to encourage owners to pick up after their dogs (plus the ads on the dispensers generate income).
  • Added dozens of garbage receptacles.
  • Introduced once a week garbage collection to reduce waste and increase recycling. We have received $300,000 from Quebec in the last 3 years for reducing the amount of waste being picked up.
  • Added covered garbage and recycling bins on wheels for automated collections, which are more efficient, keep the town cleaner and reduce problems due to urban wildlife.
  • Residents can now increase their recycling containers to 360L, for free, and obtain smaller garbage bins. This encourages more recycling and less waste which earns the Town money.
  • Through the Hampstead newsletter, eHampstead, town website and Bee Green festival residents are educated in how they can live more environmentally friendly lifestyles.
  • Transformed Fleet from a median of nothing but concrete to cutouts with trees, perennials, and annual flowers. Fleet-median
  • green-space-maintenanceIntroduced bylaws that require newly built homes to have a larger amount of green space on their properties.
  • Increased the upkeep of our parks by hiring a Green Foreman who ensures that Hampstead’s green spaces are kept clean and well maintained.
  • First town in Canada to ban wood burning stoves because they pollute the air. 
  • tree-surveyDid a survey of all public trees last year and are doing a survey of private trees this year. Therefore, when we plant new trees this will ensure that Hampstead has a diverse mix of species of trees to prevent devastation from infestations and to increase biodiversity.


Read about what else Bill has accomplished in his Track Record or
read about what Bill intends to accomplish in the Next Four Years.