The race is on to name 10 of the 77 snowploughs owned by The City of Hamilton. Thousands of submissions were sent in from residents and the city has whittled the list down to 20, based on the number of mentions they received . Selection also took into account whether the names were fun, family-friendly and have a connection to Hamilton or to snow and winter.
Top 20 voting now open
Effective now residents are invited to take a moment and vote for their favourite plow name. Voting closes January 8! The 10 winning names will be revealed during the week of January 9, 2023. Nearly 5,000 residents have voted already. Compare that to virtually any other public engagement effort by the city.
To see the list of names and to vote, click here.
The Name the Plow initiative is all in good fun, but snow clearing in Hamilton in serious business. With each upcoming winter weather event, City of Hamilton road crews are responsible for clearing approximately 6,518 lane kilometres of roadway, 866 kilometres of sidewalks, 244 kilometres of on-street bike lanes and 2,365 bus stops across Hamilton. To do it, the City of Hamilton has 77 City plows, 115 contracted pieces of plowing equipment and 34 sidewalk plows.