The City of Hamilton has been invited to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games

These reimagined games will provide this city – our city – with more than just 15 minutes on the world stage. Hosting will provide us with an unprecedented and immediate path to revival.

The Games are slated to have a smaller footprint in 2026. They will be more economical and will require far less government support. They will stimulate infrastructure development across all of Hamilton, provide contracts for local businesses, bring in thousands of new full-time jobs, create more affordable housing and boost our tourism. They will also upgrade or create new athletic and recreation centres across our community and improve the transportation infrastructure in Hamilton. And they’ll do it with a bid that comes at no cost to taxpayers.

We’re not just drawing up a game plan. We’re charting our growth plan. The 2026 Commonwealth Games will give those who work, live and love here an opportunity like no other. This is our moment, Hamilton. It’s our time to win. And turn steel into gold


Community Ambassador Toolkit

Be an ambassador of Hamilton 2026! In this Toolkit, we provide you with all the information you need to promote the Games vision to friends, colleagues, sports teams, and other community groups.  You can download the Community Ambassador Toolkit here.

Click on the links below to see a gallery of images that are customized for each social media channel.


Thank you to our sponsors and supporters for their contribution to the Hamilton 2026 Commonwealth Games Bid.

McMaster Innovation Park

LiUNA! Central & Eastern Canada Regional

Mohawk College

McMaster University

International Children’s Games Hamilton

Sport Hamilton

Hamilton Olympic Club

Hamilton East Kiwanis Non-Profit Homes Inc.

Pier 8 Group

Hamilton Challenger Baseball Association

Industry-Education Council (IEC)

National Cycling Centre Hamilton

Live Life Sports & Hospitality

City of Kitchener

Charity of Hope

Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL)

Govan Brown

RBC

City of St. Catharines

2Gen.Net

City of Waterloo

Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA Ports)

Vrancor Group

Regional Municipality of Niagara

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

Redeemer University

City of Cambridge

IBI Group

Stoney Creek Athletics

Badminton Ontario

EllisDon Capital

ArcelorMittal Dofasco

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Meridian Credit Union

PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

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