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
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
International Children’s Games 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)
City of St. Catharines
City of Waterloo
Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA Ports)
Regional Municipality of Niagara
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport
Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
City of Cambridge
Stoney Creek Athletics
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton