Transportation is provided to purchase or deliver groceries for people with limited mobility.
Assisted Transportation Services
Dundas Community Services
Contact: Ariele Leung, Transportation Coordinator
Address: Grafton Square, 2 King St W Suite 3A, Dundas, ON, L9H 6Z1
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Cost: Service - $6.50-$16.50/round trip depending on distance
Who can access this service?: Dundas residents * Seniors and persons with disabilities with limited or no means of transportation
How to apply:
A non-emergency, door-to-door transportation service within the Hamilton city. Our volunteer drivers accompany clients to and from medical appointments and grocery shopping.
Assisted Volunteer Driving
Ancaster Community Services
Contact: Alex Beach, Program Coordinator
Address: Ancaster Municipal Service Centre and Library, 300 Wilson St E Lower Level, Ancaster, ON, L9G 2B9
Hours: Office: Mon, Tue, Fri 9 am-4 pm
Cost: Service - Clients are invoiced monthly via mail or email
Who can access this service?: Ancaster residents who are elderly or have a disability and are in the process of arranging more permanent transportation such as D.A.R.T.S or have limited or no other means of transportation * Must be independently mobile (not in a wheelchair) however, a collapsible walker or cane is acceptable * Must also be cognitively sound and capable (i.e. do not have a cognitive diagnosis such as dementia, alzheimers, short-term memory loss, or who are developmentally delayed)
How to apply: Registration is required, contact for information * A minimum of one week of notice is required to fill a request
Program designed to support clients who are in the process of arranging more permanent transportation such as D.A.R.T.S or have limited or no other means of transportation. This program relies on volunteers to drive seniors to medical (or medical related) appointments and bring them home.
Contact: Amelia Steinbring, Executive Director
Address: Waterdown Library, 163 Dundas St E, Waterdown, ON, L0R 2H0
Dates: Every 2nd Fri
Cost: Service; $7 for a return trip
Who can access this service?: Age 55 years and older; Must be able to walk independently and be cognitively alert.
How to apply: Contact agency * Must register by 4 pm on Tue
Provides bi-weekly transportation to shopping centers for seniors who do not drive. * Fortinos Plaza in Ancaster * Walmart Plaza in Waterdown
Contact: Kelly ,
Address: 688 Queensdale Ave E Suite 2B, Hamilton, ON, L8V 1M1
Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: Service - $11 for first $100 of groceries, $2.50 for each additional $25 of groceries
Who can access this service?: Seniors and people with disabilities
How to apply: By referral * Contact for information
Provides a grocery shopping and delivery service for seniors or disabled persons who are unable to get out and purchase their own groceries.
Shopping By Bus
Phone: 905-975-4718 ext 284
Contact: Karen Baxmeier, Outreach Coordinator
Address: Administrative Office, 52 Catharine St N, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1J1
Dates: Pickup and drop-off sites: second Wed and Thu of the month * call for details
Hours: Administration: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Who can access this service?: Tenants living in seniors apartment buildings who are physically able to travel.
How to apply:
Provides free bus service to local grocery stores for tenants in seniors' apartments every two weeks. A partnership of Wesley Urban Ministries, Danny's No Frills, Fortinos, and the HSR. Pick-up locations are located throughout the city. Please call for details.
Stoney Creek Seniors Outreach Services
Contact: Dave Cage , President
Address: 605 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek, ON, L8G 5G2
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-12noon
Cost: Service - Fees are determined prior to service
Who can access this service?: Age 60 years and older; Seniors, and People with Disabilities. Must be a resident of Stoney Creek
How to apply: Transportation Program: Two days advance notice is required for bookings
Non-profit community organization that assists seniors and disabled persons, to remain independent and in their homes. Provides services such as transportation to medical appointments, shopping, hair appointments, household assistance with minor home repairs, yard work, housekeeping and snow removal.
Taxi Scrip Program
Public Works Department
Phone: 905-529-1212 ext 3
Address: 2200 Upper James St RR 1, Mount Hope, ON, L0R 1W0
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Cost: Program - $24/book of coupons;
Who can access this service?: People with disabilities * Eligibility is same as for DARTS program
How to apply: Application forms available online. Apply by mail to: ATS, P.O. Box 340 Mount Hope, Ontario L0R 1W0; or by fax to: 905-679-7305
Provides subsidized rides for people with disabilities through regular and accessible taxis. Coupons are sold in books that contain $40 value in vouchers, and participants may purchase up to three books each month.
Canadian Red Cross Society
Address: 400 King St E, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1C3
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: Service - Inner city: $5/one way * Ancaster/Stoney Creek/Dundas: $9+/one way
Who can access this service?: Age 18 years and older; Unable to access other means of transportation
How to apply: By self-referral or referral from health care professional or social agency. Bookings must be made in advance.
Offers door-to-door transportation to appointments, for those unable to use public transportation or private means. An escort may join client at no extra cost.
Glanbrook Community Services
Contact: Carole Taylor, Program Coordinator
Address: 4280 Binbrook Rd Unit 2, Binbrook, ON, L0R 1C0
Hours: Office Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30am-4:30pm, Fri 8:30am-12:30pm
Cost: Service - Cost is $8.00 to $19.00 or on a per km basis if considered out of town; Fee subject to change without notice
Who can access this service?: Open to seniors and most older adults * Clients must be cognitively alert and independently mobile, may use a walker
How to apply:
Provides participants with transportation services to medical appointments, dental appointments, errands, to visit friends, grocery and general shopping. Drivers will wait and can assist participants with purchases.