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Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries

 


The City of Hamilton is comprised of six former municipalities as the result of provincially-legislated amalgamation in 2001.  The former Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth was amalgamated into a unified City of Hamilton.  This merger included the former City of Stoney Creek, the Towns of Ancaster, Dundas and Flamborough as well as the Township of Glanbrook.  Hamilton is ranked as the tenth largest City in Canada with a population that exceeds 500,000 residents.

At the time of amalgamation, the Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries increased in size from 15 cemeteries to 67 cemeteries across the entire City of Hamilton.  Please see List of Cemeteries

The Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries is a section of the Environmental Services Division, Public Works Department, of the City of Hamilton.


Stories in Stones

Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries are like museums, with their headstones serving as a record of our culture and social history. Through an enduring stone, they reflect personal and national sentiment; speak of love, pity, and patriotism. They summarize the lives of remarkable longevity and remind us of lives lost through tragedy.

Many of Hamilton’s colourful characters and history lie buried in our cemeteries. The cemetery tour – The Stories In The Stones - tells their fascinating stories through free guided walking tours at Hamilton Cemetery.

2014 Tour Schedule
Join us for a lively, informative tour of selected grave sites in historical Hamilton Cemetery.
  • No reservations necessary.
  • Rain or shine.
  • Tours start at 11 a.m. at the Cemetery Gatehouse – 777 York Blvd. across
from Dundurn Castle.The specific theme of each tour is indicated in brackets.
  • July 12 (War of 1812 Tour)
  • July 19 (Masonic Tour)
  • July 26 (War of 1812 Tour)
  • August 2 (Civil War Tour)
  • August 9 (War of 1812 Tour)
  • August 16 (Firefighters Tour)
  • August 23 (War of 1812 Tour)
  • August 30 (Power of the City Tour)
  • September 6 (War of 1812 Tour)
  • September 13 (Disasters Tour)
  • September 20 & 21 (Life Long Learning Week) | (Hamilton Firsts Tour)
  • September 27 (War of 1812 Tour)
  • October 4 (Past Mayors Tour)
  • October 11 (War of 1812 Tour)
  • October 18 (Masonic Tour)
  • October 25 (War of 1812 Tour)
  • November 1 (Civil War Tour)
  • November 8 (Veterans Tour)
  • November 15 (Veterans Tour)