Gore Park Beacons Public Art Project

Image banner of Gore Park over the years

The City of Hamilton is undertaking a public art competition to select digital imagery for two 9 metre high steel and glass beacon structures to be located at the west and east ends of the recently revitalized Gore Park at the center of downtown Hamilton.

Public consultation

A jury of volunteer citizens, stakeholders and artists has reviewed 28 artists’ submissions and have short-listed three artists’ proposals.

Before the jury meets to select the winning proposal, they want to know the opinions of members of the public. Members of the public can learn more about the goal and themes for the project, review the artists’ proposals, and provide their comments on the online survey page.

Online survey

Gore Park Beacons Opinion Survey

In person comments

Tourism Information Centre
28 James Street North
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Deadline to provide comments is Sunday March 26, 2017

Consultation survey results

View comments received as of March 20, 2017 (PDF, 185 KB)

Artists were asked to address the following vision statement and one or more of the themes in their proposals.

Vision Statement for the Park

“The Gore is an urban oasis at the City’s crossroads. People gather to share their heritage, participate in leisure and entertainment, and enjoy diverse shopping and dining. It is a cultural gem and a safe, inviting and accessible public destination where people meet before moving on, or stay to interact. “Meet me at the Gore” can be heard throughout the City as people make their daily plans.” Gore Park Master Plan 2010


History and Heritage - Recognize and reflect the rich and unique history of the area.
Inclusiveness and Community - The work should express a sense of community, be accessible to people of all ages, recognize the pedestrian focus of the area and encourage gathering.

Call for artists

The Call for Artists closed on February 10, 2017. 28 proposals were received from 27 artists.

​Gore Park Beacons Call for Artists (PDF, 118 KB)
Gore Park Beacons Call for Artists Appendix A – Submission Form (PDF, 28 KB)
Gore Park Beacons Call for Artists Appendix B – Site (PDF, 4.5 MB)
Gore Park Beacons Call for Artists Appendix C – Panel Templates (PDF, 158 KB)
Gore Park Beacons Call for Artists Appendix D – Artist Agreement (PDF, 45 KB)

Call for Artists document updates
Gore Park Beacons Call for Artists Update No. 1 (PDF, 12 KB) - December 19, 2016

Contact us

Ken Coit - Program Manager Public Art and Projects
Tourism & Culture Division, City of Hamilton
28 James Street North
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 6281
Email: ken.coit@hamilton.ca