Supporting Healthcare: Traffic Signal Box Wraps Public Art Project

Images of traffic boxesPhoto Credits L to R: J. Reynolds; Tourism Hamilton; J. Reynolds; Tourism Hamilton; J. Reynolds; Tourism Hamilton.

The City of Hamilton has completed a Public Art process to commission temporary public art to be installed on City-owned traffic signal cabinets around major healthcare facilities in the City. Completion of installation is set for June 2021.

Folded map with magnifying glassWhere are the City's Utility Box Public Art Wraps? View our Utility Box Wraps Public Art Map

Project Award

The volunteer citizen jury has selected fifteen (15) winning proposals. For the list of winners and more information on the jury’s selection process and rationale, please read the Supporting Healthcare Traffic Box Wraps Public Art Jury Report (PDF, 190 KB).


This project builds on the success of the Downtown Hamilton Utility Box Wraps Public Art project completed in 2019. It has been developed in partnership with City of Hamilton Transportation Operations Section. The project is funded in part by Transportation Operations and the Downtown Hamilton Public Art Reserve.

The report is an overview of the discussion of the volunteer citizen jury which met on Friday August 7, 2020 to determine the twenty (20) shortlisted artist proposals for the Supporting Healthcare Traffic Signal Box Wraps Public Art Project. 

They reviewed the submissions in terms of technical issues, artistic excellence, response to context, public consultation results for the period August 20th to September 9, 2020 and in response to the following competition goal:  

Traffic signal box public art designs should be vibrant, positive works focused on public health and wellness that support and uplift our vital healthcare workers and the patients they serve in their everyday work and as we manage COVID-19.

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Public Opinion Survey Results

The survey has now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. Please review the Public Opinion Survey Results (PDF, 513 KB)

Call for Artists

The Call for Artists closed on Tuesday July 14, 2020. The City of Hamilton received ninety-two (92) submissions and would like to thank all artists who made proposals to this competition. Shortlisted proposals will be posted in August for public consultation, followed by the Jury’s final adjudication.

For more information and/or to make a submission, please download the documents below:


Contact Us

Zahra Awang, Art in Public Places Project Specialist
Tourism & Culture Division, City of Hamilton
Lister Block, 28 James Street North
Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1
Email [email protected]