Festivals & Events

Reserve Banner Space Application

Not-for-profit, Charitable organizations and City-run event organizers may reserve the banner space over King Street in Dundas or on the City Hall façade facing Main St. West in Hamilton.
Learn more about reserving the banners.

Contact Information
Banner Information
Select the desired banner being applied for.

Banner rental space at City Hall

Hamilton City Hall
Fee $353.25

Banners for the Hamilton location must be delivered to City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton at least one week prior to the installation date. Banners must be picked up from City Hall immediately upon removal.

Banner rental space in Downtown Dundas

Downtown Dundas
Fee $553.90

Banners for the Dundas location must be delivered to the Dundas Municipal Service Centre, 60 Main Street West, Dundas, at least two weeks prior to the installation date. You will be notified by the City when the banner is available for pick-up. 

Week Requested *
Starting with the Monday of that specific week
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf.
Conditions & Requirements

Please Note: No advertisements which convey a religious or political message, promote a political party or election candidate, promote tobacco use or substance abuse, present demeaning or derogatory portrayals of individuals or groups or contain anything, which in light of generally prevailing community standards may cause offence will be permitted on City property or publications.

By submitting a Banner Application, Applicants hereby acknowledge and agree that the City of Hamilton shall under no circumstances be held liable for any damage to banners that might, for any reason, occur during the installation, removal or display of a banner. Furthermore, by submitting a Banner Application to the City of Hamilton, Applicants acknowledge and agree that they are doing so entirely at their own risk and Applicants hereby release and forever discharge the City of Hamilton from any and all actions, claims and demands arising out of or in any way related to an Applicant’s Banner Application or the  installation, removal or display of a banner.

  1.  All applicants shall pay a $371.10 fee (includes HST) for the Hamilton City Hall banner location and a $553.90 fee for Downtown Dundas. Cheques are payable to the City of Hamilton. Banner design must be in compliance with the City of Hamilton Commercial Advertising and Sponsorship Policy, June 2008. CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR BANNER INSTALLATIONS
  2. Once an application is received, staff will review your submission. They will be in touch with you to confirm dates and receive your payment at that time. Bookings are processed once a signed application and full payment in the form of a cheque is received.Maximum duration of banner display is two (2) weeks. One week will be reserved; however, the second week will be subject to requests from other organizations.
  3. Banners will be installed and removed on Monday mornings. 
  4. Applicants must indemnify and the save the City of Hamilton harmless from all actions, causes of action, interest, claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses and loss.
  5. Not-for-profit and Charitable organizations, Special Event Organizers as well as City Divisions / Departments may apply to have a Banner installed at a Designated Location. Banners will not be installed to advertise products, services or events of a commercial nature at the request of a for-profit business.
  6. Applicants must provide proof of liability and property damage insurance of at least $2,000,000, naming the City of Hamilton as an added insured party. Proof of insurance is required at least two (2) months prior to installation of the banner. Failure to submit proof of insurance shall void reservation.
  7. The design and construction of the banner shall conform to the banner specifications. Banners will not be erected if they do not conform to the specifications.
  8. Applicants must submit a drawing to the Public Works Department showing the subject matter and message content of new banners prior to fabrication.
  9. Applicants should contact the Outreach Coordinator at (905) 546-2424 ext. 2934 or [email protected] with any questions relating to this application.
  10. Applicants must arrange with the coordinator to deliver the Hamilton banner to City Hall 71 Main St. West, one (1) week prior to the installation date.
  11. Applicants must recover the Hamilton banner from City Hall after notification from the coordinator that the banner is ready to be picked up. The City will not be responsible for any banner remaining in our possession the week after the banner was installed.
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Notice of Collection

The City of Hamilton collects information under authority of section 227 of the Municipal Act, 2001. Any personal information collected for the Banner Program will be used to fulfill the banner application requirements. Information collected for this initiative may be stored on servers located in Canada and the United States, and may be subject to Canadian and/or American laws. Questions about the collection of this information should be directed to India Paul, Outreach Coordinator, Public Works, (905) 546-2424 ext. 2934.