Hamilton Signature Sign


On Friday April 27, 2018 Mayor Fred Eisenberger hosted the official lighting ceremony for the HAMILTON sign. This sign was fully funded by generous sponsors, and fabricated by local Dundas business Hamilton Scenic Specialty Inc.

In addition to bringing some “life and colour” to the forecourt, we have witnessed the sign’s popularity for residents and tourists alike. Since its debut, social media has been flooded with selfies and pictures using the hashtag #HamOntSign.

 Facts




• The sign contains 493 running feet of waterproof LED comprised of 15,000 individual LED diodes with a life expectancy of 40,000 hours; with sign lighting is controlled by 96 channels of DMX control.

• The average electrical consumption is 600 watts which is about equal to the wattage of a small coffee maker; at an average hydro rate of 10 cents per kilowatt hour, the sign will cost on about 6 cents per hour to run.

• The sign is 60 feet long by 6 feet deep with letters at 90” tall and 24” deep and weighs approximately 9700 pounds.

• The base and letter structure is all aluminum and contains 2,450 running feet of aluminum framing material.

• The sign contains 4800 screws and bolts and 45 sheets of internal aluminum reinforcement plate and 45 sheets of exterior aluminum composite paneling.

2018 Lighting Schedule

July 23 to 27
In honour of Toronto and victims - White & Blue

September 3 to 10
Canadian Country Music Week - Black & Gold

Thursday, September 6
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - Teal

November 10 to 18
Latvian Heritage Week - Red & White


It may have taken a few years to come to fruition, and it was worth it. The HAMILTON sign is a gift to the City of Hamilton in recognition of Canada 150 from the following donors:

  • AIM Environmental Group Inc.
  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco  
  • Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers Ltd. 
  • Fengate Assets Investments
  • The McKeil Family     
  • Valeri Construction Ltd.
  • Vrancor Group
  • Losani Homes   
  • LiUNA   

  • Carmen’s Group
  • PJ & Joe Mercanti 
  • The Mercanti Family
  • Sam & Roma, Peter & Gabriella, Ian & Lisa Mercanti-Ladd
  • Roxborough Park Development Legacy Project
  • Sergio Manchia Urbancore Developments,
  • Nick Carnicelli Carriage Gate Homes & David Horwood Effort Trust