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 panelling.

 2019 Lighting Schedule

January


January 20
Vigil for Pawel Adamowicz Mayor of Gdansk, Poland
Colour: Red & White

February


February 1 to 3
Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Colour: Purple

February 4
World Cancer Day
Colour: Pink

February 5
Chinese New Year
Colour: Red & Yellow

February 14
Valentine's Day
Colour: Pink, Purple & Red

February 15
National Flag Day
Colour: Red & White

February 17 to 23
Be More Than A Bystander Month
Colour: Purple & Gray

February 24
101st Anniversary of Estonia’s Independence
Colour: Blue, White & Black

February 27
Pink Shirt Day 
Colour: Pink

February 28
Bosnia’s Independence Day
Colour: Yellow & Blue

March


March 1
Bosnia’s Independence Day
Colour: Yellow & Blue

March 8
Internation Women's Day
Colour: Purple & White

March 17
St. Patrick's Day
Colour: Green, Gold & Orange

April


April 22
Earth Day
Colour: Green

May


May 8
World Ovarian Cancer Day
Colour: Teal

June


To be confirmed

 

July


July 1
Canada Day
Colour: Red & White

August


To be confirmed

 

September


September 10
World Suicide Prevention Day
Colour: Orange

September 30
Orange Shirt Day - Every Child Matters
Remembering the victims and survivors of residential schools
Colour: Orange

October


October 6
World Cerebral Palsy Day
Colour: Orange

October 7
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Colour: Teal

October 10
World Mental Health Day
Colour: Purple

October 24
Child Abuse Prevention Day
Colour: Purple

October 31
Food Allergy Day
Colour: Teal

November


November 1 to 8
MADD Red Ribbon Campaign
Colour: Red & White

December


December 1
World AIDS Day
Colour: Red

December 22 to 30
Hanukkah
Colour: Blue

December 24 to 25
Christmas
Colour: Red & Green

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 

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