Melville Street Heritage Conservation District Study
District Boundary Options
The consultant team conducting the Melville Street HCD Study expanded their review & assessed the surrounding historic residential area for proposed district boundary options.
Thank you for your comments! They will help inform the final Study report for consideration by the Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee and City Council.
The City of Hamilton is undertaking a Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study of a portion of Melville Street, from Sydenham Street to Wellington Street North, in the community of Dundas. An HCD Study Area By-law No. 22-258, was passed by Hamilton City Council on September 28, 2022, limiting change in the study area for a period of one year while the study is conducted.
The community of Dundas, formerly the Town of Dundas and now part of the amalgamated City of Hamilton, is an historic settlement area comprised of a significant concentration of pre-1950 buildings of heritage value or interest, historic streetscapes and natural heritage features.
In the spring of 2022, the City of Hamilton initiated an updated heritage survey of Downtown Dundas as part of its Built Heritage Inventory Strategy. Research and engagement on the Downtown Dundas BHI has begun, including the preparation of a preliminary Historic Context Statement and the calling of a Downtown Dundas Heritage Focus Group. Inventory work is pending, including updated field surveys and photography.
The local Ward Councillor brought forward a motion at the September 28, 2022 Council meeting which resulted in the passing of a by-law to designate a portion of Melville Street, located in the Downtown Dundas BHI project area, as a Heritage Conservation District Study Area and directing staff to initiate the HCD Study. The eastern portion of Melville Street, from Sydenham Street to Cross Street, was designated as part of the Cross-Melville Heritage Conservation District in 1990 by the former Town of Dundas By-law No. 3899-90. The western portion of Melville Street, from Sydenham Street to Wellington Street North, consists of a collection of pre-1950 buildings of potential heritage value or interest, including three properties individually designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act.
Draft Melville Street Heritage Conservation District Study Report
- Draft Melville Street Heritage Conservation District Study Report
- Appendix A – Study Area and HCD Option Map Figures
- Appendix B – Fieldwork Map Figures/Findings
- Appendix C – Inventory Sheets
- Appendix D – Property Profile
- Appendix E – Public Consultation Newsletters (Pending Final Report)
- Appendix F – City of Hamilton Inventory Form
- Appendix G – City of Hamilton Official Plan Policy
- Appendix H – Ontario Regulation 9/06 Evaluation Chart