Masonry Restoration Guidelines
The City of Hamilton is home to many historic buildings and structures that represent the City’s diverse heritage and contribute to its unique identity. Many of Hamilton’s historic buildings are constructed with limestone, clay brick, stone, cast stone, and concrete materials.
The proper conservation of these historic structures is vital in order to preserve these heritage resources. The intent of this policy is to develop sensitivity to the particular needs of historic masonry by providing the best practices for masonry restoration. These guidelines offer helpful advice on the appropriate materials and methods to be used.
The Masonry Restoration Guidelines are intended to provide guidance:
- in reviewing applications for alteration under the Ontario Heritage Act
- to heritage property owners, architects and contractors to carry out a successful masonry restoration
These guidelines were prepared by Policy and Design Working Group of the Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee in July 2018 and approved by Council in September 2018.