HMHC Heritage Recognition Awards

About the HMHC Heritage Recognition Awards

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Each year the Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee presents the HMHC Heritage Recognition Awards. Founded in 2007, these awards celebrate the significant contributions of property owners, educators, developers and volunteers in the conservation of Hamilton’s heritage. The Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee makes a formal presentation to the award winners at their annual Heritage Recognition Awards Celebration in June.

Call for Nominations


The Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2019-2020 HMHC Heritage Recognition Awards. Nominations must be received by the Monday March 2, 2020 at 4:30pm.

Submit Nomination

  • Properties must be located in the City of Hamilton.
  • Properties must be considered to have cultural heritage value or interest, but are not required to be listed on the Inventory, on the Municipal Heritage Register or designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.
  • All property uses are eligible (residential, commercial, institutional, private, public, etc.)
  • When applicable, a renting or leasing tenant of a heritage property and / or a project team is also eligible or can be named as a co-recipient along with the property owner. The Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee tries to recognize all known parties related to the property’s successful conservation.
  • Active members of the Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee and all related committees and working groups are not eligible for award nomination, including the Heritage Permit Review Subcommittee, the Cross-Melville Heritage Conservation District Advisory Committee, the Inventory and Research Working Group, the Education Work Group and the Policy and Design Working Group.

Award Categories

There are 9 award categories for the HMHC Heritage Recognition Awards. Not all award categories presented annually, and are subject to change.

  • Heritage Property Conservation Award
    Presented to property owners who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the conservation, restoration and preservation of Hamilton’s built heritage.
  • Heritage Property Developer Recognition Award
    Presented to heritage property developers who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the conservation, restoration and preservation of Hamilton’s built heritage.
  • Sustainable Design in Heritage Award
    Presented to property owners who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the conservation Hamilton’s built heritage in a sustainable manner, including the introduction of energy conservation measures.
  • Making Herita​ge Accessible Award
    Presented to heritage property owners who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the conservation of Hamilton’s heritage by making an inaccessible property accessible to all citizens of Hamilton.
  • Cultural Heritage Landscape Award
    Recognizing the efforts of an individual or team who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the conservation of Hamilton’s cultural heritage landscapes.
  • Heritage Group, Society or Specialty Team Award
    Recognizing the efforts of a heritage group, society or specialty team who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the conservation of Hamilton’s heritage.
  • Education in Heritage Award
    Recognizing the efforts of local historians and educators who have played a significant role in educating people on the conservation of Hamilton’s tangible and intangible heritage.
  • Volunteer Acknowledgement
  • Adaptive Reuse of a Heritage Property Award

Contact us

For more information or a copy of the Terms of Reference for the HMHC Heritage Recognition Awards, contact:
Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee
Attn: Loren Kolar, Legislative Coordinator
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2604
Email: [email protected]