Heritage Properties

Built Heritage Inventory Strategy

Beasley Heritage Inventory Project

The Beasley Heritage Inventory Project is a community initiative underway by the Beasley Neighbourhood Association to inventory properties in the neighbourhood.

The final recommendations of Beasley Inventory will be considered by the Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee at their meeting on June 10, 2022.

Learn more about this project under Recent Inventory Work

Downtown Dundas Built Heritage Inventory

The Dundas Inventory is an initiative to update the City of Hamilton’s database of information on heritage buildings in historic downtown Dundas. Learn more about the project

Waterdown Village Built Heritage Inventory

The Waterdown Inventory project is now complete. For more information please see the Recently Completed Inventory Projects section.

Built Heritage Inventory Strategy

Learn how the City of Hamilton is identifying and helping to conserve heritage buildings across the city. View the Built Heritage Inventory Story Map.

Built Heritage Inventory Process

An inventory tells us what we have and where it is located. The City of Hamilton is proactively updating its “Inventory” of heritage properties, previously referred to as Hamilton’s Heritage Volume 2: Inventory of Buildings of Architectural and/or Historical Interest.

The Inventory is a compilation of over 30 years of data on properties identified as having cultural heritage value or interest. Properties have been added to the Inventory as a result of survey work conducted by volunteers and Heritage Committee members, as part of project work conducted by the City and through the development application process.

There are over 6,000 addresses listed on the Inventory across the City. To view the active Inventory listings, please visit the City’s Heritage Property mapping.

An accurate, comprehensive and updated heritage inventory will help improve transparency and accessibility of information on the City’s heritage resources for property owners, citizens and staff. A goal of the updated Built Heritage Inventory work is to evaluate each property to determine if it has cultural heritage value or interest that should be recognized by adding it to the Municipal Heritage Register or further evaluated for potential designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Process steps for Built Heritage Inventory Project outlines 7 steps from start to finish

Ongoing Inventory Projects

The Beasley Heritage Inventory Project is a community initiative underway by the Beasley Neighbourhood Association to inventory properties in the neighbourhood. The project team will present their findings in batches to the Inventory and Research Working Group for review and support before the recommendations proceed to the Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee (HMHC). The HMHC provides advice to City Council on all matters related to the Ontario Heritage Act. Following HMHC’s consideration, the recommendations may then be forwarded to Planning Committee for their consideration and Council for final decision.

To view the draft listing recommendations, visit www.map.hamilton.ca/heritagemap

For more information on the Beasley Heritage Inventory Project, visit www.ourbna.com/heritage

If you have any questions or comments about this process, contact staff listed below.

The Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee’s Places of Worship Inventory Review project began in 2018. Led by the Inventory and Research Working Group (IRWG) of the HMHC, the project involves conducting updated surveys and preparing preliminary evaluations across the City of Hamilton working from the existing Places of Worship inventories, including:

  • Inventory of Places of Worship (PDF, 4 MB): Listings of all known buildings used as places of worship built prior to 1967 throughout the former municipalities of Ancaster, Beverly, Binbrook, Dundas, East Flamborough, Glanford, Saltfleet, and West Flamborough
  • Inventory of Places of Worship in Hamilton (PDF, 8 MB): An inventory of significant places of worship in the former municipality of Hamilton from 1801 to 2001

The goal of the project is to proactively screen the places of worship to identify candidates for listing on the Municipal Heritage Register and potential designation under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, in accordance with the City’s Built Heritage Inventory Strategy. The IRWG has been reviewing the properties by community and ward (pre-2018 boundaries).

Recently Completed Inventory Projects

The Ancaster Pre-Confederation Inventory project was a community initiative led by the Ancaster Village Heritage Community group to inventory pre-1867 buildings in the community of Ancaster. The project concluded in February 2021 and resulted in the addition of 56 properties to the Municipal Heritage Register and 8 properties to the City's designation work plan.

January 29, 2021 - Staff Report and Presentation to Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee (HMHC)

December 7, 2020 - Presentation to Inventory and Research Working Group (IRWG)

The Durand Neighbourhood Built Heritage Inventory Project (DNBHI) was completed in June 2017. The Council-approved recommendations included:

The final recommendations were considered and approved by the Planning Committee as part of HMHC Report 17-004. Planning Committee Report 17-010 (PDF, 226 KB)

Note: Staff will be reporting back to Planning Committee and Council on the following items related to the Durand Inventory:

  • The feasibility of conducting a heritage conservation district study of Ravenscliffe Avenue;
  • The addition of 6, 12, 19 and 26 Ravenscliffe Avenue, Hamilton to staff’s designation work plan (Deferred); and,
  • The addition of 75 Bold Street, 93 Bold Street, 90 Duke Street, 4 Ravenscliffe Avenue and 12 Ravenscliffe Avenue, Hamilton to the Municipal Heritage Register (Deferred).

The project concluded in the fall of 2014 and resulted in Council approving the addition of over 660 non-designated properties to the Municipal Heritage Register and the identification of 30 candidates for designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Note: Staff will be reporting back to Planning Committee and Council on the following items related to the Downtown Hamilton Inventory:

  • The addition of 206-210 King Street East, Hamilton to the Municipal Heritage Register and staff’s designation work plan (Deferred).

The Waterdown Inventory was an initiative to update the City of Hamilton’s database of information on heritage buildings in the village. The Waterdown Inventory was conducted in parallel with the Waterdown Community Node Secondary Plan and helped inform the Plan policies and the development of urban design guidelines that will guide future change and development in the village.

View a story map outlining the history of the Village of Waterdown

February 25, 2022 - Staff Reports and Presentations to HMHC

October 29, 2021 - Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee Meeting 

Contact us

Alissa Golden
Heritage Projects Specialist
28 James Street North, 2nd Floor
Phone: 905-546-2424 Ext.4654
Email: [email protected]