Heritage Properties

Built Heritage Inventory Strategy

Waterdown Village Built Heritage Inventory

The Waterdown Inventory is an initiative to update the City of Hamilton’s database of information on heritage buildings in the village. The goal 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.

The Waterdown Inventory project is in its final phase. Visit the project webpage to learn more about the the Waterdown Village Built Heritage Inventory Project

Register Beasley Heritage Project

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

Learn more about this project under Recent Inventory Work

 

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

Recent Inventory Work

The Register Beasley Heritage Project is a community initiative underway by the Beasley Neighbourhood Association to inventory properties in the neighbourhood. The Register Beasley 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 Register Beasley project, visit www.ourbna.com/heritage

Batch 1 - James Street North

  • September 28, 2020: Presentation to Inventory and Research Working Group (IRWG)
  • October 30, 2020: Presentation to Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee

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

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 is an initiative to update the City of Hamilton’s database of information on heritage buildings in the village. The goal 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.

The Waterdown Inventory is being conducted in parallel with the Waterdown Community Node Secondary Plan and will help inform the Plan policies and the development of urban design guidelines that will guide future change and development in the village.

Learn more about the the Waterdown Village Building Heritage Inventory Project

Contact us

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