Heritage Resources

A collection of heritage resources and inventories of heritage properties in the City of Hamilton.

Hamilton’s Heritage Volumes

The Hamilton’s Heritage Volumes include information about:

  • properties designated under Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act
  • properties listed in the municipal inventory for buildings and cultural heritage landscapes
  • the Canadian Inventory of Historic Building
  • registered archaeological sites

Each volume also includes an introductory discussion of the data contained in the volume and an outline of how the specific resources are managed by the City.

A listing of properties that have been designated by municipal by-law since 1975 under the Ontario Heritage Act. At the time of publication of this second edition of Volume 1 (March 2007), The City of Hamilton had a total of 241 individual properties under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, and 355 properties within the seven Heritage Conservation Districts, designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act.

View Hamilton's Heritage Volume 1 - Second Edition (PDF, 1.9 MB)

A compilation of the inventories of heritage structures and places of the six former municipalities. This volume contains approximately 7,000 properties that are of potential heritage interest, or value but that are not formally protected under the Ontario Heritage Act.

View Hamilton Heritage's Volume 2 (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Hamilton’s Built Heritage Inventory project is a current and ongoing process to review and update this listing. Having previously been conducted as a pilot study in the City’s downtown core, the evaluation framework devised by ERA Architects Inc. consultants has since been approved by city council and is presently being applied to the Durand neighbourhood.

An inventory of buildings with historical and/or architectural value carried out by the National Historic Parks and Sites branch of Parks Canada in the 1970s and 1980s. Volume 3 contains static data that has not been updated and while many of the properties are included in Volume 2, there are those that are found only in this volume.

View Hamilton Heritage's Volume 3 (PDF, 1.4 MB)

A list of all registered archaeological sites within the City of Hamilton, as well as a discussion on the legislation pertaining to archaeology in Ontario and the types of cultures represented in the Hamilton area.

View Hamilton Heritage's Volume 4 (PDF, 771 KB)

A companion volume to Volume 1 containing the “Reasons for Designation” or “Statement of Cultural Heritage Value and Description of Heritage Attributes” that accompany all designating by-laws.

View Hamilton Heritage's Volume 5 (PDF, 2.9 MB)

An inventory of all known Euro-Canadian cemeteries and burial sites located within the amalgamated City of Hamilton. This volume also describes the legislative and administrative context of cemeteries in the City of Hamilton, a history of these cemeteries, and a discussion of Euro-Canadian funerary markers and motifs.

View Hamilton Heritage's Volume 6 (PDF, 4.4 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.

View Hamilton Heritage's Volume 7A (PDF, 4.3 MB)

Hamilton Heritage Bridges

Outlines the process by which the City can assess the heritage value of bridges and associated structures over 40 years old, provide for Environmental Assessments for said structures and document existing inventory of structures.

View the Heritage Bridge Guidelines (PDF, 218 KB)

Heritage record of bridge structures over 35 years old in Hamilton.

View the Heritage Bridge Structure Assessment Report (PDF, 5.2 MB)