Heritage Properties

Municipal Heritage Register

The City’s Municipal Heritage Register is the official record of cultural heritage properties that have been identified as being important to the community, consisting of:

  • Properties designated under Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Non-designated properties identified by Council as being of cultural heritage value or interest

Non-designated properties are added to the Register to:

  • Promote knowledge of a community’s cultural heritage
  • Provide easily accessible information for planners, property owners, developers, the tourism industry and the general public
  • Help prioritize future designations
  • Provide interim protection from demolition
  • 60-day notice of intent to demolish or remove a building or structure on property that is included on the Municipal Register

Municipal Heritage Register

Lists all Protected Heritage Properties in the City of Hamilton, including properties designated under Part IV and Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act, as well as properties that are subject to Heritage Conservation Easement Agreements. 

Section A-1: Individually Designated Heritage Properties and Properties with Heritage Conservation Easements under the Ontario Heritage Act 

  • Contains a list of individually designated heritage properties (Part IV) and properties subject to heritage conservation easements (municipal and Ontario Heritage Trust).
  • View Section A-1 (PDF, 56 KB)

Section A-2: Reasons for Designation OR Statement of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest and Description of Heritage Attributes under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act

  • Contains a Statement of the Cultural Heritage Value or Interest (SCHVI) and a Description of Heritage Attributes (previously referred to as “Reasons for Designation”) for each individual property designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act and / or protected by a heritage easement agreement.
  • View Section A-2 (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Section A-3: Properties Designated as part of Heritage Conservation Districts under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act 

  • Contains maps of each of the heritage conservation districts designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act. 
  • View Section A-3 (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Section B-1: Non-Designated Heritage Properties

  • Contains a list of non-designated properties of cultural heritage value or interested included in the Register. 
  • View Section B-1  (PDF, 147 KB)

Requests for excerpts or designation by-laws

With adequate notice and subject to any applicable costs (e.g., fee for photocopying), excerpts from the Municipal Heritage Register and any of the designation by-laws for individual properties or heritage conservation districts may be requested through the Planning and Economic Development Department.