Heritage Properties

Waterdown Heritage Survey

We want to hear from you!

The historic character of Waterdown contributes to its sense of place and what separates it from other communities. We want to understand what you value in Waterdown and why.
Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions to help inform the Waterdown Village Built Heritage Inventory project. For more information, please visit www.hamilton.ca/heritageinventory.

Heritage Building and Architecture Questions
Are there particular styles of architecture that you think are important to protect? (e.g. worker’s housing, industrial buildings, etc.)
Are there buildings that you think demonstrate a high degree of craftsmanship? (e.g. properties with ornate architectural features)
Are there buildings that are unique, rare or representative examples in the community? (e.g. a 1800s wood-frame building, former industrial buildings, etc.)
What are the important themes in the community? (e.g. early industrial development, agriculture/farming, etc.)
What are the significant events in the community’s history?
What organizations were pivotal in shaping this community? (e.g. community organizations / leagues, religious institutions)
Who were the key figures that made significant contributions to the history of this community? (e.g. Griffins, famous activists, theorists, etc.)
What beliefs or values are at the core of the local community?
What institutions have played an important role in shaping the community?
Which architects, artists, builders or designers have left a lasting impression in this community?
Which street(s) in your community have a unique and cohesive character or aesthetic worth conserving? (e.g. Mill Street, Dundas Street, etc.)
Which properties or specific buildings do you consider to be local landmarks? (e.g. Memorial Hall, American Hotel, etc.)
Are there properties in the community that are of potential cultural heritage value or interest but may be in danger due to neglect and deterioration?
Are there any buildings that have been demolished, but the property they once stood on still holds value to the community in terms of understanding its history?

Notice of Collection: The City of Hamilton collects information under authority of Section 227 of the Municipal Act, 2001.  Any personal information collected from the Waterdown Heritage Questionnaire will be used for the purposes of the Waterdown Village Built Heritage Inventory project. By providing your email address, you are consenting to receiving emails from the City of Hamilton for the purposes of following up on the information you have provided in your questionnaire. Questions about the collection of this personal information can be directed to Alissa Golden, Heritage Project Specialist, Planning and Economic Development Department, 28 James Street North, 2nd Floor, Lister Block, Hamilton, Phone: 905-546-2424 extension 4654, E-mail: [email protected]