North End Neighbourhood Signage Public Art Project

Celebration Event - May 16, 2019

You are invited to join us in celebrating the installation of new North End neighbourhood signs, found throughout the North End, by Matt Fletcher.

Date: Thursday, May 16th, 2019
Time: 5 pm
Location: Remarks by the artist and City representatives at 5 pm will take place by the Eastwood Park sign location - the north-west corner of Burlington Street East and Ferguson Avenue North.

 

Collection of existing signs for North End Neighbourhood Signage Public Art Project

The North End Neighbourhood Signage Public Art Project was identified as part the North End Traffic Management Plan. The plan identified the development of neighbourhood-specific signage to emphasize the theme of the community and incorporate public art into the transportation system.

Currently there are six temporary neighbourhood welcome signs; this project aims to replace those signs with permanent artistic welcome signage. 

The North End Traffic Management Plan was officially approved by Council in 2007, and was subsequently appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). In December, 2012 the OMB rendered a decision in favour of the Council approved plan. Since 2013, City staff have been working to implement the Plan. As part of the implementation, new neighbourhood signs will be designed through a public art process and then printed and installed by City staff.

Project award

The City of Hamilton has completed a Public Art process to select a design, to be printed on neighbourhood signs in six locations along the border of the North End.

The volunteer citizen jury has selected the work by Matt Fletcher as the winning proposal. Read the Jury Report (PDF, 288 KB) for details of the discussion.

The design will be printed on six vinyl 4’ by 8’ signs and installation is expected in Spring 2019.

Thumbnail of Matt Fletcher's Proposed Neighbourhood Sign for the North End Neighbourhood

Public consultation

The public were invited to review 3 short listed proposals and to provide comments during consultation online and in person at Bennetto Community Centre from November 5 to 25, 2018. Thank you to all who provided their comments. Review the public comments received (PDF, 172 KB). The comments will be reviewed by the volunteer citizen jury and considered along with artistic excellence criteria and technical concerns in their determination of the winning proposal.

Contact us

Megan Salvucci – Project Manager
Neighbourhood Traffic and Environmental Assessments
City of Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4101
Email: megan.salvucci@hamilton.ca