Public Art Master Plan

Public Art Master Plan

Public Art Master Plan

The Hamilton Public Art Master Plan is an important tool in the ongoing implementation of public art in Hamilton. Its primary intent is to identify and prioritize potential sites and opportunities for new public art projects across the city and to outline the principles by which this art is commissioned.

Public art is defined by the City of Hamilton as original works of art created by artists, or in collaboration with artists, through a public process and existing on publicly accessible City of Hamilton property. Public places are those that are owned and/or managed by the City including parks, trail systems, road allowances, tunnels, courtyards, building exteriors, and interior areas where everybody can go, such as community centres.

Developed in consultation with the public, councillors, City staff, and stakeholders over 2 years, the Public Art Master Plan (2016) identifies the following 14 priority sites for public art:

  • Ancaster Arts Centre (formerly Ancaster Memorial School)
  • Andrew Warburton Memorial Park
  • Arts District - James Street North
  • Binbrook Branch, Hamilton Public Library
  • Churchill Park - Raoul Wallenberg Path
  • Dundas Branch, Hamilton Public Library
  • Johnson Tew Park and Arboretum
  • King Street Parkette at Highway No. 8
  • Hamilton the Electric City; Nikola Tesla and the 5 Johns – Beachfront Trail
  • Pipeline Trail at Kenilworth Avenue North
  • Sam Lawrence Park
  • Vincent Massey Park
  • Waterdown Rotary Memorial Park Skating Loop
  • William Connell Community Park

The order presented is not intended to direct the sequence in which these public art projects will be initiated. In addition to these priority sites, 85 sites are identified for future consideration should additional staff resources or funding become available.

Public Art Master Plan (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Contact us

For general inquiries about the Public Art Master Plan, contact:

Ken Coit
Program Manager Public Art and Projects
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 6281
Email: ken.coit@hamilton.ca