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Celebrating Hamilton’s 175th anniversary

HAMILTON, ON – Today marks the 175th anniversary of Hamilton’s founding as a city. In recognition of this anniversary, the City of Hamilton is pleased to unveil a new visual identity that will mark the occasion until the end of 2021. “Hamilton 175” will celebrate the stories and memories that are woven into the fabric of the city’s people and places.

“It is my pleasure and joy to celebrate Hamilton’s 175th anniversary with our community. Long before being established this land witnessed many stories unfold, these memories are interwoven into the fabric of the city’s people and places. We are committed to commemorating 175 years of Hamilton’s history throughout the year with the development of a virtual Museum of Hamilton. Through this celebration, we remember our past, as well as look ahead to creating a future that is representative of all Hamiltonians.”

- Mayor Fred Eisenberger

A dedicated website will be developed to share images and stories that will offer an inclusive view of Hamilton’s past, present, and future. This online presentation of the city’s stories, working in partnership with Hamilton’s diverse communities, is the first step in developing a virtual Museum of Hamilton which will launch later this year.

Quick Facts

  • Hamilton was unified as a city on June 9, 1846 and will celebrate its 175th anniversary in 2021.
  • The visual identity assets for Hamilton 175 were created by the local design company White Cactus in Hamilton.
  • Hamilton Civic Museums will feature celebratory signage on their properties on June 9th to kick off the commemoration.
  • The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology will be handing out 175 curb-side activity kits for children on June 9th featuring work of local artists and Hamilton promotional items.

“It is both an honour and a privilege to mark this occasion by gathering together and sharing the stories of this place and the City of Hamilton. We look forward to working with residents and communities across the length and breadth of the city to commemorate the anniversary of the City’s founding by helping them to share their heritage stories.”

-Carrie Brooks-Joiner, Director, Tourism and Culture Division


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