Downtown Built Heritage Inventory Public Meeting

The City of Hamilton invites all Hamilton residents to a public meeting to report back and inform citizens about the Downtown Hamilton Built Heritage Inventory Study.

The public meeting will be held on:
Monday, December 2 at the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (51 Stuart St) from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Please R.S.V.P by November 29, 2013 via email: sonia.mrva@hamilton.ca or phone 905-546-2424 ext. 4123. You can also call or email Sonia if you have any questions.

For information about the Downtown Built Heritage project, please view this short video www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKVR1gWQoW4.

Background Information about the Project:
Hamilton is a city that is rich in cultural heritage which helps to strengthen the city’s visual identity, enhance tourism, and increase quality of place and community pride.

City Council directed staff to complete a pilot study of inventoried properties in the downtown and update the existing Inventory of Buildings of Architectural and or Historical Interest. An extensive research and documentation project was undertaken and information has been incorporated into a database. Working with ERA Architects, phase two of the project is underway; developing a methodology to evaluate the approximately 800 properties based on the Regulation 9/06 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

In the context of this direction, a facilitated public meeting was held on July 10, 2013 providing citizens with the opportunity to learn more and provide input on the Downtown Built Heritage Inventory Project. We are now inviting the community to hear the results from the consultation and providing this opportunity to share thoughts and comment on the status of the project.

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