At Heritage Day each year (February, 23, 2019) a “Famous Hamiltonian of the Year” is announced, as voted by the public. This year, the `personalities’ of 7 iconic buildings are being nominated that residents can vote for. Heritage staff selected one property from each part of the city, based on regional diversity, public visibility, their stories and more.
One of the nominated buildings is Waterdown Memorial Hall, built in 1922 to memorialize local citizens who fought in World War I. It is one of only seven buildings constructed in Canada, dedicated to those who served in WWI. While best known for military commemoration, this one-storey brick building was immediately put to a multitude of uses following its opening.
To read the stories of each nominated building and vote, please click here.
Staff have also created a new interactive mapping page to explore heritage properties throughout Hamilton.