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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hamilton, Ontario

 
"The Burlington Races" 1813 Marker image, Touch for more information
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
"The Burlington Races" 1813 Marker
1 Ontario, Hamilton, Burlington Heights — "The Burlington Races" 1813
On the morning of September 28, 1813, a powerfully-armed United States fleet comprising ten ships under the command of Commodore Isaac Chauncey appeared off York (Toronto). The smaller British fleet of six vessels, commanded by Commodore Sir James . . . Map (db m56759) HM
2 Ontario, Hamilton, Burlington Heights — Burlington Heights 1813 - 1814
[English Text]: Here in June, 1813, General John Vincent assembled troops that made the successful night attack on the invaders at Stoney Creek. From this point of vantage, in December, 1813, the force which retook Fort George and . . . Map (db m56725) HM
3 Ontario, Hamilton, Burlington Heights — Defensive Outwork
About this spot was an outwork of the first line of defense 1812 - 1815Map (db m56758) HM
4 Ontario, Hamilton, Burlington Heights — Dundurn Castle
This villa was completed in 1835 for Allan Napier MacNab. Incorporating an existing farmhouse, it was designed by the local architect, Robert Wetherell, as a statement of its owner's place in Hamilton society. The house features an eclectic blend . . . Map (db m66126) HM
5 Ontario, Hamilton, Burlington Heights — Dundurn Castle— 1832 —
This mansion was built 1832-35 by Allan Napier MacNab (1798-1862) and named after the family ancestral seat in Scotland. Enlisting at fifteen, MacNab distinguished himself by his bravery in the War of 1812. He subsequently entered politics and was . . . Map (db m66129) HM
6 Ontario, Hamilton, Burlington Heights — First Line of Defense
This Stone Marks The Line of Earthworks In First Line of Defense 1812 - 1815Map (db m56740) HM
7 Ontario, Hamilton, Burlington Heights — March to Stoney Creek
These ramparts were erected by the British troops during the War of 1812-15. From this place on the night of June 5th 1813, 700 men under the command of Lieut. Colonel Harvey, marched to Stoney Creek where they surprised . . . Map (db m56756) HM
8 Ontario, Hamilton, Burlington Heights — Sir Allan Napier MacNab1798 - 1862
Politician, businessman, land speculator and soldier, Allan MacNab enjoyed a very public life. He was a successful lawyer and was appointed Upper Canada's first Queen's Counsel. In 1838 he was knighted for his role in suppressing the rebellion in . . . Map (db m66130) HM
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9 Ontario, Hamilton, Burlington Heights — Sir John Harvey1778 - 1852
From these heights, Lieutenant-Colonel John Harvey set out with about 700 men on the night of June 5, 1813, to launch a surprise attack on an invading United States force of some 3,000 men camped at Stoney Creek. His rout of the troops commanded by . . . Map (db m56743) HM
10 Ontario, Hamilton, Burlington Heights — United Empire Loyalists
In Lasting Memory of the United Empire Loyalists Who preferred to remain loyal British subjects and came to canada in large numbers immediately following the American Revolution of 1776 and the . . . Map (db m66131) HM
11 Ontario, Hamilton — Hamilton Aviation History
Our city's aviation history began in East Hamilton on July 27, 1911 when Canada's first aviator, J. D. McCurdy, participated in Canada's first aviation meet in a field beside Burlington Bay at the head of Strathearne Avenue. It was sponsored by . . . Map (db m221443) HM
12 Ontario, Hamilton — Hamilton Customs House / La Maison de la douane de Hamilton
[English] The former Customs House (1858-1860) is a fine example of the Italianate style of architecture which was popular in Canada from the 1840s through the 1870s. Inspired by Renaissance palazzi of Rome and Florence, Italianate buildings . . . Map (db m196259) HM
13 Ontario, Hamilton, Ainslie Wood East — West Hamilton Cenotaph — West Hamilton Heritage Trail —
Every year on November 11th, the West Hamilton community holds a Service of Remembrance at this cenotaph. The Village of West Hamilton began in 1908. It had its own stores, a bank, a post office and numerous athletic and social organizations. . . . Map (db m245856) HM
14 Ontario, Hamilton, Albion Falls — Albion Falls
European settlement began here in 1792 with William Davis (1741-1834), a United Empire Loyalist who left North Carolina to fight alongside the British in the American Revolution. Davis was granted 2300 acres in Barton and Saltfleet . . . Map (db m228834) HM
15 Ontario, Hamilton, Albion Falls — Albion Mills
This milling stone is all that remains of Albion Mills. The first mill, built about 1795 by Wm. Davis, contributed to the area's economic development. Settlers came and the land was cleared. Many of their early homes are within a short . . . Map (db m228965) HM
16 Ontario, Hamilton, Albion Falls — Native Trail NetworksRéseaux de Sentiers Auatochtones
Native Trail Networks According to Six Nations oral tradition, many major roads in southern Ontario are built upon ancient paths created by Native hunters, traders and diplomats. These pathways connected the Native settlements to . . . Map (db m228894) HM
17 Ontario, Hamilton, Ancaster — “The Bloody Assize” 1814
During the War of 1812 marauding bands of renegade settlers, many of whom had defected to the United States from the Niagara and London Districts, were active in southwestern Upper Canada. A number were captured and in May, 1814, nineteen . . . Map (db m220198) HM
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18 Ontario, Hamilton, Ancaster — Hermitage Estate History
The Hermitage Estate encompassed a mansion, several outbuildings, and a large farm. Throughout the mid-nineteenth century, the farm thrived under George Leith's management, producing hay, oats, barley, and wheat crops. He also grew carrots, . . . Map (db m226401) HM
19 Ontario, Hamilton, Ancaster — The Founding of Ancaster
In 1791 James Wilson in partnership with Richard Beasley built a sawmill and a grist-mill on the site of this community. The mills were sold to Jean Baptiste Rousseaux (known as St. John) in 1794 and developed into a thriving pioneer enterprise. . . . Map (db m220193) HM
20 Ontario, Hamilton, Ancaster — The Hermitage
The Hermitage had several owners before it was acquired by George Gordon Browne Leith (1812 -1887) in 1855. Mr. Leith, a wealthy Irish-born Scottish immigrant, settled his family on the land because of its proximity to the privileges of the . . . Map (db m226349) HM
21 Ontario, Hamilton, Ancaster — The Red Mill
Richard Hatt became one of the most influential men in this region. He emigrated from England in 1792 and worked in a store in Newark (Niagara). In 1795 he petitioned the government for land for himself, his siblings and father. They arrived in . . . Map (db m246663) HM
22 Ontario, Hamilton, Barnstown — Young Cemetery
This cemetery was part of the Young farm purchased in 1806 by Daniel Young. What is reputed to be "Hamilton's first murder mystery" is connected with this farm property. Daniel's son John and his grandson Christopher were accused of . . . Map (db m246333) HM
23 Ontario, Hamilton, Beasley — Acting Sergeant John Rennie, G.C. 1919-1943
"Jock" Rennie was awarded the George Cross posthumously in May 1944 for an instinctive, selfless act of heroism. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, he came to Ontario with his family as a child and grew up in Kirchener. Rennie . . . Map (db m233165) HM
24 Ontario, Hamilton, Beasley — Canada’s First Birth Control Clinic
The first Family Planning Clinic in Canada, located in Hamilton, began in 1931 as The Advocates of Birth Control. Led by Mary (Chambers) Hawkins, the American wife of a prominent city executive, and aided by some of Hamilton society's leading . . . Map (db m220765) HM
25 Ontario, Hamilton, Beasley — Christ’s Church Cathedral / La Cathédrale de l’Eglise du Christ
CHRIST'S CHURCH CATHEDRAL An important ecclesiastical centre for the Niagara Peninsula, Christ's Church was erected in stages, its form altered as the size and prominence of the congregation increased. Begun in 1835 as a parish church, . . . Map (db m218769) HM
26 Ontario, Hamilton, Beasley — George Hamilton 1787-1836
Born at Queenston, George Hamilton was the son of a prosperous merchant, the Hon. Robert Hamilton. He followed his father's career as a merchant in the Niagara District until the War of 1812, in which he served as a Captain of Light Dragoons. . . . Map (db m218241) HM
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27 Ontario, Hamilton, Beasley — Hamilton CN Station / La gare du CN de Hamilton
[English] This building recalls the importance of the railway to the development of Canada's industrial cities. Completed in 1931, it combines a strong classical design with a fluid circulation plan, making it one of the best urban stations . . . Map (db m196260) HM
28 Ontario, Hamilton, Beasley — John Weir Foote Armoury/ Le Manège Militaire John Weir Foote Armoury
JOHN WEIR FOOTE ARMOURY The north section of this building (1887-1888) is a rare surviving example of the second wave of armoury construction in Canada. Designed by Henry James, it exemplifies the replacement of earlier wooden . . . Map (db m218780) HM
29 Ontario, Hamilton, Beasley — Lieutenant Charles Davidson Dunbar, D.C.M.1870-1939
Lieutenant Charles Davidson Dunbar, D.C.M. 1870-1939 An internationally renowned piper, Dunbar was born in Halkirk, Scotland. In 1886 he joined the British army, embarking upon a distinguished career as a military piper. . . . Map (db m233560) HM
30 Ontario, Hamilton, Beasley — Sir John Morison Gibson1842-1929
Sir John Morison Gibson 1842-1929 Lawyer, politician, and businessman, John Gibson was a tireless proponent of the economic advancement of Hamilton. Gibson's Hamilton-focused business interests encompassed real estate development, . . . Map (db m227476) HM
31 Ontario, Hamilton, Beasley — Stewart Memorial Church(Formerly St. Paul’s African Methodist Episcopal Chruch) — 114 John Street North, Hamilton —
Founded c. 1835 as St. Paul's AME Church, Stewart Memorial Church represents the longest surviving predominantly Black congregation within the City of Hamilton. First housed in a log structure on Rebecca Street, just east of John Street North, . . . Map (db m219569) HM
32 Ontario, Hamilton, Beasley — The City of Hamilton Cenotaph
[west side] Our Glorious Dead 1914-18 1939-45 1950 Korea 1953 [south side] Afghanistan 2001-2014Map (db m227449) HM
33 Ontario, Hamilton, Beasley — The Lieutenant-Colonel John Weir Foote, VC CD Armoury
The Lieutenant-Colonel John Weir Foote, VC, CD Armoury This armoury is dedicated to the memory of Lieutenant-Colonel john Weir Foote. VC. CD. padre of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. padre Foote was awarded the Victoria . . . Map (db m222052) HM
34 Ontario, Hamilton, Beasley — The North Drill Hall1887 - 1987
The North Drill Hall 1887 - 1987 Built to house the XIIIth Battalion of volunteer militia, it replaced a wooden drill shed located near this spot which was consumed by fire on May 23rd, 1886, prompting the erection of this building. . . . Map (db m233159) HM
35 Ontario, Hamilton, Berrisfield — “Bobby” Kerr 1882-1963
Born in Ireland, Kerr came to Canada in 1887 with his parents who settled in Hamilton two years later. He earned civic recognition at the 1902 Coronation Games where he won sprint and middle distance races. His exceptionally quick start placed . . . Map (db m223839) HM
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36 Ontario, Hamilton, Buchanan — William Terryberry (1779-1847)
William Terryberry (1779-1847) Since 1812, the name William Tenybeny has been associated with this section of Mohawk Road West. Having immigrated to the province of Upper Canada from the state of New Jersey, Terryberry purchased land along . . . Map (db m232325) HM
37 Ontario, Hamilton, Burlington Heights — Military Occupation of Burlington Heights
[text on left side] BLOODY ASSIZE In the spring of 1814, a court of assize (travelling circuit court) in Ancaster convicted fifteen men of high treason for aiding American forces during the War of 1812. In June 1814, the harshest of sentences . . . Map (db m222062) HM
38 Ontario, Hamilton, Central Hamilton — Castle DouneThe Hamilton Historical Board
Sir Allan MacNab employed Robert Wetherell to design his Regency residence Dundurn and four out-buildings between 1835-40. Castle Doune (Dean), once called St. Mary's Lodge, was presumably a dower house or a Gate Lodge for the estate's factor. . . . Map (db m246968) HM
39 Ontario, Hamilton, Central Hamilton — Harmony Apartments
The Harmony building, created in 1935, was the dream of Dr. Vincenzo Agro. He emigrated from Italy and was troubled by the Fascist movement in this city. He believed some local Italians showed more love for the old land than the new. Agro led the . . . Map (db m230427) HM
40 Ontario, Hamilton, Central Hamilton — St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral
ST. MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL One of the few Roman Catholic churches in Ontario retaining its pre-Confederation character, St. Mary's was erected in 1859-60 during the episcopate of Bishop John Farrell to replace a building destroyed by . . . Map (db m218828) HM
41 Ontario, Hamilton, Central Hamilton — The Official Birthplace of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club
On This Spot On November 3, 1869 On the night of November 3, 1869, a meeting was held in a room above George Lee's fruit store, at this exact location, to form the Hamilton Foot Ball Club - the ancestor of today's Hamilton Tiger-Cats . . . Map (db m218968) HM
42 Ontario, Hamilton, Centremount — The Niagara Escarpment
THE NIAGARA ESCARPMENT Hamilton Mountain is part of the Niagara Escarpment, a height of land extending 725 km across Ontario from Niagara Falls to Manitoulin Island. Over 450 million years ago, a tropical sea covered most of . . . Map (db m219256) HM
43 Ontario, Hamilton, Centremount — William Blair Bruce 1859-1906
A distinguished Canadian artist, William Blair Bruce, the son of William Bruce and Janet Blair, spent his youth at "Elmwood", the family home built in 1869. It stood in the southwest corner of the Bruce estate, now called Bruce Park. It was donated . . . Map (db m246972) HM
44 Ontario, Hamilton, Confederation Beach Park — Hamilton - Scourge ProjectWar of 1812 Naval Memorial Garden
We honour here fifty-three sailors who lost their lives when their ships, HAMILTON and SCOURGE, capsized during a storm in the early morning hours of Sunday, 8th August 1813. These two armed merchant schooners lie in 90 metres of water, 30 . . . Map (db m56928) HM
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45 Ontario, Hamilton, Confederation Park A — Government House (King’s Head Inn)
In 1794, with Europe caught in the turmoil of the French Revolution and talk of war with the United States widespread, Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe found the frontiers of Upper Canada seriously isolated and threatened by the young . . . Map (db m234207) HM
46 Ontario, Hamilton, Confederation Park B — Discovery of Hamilton and Scourge
The flashes of lightning were incessant, and nearly blinded me. Our decks seemed on fire, and yet I could see nothing. I heard no hail, no order, no call; but the schooner was filled with the shrieks and cries of the men... Ned Myers' . . . Map (db m232634) HM
47 Ontario, Hamilton, Confederation Park B — Hamilton & Scourge
Hamilton & Scourge The wrecks of the Hamilton and Scourge are rare examples of vessels used during the War of 1812. Designed as merchant schooners, both were converted into American warships once hostilities began and each . . . Map (db m232638) HM
48 Ontario, Hamilton, Confederation Park B — The Shipwrecks of Confederation Park
From the mid-1600s and the time of the early French explorers, ships have been sailing the Great Lakes. Since that time it is estimated more than 10,000 sunken ships have come to rest at the bottom of our Great Lakes. Lake Ontario is no . . . Map (db m241435) HM
49 Ontario, Hamilton, Copetown — Where They Worshipped (1808-2008)
In 1794, William Cope and his family were the first settlers arriving in what is now the Copetown area. The first worship services were held in settlers' homes. In 1808, these settlers joined a large circuit of parishes with William Case as . . . Map (db m245858) HM
50 Ontario, Hamilton, Corktown — Brock Stepped Here
In August 1812, after the American invasion of Canada by Brigadier General William Hull on the Detroit River frontier, the Speaker of the House of Assembly in York (Toronto) warned that Upper Canada faced a "conspiracy against the civilization of . . . Map (db m242558) HM
51 Ontario, Hamilton, Corktown — Friend of the Greenbelt- The Honourable William Grenville DavisPremier of Ontario 1971-1985
The Niagara Escarpment is an important part of Ontario's natural heritage system. It hosts a myriad of flora and fauna, some of which are endangered or rare. In 1973, Premier Davis and the Government of Ontario took the remarkable step of . . . Map (db m219264) HM
52 Ontario, Hamilton, Corktown — The First Telephone Exchange in the British Empire
On this site was established in March 1878 by Hugh Cossart Baker the first telephone exchange in the British EmpireMap (db m234664) HM
53 Ontario, Hamilton, Corktown — The Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway
Hamilton's second major rail carrier, the Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway, was conceived in response to the merger of the Great Western and Grand Trunk Railways, thus providing Hamilton with an alternative shipping system. Linking the . . . Map (db m218262) HM
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54 Ontario, Hamilton, Corktown — The United Empire Loyalists
[North Side] This monument is dedicated to the lasting memory of The United Empire Loyalists who, after the Declaration of Independence, came into British North America from the seceded American colonies and who, with faith and fortitude, . . . Map (db m229935) HM
55 Ontario, Hamilton, Crown Point west — Memorial Hall
As hostilities ceased in late 1918, Hamilton's leaders began to consider how to best honour the men of Hamilton who had given their lives in the Great War. The Hamilton Board of Education was the first group to finalize such a plan. They . . . Map (db m226270) HM
56 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — “Dundas Mills”
By 1799 the Morden family had a sawmill near this site on Spencer Creek north of Dundas Street. They sold this property in 1800 to Edward Peer who built a grist-mill about 300 yards south-east, close to Dundas Street, and adopted the name . . . Map (db m220819) HM
57 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — 102nd Wentworth Field Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery
This plaque is to commemorate the men and the units of the 102nd Wentworth Field Battery Royal Canadian Artillery. Formed in Dundas December 15th 1936 stood down March 31st 1970. The 102nd Wentworth Field Battery was mobilized for active service . . . Map (db m196244) HM WM
58 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — Bertram Steam Hammer c. 1939Built in Dundas - Operated at Bertram & Sons Co. and Stelco Hamilton
This steam hammer, made by the John Bertram and Sons Co. Ltd of Dundas circa 1939, was bought second hand by Stelco of Hamilton in 1954. At that time, Bertram's was the largest employer in Dundas and had been at the forefront of machine tool . . . Map (db m246706) HM
59 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — Boundary Stone of Richard Hatt c.1804Marked Property of Early Industrialist and Namesake of Hatt Street
Richard Hatt was an ambitious English businessman who came to Dundas in 1801. The large milling complex he built at the junction of Governor's Road and Spencer Creek, known as the Dundas Mills, transformed the quiet valley into an industrial centre . . . Map (db m246745) HM
60 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — Dundas Cenotaph
1921 This monument is erected by the citizens of Dundas in loving and grateful memory of our brave boys who gave their lives for freedom in the Great War of 1914-18, and for the Empire in the South African War of 1900-1 Great War 1914 . . . Map (db m196251) WM
61 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — Dundas Doctor's Office c.1848Originally Located at 85 King St. W. - Operated by Six Doctors from 1848 to 1974
This building originally stood at 85 King Street W, and served continuously as a doctor's office for six physicians from 1848 to 1974. It is an early example of Canadian Gothic Revival architecture, a style which became popular in the mid . . . Map (db m246747) HM
62 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — Dundas Driving Park: A Focal Point In Dundas For Over A Century
The area now known as the Dundas Driving Park was previously a large part of the estate of George Rolph, lawyer, local politician and hero of the War of 1812. For many years Rolph graciously allowed a large portion of his estate to be used as . . . Map (db m234178) HM
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63 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — Dundas Street / La Rue Dundas
DUNDAS STREET Dundas Street, named for Henry Dundas, Secretary of State for the British Home Department (1791-1794), was built on Lieutenant Governor Simcoe's orders in 1793-1794. The road, cut by a party of Queen's Rangers from . . . Map (db m220871) HM
64 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — Gwyn Memorial Sundial 1927Honours Prominent Dundas Couple - Stood at Ellen Osler Memorial Home
This sundial and compass was originally erected in 1927 on the grounds of the Ellen Osler Memorial Home at the southeast corner of Hatt and Ogilvie Streets. The Ellen Osler Home was founded in 1909 as a rest home for the elderly. It was named in . . . Map (db m246709) HM
65 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — Punching and Shearing Machine c.1904Built in Dundas - Operated at Babcock & Wilcox Co. Factory Cambridge
This industrial punch was made by the John Bertram & Sons Co. Ltd, of Dundas and sold to the Goldie McCulloch Co. of Cambridge, Ontario in 1904. It is a multi-use machine designed for cutting, bending, and perforating metal materials. Later . . . Map (db m246722) HM
66 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — Rock Chapel
This is the original site of Rock Chapel, a frame building erected in 1822. First known as Cummings Chapel, it was built by local members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and later taken over by the Wesleyan Methodists. The Reverend Egerton . . . Map (db m226750) HM
67 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — Sir William Osler in Canada
[text of metal inset plaque] 1849 Sir William Osler 1949 Erected by the Hamilton Academy of Medicine to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Sir William Osler Bart. [text of main plaque] Sir . . . Map (db m220911) HM
68 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — Sir William Osler, Bart.
Erected by the Hamilton Medical Society to commemorate the life of Sir William Osler, Bart. Student, philosopher and physician whose early studies of nature in this vicinity laid the foundation of his career. He said: “the master word is . . . Map (db m246756) HM
69 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — Stone Carriage Step c. 1860A Relic of the Age of Horse and Buggy
Stone steps like this were once placed along the main streets of Dundas to help ladies and gentlemen more easily enter and exit their horse-drawn carriages. In the mid-1800s downtown Dundas was a bustling shopping centre with numerous groceries, . . . Map (db m246710) HM
70 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — The Desjardins Canal
In pioneer days waterways provided the essential means of transportation. Dundas, located at the head of navigation on Lake Ontario and the eastern terminus of the Governor's Road", was thus in a favoured position. However, in 1823 the . . . Map (db m219998) HM
71 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — The Desjardins Canal
Peter Desjardins made it his life's work to develop viable canal route from Lake Ontario to Dundas Desjardins came to Canada from France in 1792. He settled in Dundas in 1805 where he became Richard Hatt's chief clerk, Hatt envisioned a . . . Map (db m226479) HM
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72 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — The Dundas Town Hall
Dundas was incorporated as a town in 1847 by a special Act of the legislature of the Province of Canada. The following year the town council accepted a tender from a local builder, James Scott, to erect a stone town hall and voted £2000 to cover the . . . Map (db m196237) HM
73 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — The Founding of Dundas
THE FOUNDING OF DUNDAS In 1793 Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe authorized a townplot in this vicinity at the then eastern terminus of Dundas Street. Its original name, "Coote's Paradise", was derived from that of the adjoining marsh, a haunt of . . . Map (db m219992) HM
74 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — Upper Canada’s First Paper Mill 1826
The province's first paper mill began operations in 1826. Situated about 150 yards downstream from here, it was owned by James Crooks (1778-1860), one of Upper Canada's most successful entrepreneurs. On four hundred acres of land purchased here . . . Map (db m223079) HM
75 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundurn A — The Cultural History Of Carroll's Bay
The area now known as Carroll's Bay is a very distinctive geographical feature, with its shoreline projecting into the water from the north shore bluffs. During the War of 1812, British Commander Vincent took advantage of the bay and installed . . . Map (db m242360) HM
76 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundurn B — Desjardins Canal Disaster
In Thursday, March 12, 1857, at 5:40 p.m., a tragic railroad disaster occurred at the Desjardins Canal. A Great Western Railway train, traveling southbound from Toronto, was due into Hamilton at 6:15 p.m. The train, traveling at a moderate . . . Map (db m228764) HM
77 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundurn B — The Boathouse Community
From 1860 to the early 1940s, the boathouse community known as "Shack Town" was located along the Desjardins Canal and the east shore of Cootes Paradise. Homes ranged from tar-paper shacks to two-story dwellings. Many residents used boats to . . . Map (db m227154) HM
78 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundurn B — Treaty Council at Burlington Heights/ Conseil du Traité a Burlington Heights
"This Belt which I now hand to you I ask in compliance with your Customs be sent by you with these my words in his behalf to all the Nations in friendship with your Great Father the King of England." Col. William Claus, April 1815 . . . Map (db m227174) HM
79 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundurn C — The Great Western Railway
In the early 1800s, city promoters campaigned vigorously to bring a railway to Hamilton. In 1849, local industry and municipal government backed the construction of the Great Western Railway (GWR). The first train left Hamilton on November . . . Map (db m235062) HM
80 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — Central Presbyterian Church
CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Erected to serve a thriving congregation established in 1841, Central Presbyterian Church was built in 1907-08 after an earlier building was destroyed by fire. It is reputedly the only church designed by . . . Map (db m218565) HM
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81 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — Dedicated to the Irish Who Settled in Hamilton
Dedicated to the Irish who settled in Hamilton. Their hard work, dedication, love of family and pride, continues to contribute to the growth and prosperity of this great city. Erected in this Sesquicentennial Year of 1996 . . . Map (db m235969) HM
82 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — Engineering Centennial Commemorative Plaque and Time Capsule
1887   1987   2087 Engineering Centennial Commemorative Plaque and Time Capsule This monument has been erected by the Hamilton Section of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering on behalf of all individuals and organizations . . . Map (db m235468) HM
83 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — Hamilton Central Public School
This school, built to accommodate 1,000 students, was the largest graded school in Upper Canada, and became the only public school in Hamilton, at the time of its opening in 1853. Among the earliest examples of an institution inspired by the . . . Map (db m220407) HM
84 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — In Memory of the Victims of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda
In memory of the victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Over one million killed in 100 days. À la memoire des victimes du genocide contre les Tutsi du Rwanda en 1994. Plus d'un million de tues en 100 . . . Map (db m235974) HM
85 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — John Rae, Arctic Explorer
This plaque marks the site where the residence of Dr. John Rae, MD, LL.D, FRS, FRCS used to stand. Rae was born in the Orkney Islands on 30 September, 1813. Graduating in medicine from Edinburgh, he joined the Hudson's Bay Company in 1833, . . . Map (db m220924) HM
86 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — MacNab-Charles Heritage Conservation District
The MacNab-Charles Heritage Conservation District is one of the finest concentrations of pre-Confederation architecture in Hamilton. It evokes a Hamilton in its founding stages, when Scottish Presbyterian settlers erected new churches and houses . . . Map (db m234787) HM
87 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
This statue of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, received as a gift from the Government of India and obtained through the efforts of the City of Hamilton and the local Indo-Canadian community, recognizes the twenty-year . . . Map (db m235470) HM
88 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — Sandyford Place
Built about 1856, at a time of rapid growth in Hamilton, Sandyford Place is a fine example of the housing then being erected for the merchants of the period. It is a rare survivor in Canada of the few row houses built for affluent . . . Map (db m218512) HM
89 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — St. Paul’s Church
Begun in 1854 and completed three years later, this Presbyterian church was designed in the Gothic Revival style by architect William Thomas. The elegant eighty-foot spire set atop a hundred-foot tower marks the building as an outstanding example . . . Map (db m221813) HM
90 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church / L’église Presbytérienne St. Paul
Erected in 1854-1857, St. Paul's (formerly St. Andrew's) is an elegant example of the Gothic Revival style. The design of the church shows the influence of the Ecclesiological Movement which favoured plans based on English medieval . . . Map (db m218245) HM
91 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — The Hamilton Peace Garden
In 1999, the United Nations Manifesto 2000 was declared calling communities to create a Culture of Peace for the children and youth of the world. Below are the six principles of this manifesto, calling us to action. 1. Respect all life. . . . Map (db m235967) HM
92 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — Whitehern
Set in a rare walled garden and enriched by its interior decoration, Whitehern is a remarkably intact example of mid-19th century residential architecture. The lingering influence of the Palladian style combined with Neoclassical motifs . . . Map (db m218635) HM
93 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — Whitehern
This stately mansion is a finely crafted and well preserved example of Hamilton's early stone architecture. Built no later than 1850 for city clerk and attorney Richard Duggan, it was purchased in 1852 by Calvin McQuesten, M. D. (1801-85), a . . . Map (db m221805) HM
94 Ontario, Hamilton, Eastmount — Early Black Community on Hamilton Mountain
Early Black Community on Hamilton Mountain Beginning in the 1840s, people of African descent purchased plots of land on the Hamilton Mountain brow along today's Concession Street between Upper Wellington and Upper Sherman Streets. William . . . Map (db m229634) HM
95 Ontario, Hamilton, Eastmount — Nora Frances Henderson 1897-1949Journalist, Politician, Welfare Activist
Born in England, Nora Frances Henderson settled in Hamilton in 1917. She began her career with the Hamilton Herald as a cub reporter and became editor of the Women's Page. She devoted her two great talents, writing and speaking, to her passion . . . Map (db m232334) HM
96 Ontario, Hamilton, Flamborough — Smokey Hollow
The Grindstone Creek valley near the falls was a busy milling area during the 1800's. "Shortly after 1805, Alexander Brown, who had received the original land grant from the Crown, built a simple saw mill above the falls not far from where you . . . Map (db m247164) HM
97 Ontario, Hamilton, Flamborough — West Flamboro, Christie’s Corners
Organized worship was first held in the Flamboro school house opposite the present church in 1825. George Sheed, licentiate of the Church of Scotland, tutored the children of the Honourable James Crooks of Crooks' Hollow and conducted Sunday . . . Map (db m245861) HM
98 Ontario, Hamilton, Gibson — Robert Land (1738-1818)Hamilton Pioneer
Robert Land settled near this site as early as 1784 as a refugee of the American Revolution. A Pennsylvania magistrate and farmer, Land joined Joseph Brant's Volunteers as a courier, scout and Loyalist recruiter. Captured and sentenced to death . . . Map (db m220750) HM
99 Ontario, Hamilton, Gibson — Woodlands Park
This land was occupied by various indigenous groups, including the Chonnonton Nation, meaning people who tend deer'. They were known by their neighbours as the 'Attiuoindaron' and by the French as the Neutrals. United Empire Loyalist Colonel . . . Map (db m220755) HM
100 Ontario, Hamilton, Hamilton Beach — Burlington Bay Canal/ Le Canal de la Baie de Burlington
BURLINGTON BAY CANAL The first public work undertaken with the financial backing of the provincial government, Burlington Bay Canal was proposed as one of a series of waterways to provide uninterrupted navigation from Lake Erie to the . . . Map (db m222843) HM

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