Plaquing

The Joint Plaquing Sub-committee is a sub-committee of the Hamilton Historical Board and the Municipal Heritage Committee–Hamilton LACAC. It recommends for recognition, persons, places and events of significant heritage value. Three general categories of plaques have been established: Commemorative Plaques, Heritage Recognition Plaques and Designated Property Plaques.

An inventory of current plaques is available here

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Commemorative Plaques

Currently these are large (approx. 24” x 36”) vinyl polymer plaques with text and images which recognize persons, places and events of architectural and / or historic importance. Normally three of this category of plaque are issued annually.

Download Commemorative Plaque Application Form (pdf)


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Heritage Recognition Plaques

Currently these are smaller (approx. 17” x 24”) vinyl polymer plaques with text and images which recognize persons and places of historic importance. The number of this category of plaque issued annually varies from year to year.


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Currently these are small oval (approx. 12” x 9”) cast aluminum plaques with black background and gold text and trim which are awarded to buildings designated by the Municipality under the Ontario Heritage Act. Since 2007 six of this category of plaque are issued annually.


For more information about having your property designated under the Ontario Heritage Act please contact:

Heritage Planning
City of Hamilton, Planning and Economic Development
Development and Real Estate
Community Planning and Design
71 Main Street West, 5th floor
Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5
905-546-2424 ext 1220

For information contact:

Heritage Presentation Coordinator
C/O Tourism & Culture Division
The Lister Building – 28 James Street North, 2nd floor
P.O. Box 2040
Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5