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Site Listings for Doors Open 2014

Event Hours
Regular hours are 10 am to 4 pm both days.
Note: Some sites have alternate hours and two are only open 1 day.

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DUNDAS and WEST HAMILTON


1. Carnegie Gallery
Photo by Scott Norsworthy

10 King St. West, Dundas (Main and King Sts.)
905-627-4265
www.carnegiegallery.org

Architect: Chapman + McGiffin, Toronto
2013: Perkins + Will
Built: 1909; Addition: 2013

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Dundas Carnegie Library building opened in December 8, 1910. Designed in the Beaux Arts Classical style, it is unique in that its entrance faces the streets’ corner. Since 1980, the Carnegie Gallery has been a fine retail conduit and exhibition venue of regional artists in the heart of Dundas. Visit the new atrium and McMaster Gallery and Framing.

Self-guided tours, Fully accessible, Public washrooms, Child friendly
Street /lot parking free/paid, Refreshments, Gift shop

Exhibitions - drawings, paintings and sculpture by Katherine MacDonald and John Miecznikowski and Jung Do Lee’s ‘Buncheong Pottery for the Quiet Times”.

Photography allowed


2. Dundas Museum & Archives

139 Park St. W., Dundas (Park St. W. & Albert St.)
905-627-7412
www.dundasmuseum.ca

Architect: McCallum Sather Architects Inc. (2013)
Year built: 1956; Expansion: 2013

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Dundas Museum & Archives is a private, incorporated not-for-profit museum that collects, interprets and celebrates the unique identity of the Valley Town. Displays include the life of WWI Dundas soldier Stirling Aimers Bertram. Tour the recently renovated and expanded barrier-free facility, including the artifact storage vault and 1848 Doctor's Office.

Street Parking, Full wheelchair access, Public Washrooms, Child-friendly
Gift shop, Guided & Self-guided tour, Photography allowed

Special exhibit History of Parkside and Highland Secondary Schools


3. Atrium@MIP - McMaster Innovation Park

175 Longwood Rd. S., Westdale (Main St. & Longwood Rd.)
905-667-5500
www.McMasterInnovationPark.ca

Architect: Lintack Architects (renovation)
Built: 1950; Renovated: 2009

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McMaster Innovation Park is a premier research park fostering innovation, creativity, and learning. The Atrium@MIP is a showcase of architectural adaptive reuse, helping to move the City of Hamilton into a new diverse economy based on small business, entrepreneurship and innovation. Come see the rebirth of the old Westinghouse CAMCO space!

Free lot parking, Fully accessible, Public washrooms, Child friendly
Food/beverage service, Art in the Workplace exhibition, archival photographs

Photography allowed


4. The Hamilton Spectator

44 Frid Street (Main St. W. & Dundurn St.)
905-522-7732
www.thespec.com

Architect: Mathers & Haldenby; Souter, Lenz, Scott & Taylor
Built: 1975

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Established in 1846, The Hamilton Spectator is Hamilton’s oldest business, continuing to be the primary source of information in our community. Visitors will be amazed as they are greeted by one of the Linotype machines used prior to the Goss Metro Presses. Take a guided tour or simply explore our special exhibit in the auditorium.

Fully accessible, Guided tours, Public washrooms, Child friendly, free lot and street parking, archival newstories of WWI, front pages, equipment


5. Cable 14 – TV Hamilton Ltd

150 Dundurn St South, Hamilton (Main S. & Dundurn St. S.)
905-523-1414
www.cable14.com

Built: 1971; Renovated: 1982

SATURDAY ONLY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Get a sneak peek at the inner workings of your community TV station. See our studio, control room, master control, and the Cable 14 mobile; and watch live reporting done right before your eyes. Plus, meet our shareholders; Cogeco Cable, Rogers Cable & Source Cable. See how they deliver Cable 14 to cable subscribers throughout the GHA.

Free parking, Fully accessible, Public washrooms, Guided tours (first come-first serve)



6. The Staircase Theatre

27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton
(Dundurn St. N. & King St. W.)
905-529-3000
www.staircase.org

Built: 1914; Renovated: 1996

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Staircase Theatre building began life as a transformer sub-station built for Hamilton’s Cataract Power Company.  After being decommissioned in 1996 the building was purchased by Hugh Macleod and transformed into the cultural hub of the Strathcona community. The building’s spectacular original three-storey iron spiral staircase gives The Staircase Theatre its name.

Self-Guided and Guided Tours, Partially accessible, Public washrooms, Child friendly
Free lot parking, licenced café

Saturday 7 to 11 p.m. improv ($) show; Sunday 12 to 4 p.m. free beginners improv workshops.
Photographs allowed


7. Hamilton Municipal Cemetery

777 York Blvd.
www.hamilton.ca

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Hamilton Cemetery is Canada’s first and oldest municipally owned and operated cemetery providing a lasting memorial, permanent tribute and a final resting place to many loved ones.

Their headstones serve as a record of our culture and social history summarizing lives of remarkable longevity and remind us of lives lost through tragedy.

Street and Museum lot parking – no-site parking, Guided tours every 30 minutes – no interiors


8. Dundurn National Historic Site - Dundurn Castle

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton
905-546-2872
www.hamilton.ca/museums

Architect: Robert Wetherall
Built: 1834

SATURDAY: noon to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: noon to 4 p.m.

Restored to the year 1855, Dundurn is the former home of Sir Allan MacNab, one of Canada's first premiers. Experience the life of the MacNab family and their servants at this grand country estate which includes a two acre kitchen garden.

Free parking, Partial wheelchair accessibility, Public washrooms, Gift shop, non-flash photography only


9. Dundurn National Historic Site - Hamilton Military Museum

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton
905-546-2872
www.hamilton.ca/museums

Architect: Robert Wetherall
Built: 1832-38

SATURDAY: noon to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: noon to 4 p.m.

Presenting: Blood Ties to a Gentle Landscape: an exploration into the personal stories of those who lived on and around Burlington Heights during the War of 1812 and The Heart of War: explores the romances, fears, and joys of World War I soldiers and the effect military life had on their personal relationships.

Free parking, Partially accessible, Public washroom, non-flash photography only.

 

HAMILTON DOWNTOWN


10. CHCH TV – Pinehurst

163 Jackson St W
905-522-1101
www.chch.com

Built: 1850
Style: Second Empire Mansion

SUNDAY ONLY: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year CHCH TV is housed in a combination heritage building and with a modern studio addition. The original home was built for local entrepreneur Tristram Bickle who lived in Pinehurst from until 1875. William Southam, of Southam Newspapers, named the house Pinehurst and lived here til 1932. Station owner Ken Soble launched television operations from this site on June 7th, 1954.

Free street parking, Partially accessible, Guided tours


11. Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH)

123 King Street West, Hamilton
(Summers Lane between Bay & MacNab Sts)
905-527-6610
www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

Architect: Trevor Garwood-Jones
Renovation Architect: Bruce Kuwabara
Built: 1977; Renovated: 2005

SATURDAY: noon to 5 p.m.
SUNDAY: noon to 5 p.m.

The Art Gallery of Hamilton is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014 with outstanding exhibitions. See Art for a Century: 100 for the 100th, a selection of 100 masterpieces from the AGH permanent collection, Kim Adams: One for the Road and Terrors of the Breakfast Table.

Paid parking, Partially accessible. Public washrooms, Guided/self-guided tours, Café & gift shop.

Special presentation about the history of the AGH at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.


12. Whitehern Historic House & Garden

41 Jackson Street, Hamilton
(at MacNab Street South)
905-546-2018
www.hamilton.ca/museums

Built: 1848; Addition: 1830s

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Whitehern Historic House and Garden is a mid-19th century urban estate maintained by the McQuesten family for three generations. It was built in 1848 with a 1930s addition. The home includes original family furnishings from the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian eras in the context of Thomas B. McQuesten’s career in 1939.

Paid parking (free on Sunday at City Hall Parking Lot), the museum is not wheelchair accessible, grounds fully accessible, Public washrooms, staff on site


13. MacNab Presbyterian Church

116 MacNab St. S. Hamilton (at Bold St)
905-529-6896
www.macnabpresbyterian.ca

Built: 1857; Renovated: 1935
Architect: William Thomas
Renovation Architect: Albert Hills
Part of MacNab-Charles Heritage Conservation District

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
SUNDAY: noon to 4 p.m.

Constructed of limestone, Scottish stonemasons and many prominent Hamiltonians helped build this landmark. Isaac Buchanan (Auchmar) laid the foundation stone. The McQuesten Family (Whitehern) figure prominently in the Church’s history. Interior was reconstructed in the 1930’s. Nine stained glass windows designed by James Ballantine of Edinburgh. The 3-manual Casavant organ was installed in 1934.

Free street parking, Fully accessible, Public washrooms, Child Friendly, Guided tours, Non-tripod photography only, On-site music and displays, church archives


14. TH&B Railway Museum in the Hamilton GO Centre

36 Hunter Street East, Hamilton

Architect: Fellheimer & Wagner, NYC
Restoration Architect: Trevor Garwood-Jones
Built: 1933; Restoration: 1995

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A rare example of an Art Moderne public building with curved forms, polished metals and machined detailing throughout. Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo Railway retirees operate a railway museum on the mezzanine level and offer first hand experience about Hamilton train history. Interpretative panels highlight the architecture and re-construction of this landmark.

Paid/free street parking, Fully accessible, Public washrooms, Child friendly, Guided/self-guided tours of museum


15. St. Paulís Presbyterian Church

70 James Street South, Hamilton (at Jackson Street)
905-522-2729
www.stpaulshamilton.ca

Architect: William Thomas
Built : 1854 – 57

Hours: Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

A fine example of the English Gothic Revival style with original hand carved dark oak interior details and Scottish designed stained glass windows. St. Paul’s has the tallest, and one of the few surviving, stone spires in Canada.

Public Washrooms, Self Guided Tours



16. The Empire Times

41 King William St. E., Hamilton (at Hughson St. N)

Built: circa 1890 & 1910
Renovation: 2014 (Lintack Architects Inc.)
Redevelopment by Core Urban Inc.

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Extensive restoration and renovation has knit together two disjointed century buildings to create unique urban commercial spaces. Tour the round corner 3 storey brick building, home to The Hamilton Times newspaper (1859 to 1920) and adjacent building, originally named the Empire, that are now joined with a modern glass elevator. Rooftop patio with great views.

Accessible; Washrooms, Child friendly.


17. Ferguson Pumping Station
photo by Bill Watson

231 Ferguson Ave. South (south of Charlton Ave. E.)
www.hamilton.ca/water

Built: 1912 and 2012
Designed: A.F. Macallum

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Since 1877 this site has been a pumping station providing water to Hamilton’s oldest areas. The original steam powered station was replaced by an electrically powered station in 1912. In 2012 a new station was expertly integrated into this sloping site at the base of the escarpment while retaining the 1912 building.

Guided tours every 30 minutes, Public washrooms, Display materials available


18. The Seedworks Urban Offices

126 Catharine St. North (Catharine & Wilson Sts.)
905-523-7425
www.seedworksoffices.ca

Architect: Renovation: david premi Architects Inc.
Year Built: 1895; Renovated 2013

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See a 21st century business movement operating within the updated former Tregunno Seeds late 19th century brick, post & beam construction building. Urban Offices provides workspace, education, support events, and workshops to creative businesses in Hamilton. The Seedworks offers self-contained units, and managed desk co-working space. Co-working is a movement that provides a collaborative space for creative, freelance, and independent workers.

Guided Tours, Partially accessible, Public washrooms, Free street and lot parking
Special program – music, Photography allowed


19. William Pring House

158 Mary St., Hamilton (At Cannon St.)
289-396-1659
www.hamiltonguesthouse.info

Built: 1855

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The William Pring House was built in 1855, for Hamilton’s customs surveyor and his family. It is a three-storey limestone house, featuring a beautiful central spiral staircase and large, grand rooms. It has changed ownership many times, and is currently the Hamilton Guesthouse, Hamilton’s first and only backpackers’ hostel.

Limited free street parking, Self-guided tours

 

North Hamilton / Water Front


20. Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton (near Bay and Barton)
905-522-3003
www.wahc-museum.ca

Architect: F. P. Rubridge
Built: 1858

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canada’s only national workers history museum and art gallery, housed in Hamilton’s former Custom House, features an Italianate rusticated stone base, a prominent main storey featuring richly tooled and channeled masonry and a second storey of smooth, ashlar blocks capped by an ornamented cornice.

Public washrooms, Self guided tours, Back garden open if weather permits


21. Hamilton Port Authority

605 James St North, Hamilton
(Burlington St & James St N)
905-525-4330
www.hamiltonport.ca

Architect: H.E. Murton & W.G. Evans
Built: 1953; Sixth floor addition 1960

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Explore the Hamilton Port Authority’s wonderful Art Moderne-styled headquarters by the bay. Enjoy the nautical details throughout this handsome grey flagship, and the panoramic harbour view from the 6th floor board-room. See art, historical artifacts and the fully restored Hamilton No. 2 boat.

Free lot/street parking, Bicycle parking, Fully accessible, Public washrooms, Photography allowed


22. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship HAIDA National Historic Site
Photo by Bill Watson

658 Catharine St. N, Pier 9
(Burlington & Ferguson Sts)
905-526-6742
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/haida

Architect: Vickers-Armstrong Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne
Built: 1941 Commissioned: 1943

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


23a. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship STAR

650 Catharine St. N.
(Burlington & Ferguson or John Sts)
www.navy-marine.forces.gc.ca

Architect: Griffiths Rankin Cook, Ottawa design/build)
Shoalts and Zaback, Kingston (consulting)
Year Built: 1996

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

HMCS STAR, Hamilton’s Naval Reserve Division officially formed in 1923, moved into a temporary wartime (WWII) edifice in 1943. In 1997 it was replaced by this facility, and includes a canteen and museum. Sunday afternoon, May 4, 2 p.m. watch parade and ceremony to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic.

Guided Tours, Partially accessible, Public washrooms, Child friendly

Free street/lot parking, mobile (cash) canteen open to the public, Special program – military band, occupation displays, Photography allowed


23b. 31 Service Battalion and 23 Field Ambulance

650 Catharine St. N. (Burlington & Ferguson or John Sts)

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

31 Service Battalion Hamilton Support Company is a reserve army unit formed in 1965 from the amalgamation of several units.

The on site unit museum features artefacts from the 1800’s to present day. Highlights include the Canadian Woman's Army Corp plus modern and historical equipment.


24. St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church

475 Mary Street, Hamilton (at Picton Street)
905-529-3921

Architect: Robert Clohency
Built: 1890

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: noon to 4 p.m.

When constructed, this Romanesque style church became the third English speaking Catholic Church in Hamilton. With beautiful stained glass, a century old Casavant pipe organ, and a 25 foot high main altar carved in the renowned Italian Carrera marble quarries, St. Lawrence is a gem nestled in the Northend.

Free parking, Guided & self-guided tours, Light refreshments available, Archival materials on display, Choir and organ performances throughout the day


25. Eva Rothwell Resource Centre at Robert Land

460 Wentworth Street North
(between Burlington & Barton Sts)
905-526-1558
www.robertland.org

Architect: Alfred W. Peene; Addition: Gordon J. Hutton
Year Built: 1914; Additions: 1916 & 1967

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Eva Rothwell Resource Centre opened in December 2006 in the former Great War era Robert Land School to “champion and cheerlead for some of Hamilton’s best kids”. Visit the school archives, T. H & B. Railway model, the Larry Paikin Literacy Express rail coach car and the 1972 Team Canada Room.

Free lot & street parking, Self and Guided Tours, limited accessibility, Public washrooms, Child Friendly, Food/Beverage Service, Gift Shop, School, Robert Land & Eva Rothwell archives displays including War era articles

Photography allowed


26. 270 Sherman

270 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton
905-547-8256
www.270sherman.ca

Architect: E.B. Patterson
Built: 1900

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This rare historic example of a textile mill complex is a symbol of Hamilton’s industrial heritage, now being adaptively reused as a creative industries facility for a diverse mix of artists, craftspeople, filmmakers, and creative professionals. Architecturally, the “slow-burning” (fire-retardant) brick walls and wood construction building features a prominent Gothic-inspired tower at its core.

Free parking, Partially accessible, Public washrooms, Guided tours, Art for sale, Open studios and two art exhibitions inspired by Hamilton’s industrial heritage


27. Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton
905-546-4797
www.hamilton.ca/museums

Architect: Thomas S. Scott & T.C. Keefer
Built: 1859

SATURDAY: noon to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: noon to 4 p.m.

Hamilton’s first waterworks is a magnificent example of Italianate architecture and features massive stonework, detailed quoin blocks, Romanesque windows and a 150 foot chimney disguised as a campanile bell tower. Only complete, intact waterworks from the 19th century in North America.

Exhibit: Hamilton Makes Steel.

Free parking, Partially accessibile, Public washrooms, Guided tours


28. Water Filtration Building – Water Treatment Plant

900 Woodward Avenue
www.hamilton.ca/water

Built: 1933

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In 2011 the 1933 and 1950’s expansion of the Water Filtration Building received extensive structural rehabilitation and an architectural face-lift returning it to its original grandeur where historical elements were preserved. The history of water in Hamilton is now showcased in an interpretive Welcome Centre.

Hamilton’s Environmental Laboratory and Operations Centre will also be open.

Guided tours 30 minutes, Access via the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technologysite, Public washrooms


29. Environmental Laboratory and Operations Centre

900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton (Barton St. E.)
www.hamilton.ca/water

Architect: McCallum Sather
Built: 2006

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Designed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver certification, the goal for the laboratory was to provide a creative and exciting design that accommodates a fully sustainable adaptable, multi-purpose building. The building will use at minimum 25% less energy due to innovative technologies utilized in the design. NOTE: Children under age of 10 are not permitted into the laboratory area.

Free lot parking, fully accessible, public washrooms, guided tours, photography allowed

 

East Hamilton / Stoney Creek


30. Erland Lee (Museum) National Historic Site

552 Ridge Rd., Stoney Creek (Dewitt & Ridge Rds.)
905-662-2691
www.fwio.on.ca/erland

Built: 1873

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4. p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A National Historic Site of Canada, The Erland Lee (Museum) Home was constructed in 1808 A log cabin with renovations from 1873 in the Gothic Revival style. Birthplace of the First Women’s Institute, their constitution was signed on the dining room table (1897). Women’s Institute is celebrating 117 years.

Guided tours noon through 4 p.m., partially accessible, Public washroom, free parking lot, refreshments, gift shop, displays of archival material


31. Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site

77 King Street West, Stoney Creek
905-662-8458
www.hamilton.ca/museums

Built: 1796

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where the Battle of Stoney Creek occurred on June 6, 1813. Step inside Battlefield House Museum, the home of the Gage family, and see the recent structural restoration features, enjoy the 1926 Dunington-Grubb landscape and learn about the associated archaeological work surrounding the Museum. Watch a War of 1812 musket firing demonstration. Climb the steps to the Battlefield Monument.

Free parking, Partially accessible, Public washrooms, Guided tours noon to 4 p.m. both days, and Gift shop



32. EcoHouse / Glen Manor

22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton
(Greenhill Ave. & Quigley Rd.)
905-540-8787
www.ecohouse.greenventure.ca

Built by: James Dean
Built: circa 1851, Renovated: 1968 & 1993

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The adaptively re-used stone farmhouse and 2 acre garden of the former Veevers Estate, is an oasis within a suburban housing development at the base of the Niagara escarpment. This environmental education centre includes renewable energy generation, a grey water system and a newly renovated Community garden.

Free street parking, Electric Vehicle charging station, Public washrooms, Guided & self-guided tours, Refreshments, Gift shop, Children’s activities, Glen Manor farm history display, Photographs allowed


33. Truscott, Brown and Dwyer Funeral Chapel

1309 King Street East (King St. E. at Main St. E.)
905-549-2417
www.tbdfuneralchapel.com

Built: early 1900s; Additions 1950 & 1979

SATURDAY: noon to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at a funeral home! Guests will tour the entire 3 floor facility and be walked through the history of the Truscott, Brown and Dwyer families to see how the industry has evolved since our first Hamilton funeral home opened in 1876.

Guided Tours, Fully accessible main floor, partially accessible lower level, Public washrooms

Child friendly, Free lot parking, Special displays of archival records & artefacts, literature handouts, Photography allowed on main and upper floors


34. Germania Club of Hamilton, Ontario

863 King Street East (west of Sherman Ave.)
905-549-0513
www.germaniaclub.ca

Year Built: ca.1900; Additions: 1955 & 1962

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Germania Club, celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2014, purchased the circa 1900s single-family home in 1952. Within a decade two additions were built – a banquet hall for 330 with a sprung wooden dance floor, large stage and wraparound balcony, then a smaller banquet hall, offices, and German style pub the “Rathskeller”.

Self and Guided Tours, German tours available, Partially accessible, Public washrooms

Child friendly, Free street/lot parking, Food/Beverage Service, 150th anniversary displays (with Club artifacts/memorabilia), Photography allowed


35. The Pearl Company / Art Bus

16 Steven Street (King St W and Wentworth N)
905-524-0606
www.thepearlcompany.ca 

Built: c.1910 Renovated: 2006

SATURDAY 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Pearl Company is an arts and performance facility in the Landsdale neighbourhood of downtown Hamilton. We’re an acoustically brilliant concert hall, a black-box theatre-in-the-round (excellent acoustics also), with art on the walls throughout.  Our arts initiatives, include The Art Bus, 2 annual Theatre Festivals, numerous concerts, theatre events and much more!

Ladybird Animal Sanctuary (local musicians, Melissa McClelland of Whitehorse, Lisa Winn, and Janine Stoll) will have displays, musical performances, and more.  Local “Looist”, Dave Gould exhibits his creatively contrived musical instruments.

 

MOUNTAIN / GLANBROOK


36. Educational Archives & Heritage Centre

155 Macassa Avenue, Hamilton (at Upper Gage)
905-318-3046
www.hwdsb.on.ca/archives

Built: 1957

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Educational Archives houses the 1840 to present history of the public schools boards of Hamilton and Wentworth. The former Vincent Massey School houses displays of memorabilia from closed schools; Student Attendance Records; school board minutes. The display of school artifacts from the period of WW1 include war memorials, and an elementary school cadet shooting gallery from the Strathcona school.

Free parking, Fully accessible, Public washrooms, Self-guided tours, Displays and limited access to collection of archival material


37. Hindu Samaj of Hamilton and Region

6297 Twenty Road East
905-679-6935
www.hamiltontemple.com

Built: 2005
Architect: Jairam Patel

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Hindu Samaj of Hamilton and Region is a spiritual organization serving Hindus of diverse background living in the Hamilton Region and surrounding areas. The temple, damaged by fire following the 9/11 tragedy, was re-built in 2005 with exquisite colourful Indian architecture to house the deities in the prayer area.

Fully accessible, Public washrooms, Child Friendly, Self- guided tours, Note – shoes must be removed and placed on racks, Photography allowed.


38. St. Paul’s Glanford Anglican Church

2869 Upper James Street, Mount Hope
905-679-6097
www.stpaulsglanford.com

Built: 1851; Additions: 1951 & 2000

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St Paul's represents a small country Parish church which has survived over 170 years. In 1926, the original cupola was replaced by the square crenellated battlement style bell tower. Home parish to the 447 Wing, 14 British airmen killed while training at Mount Hope Airport during World War II are buried in the cemetery.

Free parking lot, Public washrooms, Child Friendly, Fully accessible, Refreshments, Self guided tours, lanbrook Heritage Society guided cemetery tours

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