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It’s a landmark year. 2021 marks the 150th birthdays of prominent and talented Hamilton architects, Walter Wilson Stewart & William Palmer Witton. Stay tuned for more here as we post about their buildings’ architecture, the stories behind their work, walking tours, events, contests — the list goes on!

Stewart & Witton at Doors Open Hamilton!

Stewart & Witton 150 self-guided walking tour for Doors Open Hamilton May 6, 2022 Hamilton, ON — Exciting news from the Friends of St. Giles: our first Stewart & Witton walking tour is part of Doors Open Hamilton! Fittingly, the theme for Doors Open Hamilton 2022 is Design: all four buildings on this self-guided tour…

Lincoln Alexander Centenary #Lincoln100

Celebrating Lincoln Alexander’s 100th This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lincoln Alexander. Canadians celebrate Lincoln Alexander Day on his birthday, January 21st. For Heritage Week and Black History Month, here’s a look at heritage — especially local Hamilton heritage — and the late, great Linc. Born in Toronto, Lincoln MacCauley Alexander…

Hamilton Heritage Awards nominees announced!

Two Stewart & Witton properties nominated, plus a Friend of St. Giles’ video series The Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee’s nominations for the 2020–21 Heritage Recognition Awards are in! These awards recognize the contributions of property owners, educators, developers, and volunteers in the conservation of Hamilton’s heritage. This year, the Heritage Committee has added two new…

Stewart & Witton walking tour for Grey Cup Week!

Self-guided walking tours launched for Stewart & Witton 150th December 6, 2021 Hamilton, ON — Exciting news from the Friends of St. Giles: as part of our #StewartWitton150 celebrations, we are launching our first Stewart & Witton walking tour today, just in time for Grey Cup Week. Available as a free download, the tour is…


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