Hamilton City Hall

Hamilton City Hall is located in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is an 8-storey building (34.0 m), located at the corner of Main Street West and Bay Street South, across the street from the Ronald V. Joyce Centre for the Performing Arts (Hamilton Place Theatre) and the Hamilton Art Gallery. It was officially opened on November 21, 1960. This international style of architecture was designed by architect Stanley Roscoe. Construction was carried out by the Pigott Construction Company, at a cost of 9.4 million dollars. The municipal address of the building is 71 Main Street West. The street number was chosen carefully. Several buildings had been torn down to make way for the new City Hall, so city politicians of the day could choose any odd number between 55 and 105 as the address for the new building. They chose 71 to commemorate the number of years that the old City Hall on James Street North had been in use. Prior to making the decision to construct the new City Hall, council had considered annexing the Lister Block for offices and connecting it to the old City hall via an overhead, enclosed walkway spanning James Street North. In 2005, Hamilton City Council designated the building as a heritage structure. Among the listed heritage elements on the exterior are the Italian glass tile mosaics. More details on Wikipedia