LH&A Online Collections

For a number of years, Local History & Archives, under contract to Industry Canada, created a number of digital sites highlighting aspects of Hamilton's history. These sites are still available to access. 

Library and Archives Canada
Canada's national collection of books, historical documents, government records, photos, films, maps, music...and more.

Canadian Public Parks Movement: The Hamilton Experience
This site gives the history of 50 of Hamilton’s parks.

Cultural Landmarks of Hamilton-Wentworth
This site gives the history of many landmarks in the City of Hamilton.

The Heart of the City: A Virtual Tour of Downtown Hamilton
This site gives an overview of the buildings that surround Gore Park in downtown Hamilton with photographs and historical information.

Industrial Hamilton: The Trail to the Future
This site gives an overview of Hamilton’s industrial history as well as histories of specific industries, past and present. It also includes histories of the railways and street railways in Hamilton.