Skip to content

West Harbour - James Street Plaza Public Art Project


The Hamilton Waterfront Trust together with the City of Hamilton are currently undertaking a public art process to commission a permanent public art work(s) for the James Street North Plaza as part of the Redevelopment of the waterfront on Piers 5 to 7.

Public Consultation

What is your opinion?  A jury of volunteer citizens, stakeholders and artists has reviewed 24 artist and artist-led team's submissions and have short-listed six.  Before the jury meets to select the winning submission, they would like your opinion.

Review the short-listed proposals and provide your comments by completing the West Harbour - James Street Plaza Public Art Survey.  Please provide your comments on or before Sunday, November 24, 2019.  Consultation results to be posted when available.

Note:  Print copies of Artist Proposals and Artist maquettes will be on display until Sunday, November 24 at Williams Fresh Cafe - Waterfront (47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton).  Comments can be submitted online or at the Cafe.


Comments provided by members of the public online and at Williams Fresh Cafe - Waterfront will be updated here regularly.

Call for Artists

The Call for Artists closed on June 27, 2019. We received 24 submissions and would like to thank the artists who made proposals to this competition.

Call for Artists

Appendix A - Submission Form

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix E - Archaeological

Appendix E - Cultural Heritage




Focus Group

A focus group was held on March 12, 2019 to advise on specific goals and themes related to the West Harbour – James Street Plaza Public Art Project that artists submitting to the competition will be asked to address in their proposals.  Please share any comments or concerns by April 23, 2019 by email to

View the West Harbour - James Street Plaza Focus Group Report here.

Contact Us

Werner Plessl /  Penny Ulbinas
Hamilton Waterfront Trust
47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton
Phone:  905-523-4498 ext. 22

Hamilton Waterfront