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Dundas Town Hall

Dundas was incorporated as a town in 1847 by a special Act of the legislature of the Province of Canada. The following year, the town council accepted a tender from a local builder, James Scott, to erect a stone town hall and voted £2,000 to cover the cost. Designed in a version of Roman classic by Francis Hawkins of Dundas, the building was completed by July 1849, and was said to have cost £2,500. Except for a small Italianate wing added later, the exterior has been little altered, although a thorough renovation was carried out in 1946. It is one of the most handsome, pre-1850, municipal buildings surviving in Ontario.

Location

On the grounds of the town hall, 60 Main Street, Dundas

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: City of Hamilton (District)

Municipality: City of Hamilton

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