Walking tours for Stewart & Witton 150

Announcing a collaborative project from the Friends of St. Giles: Stewart & Witton 150 walking tours!

This week, the Friends of St. Giles launched our self-guided #StewartWitton150 walking tours with a tour of Hamilton’s Stadium area, timed to Grey Cup Week. Here for the first time in a quarter-century, the Grey Cup game happens this Sunday at Tim Hortons Field, right next to a Stewart & Witton-designed landmark.


Tour #1 features four beautiful and irreplaceable Stewart & Witton buildings in Hamilton’s stadium neighbourhood: the award-winning Playhouse Cinema; the Hendry’s building, home to Hendry’s Barbershop and the Barton Village BIA; the city-owned King George School; and St. Giles Church, Stewart & Witton’s Gothic Revival masterpiece. (For more information about this tour, please see the announcement.)

Available as a free download, the self-guided tour is part of Stewart & Witton 150, a project celebrating Canadian architecture and Stewart & Witton’s sesquicentennial.

With thanks to the Playhouse Cinema; Local History & Archives, Hamilton Public Library; Martinus Geleynse, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada; The Hamilton Spectator; Naomi Bower; and the Friends of St. Giles. Stewart & Witton 150 logo, map, and website design by Naomi Bower.

Photos: Playhouse Cinema, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, and The Hamilton Spectator. Map and Stewart & Witton 150 logo © 2021 The Friends of St. Giles.

StewartandWitton.ca/tours | #StewartWitton150

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