Developing: The Hamilton Sign and Mayor Eisenberger

By Joey Coleman // @JoeyColeman
Published: Jul 09 2017 (13 days ago) // Last Updated: Jul 09 2017 (13 days ago)

Mayor Fred Eisenberger is taking credit for a proposal to install a series of giant letters spelling H-A-M-I-L-T-O-N in front of City Hall.

Eisenberger granted an exclusive interview to Andrew Dreschel which was published today in which Eisenberger shared details not available to the public:

[T]he mayor's plan for a huge eye-catching sign on the forecourt of city hall is finally going before councillors.

Fred Eisenberger says the sign, which will spell "Hamilton" in giant illuminated letters,


It's based on similar letter signs in cities such as Toronto and Amsterdam


The mayor initially thought he'd be able to bring the plan to council last month but it was sidetracked by the crucial debate over LRT.

"We kind of lost our momentum, but we're back and we want to be able to get it done for this year."

The sign idea originated with Laura Babcock in 2013 publicly calling on the City to create a Gateway Sign in time for the 2015 PanAm Games. In 2014, Elsenberger was elected Mayor and took hold of the project.

Mayor Eisenberger's plans to override the City's procurement policy, public art policies, and the heritage designation of the City Hall forecourt.

The Mayor will present his plan to Council at an unknown future date.

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