Fountains - Gore Park, Hamilton ON
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N 43° 15.380 W 079° 52.111
17T E 591841 N 4789902
Located in Gore Park. Downtown between another two impressive features.
Waymark Code: WM10H
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 09/07/2005
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 422

According to the My Hamilton website.

The Water Commissioner proposed a fountain but the Council referred this to another committee for further study until they received a letter from Isaac Buchanan and others proposing a joint venture. If the city would put up $1,200 they would match it. The local papers jumped on the bandwagon proclaiming that if a few thousand dollars was all that was needed to convert an eyesore into an ornament they should do it by private subscription. The fountain was built and the new look of the Gore on King Street was unveiled May 24, 1860.

In 1996 the fountain was restored and returned to functional status in October as part of the sequicentennial for the City. It had also been restored a least once before after citizens and local businesses had raised $500,000 but sadly the park was demolished in 1959. Apparently the fountain was stored for the time being.

Today this gorgous fountain operates daily during the spring to autumn seasons and is an icon of the City of Hamilton. Breath taking to behold in the early morning light as it is in the evening dusk, it is the focal point of Gore Park in downtown Hamilton. This park is very busy during the daytime hours, and is occupied by a wide variety of citizens. It serves also as a main transfer point for the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) bus service.

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