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Hamilton-Wentworth Region

Hamilton-Wentworth Region is named for George Hamilton, who was a Queenston entrepreneur, and for John Wentworth, who was the last Governor of colonial New Hampshire and Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.


Created:  January 1, 1974

Region Seat: 

Hamilton  1974  – present


Courthouse – Hamilton


Location:  45 Main Street East / John Street

Built:  1997 – 1999

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Norr Partnership Ltd

Contractor:  Ellis Don Corporation.


Description:  The building faces south and is a seven story concrete, stone and glass structure. The south front has a wide glass paneled entrance on the first story with an extended canopy. Above are glass paneled walls with square tower on the west side and stone front along the east side. The roof line is flat. The building houses the Superior Court of Justice.



N – Halton County and Lake Ontario

E – Niagara Region  

S – Haldimand County and Brant County

W – Waterloo Region and Wellington County












Photos taken 2011