Attawandaron: Hamilton's Publisher

Attawandaron is a small press based in Hamilton, Canada. We focus on quality books of local interest.

Feature Book

Hamilton’s Stone Age

By Bill King

During the 19th century, Hamiltonians furnished their city with striking buildings constructed of stone.  These buildings made Hamilton one of the most beautiful cities in Canada!

  • Featuring over 350 photographs (many colour)
  • Full bibliography, notes and index

Published: September 20, 2023
Further information, please contact



Published Date

September 20th, 2023


Over 350

Bill King talks about Hamilton’s Stone Age …

Feature Book

Feature Book Information

Hamilton’s Stone Age By Bill King

Published: September 20, 2023
Further information, please contact

Upcoming Events

Metal Detecting Museum

Saturday January 28, 2023
See an amazing collection of relics and coins found in Hamilton.  With Mike “Relics” Guarascia and Gary Wright.

R.H.L.I Building, 1353 Barton St E

For further information, please contact Bill King at

Downtown Hamilton Walking Tours

2023 | Meet at King & John streets | Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. | Free to all!


Dates Coming Soon!
Free History Tours in Hamilton

May 28

Hamilton’s Stone Age
Highlights from Bill King’s new book, Hamilton’s Stone Age.

June 4

Bishops and Gas
Explore the area around St. Mary’s Cathedral, where Bishops and Gasworks once dwelt side-by-side.

June 11

Mountain Climbing
Explore the ruins of some of Hamilton’s old mountain roads.

June 18

The Railway Menace
Relics of the many railways which once blessed and plagued Hamilton

June 25

Housing the Rich
How the other half lived in 19th century Hamilton.

July 2

Meet the McQuestens
Whitehern and other buildings connected with the McQuesten family and their friends.

July 9

Pathways of the Neutrals
The peoples of Attawandaronia.

July 16

High Crimes and Misdemeanors
Visit the favoured haunts of some of our best-remembered scoundrels and jailbirds.

July 23

Fire, fire!
Famous 19th century blazes and how they changed Hamilton.

July 30

Abandoned and Forgotten Cemeteries
We search out the few remaining graveyards and tombstones in downtown Hamilton.

Aug 6

Architects and Builders of Hamilton
With Guest Host Cameron Nolan.

Aug 13

So you think you’ve got it tough!
The homes and lives of the poor in Nineteenth Century Hamilton (Bring your teenagers).

Aug 20

Trees of Hamilton
And other natural wonders.

Aug 27

Tyburn’s Tree
There was nothing like a public hanging to bring 19th century Hamilton to life!

Sept 3

Alley Tour
Step into the hidden world of the many alleys which snake through downtown Hamilton.

Sept 10

People, places and events you’ve probably never heard of.

Sept 17

Ghost Signs of Hamilton
Forgotten signs, symbols and numbers in 19th century Hamilton.

Sept 24

Hamilton’s Castles
Hamilton had more castles than any other city in Upper Canada. We visit a few of the less known.

Oct 1

Hamilton’s Ugliest Buildings
While many fine architects left their mark on Hamilton, we search out a few who were not so good.

Oct 8

Downtown Highlights
The best of the summer’s tours.

Sponsored by Attawandaron: Hamilton’s Publisher.
Questions?  Contact Bill King Now