The City of Hamilton moved quickly after the emergency session of the Heritage Committee on Thursday to publish the notice of intent to designate 1 St. James Place as a heritage building.

The Ontario Heritage Act requires the City to have the notice “published in a newspaper having general circulation in the municipality” and the City published – in full colour – on Page 2 of The Hamilton Spectator on Friday and posted it to their website.

The company that owns 1 St. James Place now has 30 days to file an appeal of the designation.

The designation follows Wednesday’s Council meeting where company director Victor Veri was thrown out of City Hall: