The original Anglican church built on this site burned down in 1884. Work began on the Cathedral the following year and was completed in 1911. The present neo-Gothic structure is comprised of Bermuda limestone and imported stone from Nova Scotia, Scotland, Indiana and France, and was designed by the Scottish architect William Hay of Edinburgh. Visitors may climb the 155 stairs to the top of the 143-foot high tower- there are a couple of spacious landings to take breaks. The panoramic view of Hamilton city and the nearby parishes are spectacular from here.

The Cathedral is open Monday to Friday, 10 am – 4 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm. There is a fee of $2 to climb the tower. Sunday service is at 10 am.