Experience Downtown Hamilton!

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It’s Happening Now!  The Downtown Hamilton Revitalization!  Work, Eat, Live Downtown

People living and working downtown are energized about the ongoing progress happening in the city centre. The downtown core is an officially designated City of Hamilton “Business Improvement Area”.  Downtown business owners joined together forming a non profit organization with more than 600 members committed to promoting and preserving the area and advocacy for member businesses.

Year Round Special Events Downtown!

The Gore Park Summer Promenade kicks off summer festivities.   Celebrations such as the “Downtown Localicious Experience” and  ongoing events are scheduled throughout the year.  The website downtownhamilton.org has the calendar of events.

Hamilton People Eat Local– Downtown!

With more than 50 restaurants and eateries concentrated in the downtown core, both locals and visitors are delighted with the variety and quality of choices within walking distance.  The complete directory of restaurants and eateries are listed the website.

  • Fine dining in restored historic spaces
  • Farm to table creative cuisine
  • Indoor and patio seating
  • Italian, Thai, Mexican, Greek Inspired Eateries
  • Tapas, Fish and Chips, Sushi, Guacamole
  • Casual burgers, sandwiches, pizza, burritos, ramen, subs
  • Sports and Wine Bars
  • Fresh baked cookies and baking classes
  • Donuts and coffee
  • Food Trucks

Downtown Hamilton Entertains!

Eleven popular venues in the downtown core offer club music, dancing and sports. The Lincoln Alexander Centre hosts conventions in addition to the performance venue.

Downtown Hamilton Provides Services

Dedicated business and organization professionals offer extensive services to the Hamilton Community.  The helpful directory of individual businesses is on the website.

  • Accounting and Legal
  • Designers and Media Production
  • Mens’ Fashion consultation and Tailors
  • Education and Counseling
  • Beauty and Fitness
  • Clinics and Treatment
  • Leather crafting
  • Appraisals and Real Estate
  • Youth and Immigrant Services
  • Publishing
  • Housing
  • Insurance and Adjusting
  • Investment and Financial

Where exactly is Downtown Hamilton BIA?

The Downtown Hamilton core is the area bordered by MacNab Street to Rebecca Street to Mary Street to Hunter Street.  The borders have expanded since 1982 when it was first created.

Where is Parking?

In addition to street parking there are several parking lots throughout the area including 114 Main St E., 80 King William St., 75 John St. N., 165 James St. S.

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