In Hamilton there are several key retail districts, where you can find pretty well anything you’re looking for:
In & Around Hamilton
between Ferguson Avenue and Sherman
Barton Village is one of Hamilton’s well-established shopping and dining area, with many of the shops and restaurants around for over 70 years. Enjoy award-winning Portuguese and other international restaurants, as well as many new businesses.
This is Hamilton mountain’s original business district, offering great views from Sam Lawrence Park, as well as shopping east from there. This street also hosts Concession Streetfest, free fun for the whole family, first Saturday each June.
Between Barton and Main (access from Burlington St off the QEW)
Ottawa Street is a decor shopper’s heaven. There are shops and services for almost any need from furniture to fabrics, linens, lighting, flooring, wallpaper, mirrors and much more. Catch the street festival last weekend in September.
There are a number of shopping streets, just west of downtown and linked together, but each with their own identity and character:
on George St, west of Convention Centre
In downtown Hamilton, Hess Village is one of Hamilton’s exciting hotspots, with a vibrant patio scene and a selection of casual and fine dining, galleries, shops and professional services.
King Street West
Starting two blocks west of the Sheraton Hotel and Convention Centre.
This downtown neighbourhood has a wide selection of food, bars, clothing and personal services.
Locke Street South – LoSo
Minutes from downtown, Locke Street offers antique and speciality shops, interspersed with cafes and purveyors of innovative cuisine. If you are looking for the unique and the unusual, it is worth a look at Locke! 70 shops to serve you.
Main West Esplanade
from Dundurn to Queen, in West Hamilton
Good variety of dining, galleries, fashion, spas and professional services.
Main Street West, near McMaster University
This area is busy particularly from the thousands of McMaster University students who frequent its shops, restaurants and bars.
Visit the small historic town of Dundas, nestled in the picturesque Dundas Valley, and enjoy the tree-lined streets, 19th century buildings, its culture and recreation facilities, and over 100 shops, restaurants, and services.
Stoney Creek Village
King Street in Stoney Creek has strong ties to the past with historic Battlefield House Museum and Park waiting to be explored. From there, meander into the old village and experience Stoney Creek where you will find a better choice of shopping and dining spots. Don’t forget to stop at Stoney Creek Dairy for a real dessert break.
Discover Waterdown, a quaint and desirable village with pictureque and warm shops to greet you – from antiques and hobby stores to clothiers, tearooms and cafes. You’re sure to enjoy your stay – only minutes from downtown Hamilton. Free parking throughout the entire village.