A City of Many Communities

Central Hamilton

You’ve likely read about the renaissance that’s happening in Downtown Hamilton. This area is the epicentre of the revival. Over the course of a decade or so, boarded storefronts and empty buildings have become home to unique boutiques, cozy cafes and beautiful adaptive-reuse condos. Especially in the busiest neighbourhoods, the overwhelming vibe is of vibrancy and momentum. Young professionals have flocked to these areas as commercial and residential developers have invested – providing employment opportunities and an exciting urban lifestyle. This area has the bustle of a big city but maintains a community feel. It’s an area where you can browse local art galleries, see a game or a show, and have access to local transit and Toronto-bound GO Transit.

West Hamilton

West Hamilton is anchored by the campus of McMaster University and Medical Centre – perennially one of Canada’s top-rated post-secondary institutions alongside the world-renowned children’s hospital. Naturally, this bustling area is popular among medical professionals; it is also a highly sought-after destination for homebuyers from the GTA. The neighbourhoods are well known for their old-growth tree-canopy, historical century homes and long-standing affluence - making the area highly sought-after by families. The walkability and proximity to beautiful natural areas, trending streets, cafes and restaurants, as well as festivals, makes it a highly popular part of Hamilton.

East Hamilton

In recent years, the rejuvenation that’s been focused in Hamilton Central has begun spreading eastward. Barton Street has become the latest focus of potential development and revitalization while the Ottawa Street Fabric District continues to attract more with it’s new restaurants, cafes and fresh produce market.. It’s an area that blends the honest, hard-working blue-collar attitude that’s synonymous with Hamilton, with a newfound style that breathes new life into traditional neighbourhoods. It’s a mix of natural beauty – with the escarpment to the south – and the industrial port lands that were once a driving force in Canada’s economy. This area boasts a genuine community feel, relative proximity and accessibility to downtown Hamilton as well as easy access to anywhere in the region.

Hamilton Mountain

The ‘mountain’ is the regional distinction for the southern half of the city that rests on top of the Niagara Escarpment. The scenic edge of the Mountain offers some of the provinces most stunning urban views – overlooking downtown and out over Lake Ontario. On a clear day, the CN Tower and Toronto cityscape are visible. This area is also home to Mohawk College and the Juravinski Cancer Centre – one of Canada’s top cancer research facilities and recognized as a world leader. A number of neighbourhoods on the north end of the Mountain were built during the 1950s. Typically these are one-story brick bungalows that feature spacious, mature-treed lots. Head further to the south, on the other side of the Lincoln Alexander Parkway – the Mountain’s intra-city expressway – new housing developments are a frequent sight. These neighbourhoods offer a relatively quick drive to big-box retailer nodes, major arteries and the expressway.