If you’re thinking about moving to Hamilton then it’s important to research your new neighbourhood before committing to living there.
Hamilton has everything you would expect from a thriving metropolis. It has good transport links to downtown Toronto, fantastic restaurants, plenty to do and see and, of course, plenty of places to shop. Hamilton is now on the radar for excellent boutiques, galleries and artists pop ups. There is the Locke Street organic fair, weekly Farmer’s Market, James Street North Art Crawl and some of the best independent design, décor and fashion shops for your new home and lifestyle.
Here is our pick of some of the best shopping places in Hamilton.
Lime Ridge Mall, 999 Upper Wentworth St.
Lime Ridge Mall is one of the main shopping areas for downtown Hamilton and is home to over 200 stores including The Bay, Sears, H&M, Hollister, Eddie Bauer and SportChek. The centre also offers free parking and is open until 9pm during the week, making it perfect for after-work shopping.
Hamilton Farmers’ Market, 35 York Blvd
The Hamilton Farmers’ Market was founded in 1837 and is still a popular destination for those looking for fresh local produce and a great day out. You can find inspiring cooking demonstrations and a range of cooking events, as well as vendors selling local produce such as fresh fruit and vegetables, local cheese, choice cuts of meat, fish, nuts and a range of delicious baked goods.
Eastgate Square, 75 Centennial Parkway, Stoney Creek
Eastgate Square is another nearby shopping mall and a place where you can find over 100 stores and services including Foot Locker, Sears, Winners, HomeSense and SportChek. They also have plenty of places to eat and you’ll find almost everything you need under one roof.
Lloyd D. Jackson Square, 100 King St.
Jackson Square mall can be found in core downtown Hamilton and is the perfect shopping destination for anything from the latest fashion, home décor, specialty foods, sporting goods and electronics. The location makes Jackson Square ideal for weekend shopping and enjoying all that downtown Hamilton has to offer.
Ottawa Street, Hamilton
Famous for home décor stores, Ottawa Street is one of the best places to go for furnishing your new home. There are countless stores selling antiques, fabric, furniture and fashionable collectibles making this a particularly good find for creative types and do-it-yourself enthusiasts.