Discover Hamilton’s 6 Downtowns
Hamilton is quite fortunate to have a major downtown core and enjoys five other community downtowns that provide important public services, diverse commercial choices and modern or brick-and-beam office selections. A varied collection of downtown styles that can accommodate a variety of investment requirements.
Downtown Hamilton is the re-emerging heart of the city. The area delivers a distinct experience and energy through quality businesses and diverse events. It is also where people can experience the city’s history while enjoying its new offerings. All three levels of government are found within the core, along with major financial lending institutions and rich offerings of Class A office space and brick-and-beam office space.
Quiet tree-lined streets, historic 19th-century buildings, arts, culture and recreation and over 100 shops, restaurants and services are nestled in the heart of picturesque Dundas Valley. Experience a small historic town’s unique charm and ambiance, from heritage buildings and quaint restaurants to a host of specialty shops and food emporiums.
Waterdown is a quaint and quiet village with all the amenities of a modern city within easy reach. It is nestled at the heart of the Golden Horseshoe between Hamilton to the west and Burlington and the Greater Toronto Area to the east, above the Queen Elizabeth Way. Perched atop the Niagara Escarpment, Waterdown residents live an idyllic lifestyle of small-town warmth mixed with modern conveniences. Shopping, dining, theatre and cultural events are available year-round.
Siting above the Niagara Escarpment, Downtown Glanbrook has several services and offerings for residents of all ages and new commercial and office spaces. Close to quality-of-life amenities like fishing, hiking, and bird watching, Downtown Glanbrook is also close to more populated shopping areas like Downtown Hamilton, Stoney Creek, and Ancaster.
The Ancaster Heritage Village is one of the most unique districts in Canada. One of the oldest villages in what was historically known as Upper Canada, Downtown Ancaster has a remarkable story and historic buildings- many of which date back to the first half of the 19th century. The Village has everything from healthcare and financial services to schools and churches, a terrific farmers market from May to October, and unparalleled shopping.