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Downtown Hamilton

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 history of the city while enjoying the new offerings found within it. All three levels of government are found within the core along with major financial lending institutions and rich offering of Class A office space as well as brick and beam office space.

Hamilton has a unique mix of urban and suburban architecture combined with expansive rural communities. Downtown Hamilton is exciting, evolving and vibrant. With a third of Hamilton residents having to commute less than 5km, Hamilton is a livable city – ranked as one of the top 10 cities in Canada to raise a family. It is a location of choice for work, life and play for a highly educated population of over half a million people.

Three quick facts

  • Hamilton offers one of the richest suites of financial incentives in Canada. Over a dozen programs including a unique “Hamilton Made” program offering interest free loans based on 25% of the cost-to-construct budget to a maximum of $4 million per development. The list of incentives can be found at:
  • Two downtown GO Stations – Hunter GO, West Harbour GO – with another being constructed in East Hamilton – Confederation GO Station
  • 770 residential units completed and over 2,500 residential units in construction and/or development approvals.
Irene Hubar