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Experience Hamilton’s local Foods, Shops, and Events

Hamilton has 11 Business Improvement Areas that span the whole city from Stoney Creek to Waterdown. Across these areas there are over 1,000 local shops where you can bring your family and experience holiday events, find the perfect handmade gift and indulge in Hamilton’s unique coffee shops and restaurants.

Who are we?

  • We are local shop owners, artisans and volunteers.
  • We believe in entrepreneurship that creates great dining experiences, unique handmade gifts and crafts while experiencing the best shopping in Hamilton.
  • We know that the best local foods, restaurants, boutiques and retailers are an essential part of great neighborhoods.
  • We are purveyors of goods, providers of services and curate some of the best places to hang out in Hamilton.
  • We create gathering spaces that feed and entertain with activities and events for all holidays.
  • We decorate and beautify the local places where you walk, shop, work and play.
  • We have grit and passion for our city.
  • We are Hamilton’s Business Improvement Areas.

Scroll down to find out what our Business Improvement Areas have to offer for: Shopping, Food, Unique Gifts, and Events across Hamilton!

Local Shops

Shop to you drop and then shop some more.  With hundreds of shopping choices across Hamilton’s 11 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) there’s something for everyone – from age 1 to age 101.  Shops filled with quality products such as; brand name clothes, vintage apparel, shoes, bags and accessories, arts and decor, and housewares for your humble abode!

Or… pamper yourself or your loved ones with many of Hamilton’s well known Spa’s, Salons, and Studios.

Local Food and Dining

Hamilton’s Business Improvement Areas (BIA’s) have a wide array of fine dining restaurants, quick on the go stops for those looking for a quick bite, and specialty locally made treats that are only available in Hamilton! Menu’s ranging from Greek, Italian, to Indian and everything in between.  Stop by any one of our BIA’s this season with your families to take advantage of some great food, ongoing events, and seasonal festivals that only come once a year. 

Unique Gift Ideas

Hamilton’s is home to various locally Canadian made products, that are also internationally known. So, shopping local means getting that perfect unique item that you cant’ find anywhere else! From finely designed artisan pieces to funky fashions, to toys for the little ones there’s so many handmade goods ready to be brought home.

Local Events and Activities

Hamilton’s 11 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) are the places to make and share memories all year round. With street festivals, musical performances, tree lightings, movie nights and so much more. Each BIA is an experience that welcomes all! Come to be a part of these activities and stay to visit so many unique shops and restaurants that draw everyone together. Whether leisurely walking up and down the streets or bustling from shop to shop, every visit is a new adventure.

Looking for a list of Local Shops, Restaurants, and Events?
Click the link below for a full list of all our Business Improvement Areas and their websites