Historic buildings, boutiques and bistros are at the heart of the village atmosphere in Dundas, Waterdown, Westdale, Locke Street, Ottawa Street and James Street.

We’re also fortunate to have a great number of power centres, malls, department stores and off-price retailers that offer a vast selection of goods from designer makes to name brands.

Hamilton has a number of main street corridors that offer original or niche items that can’t be found in many chain stores. James Street North, for example, is quickly gaining international attention as an emerging art hub, but here you can also choose from an eclectic array of fresh produce, food products to unique clothing items and handcrafted home and office furniture and accessories.


Westdale offers a string of small independents and you can buy the latest shoes or gowns, pick up some chocolates for a special occasion, select just the right card or treat yourself to the latest bestseller.


Dundas also offers one-street shopping. Several upscale food purveyors have joined famous Picone’s Food Market, making this a Saturday morning destination for Dundas residents. Several stores specialize in furniture and home accessories and boutiques offer fashionable clothes for men and women.

Locke Street

Locke Street in Hamilton has become known for antiques but it also boasts numerous specialty shops and innovative cuisine.

Ottawa Street

If you have the creative touch and want to create something from scratch, Ottawa Street is Hamilton’s leading garment district that is quickly developing into a major cultures stop, with cafes, restaurants, antiques and a superb farmers market that is pedestrian-friendly.


Shopping in Hamilton

James Street

James Street North is located in the heart of downtown Hamilton comprised of the Italian, Portuguese and Vietnamese communities, and most recently, a burgeoning arts community. Every second Friday of the month is an Artcrawl.


Discover Waterdown, a quaint, picturesque village with a wide range of shopping – from antiques and hobby stores to clothiers, tearooms, fine dining, and cafés, with free parking throughout the town.

Popular Lime Ridge Mall offers all the big names and more.