Guidebook for Hamilton

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Guidebook for Hamilton

Essentials
This grocery store has the best prices and freshest food in the neighborhood. The first aisle after produce is ethnic foods: best stuff is there!
FreshCo
869 Barton Street East
This grocery store has the best prices and freshest food in the neighborhood. The first aisle after produce is ethnic foods: best stuff is there!
The only grocery co-op in the city, they often have produce you can't find anywhere else. Want to use our membership? Let us know!
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The Mustard Seed Co+operative Grocery
460 York Blvd
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The only grocery co-op in the city, they often have produce you can't find anywhere else. Want to use our membership? Let us know!
Everything Else
Nations Fresh Food, the beautifully renovated new library, and the farmers market are all here, in one mall. Awesome!
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Jackson Square
2 King St W
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Nations Fresh Food, the beautifully renovated new library, and the farmers market are all here, in one mall. Awesome!
The best library to visit with children. Large play area but not much reading space for adults. Students and adult groups may wish to pass this one up for the larger one downtown.
Hamilton Public Library - Barton Branch
571 Barton Street East
The best library to visit with children. Large play area but not much reading space for adults. Students and adult groups may wish to pass this one up for the larger one downtown.
The locals call this place "the butcher shop". If you're sick or injured, do yourself a favor and go to St. Joseph's hospital.
Hamilton General Hospital
237 Barton St E
The locals call this place "the butcher shop". If you're sick or injured, do yourself a favor and go to St. Joseph's hospital.
Hospitals are specialized in Hamilton: this one has a psychiatric specialty but still sees all types of patient in the emergency room. Which means your emergency visit will never have a dull moment!
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St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
50 Charlton Ave E
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Hospitals are specialized in Hamilton: this one has a psychiatric specialty but still sees all types of patient in the emergency room. Which means your emergency visit will never have a dull moment!
Hospitals in Hamilton are specialized. Mac is a children's only emergency room. If your children are ill or injured, go to this one. Games, toys, short wait times.
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麥克馬斯特大學
1280 Main St W
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Hospitals in Hamilton are specialized. Mac is a children's only emergency room. If your children are ill or injured, go to this one. Games, toys, short wait times.
Convenience store. Also, during most months a guy parks his truck here and sells blankets and stuff. He has the best fake mink blankets, and he haggles. In Hamilton, we love buying things off trucks.
800 Barton St E
800 Barton St E
Convenience store. Also, during most months a guy parks his truck here and sells blankets and stuff. He has the best fake mink blankets, and he haggles. In Hamilton, we love buying things off trucks.
If you like sharp objects in the park, violent unsupervised children hitting others, and angry, sullen staff who only show up to chastise children who report violence, check them out. Colorful (avoid)
Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton
45 Ellis Avenue
If you like sharp objects in the park, violent unsupervised children hitting others, and angry, sullen staff who only show up to chastise children who report violence, check them out. Colorful (avoid)
If you like dealers openly selling drugs, homeless people begging for change, and poles where phones had to be removed because of crime, check it out. Colorful (avoid)
Gore Park
If you like dealers openly selling drugs, homeless people begging for change, and poles where phones had to be removed because of crime, check it out. Colorful (avoid)
If you have clothes or food to leave behind, consider donating them here. A great charity serving street youth in the area! Looking for safe colorful? Look no further!
Living Rock Ministries
30 Wilson St
If you have clothes or food to leave behind, consider donating them here. A great charity serving street youth in the area! Looking for safe colorful? Look no further!
Food Scene
It's not the best collection of art and they're notoriously anti-local, BUT they have the BEST cafe in town. A lovely place to wander and have lunch.
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Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King St W
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It's not the best collection of art and they're notoriously anti-local, BUT they have the BEST cafe in town. A lovely place to wander and have lunch.
Have you tried their new McCafe? Don't judge me...:)
McDonald's
787 Barton Street East
Have you tried their new McCafe? Don't judge me...:)
You can't come to Hamilton without visiting a Tim Hortons. No really...as legend has it, once a person drove through Hamilton without hitting a Tim Hortons...and they promptly built three on the route
Tim Hortons
954 Barton Street East
You can't come to Hamilton without visiting a Tim Hortons. No really...as legend has it, once a person drove through Hamilton without hitting a Tim Hortons...and they promptly built three on the route
This is the best coffee place in town. They use fresh ingredients and grind the coffee before your awe-inspired eyes. Amazing!
Homegrown Hamilton
27 King William Street
This is the best coffee place in town. They use fresh ingredients and grind the coffee before your awe-inspired eyes. Amazing!
All you can eat chinese food.
Kings Buffet
200 Centennial Parkway North
All you can eat chinese food.
THE BEST vegetarian food in the city! Also the only place to find asian flowering teas and teapots in the city.
Affinity Vegetarian Restaurant
87 John Street South
THE BEST vegetarian food in the city! Also the only place to find asian flowering teas and teapots in the city.
Burgers and fries at practically 50's prices and a setup so cool you'll want to do a photo shoot here!
Auntie Boom's Retro Cafe
975 Main St E
Burgers and fries at practically 50's prices and a setup so cool you'll want to do a photo shoot here!
Entertainment & Activities
Little Ray's Reptile Zoo is a wonderful place for kids of all ages. Little Ray. Reptiles. Zoo. 'Nuff said!
869 Barton St E
869 Barton St E
Little Ray's Reptile Zoo is a wonderful place for kids of all ages. Little Ray. Reptiles. Zoo. 'Nuff said!
A free program schedule is posted in the front hall. If you prefer to pay, the price is $5-$10 for a day pass. Open pool and gym :)
Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre
192 Wentworth St N
A free program schedule is posted in the front hall. If you prefer to pay, the price is $5-$10 for a day pass. Open pool and gym :)
Blacklight bowling. Great pizza. Fun for the whole family. Enough Said.
Skyway Lanes
235 Melvin Avenue
Blacklight bowling. Great pizza. Fun for the whole family. Enough Said.
Drinks & Nightlife
If you come to Hamilton and don't visit one of our famous dive-bars, I pity you. Hilarious Karaoke on Thursdays and $1 wings on Tuesdays...and of course, cheap beer.
Bottoms Up
737 Barton Street East
If you come to Hamilton and don't visit one of our famous dive-bars, I pity you. Hilarious Karaoke on Thursdays and $1 wings on Tuesdays...and of course, cheap beer.
How can I describe this place? It's like Chuck E Cheese, for adults. They also have great food and kids over 10 can come with you to enjoy the games. No dollar coins? grab them from the bartender!
Honest Lawyer Restaurantainment
110 King Street West
How can I describe this place? It's like Chuck E Cheese, for adults. They also have great food and kids over 10 can come with you to enjoy the games. No dollar coins? grab them from the bartender!
Shopping
Located in the basement of homegrown hamilton, this is the best printing place in town. Cheapest prices, fastest turnover, and they allow you to e-mail files in. Awesome!
Copydog
27 King William Street
Located in the basement of homegrown hamilton, this is the best printing place in town. Cheapest prices, fastest turnover, and they allow you to e-mail files in. Awesome!
Best shopping in the city. There aren't many children's retailers in Hamilton, so if you're looking for toys, clothes, or even umbrellas, you want this place!
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Limeridge Mall
999 Upper Wentworth St
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Best shopping in the city. There aren't many children's retailers in Hamilton, so if you're looking for toys, clothes, or even umbrellas, you want this place!
Antique books. Offensive sculptures from a bygone era. Awesome kitsch from the 50's. All at the bottom of a long flight of stairs. Best antique store anywhere.
Antique Avenue
329 Ottawa Street North
Antique books. Offensive sculptures from a bygone era. Awesome kitsch from the 50's. All at the bottom of a long flight of stairs. Best antique store anywhere.
Modern Furniture Store with THE BEST owner. She's so incredibly nice. Right beside interlight designs, also a good place to check out if you love the modern look. Clear chairs!!!!!
240 Ottawa St N
240 Ottawa St N
Modern Furniture Store with THE BEST owner. She's so incredibly nice. Right beside interlight designs, also a good place to check out if you love the modern look. Clear chairs!!!!!
Sightseeing
Large park within moderate walking and easy biking distance with a walking trail, botanical garden, bandshell, and tennis courts. Splash pad and children's museum (currently not open) for the kids.
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Gage Park
1000 Main St E
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Large park within moderate walking and easy biking distance with a walking trail, botanical garden, bandshell, and tennis courts. Splash pad and children's museum (currently not open) for the kids.
I just love taking the tour of Dundurn castle and seeing the way people lived back then!
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Dundurn Castle
610 York Blvd
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I just love taking the tour of Dundurn castle and seeing the way people lived back then!
Within moderate walking or easy biking distance of the house and just as awesome as Dundurn Castle.
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Whitehern Historic House and Garden
41 Jackson St W
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Within moderate walking or easy biking distance of the house and just as awesome as Dundurn Castle.
If you're interested in the creepy tour of the city, ask us to leave the Hamilton Ghost guidebook out for you. Give yourself the chills!
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The Ghost Walks
126 Queen St
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If you're interested in the creepy tour of the city, ask us to leave the Hamilton Ghost guidebook out for you. Give yourself the chills!