Major malls offering brand name department and chain stores serve the community including:

  • Eastgate Square
  • Hamilton City Centre
  • Limeridge Mall
  • Lloyd D. Jackson Square

Big Box Power Centres combine prominent global retailers and office or business services at the:

  • Ancaster Meadowlands Power Centre
  • Ancaster West Power Centre
  • Centre on Barton
  • Flamborough Power Centre
  • Hamilton Southeast Power Centre
  • Heritage Green

Unique shopping experiences in the downtown core:

  • Hamilton Farmers’ Market
    There are rows of excellent product filling the Farmers' Market. From farm fresh product to coffee and donuts, each market day is a remarkable sight that attracts regular customers from the local community and tourists from all over the world. 
  • James Street North Arts District
    James St. N is located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, comprised of the Italian, Portuguese and Vietnamese communitiesmost recently a burgeoning arts community. Every second Friday of the month there is an ArtCrawl, all the galleries of the area have their new art openings on the same night.

Business Improvement Areas

A Business Improvement Area or BIA is a self-funded business district. The districts are managed by non-profit groups of property and business owners.

BIAs are active in their communities promoting business, tourism, safety and street beautification resulting in:

  • Increased property values
  • A secure source of funding for strategic initiatives
  • Community buy-in
  • Enhanced communication with business and government
  • Cost savings through improved funding allocations

There are 13 BIAs in Hamilton that offer unique shopping, business and dining experiences.