Located in the center of downtown Hamilton, James Street North runs from King William Street to Murray Street West. Once the hub of Italian, Vietnamese, and Portuguese communities, the street is now the home to Hamilton's lively art scene with its various galleries, coffee houses, vintage clothing shops, and concert venues. Here is just a sampling of the places you'll find on James Street North: Blue Angel Gallery, James North Studio, Mixed Media, White Elephant, Downtown Arts Centre, Loose Cannon Gallery, and much more. The street also hosts a popular Art Crawl on the second Friday of every month, where galleries and shops open their doors until late at night.
Fortino's is a chain of supermarkets which saw its beginnings in the 1960s in the heart of the city of Hamilton. Today, with branches spread all across Canada, the stores still guarantee great service, high quality food products and affordable prices. Ingredients for cooking different cuisines ranging from Thai and Japanese to Greek and African can all be found here. From dressings and condiments to poultry cuts and vegetables, each ingredient is fresh and great in both quality and quantity.
Mountain Shopping Plaza is a shopping center which has a range of shops, most of which cater to day-to-day needs. The mall has a Shopper's Drug Mart which is one of the best chains of pharmacies in Canada. There is also a Payless shoe store, a Wallmart, a Pennington's branch and a beer store.
A popular name in the North American household, today Walmart is synonymous to home shopping. Great deals, greater discounts and helpful staff are all traits of this retail giant, and the Upper James Street location is no different. The spacious layout which a quintessential trademark of Walmart ensures hassle-free shopping here and the range of products and their top-notch quality leaves absolutely no room for complaints whatsoever.
LCBO is a chain of liquor stores which is one of the largest retailers and buyers of alcoholic beverages in the world. The shops get their supplies from all corners of the world and as such you can find a wide range of liquors and wines ranging from sparkling wines to sake. They also have a vintage corner and a cold storage room for beer. You can ensure that you love what you buy by trying it out first at the store's tasting bar.