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Located next to the Hamilton Public Library since 1980, the indoor Hamilton Farmers' Market is open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. With the nearly 70 vendors on site, the market offers fresh eggs, meat, produce, coffee, seafood, flowers, cheese and more. So whether you are looking for food that is all organic or all vegan or all gluten-free or all-around delicious, this market is an excellent stop for you. You might even be able to catch a cooking demonstration while you're there.
Westdale Village, located in the heart of the city, is one of the major shopping districts in Hamilton. No matter what you're looking for, Westdale Village is the place you will undoubtedly find it in. Everything from clothes to baked goods, beauty salons, grocery stores, financial institutions, jewelers, home decor stores, bistros, pubs, and even a movie theater, this place has it all. Westdale Village is also host to a number of live music shows, exhibitions, and other events.
Located on artsy James Street North, White Elephant is a boutique that specializes in handmade and vintage items. The shop sells paper goods, prints, jewelry and accessories, all hand-picked by one of the two owners (who are best friends from high school). If you're looking for something beautiful and unique, this is your stop. They also participate in the monthly Art Crawl if you want to experience the shop after hours.
Big B Comics has three locations in the province of Ontario and the Hamilton branch is their flagship store. The comic book store is a treasure chest for any fan of comics; the store has a large layout with neatly arranged books that provide easy browsing. They also have a number of events going on at this location. In addition, patrons can also sell their gently-used comics here at good prices.
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.
The Lime Ridge mall is touted to be one of the largest shopping centers around and offers unlimited options for shopaholics. Apart from the usual stuff, it also has discounts, sales and festive offers.