18 Shopping Malls and Districts

Shopping Malls

Indoor shopping malls offer the latest trends, department stores, major retailers, and specialty shops. Even without a car, these malls are easily accessible by public transit:

  • Lime Ridge Mall: Located on the Hamilton Mountain, Lime Ridge is Hamilton’s largest indoor shopping centre and is accessible by bus.
  • Jackson Square: Located downtown Hamilton at the intersection of James St. North and King St. West, Jackson Square is a mixture of business offices and underground and above-ground shopping, offering a variety of convenient retailers, food courts, a movie theatre, public services and office space.
  • Mapleview Centre: Located in south Burlington, Mapleview is a premier destination for fashion shoppers with more than 165 exceptional retailers.
  • Burlington Centre: Located in south Burlington, only a 10 minute drive from the Ron Joyce Centre, the Burlington Centre is a smaller-scale indoor mall with a good selection of retailers.
  • Toronto Eaton Centre: The Eaton Centre is downtown Toronto’s largest shopping mall with over 230 stores, restaurants and services. Accessible by GO transit (train).

Shopping Districts

Looking for independently owned shops and boutiques? A hair salon? Restaurants? Specialty stores? Or how about a great place to walk around on a beautiful day? Check out some of these great streets and neighbourhoods that offer a unique blend of shopping, dining and entertainment:

  • Westdale Village: Located in west Hamilton, the McMaster University main campus is in the heart of the neighbourhood known as Westdale Village. Westdale offers many conveniences for students including a variety of shops, services, hair salons, banks, restaurants, pubs, an old-fashioned movie theatre, and so much more.
  • Locke Street: Located just west of downtown Hamilton in the Kirkendall neighbourhood, Locke Street South features eclectic shops and boutiques for fashion, gifts and home décor, restaurants, cafes, spas, salons, studios, medical and financial services, and more.
  • James Street North: Located in the Downtown Hamilton core, James St. North and the surrounding area offers some of the city’s coolest restaurants, interesting boutiques, independent art galleries, salons, and entertainment venues.
  • Ottawa Street: Located in East Hamilton, Ottawa Street is known for its antique and home décor shops, fabric stores, specialty shops and farmers’ market.
  • Downtown Burlington (Brant Street): Located in south Burlington, the downtown core sits on the picturesque shores of Lake Ontario. Featuring shops, boutiques, restaurants, bars, a performing arts centre, a waterfront park, City Hall, salons, services, and so much more.


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