While doing your Christmas shopping this year, be sure to take a few weekends to check out your nearest shopping district.
A new brochure gives a good overview [PDF link] of the various retail neighbourhoods in Hamilton along with transit info and website addresses.
One of Mayor-elect Fred Eisenberger's campaign promises was to develop a "shop local" initiative encouraging Hamiltonians to support our own economy by visiting locally-owned shops, cafes and entertainment venues.
I personally make a point of spending virtually all of my 'spending money' at locally-owned shops and have loved the experience since starting the habit several years ago.
This can be a big time of the year for Hamilton¹s family-owned shops and services. Take the time to support them and you¹ll likely find a new fave business that you were unaware of.
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