Neighbourhood Shopping Districts

By Jason Leach
Published November 27, 2006

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.

Jason Leach was born and raised in the Hammer and currently lives downtown with his wife and children. You can follow him on twitter.


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