2022NeighbourhoodsThings to do November 1, 2022

Know Your Community: Crown Point

Are you ready to find the perfect Hamilton neighbourhood to call your own? Allow us to introduce you to one of the most up-and-coming areas in the city – Crown Point!

Encompassing the space from Kenilworth Avenue to Gage Avenue and from Burlington Street to the escarpment, this is a buzzing area that’s ready to be discovered. This blossoming neighbourhood is perfect for young families and professionals who are looking to get into the rapidly growing Hamilton market. Between this, and the boom in small businesses that the area has recently seen, there’s never been a better time to look into the sought-after community of Crown Point.

A Haven for Treasure Hunters

One of the biggest perks of living in this area? Access to the fantastic shops and restaurants on Ottawa Street, a must-visit destination for Hamiltonians and visitors alike. If finding treasure is a pastime of yours, you’ll feel right at home here. Ottawa Street plays host to a fantastic selection of antique vendors and unique shops where you can find special pieces for yourself and your favourite spaces at home. Take a stroll down the street and you’ll come across great spots like The Millionaire’s Daughter, Antique Avenue, Artiques, Cabinet of Curiosities And Otherwise Needful Things, and JMS Treasure Chest Inc. 

Prefer something a little more customized to your tastes? Lofty Ambitions specializes in customizable, Canadian-made furniture. No matter what your style is, if you’re on the hunt for unique décor to turn your new house into a home, you’ll find no shortage of options!

A Spot for the DIYer

Like to get creative? Crown Point is a mecca for the person who likes to innovate. Get your scissors, crafting kit and sewing machine out and ready to roll! This area is a hub for textile shopping, with numerous stores dotting the Ottawa Street area. Find the perfect fabrics and odds & ends for all of your projects at spots like Consumers Textile, Discount Fabrics, Empire Make Space, and Ottawa Textiles – among many others! The Painted Bench is another great spot for DIYers, both new and experienced, to check out. They specialize in tools + accessories to make your furniture and home projects come to life. New to the craft? No worries! They also offer hands-on workshops to guide you through fun projects and techniques.

Something Special for Everyone to Discover

Are antiques and DIY projects not your thing? You’ll still find plenty of other shops and spots to discover – there’s a little something for everyone in Hamilton’s Crown Point community! Whether you’re shopping for candles at Wick’d Wax Creations, satisfying your “nerdy” urges at Nerdcore or Dragon’s Lair Unleashed, or looking for something special at spots like Obskura Bazaar and Revolution Records, you’ll only be touching the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what you’ll find as you keep exploring. If you’re looking for something a little more mainstream, you might also love visiting the shops and restaurants at The Centre on Barton.

A Piece of Canadian History

Did you know that the first Tim Hortons in Canada was opened on Ottawa Street? The premier location of the beloved restaurant chain opened its doors in 1964 at 85 Ottawa Street – and you can still visit it to this day! It might look a little different now, but the coffee shop pays homage to its humble beginnings, with tributes to the iconic hockey player and glimpses at what Tim Hortons looked like back in its original days throughout the shop. It’s a must-see for hockey fans and donut lovers alike!

A Foodie’s Paradise

Hamilton has become a destination for foodies and this area will quickly show you why! If you’re planning on moving to – or visiting – this area, we hope you come hungry. Some of the city’s best restaurants are located right here, starting with delicious coffee and baked goods at The Cannon, The Hearty Hooligan (perfect for our vegan friends) and Café Baffico. If you’re ready to indulge in something a little more substantial, move on to local favourites like Hambrgr, Hammerhead’s, Power Pizza, and Merk Snack Bar. Looking for the perfect date night spot? Head on over to Caro for fantastic Italian eats in a romantic atmosphere. 

Of course, if you’re more in the mood to roll up your culinary sleeves at home, you’ll be able to pick up delicious ingredients at shops like Murray’s Farm Butcher Shoppe, East Hamilton Cheese Co. and the Ottawa Street Farmers’ Market, which brings fresh goods to the area every Saturday, all year round!

Don’t forget to add Sew Hungry, Ottawa Street’s food truck and restaurant festival, to your list of activities! Taking place annually in May, the festival gives you the chance to try out a multitude of different foodie faves in one spot.

Take a Walk in the Park

One of the biggest draws to the area is Gage Park, a beautiful green space covering 71 acres. During the warmer months, you can enjoy sunny days in the spacious and well-maintained park; pack a picnic and bring the family to enjoy the beautiful outdoor space and rose garden. During the cold, winter months the park also provides an escape to the tropics in the stunning 14,000-square-foot greenhouse. The park is also home to some of the city’s most well-loved festivals, including Ribfest, Festival of Friends, Gay Pride, the Spring Bulb Show, and the Fall Mum Show.

Are you ready to discover Crown Point? You’ll quickly fall in love with this area and all that it has to offer! Whether you’re a foodie, a savvy shopper, or an outdoor lover, this area will never stop surprising you! Come and visit today to discover it for yourself and take a look at our current listings to get a feel for what you can expect when you start house-hunting in this accessible community.