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Welcome to LockeStreet.com

Welcome to the virtual home of the funkiest and friendliest community shopping area and destination for retail, dining and fun in Hamilton. Locke Street South!

LockeStreet.com is an independent community web site serving the Locke Street South neighbourhoods in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. A business directory is included as a courtesy for Locke Street merchants. (Updated: March 1, 2011) Please contact the lockestreet.com webmaster with news or store updates.


Happy Birthday

Locke Street Festival — Happy Birthday to LockeStreet.com

Locke Street Festival is an annual event with stalls, live entertainment, food and everything you need for a fun-filled family day out. The 2011 Festival will be held on Saturday, September 10 , starting at 10:00am. More festival information...

The 12th Annual Street Festival also marks the Anniversary of this website! This site was launched September 9th, 2000 with the service directory new photos from the festival and other elements going live September 11th.


Locke Street one of Canada’s “Great Places”

Overall, Locke Street placed third in web voting for great streets in the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) "Great Places in Canada" contest. A panel of judges selected the finalists in April, with Ottawa Street taking second place overall. Visit the CIP website for more...

Go Locke Street! Congratulations Ottawa Street!


Spring and Summer Events on Locke Street

The region's 20th Anniversary of the MS WALK is taking place on Sunday, April 17th starting at Careport Centre on Longwood.

West Hamilton Artists Tour
Saturday, May 7, and Sunday May 8, 2011. 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
More information at: www.westhamiltonartiststour.com

Doors Open Hamilton
Saturday, May 7, and Sunday May 8, 2011. 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m
More information at: www.doorsopenhamilton.ca

Locke Street Art Alley
Saturdays, June 11 through October, 2011. 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Alley between 162 and 168 Locke Street. South, Hamilton
Applications for artists are available at Picks & Sticks – 140 Locke Street South starting May 17, 2011.

Locke Street Farmers Market
3-7PM every Thursday, June through October
More information to come...


Locke Street Farmers' Market

Back for 2011! June through October

Locke Street Farmers' Market
Every Thursday from 3 to 7 pm every Thursday
June 17th until October 28th at
211 Locke Street South in the Parking Lot

2010 finally saw a long-discussed and dreamed of Farmer's Market on Locke. Yes, it was small, but it was perfect for Locke Street and the market was a great success. And so... the Farmer's Market will be back in 2011!

Available at the market:

  • local organic fruit & herbs
  • local lamb, beef, wild boar & chicken
  • fresh local vegetables
  • breads, pies & pastries and more!

WHY: Delivered from the farmer’s fields to the heart of Locke Street, families young and old will be able to access the freshest of locally grown products. The farms are local, sustainable and managed by families who care for their land and their animals.

Calling all Locke-A-Vores!

The term “Locavore” was developed a few years ago to capture what it means to support local and sustainable food systems. While chatting with local farmers about helping set up a market, Tom Ratcliffe of Melrose United Church was inspired to say, “Be a Locke-a-Vore”.

List of farmers and food producers in 2010 included:

  • Black Walnut Lane - Ron and Adele Service, Millgrove, 905-689-0698 (lamb and beef)
  • Earth To Table Bakery : Bettina Schormann, Hamilton, 905-516-2362 (bread)
  • Hay Seed Organic Farm: Jessica Andrews, Bennet Deakin, Kalvis Auzins, Brantford, 519-758-0327 (vegetables)
  • ManoRun Organic Farm: Chris Krucker, Copetown, 905-648-9608 (vegetables)
  • Summer Hill Farm : Mark and Tania Veenstra, Waterdown, 905-689-2796 (wild Boar)

Questions? Contact Adele Service from Black Walnut Lane at 905-689-0698 or Chris Krucker from ManoRun Organic Farm at 905-648-9608.




Our local Neighbourhood Association has their very own website, complete with blogging features and mailing lists. The Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association is dedicated to helping create and maintain a healthy neighbourhood. Please visit the Kirkendall Neighbouhood Association website and support the KNA.

Congrats to the KNA on a greater web site!

Locke Street Featured in Travel Magazine

The 2005 Spring Guide from Ontario Travel Discoveries, features 3 pages on “Antiquing on Locke Street”. This publication is available at LCBO's in Ontario.


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LockeStreet.com looking for Volunteers

Interested in writing? How about applying your photographic eye to cataloguing life in the neighbourhood? Have a neighbourhood non-profit organization you'd like to represent on LockeStreet.com? Want to help maintain the business directory and this website? If so, please contact us!

LockeStreet.com is a volunteer effort of Concrescence Design for the community we live and work in.

Apartment Listings

Know someone who wants to move to the neighbourhood? Here's some exciting news: apartment listings have been added to LockeStreet.com.

To add your business/service/property to a directory contact LockeStreet.com.



School Links


Earl Kitchener




St Joseph


Lyonsgate Montessori School


New Horizons Educational Association

Locke Street AnNual Festival


About the Festival

Community Links


Brian McHattie, Ward 1 Councillor


Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association


Raise the Hammer


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