Locke Street South, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
A Vibrant and Eclectic Street
Locke Street is located in Hamilton's South West, below the Niagara
Escarpment. Just off the beaten path, getting
to Locke Street is easy. Locke Street South is the commercial centre of what is
arguably one of the areas most interesting neighbourhoods. The
street is sometimes known as 'Antique Alley' -- after the number
of antique stores along the street -- but you'll also have no problem
getting your hair cut and styled. (Check out the 'Jump' directory
to the top-right.) For that matter, you can also get your engine
tuned, pick up some flowers, buy some rare threads and enjoy a
great meal! There's too much to do to list it all! Wait... it is
all listed in the Service Directory!
Most of the development in the area took place around the turn
of the last century. The surrounding housing varies from estate
homes to perfect starter homes to funky apartments. The mix is dynamic
and the people that you meet in the neighbourhood are practically
fanatical in singing the neighbourhoods' praises. Of course, they'll
just as readily tell you just what needs to be changed to make it
that much better.
Hamilton itself is known as 'Steel Town' -- even in these new-economy
times. While Hamilton is the Canadian capital for steel, business
in the city and region have diversified dramatically in the past
few decades. Hamilton is situated on Lake Ontario, between (and
less than an hour's drive from both) the provincial capital of Toronto
and the tourist destination of Niagara Falls.
Getting to Locke Street
A few blocks from Hwy 403, Locke Street is easy to get to from
out of town. Here is a Google
map of Locke Street. Simply click on the Directions
link and drop in your Start Address.
You'll be here in no time.
From Toronto, take the QEW west to Hwy 403 to
Hamilton and continue west 10 km. From Niagara,
take the QEW to Burlington, merge onto Hwy 403 west to Hamilton
and continue west 10 km. Either way, exit
at the Main
St East and head two two blocks to Locke Street South,
turn right and go 1 km to the heart of the shoppes.
From Brantford or London, head
East on Hwy 403 and exit at Aberdeen Ave, head
four lights and turn right on to Locke Street South and go 1 km
to the heart of the shopping area.
History Bytes by Bill Manson
For some history of this neighbourhood, check out the Locke
Street History Bytes by Bill Manson.
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