Hamilton Economic Development

Downtown Hamilton

DTBIA-primaryThe Downtown Hamilton BIA represents over 480 businesses and 170 property owners within an area surrounding Gore Park in the heart of Hamilton. Its members are dedicated to providing advocacy, beautification, promotion and preservation of Downtown Hamilton through successful public and private partnerships. It organizes many events and promotions to attract people to enjoy the downtown including the annual Downtown Localicious Experience, Gore Park Summer Promenade and Christmas Holidays in Gore Park.

It produces The Downtowner Magazine annually, which is circulated to over 35,000 residents and businesses in the Downtown area and features stories about life in Downtown, a full scale map of downtown location points of interest, and parking areas as well as upcoming events happening in the core.  It also produces the Tourism Hamilton Award Winning Brochure, The Downtown Restaurant Guide which is a complete guide on the 1001 tastes that will please any palette.

The BIA welcomes over 24,000 employees who work in the core Monday to Friday as well as thousands of conventioneers, special event patrons, theatre goers and special guests of our fine restaurants, cafes and eateries.
Downtown is where your best memories live….come join us.

Downtown Hamilton BIA Boundary Map
Downtown Hamilton BIA Website

Downtown Hamilton BIA Commercial Market Analysis


Kerry Jarvi, Executive Director
20 Hughson Street South, Suite 202
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2A1
Phone: (905) 523-1646
Fax: (905) 523-5433
E-mail: info@downtownhamilton.org




Ranked Canada's most diversified economy, home to Canada's busiest multi-modal cargo airport, the busiest port on the Canadian Great Lakes, and centrally located within a one hour drive to Toronto, Waterloo and the Niagara/US Border, Hamilton is at the center of it all. With two internationally renowned post-secondary institutions in the city (surrounded by 23 other), a diverse and learned workforce and both ample greenfield and urban sites upon which to build, we're ready for your investment.

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