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Old Posted Jan 3, 2007, 8:35 PM
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Locke Street (Hamilton) -- The next Gay Village??

Locke Street South can be found in the Durand Neighbourhood of Hamilton, ON.

Very Vibrant, Open, and Caring neighbourhood with lots of specialty shops (including the highest concentration of Antique Shops in the City) and the BEST Bagels in Hamilton (at the Locke Street Bakery).

And with the increasing Gay / Lesbian couples moving into the area, and the ever-increasing number of Pride Flags & Stickers in the storefronts; this just may be Hamilton's 1st "official" gay village.

Here we go...















































Old Regent Theater, now a medical office



PURE Home Couture ontop of Goodness Me







































The "forgotten" Coke Ad -- a "little brother" to the one over @ St Denny's!



In case you were wondering, theese were taken in the early Fall
Thanks for checkin it out - Be Sure to stop by for a Bagel sometime ! !
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2007, 12:46 AM
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Nice sunny pics.
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2007, 1:04 PM
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Very nice. Many antique stores on Locke, it's doing very well, there are shops upstairs and downstairs in these buildings. I heard it used to be a biker hangout.
Here's a view down the street:
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thanks!
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Old Posted Jan 6, 2007, 4:37 PM
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Nice job DC!

I had pictures of Pride flags of homes around Locke St but I can't find it. There are a lot of gay couples moving into the area and a lot of them do a nice job renovating these Victorian houses.

That building which used to be Lights Computer for Apple computers closed down


Would be perfect for a gay bar!
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Old Posted Jan 6, 2007, 6:10 PM
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OMG hahaha Steeltown, you read my mind.
I've been saying for months it should be a gay bar -- call it Sanctuary! HAHA

But there are homes RIGHT behind it. So the Neighbourhood Association would never let that pass! (especially if they didn't let West Town Bar expand to have a patio beside that bldg they just bought).
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I have lived right around the corner from Locke for basically 30 years....me and my older neighbours all laugh about how 'trendy' it has become! years ago nobody gave 2 s**** about Locke street! now theres a Starbucks on the way WTF!..lol!!
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2008, 1:07 PM
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Went there the other day, so could see myself living there, not sure I could afford to. My Mum liked the tree lined side streets with the fall colours.
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a gay neighbourhood is always a good neighbourhood to live in, imho !
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2008, 3:45 PM
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2008, 4:11 PM
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Looks nice, but needs more rainbow flags.

(it's colorful here in Boystown, Chicago and also in the Castro in San Fran)
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What is it with you guys and gays?

Anyways, cute part of town.
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What is it with you guys and gays?

Anyways, cute part of town.
Hey, another straight guy! How are you? I knew there must be another one around here somewhere.
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Let's see, spa? Check. A few cute bars? Check. Cute market, flower shop, salon and something political? Check. Looks like a boystown to me. Or a girlstown, the one market was all natural.
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that's a great lookin' gayborhood!
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2008, 12:23 PM
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It has potential
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