Originally Posted by circle33
Rife with potential. That GO Stations the shit.
I noted an LCBO. That's the most major retailer of all.
Great photos as always.
I think the reason why Hamilton is a big city with a small city feel is b/c our downtown lacks major retailers. We don't even have a grocery store in the core!! Just the Farmer's Market (which is great, just not always open).
Some people find this charming. Most (such as myself) find it inconvenient as I have to travel some distance, mostly to the suburbs, to shop. I live downtown, and the Core (which Flar mostly covered in this thread) is only a 7-9 min walk from my condo.
Our Economic Development Dept is (apparently) aggressively courting "major" retail tenants to locate in our core. Some show interest but with hesitation despite the huge amount of residential units in the entire downtown area. Starbucks is actually JUST opening it's 1st Downtown Hamilton location on Locke Street South.
So things are going to turn around, slowly but surely re: major Retail tenants downtown.