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Corktown, Hamilton Overview

If you are looking for a neighbourhood slightly removed from downtown, but still incredibly convenient, look no further than Corktown! Corktown is a central neighbourhood in the Hamilton core. It is bound by Main Street to the north, Wellington Street to the east, James Street to the west, and the Claremont Access and the Niagara Escarpment to the South. It is very close to downtown Hamilton and the older, urban neighbourhood shares many similarities.

Real Estate in Corktown

Most properties in Corktown are apartments and high-rise buildings. Due to the age of the neighbourhood, many of the properties available were built well before the 1980s. Any more recent development in the neighbourhood has been new apartment-style condominiums. The majority of Corktown residents are renters. The average cost of renting in Corktown is about $1,500 for a single bedroom apartment - with the newer buildings commanding generally high prices. Residents hoping to own property in the neighbourhood are looking at a range of $225,000 to $350,000 for condo ownership and $600,000 and above for semi-detached and detached homes. Recent efforts to reinvigorate Corktown have seen results in the increased demand for the neighbourhood and the consequence of rising housing and rent prices. That being said, compared to the average price of $620,000 for a residential property in Hamilton, Corktown remains an affordable option.

Living in Corktown

Corktown’s largest boon is its urban convenience. Not only are some of the most famous restaurants in the city within walking distance for residents, the Hamilton GO Station can be found in Corktown. Access to GO Transit options is an unquestionable benefit for commuters to the GTA and Corktown attracts several young professionals because of it. Daytime coffee and cafes on the way to work coupled with several traditional pubs and nightlife dining, and the restaurant scene simply can’t be beat. Recreation in Corktown varies, but has something for everyone. There are numerous parks, biking areas, and trails around Corktown for outdoor fitness enthusiasts. Indoor recreation is available at the Downtown Hamilton YMCA as well. In addition to a delicious cluster of unique restaurants and bars, there are several local businesses and churches in the area, too. Considering how affordable it is and the quantity of nearby recreation and school options, Corktown has options for young families as well.


- Cat ‘N’ Fiddle
- Corktown Irish Pub
- Corktown Park (+ Rail Trail + Dog Park Access)
- Hamilton Centre GO Station
- Hamilton Downtown Family YMCA
- Queen Victoria Elementary School
- Salty Espresso
- St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Charlton Campus (Emergency Room)

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