Bound by James Street South to the west, Main Street East to the north, Wellington Street South to the east and the Niagara Escarpment to the south, Corktown is one of the original four Hamilton neighbourhoods. Home to the Hamilton GO Station, St. Joseph's Hospital, and the pub district of Augusta and Young Streets, Corktown is a true downtown community. Multi-floor dwellings of the neighbourhood are responsible for much of Hamilton’s skyline; however, among these high rises are Victorian era residences that help Corktown retain its old world nuances, serving as a reminder of Hamilton's early Irish settlers that lived here and worked on the Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway (TH&B).

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We invite you to make a difference by becoming a sponsor. Your support will help continue our efforts in organizing neighbourhood events such as Halloween in Shamrock Park, support our volunteer efforts to clean and enhance neighbourhood parks, and cover costs associated with our website, flyers, public notices, and the open meetings that keep neighbours informed about issues that affect our community. Sponsoring the Corktown NA is also a great way to reach our residents, a customer base of thousands that are eager to eat, shop, conduct business, and access services in our neighbourhood. All sponsorships are valid for the calendar year (January 1 – December 31) and can be prorated depending upon the start date. Please email us for all directory related inquiries or donate by using this link.


City of Hamilton Phone: 905.546.2489 (CITY) | askcity@hamilton.ca
Jason Farr Ward 2 Councillor   Phone: 905.546.2711jason.farr@hamilton.ca
Maureen Scally Assistant to Jason Farr   Phone: 905.546.4677maureen.scally@hamilton.ca
Andrea Howarth MPP for Hamilton Centre   Phone: 905.544.9644ahorwath-co@ndp.on.ca
David Christopherson MP for Hamilton Centre   Phone: 905.526.0770hamilton@davidchristopherson.ca
Hamilton Police Services Phone (non-emergencies): 905.546.4925
Hamilton Police Services Crime Manager
Sgt. Jennifer McFeggan Phone: 905.540.5093 | jmcfeggan@hamiltonpolice.on.ca

Metro Perspectives Website of urban photograher, Aaron Segaert, who generously allowed us to use his photographs of Corktown for this website
Hammer Homes Street Photography A collection of Corktown photographs taken by visual artist Allan “TheMOFMan” Hamilton
Historical Hamilton Photographs showcasing Corktown's architectural history


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