One of Hamilton’s oldest neighbourhoods, Corktown is bound by James Street South to the west, Main Street to the north, Wellington Street to the east and the Niagara Escarpment the South. Corktown received its name from County Cork in the south of Ireland, ans was the major embarkment point for many Irish Canadians.
Most homes are built closely together from the unique red brick still found in the area. Today, Corktown is home to approximately 7,500 residents.
- St. Joseph’s Hospital
- Hamilton GO Centre
- Hamilton's International Village
- Augusta Street, a perrenially popular destination for authentic pubs and restaurants
- Great walk scores, easy access to the Bruce Trial
Interesting fact: The famed Corktown Pub, one of the contry's oldest Irish hangouts, was built in 1888 and has been operating as a pub since 1931. It is the oldest licensed establishment in Hamilton.
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