Shopping in Hamilton

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Shopping in Hamilton

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  • Chuan Chee
    Toronto, Canada1,129 contributions
    This farmer's market is huge, located in downtown Hamilton. There are 2 levels and is nicely decorated. There are so many vendors. The whole place is welcoming. They are only open Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun.

    I think this place is better than the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto. For example, the food vendors are more like restaurants and have seats for their customers.

    I might do separate reviews for a few vendors.
    Written October 13, 2019
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  • Maurene_K
    Dover, NH10,324 contributions
    While visiting Canadian friends with some friends from home, we had mostly group activities, but one day was a free day to spend doing things with one’s home host or hostess. On that free day, we went to the CF Lime Ridge Mall late in the afternoon.

    The CF Lime Ridge Mall is a large two-story enclosed regional mall with 200+ brand name stores, restaurants, and entertainment. It covers over 815,000 square feet.

    The Hamilton Street Railway bus terminal is located on the west side of the mall at Upper Wentworth Street so it’s accessible by public transportation.

    When we visited, we found plenty of parking spaces at each place we wanted to shop.

    Hudson's Bay Company is the anchor store. Whenever I’m traveling, especially in Canada, I look for a Hudson's Bay Company store. It’s been in business since 1670. I think part of the company’s success is the marketing and how it stays contemporary. I love the brands the company’s stores carries and the way the stores are laid out and arranged. They have everything from retail brands that are popular in the United States, such as Champion, Nike, Columbia, Puma, to Italian sportswear brand Kappa, Canadian brand Lole, Toronto-based Foxy Originals brand, and the London-based French Connection brand as well as higher-end American brands, such as Vince Camuto.

    Then, moving around the mall, I found many brand name stores that are everywhere in the United States – Gap, Foot Locker, Yankee Candle, Guess, American Eagle Outfitters, Sunglass Hut, Victoria’s Secret, Old Navy, Forever 21, Naturalizer, etc.

    Other retailers of note were on the second level. They were: Ardene that carried younger women’s apparel and MINISO, a Japanese designer of low-cost lifestyle products that include everything from home furnishings, electronic, kitchenware, to accessories, cosmetics, and stationery. That company has only three stores in the United States. All three are in California.

    There is even an FAO Schwarz store there.

    There were two chocolatier shops: Purdy's Chocolates and Lindt Chocolate.

    This mall had a lot of dining choices. The Fox & Fiddle was a full-service restaurant with a bar area that served everything from wings, poutines, flatbreads, and nachos to soups, salads, burgers, fajitas, and popular entrées. It’s too bad that it was not well-rated on TripAdvisor. When I checked, its rating stood at only 2.5.

    But, there are plenty of fast food places to cheese from there. Ones I noticed included commonplace mall choices: Tim Hortons, Starbucks Coffee, Subway, KFC/Taco Bell, Arby's, and Baskin-Robbins. There are also the less common A & W and Thai Express.

    Fast food places I didn’t recall seeing in the United States included Bourbon St. Grill, Copper Branch, Manchu Wok, Villa Madina, Harvey's / Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill, Extreme Pita, Kernels, Umi Sushi Express, Jimmy The Greek, Teriyaki Experience, Mucho Burrito, and LA Prep.

    Places for tea or coffee include Second Cup and DavidsTea, a specialty tea and tea accessory company that has expanded from Canada into Massachusetts with several stores, one of which is in 3rd Avenue Burlington, a small mall with about 20 stores.

    I thought that CF Lime Ridge Mall was very good because of all the stores, dining choices, and prices.

    The mall is handicapped accessible. The mall even has a loaner program for wheelchairs and walkers.

    I rate the CF Lime Ridge Mall at 4.50 and can recommend shopping here.

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    Written February 21, 2019
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  • Sara W
    Dundas, Canada16 contributions
    Beautiful old building that once held the Library nicely renovated. Rotating displays all items can be purchased. I bought a unique raku polar bear. Unfortunately, the 'clerk' we had was unfriendly and came off as snobbish. Did not suit the small town feel of Dundas...Maybe better training is needed? Still worth a look around.
    Written February 11, 2020
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  • Jenny C
    Ancaster, Canada93 contributions
    Quality local fresh produce, baked goods, jams, honey, apple cider, seasonal florals, etc
    Love this little county market. Been coming for years.
    Closed on Sundays.
    Written April 16, 2022
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  • Garry M
    Orillia, Canada999 contributions
    Saw lots of things we were interested in, made some nice purchases. Worth the drive. We will be back for sure.
    Written September 18, 2019
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  • JeniaToronto
    Hamilton, Canada162 contributions
    Very neat theatre with lots of culture . Be careful in he area when leaving a show as in a shady part of town. Street parking. Do t go alone !

    There are stairs going into theatre so not wheelchair accessible
    Written October 1, 2018
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  • RCDS_Family
    South Frontenac, Canada417 contributions
    We were there at opening on a Saturday.

    There was so much to see. It took us 2+ hours to go through it all. We found there was a variety of antique/choices.

    Pricing was hit and miss. There were some bargains. Some were for display only based on the out to lunch pricing.

    We would recommend tis place.
    Written April 25, 2023
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  • Theo V
    1 contribution
    Such a welcoming and inspiring place! As an aspiring artist, it was so helpful for Josh to share many works/books/resources that inspired him, as well as pointing me in some good directions to take next steps in my pursuits!
    Written November 18, 2022
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  • CKTA
    Hamilton, Canada680 contributions
    We were there for their Christmas event. It wasn't crowded at all. We have been going there for years, when it was The Circle M. I don't think you can leave here without finding something that you just cant live without :)
    Written December 10, 2018
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  • Mary Ann L
    Ancaster, Canada30 contributions
    Creations has a large selection of art, many genres. It has been family owned and operated for as long as I can remember. Very good service and high quality framing of anything you might bring in to them.
    Written January 6, 2019
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  • Auchkie
    Stoney Creek, Canada406 contributions
    We enjoyed our tour and saw art from famous musicians. This is art museum I went to with Michael Weaver yesterday was amazing!
    True North Gallery, also known as The Music Gallery of Fine Art, is the world's first fine art gallery dedicated to visual art by musicians, ...
    Art by the Beatles and Leonard Cohen and Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan etc. My favourite was Grace Slick from the band The Jefferson Airplane.
    Written May 17, 2019
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  • 2014Jandy
    Calgary, Canada6,862 contributions
    Really enjoyed our visit to this antique shop and the staff were friendly and helpful. We had a great time looking through the old records and there was some lovely furniture and smaller items. Plenty of room to look around inside.
    Located on the main shopping area in Hamilton and down a flight of stairs. Parking close by. Well worth a visit.
    Written October 13, 2017
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  • Carol M
    Burlington, Canada5 contributions
    This place is amazing and has everything...beautifully laid out with a wonderful customer service clerk, Tamara, who is very helpful. The inventory is outstanding, Enjoy your visit.
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • 2014Jandy
    Calgary, Canada6,862 contributions
    Visited Hamilton's main shopping street and was surprised to find lots of antiques & collectable shops in one place. This one had the shabby chic sort of furniture as well as lots of small vintage items. Plenty to see and you do need a while to browse everything.
    Written October 13, 2017
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  • ryder2017
    Brantford, Canada1 contribution
    Lovely shop, wonderful little gifts and the best fresh produce one can ask for! Best staff with a true passion for what they do.
    Written July 23, 2017
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