Constant State of Flux – How Downtown Businesses are Adapting to Doing Business During a Pandemic

Part 25

Finding The Right Business Space in Downtown Hamilton

There is no question that COVID-1 9has drastically affected how many of us work and where. It is quite clear that new models of work are here to stay, some organizations are working towards returning to full capacity, some are moving towards hybrid models combining work from home and in-office approaches, and some are looking at operating fully remotely. While pandemic restrictions meant some serious adapting for many businesses, it has also provided the opportunity to evaluate which model works best for your workplace. Now could be the perfect time to customize a new collaborative space or create a physical location for your business for the very first time.

The benefits of being located downtown go beyond simply securing an office location. Locating your business in downtown Hamilton gives you the opportunity to be a part of the continuously growing core of the city. There is a mix of all sorts of businesses downtown from restaurants, to startup companies, to large organizations that have been in Hamilton for decades. Being centrally located in the city allows you to tap into to the culture of downtown and make new connections while being close to surrounding cities at the same time. The incoming Light Rail Transit project confirmed for Hamilton will only help to grow the city and make downtown even more accessible. Hear firsthand from one of our recently relocated businesses what they love most about making the decision to locate downtown here.

The options available in downtown for business space range from ground floor commercial to entire floors of office towers if needed. You can find some of the listings within the Downtown Hamilton BIA on our website here. For more in-depth information on potential spaces downtown connect with some of our local property management companies with available units. Core Urban Inc. has revitalized several significant buildings within the downtown core including the King James building on  James St. N., Empire Times on King William and the Olympia Club at 59 King St. E. Core Urban creates modern and unique spaces will being conscientious of the heritage these buildings encompass. Markland Property Management specializes in commercial properties and have properties available to meet your office, retail, or industrial needs. Aragon has beautiful open concept office space available within the historic Right House building and Effort Trust also maintains extensive commercial opportunities for businesses downtown. With the changing work models in mind many property owners are offering more adabtable spaces with more flexible lease options.

Downtown Hamilton has a definite feel of comradery and community, businesses want to see each other exceed and search for ways to work together. Businesses downtown are at the heart of it all – growing commercial and residential space, shopping and restaurants within walking distance, events, and more. COVID-19 has forced us all to reimagine countless aspects of everyday life, the shifting realities of workspaces means that how many of us work may look different, but for those of us who need or miss a physical office space downtown Hamilton is the perfect place to find it.

If you are a Downtown Hamilton BIA member business and would like to share your experiences during COVID-19 please email Suzi Ozer at



The Downtown Update is the e-newsletter sent by the Downtown Hamilton Business Improvement Area to keep both members of the BIA and interested supporters of Downtown up-to-date with activities and issues in the core of our community.