Creative Ways to Explore Downtown Hamilton

Explore the past and present of Downtown Hamilton through these unique self-guided tour options! With stories of Hamilton’s past and inspiring public art pieces, you’ll leave with a whole new view of Downtown Hamilton.

Memory Lane

Search out the QR codes across the BIA and scan to reveal the history of that property, complete with vintage photos provided by Hamilton Public Libraries’ Local History and Archives department. Alternatively, you can navigate through the links and explore the past from the comfort of your home.

Click here for more info

Self-Guided Public Art Tour

We are very lucky to have an abundance of public art in Downtown Hamilton but these art pieces are not always easy to find. That’s why we’ve compiled all of them into one convenient map so you won’t miss any! Grab a drink to go and get inspired!

Find the map here



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.