I've been selling real estate in Hamilton for about 24 years and I know it inside an out. If this career fails, I KNOW I would be an asset to a taxi company. I spend a lot of time out and about and one of my favorite spots to stop and chill for a minute or two is James Street North.
James Street was Hamilton's little Italy or Little Portugal and you can see influences everywhere, in the gardens of nearby homes, the fish shops and grocery stores to the restaurants.
I seldom miss the Art Crawl, held second Friday of the month.
The street closes down, galleries open their doors late into the night, the atmosphere is just so electric, it reminds me of New York's West Village.