ON NOVEMBER 20TH, LET’S COLLECTIVELY SUPPORT THE SMALL AND LOCAL RETAILERS, RESTAURANTS AND SERVICES THAT WE LOVE.
The History of Hamilton Day
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce first held Hamilton Day in 1931 during the depths of the Great Depression to boost spirits and the local economy. While it was only one day in an economic downturn that carried on for years, Hamilton Day was symbolic of a rallying spirit in the face of adversity.
90 years ago we showed our local spots some love. It’s time to do it again.
Local independent businesses are invited to participate in Hamilton Day. That includes small retail shops, to cafes, restaurants, bars, theatres, independent artists and musicians, florists, gyms & fitness studios, personal services, entertainment and games stores – among others.
For patrons, take this opportunity to support your favourite local businesses – or try a new restaurant or visit a new shop that has just opened up!
PLEASE NOTE that Hamilton Day is not a ‘festival-style event’. As we continue to navigate COVID-19, supporting local through delivery and curbside pick-up are still feasible options. Patrons and businesses are reminded that if supporting local in person, please continue to follow operational restrictions such as maintaining distance between other patrons, wearing a mask, adhere to capacity limits, and to have respect and patience for small business staff.
Interested in Participating?
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Hamilton Day is an initiative from the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Stoney Creek and Flamborough Chambers of Commerce & Hamilton’s Business Improvement Areas (BIAs)
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