Parkdale Avenue (Hamilton, Ontario)

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Parkdale Avenue, is a Lower City arterial road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It starts off just South of Lawrence Road at Hixon Road and is a two-way street throughout, stretching northward through the city's North End industrial neighbourhood and ends just north of the Burlington Street East overpass at the front gates of Triple M Metal LP, a scrap & waste management company.

History[edit]

Columbian Chemicals Ltd.

Orlick Industries Ltd. is owned by David Braley, owner of the CFL's B.C. Lions [1] and the Pat Quinn Parkdale Arena is named after Hamiltonian and former NHL GM and Coach, Pat Quinn. [2] From 1919-to-1988, the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. of Canada was situated in the city's North End just West of Parkdale Avenue North. [3]

Columbian Chemicals Ltd. on 755 Parkdale Avenue North, are manufacturers of carbon black - an agent used to reinforce and extend the life of products made with rubber, giving it durability and strength. This includes tires and hoses and plastics such as wire and cable coverings. Carbon black is also used in inks and coatings like copier and computer printer cartridges and paints. The Hamilton plant was built in 1961 and in 2007 employed 100 people. [4]

Landmarks[edit]

Burlington Street East overpass
UFCW Canada, Locals 175 & 633
CN Railway tracks, CN Metals Distribution Centre in background
Parkdale Industrial Mall
Vittoria Apartments, just east of Parkdale on Melvin

Note: Listing of Landmarks from North to South.

  • Triple M Metal LP (scrap & waste management), on Strathearne Avenue just West of Parkdale Avenue North.
  • Columbian Chemicals Canada Ltd.
  • Petro-Canada station & truck stop
    • Burlington Street overpass
  • Parkdale Warehouse & Distribution
  • 1-800 Got Junk? (World's Largest Junk Removal Service)
  • Tinnerman Connection Engineering
  • RONA Cashway Building Centres
  • CanCore Industries Inc. (Heat Exchange Specialists)
  • Good Year/ Benson Tire Centre
  • Parkdale Auto Centre
  • Springer's Meats Inc.
  • Coilpac Inc. (specializing in warehousing, packaging and custom slitting for the steel industry)
  • UFCW Canada, Locals 175 and 633, building
  • Dofasco Steel, Gate #10
  • Teamsters Union, Local No. 879, building
  • Tor-Ham Packaging building, (back-end)
  • CN Metals Distribution Centre
  • Canadian National railway tracks
  • Orlick Industries Ltd. (headquarters)
  • Parkdale Industrial Mall
  • Ford Eastgate dealership
  • Hyundai car dealership
  • Coca-Cola bottling company
  • Hamilton Doublerink Arena (2 rinks), off of Barton Street
  • The Beer Store
  • Parkdale Square, 5-storey apartment building
  • George & Mary's Tavern & Banquet Centre
  • Ebu Bekir Islamic Centre
  • Vittoria Apartments, 18-storey building off of Melvin Avenue
  • Poole's Cycle Harley-Davidson dealership
  • Bol-O-Drome Banquet Centre (Bowling lanes & Banquet centre)
  • Parkdale Elementary School
  • Victory Christian Centre
  • 24 Hours Coin Car Wash facility
  • Faith Baptist Church
  • Parkdale Park
  • Pat Quinn Parkdale Arena & Pool
  • St.Eugene's Church
  • Parkdale Medical Centre
    • Parkdale at this spot is a bridge that overpasses Lawrence Road
  • Parkdale Avenue South hangs a right here and street name changes to Hixon Road
  • Red Hill Valley Trail
  • Waynes Auto World Car Dealership

Communities[edit]

Note: Listing of neighbourhoods from North to South [5]

Major roads that cross Parkdale Avenue[edit]

Intersection of Parkdale Avenue North & Barton Street East

Note: Listing of streets from North to South.

Roads that are parallel with Parkdale Avenue[edit]

Harley-Davidson Motor Cycles dealership
Parkdale Avenue South bridge, overpasses Lawrence Road

Note: Listing of streets from West to East.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hamilton Spectator article: David Braley". Retrieved 2007-03-31. 
  2. ^ Cole, Stephen (2006). The Canadian Hockey Atlas. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8. 
  3. ^ "History of Industry in Hamilton, Ontario". Archived from the original on 2006-02-06. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  4. ^ "Who does what? (Columbian Chemicals)" (Press release). The Hamilton Spectator. 2007-03-07. 
  5. ^ "Hamilton Neighbourhood Boundaries, (map.hamilton.ca)". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 

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