Carlisle, Hamilton, Ontario

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The Flag of the Flamborough Region (unveiled at Carlisle Golf & CC in 2011)

Carlisle is a community in Flamborough, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The small town of Carlisle balances businesses, farms, century-old housing, modern subdivisions and estates nestled along Bronte Creek and woven throughout extensive conservation areas. The town lies about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Waterdown.

Notable attractions[edit]

The downtown of Carlisle is located at the crossroads of Carlisle and Centre Roads. The downtown area includes: Two corner-stores, Zoro's Dry Cleaners, a flower shop, dvd rental store, LCBO/ Beer Store, Edward Jones investment branch, Cascata Bistro (formerly a bakery, meat shop, and residence), Award winning Peat Za Pie (Pizza take out), Bates and Green Napa Auto Parts Dealer and Garage, the Community Hall (which currently hosts yoga classes) and Canada Post. Just outside the "downtown" area is the Carlisle Medical Centre and pharmacy, two private chiropractic offices, a hair salon and the Carlisle Community Centre.

The Community Centre includes an ice rink, where many events and fundraisers are held by both local churches and the Optimist Club. The surrounding grounds include a baseball diamond, tennis court, swings and a play structure. The Hamilton Public Library, Carlisle Branch shares the same parking lot.

To the east of the crossroads on Carlisle Road is the well-loved Dutchman's Gold [1] honey company where all natural honey is cultivated and sold.

On the nearby 8th Concession Road, just off Centre Rd. lies Somerset Farm Store where locals and visitors can pick up fresh produce and homemade pies. West Avenue Cider is part of the Somerset Orchard family.

Carlisle downtown

The Carlisle Golf & Country Club [2] is a 27-hole public golf course that is part of the KANEFF group which also has various golf courses across the Golden Horseshoe, including Lionhead, Royal Niagara, Century Pines, and Royal Ontario.

Carlisle was once host to Bluegrass Canada, a Folk Festival which kicked off the beginning of every summer. [3] The festival was famed throughout the province and attracted talent and participants from across Canada and the US.

Carlisle was also home to an Ostrich Farm, but the animals were deemed too dangerous for the growing area.

Carlisle is where you will find Progreston Falls under the rumbling of an active freight train trellis.

Parks and recreation[edit]

Carlisle has numerous soccer fields, parks, baseball diamonds, and small forests.

Courtcliffe Park is a naturalized area with streams, bridges, walkways and trails. There are four middle-sized soccer fields and one mini soccer field in the park, as well as ample parking. This park also contains swings, and non-traditional play equipment designed for 5-12 year olds, although 9-14 year olds find it particularly attractive because it challenges them.[4]

The Carlisle Conservation Area is located within the Village of Carlisle along Bronte Creek, east and west of Centre Road, and is administered by Conservation Halton. Trout were stocked in this reach of the creek in the 1970s. Existing fishing opportunities are generally restricted to pumpkinseed, creek chub and white sucker; however, largemouth bass, northern pike and brown trout may also be angled in the slow-moving waters.

A parking lot to the north of Bronte Creek off Centre Road provides excellent access to this area [5] where you can easily drop your canoe or kayak in the water, or simply fish off the bridge.


Two elementary schools serve the students of Carlisle, both of which are located at the intersection of Centre Road and Concession Road 10 E, just north of the town proper.

Carlisle downtown, Community Hall

Balaclava Elementary School [6] is a K-8 public school administered by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School [7] is a pre K- grade 8 catholic school and daycare centre. It is administered by the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

Upon graduation, students from these schools may go on to attend Waterdown District High School or St. Mary Catholic Secondary School (Hamilton, Ontario)


Carlisle is a diverse community filled with individuals who have settled in the region from all over the world. The town is considered to be very humble and accepting. Most homeowners are families with younger children, as there are many recreational parks in the area. There are stores, businesses and agricultural supply shops that serve the local population. Major construction in Waterdown, Ontario in 2016 resulted in an increase in traffic in the neighborhood as individuals sought to travel the least busy commuter routes, while having an easy access to stores like the local LCBO Agency.

Film and television[edit]

The Bates & Green gas station (no longer a gas station, but a full-service garage and Napa Auto supplier) has been used as a filming location for scenes from the Canadian comedy series The Red Green Show, as well as motion pictures. The Carlisle Public Arena has been used on at least one occasion for the filming of a major motion picture. Carlisle General Store was used in the film The Ref.

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Coordinates: 43°24′04″N 79°58′32″W / 43.4010°N 79.9755°W / 43.4010; -79.9755