Lime Ridge Mall

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CF Lime Ridge
Location 999 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Opening date September 13, 1981
Management Cadillac Fairview
Owner Cadillac Fairview
No. of stores and services 213
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 815,000 square feet (75,700 m2)
No. of floors 2

Lime Ridge (branded as "CF Lime Ridge") opened on September 13, 1981 and is a two-level indoor shopping mall in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on Upper Wentworth Street. It is the largest mall complex in the city, an 815,000-square-foot (75,700 m2) super regional shopping centre with over 213 stores including department store anchors Hudson's Bay and Sears, and five large non-majors: Home Outfitters, The Bay Home Store, Old Navy, H&M, and SportChek.

The mall, which also includes an office building, is managed by the Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and features four floors of office space. [1] Three of city's radio stations are tenants there and they include; 102.9 K-Lite FM (Adult contemporary), 820 CHAM (comedy) and 1150 CKOC (Oldies).

In 1981 the Provincial Government offered to build an elevated rapid transit line from Jackson Square in downtown Hamilton, to the mall.[2] Hamilton-Wentworth Council turned the proposal down.

East Side Mario’s (opened in 1984) closed in 1997 to make way for 2 more stores. It was then moved to Upper James Street.


Former anchors[edit]

  • Kmart (Currently split between Home Outfitters and The Bay Home Store.)
  • Eaton's (Currently Hudson's Bay)
  • Robinson's (Converted into mall space.)

Lime Ridge Transit Terminal[edit]

The Hamilton Street Railway bus terminal is located on the west side of the mall at Upper Wentworth Street. A total of four routes and two shuttles loop or pass through this terminal.[3]


  1. ^ "Lime Ridge Mall Web site". Retrieved 2007-12-05. 
  2. ^ Cory Ruf (2014-05-27). "LRT and lessons to be learned from Hamilton's first flirtation with urban trains: In 1981, Council turned down elevated train line, despite province's vow to foot most of the bill". CBC News. Archived from the original on 2014-05-27. On the night of Dec. 15, 1981, Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council rejected a proposal to build a $111-million elevated train line from Jackson Square in the city’s core to Lime Ridge Mall, the hub for what was then the southern fringe of the Mountain’s blooming suburbs. 
  3. ^ "Limeridge Transit Terminal". Hamilton Transit Blog. Retrieved June 2015. 

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Coordinates: 43°13′05″N 79°51′43″W / 43.218°N 79.862°W / 43.218; -79.862