List of roads in Hamilton, Ontario

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Skyline view from Jolley Cut, mountain access road

This is a List of streets in Hamilton, Ontario, many of which were named after the Loyalist families who arrived to Hamilton after the British lost the American Revolutionary War. These names include Hess, Hughson, Herkimer, Land, Beasley, Gage, Doan, Davis, Mills, Carpenter, and Brant. The Loyalists were the pioneers of Hamilton and area.[1]

Many of the street names in Hamilton have changed over the years. James Street south of King was called Jarvis, Jackson Street was Maiden Lane, John Street was Mountain Street, Main Street east of James was Brougham Street, Hunter Street east of James was called Peel Street, Charlton Avenue West was Anderson Street, Charlton Avenue was Hannah Street, Park Street was Bond Street, Bay Street South was Bowry Street, Cannon Street was known as Henry Street, Barton Street West was Concession and Upper James Street on the mountain was known as Caledonia Road.[1]

Lower City (below Escarpment)[edit]

Barton Street East
Corktown, Ferguson South, landmark
GO Transit station, Hunter Street
James Street South, street life
Locke Street South

Mountain (Escarpment)[edit]

Upper James Street/ Claremont Access,
original site of West-end Incline Railway


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