The Kirkendall neighbourhood is part of Hamilton’s Ward 1 and consists of two main areas, both of which are between Highway 403 and Queen Street.
Kirkendall North is the area between Aberdeen Street and Main Street. Kirkendall South is the area between Aberdeen Street and the escarpment. The Chedoke condo neighbourhood next to the golf course is also included.
Parks and Recreation
Our larger parks are the HAAA grounds including the Ryerson Recreation Centre and Highland Park Gardens (also known as The Res because of the large underground reservoir there). In these parks you’ll see people of all ages involved in outdoor activities including tennis, football and baseball. There are also four smaller parks with playground equipment and the occasional outdoor skating rink which local volunteers work on in the winter.
We are fortunate to have a portion of the Bruce Trail running through the neighbourhood. It travels 782 kilometers along the escarpment from Queenston to Tobermory.
Lots of Variety
There are public, private and separate schools in the Kirkendall neighbourhood. Our major shopping streets are Locke and Dundurn with an assortment of businesses including restaurants and bars, grocery stores, gift boutiques and galleries, hair salons and a pharmacy. There is also some private industry here.
There is a retirement home on Dundurn and many private and public recreational activities for children and adults. There is an assortment of single and multiple family dwellings in the neighbourhood, many with beautiful gardens.
It is possible to make use of the Hamilton Street Railway as a number of bus routes run through the neighbourhood.
Strong and Sustainable
A sustainable neighbourhood is one where you don’t need your car every time you go out. It has a village atmosphere which can accommodate people on foot, bikes cars and buses. It has homes, employment, shops and parks where you can visit with your neighbours and feel safe. It is a neighbourhood which is good for your health and the environment.
That’s the type of sustainable neighbourhood you’ll find here in Kirkendall.