Locke Street South is bustling with activity in anticipation of one of their biggest holiday seasons ever.  The shops, services and restaurants are ready to serve with the some of the best of the city’s food and shopping opportunities.

The Locke Street BIA is hosting their annual Christmas on Locke on Saturday December 6th.  Don’t miss Mr. and Mrs. Claus as they walk the street greeting shoppers and handing out candy canes.  Carollers will be wandering with a full list of holiday favourites encouraging shoppers to sing along with them.  From 1-4 pm, a free horse and wagon will tour riders up and down Locke Street starting at St. Josephs church.

Shop locally for original gift ideas and helpful one-on-one service from your merchant neighbours.  From tea to cheese, books to boots, clothing, jewellery, antiques, hand made treasures, spa treatments, holiday decor, candles, cards, and incredible dining, they’ve got it all.

“Shop Local. Shop Locke this holiday season. We’ve got you your holiday needs covered.”

And for the month of December parking is free courtesy of the BIA. Happy Holidays!

 Lulu & Lavigne

At Lulu & Lavigne, you’ll be inspired by an eclectic mix of new and vintage home furnishings, decor, jewellery and gifts for all seasons.

New for the holiday season is a popular scented product from Thymes called Frasier Fir that smells just like a Christmas tree! It’s especially perfect if you use an artificial tree or don’t put one up at all. It comes in three sizes of candles, room spray, diffuser, bar soap, liquid hand soap, hand moisturizer, dish detergent and all purpose cleaner. Every customer who comes into the store asks what that smell is!

 Simply Zen

Discover Simply Zen, a Canadian company dedicated to providing the finest natural, eco-friendly, organic and mostly Vegan products for every aspect of your life. They are proud to carry mostly Canadian-made products as well as ethically made and fair trade products. Discover lots of new products for friends and family holiday gift-giving including the beautiful and comfy Tonic Lifestyle’s Extension Wrap.

Laura Tedesco

Laura Tedesco, an Award winning jewellery designer, Gemological Institute of America Diamonds Graduate (certified diamond grader), proud supplier of Canadian and Certified diamonds. 3rd generation jeweller and daughter of Dino Tedesco of the historical Venetian Jewellers. Designing one-of-a-kind fine jewellery, engagements rings an…d restyles (turning older / outdated jewellery into new by repurposing). Providing an intimate and professional, custom jewellery design experience. Services include but are not limited to: Fine jewellery repairs, jewellery cleaning and refurbishing. Gold” trade-ins” for custom jewellery design credit.

 Mr. Tony’s

For more than 40 years, Mr. Tony’s Men’s Hair Design has been a destination for a discriminating clientele. Having won the Reader’s Choice Award for favourite barber shop 14 times, on any given day, community leaders and other well-known public figures can be found at Mr. Tony’s. Some of their customers are fourth generation. Owner Tony Greco founded the Locke Street BIA and is very active in the community, helping the area grow into the commercial success it has become.  He has been named to Hamilton’s 2014 Gallery of Distinction.

 La Jardinere

La Jardinère is Locke Street’s famous European style flower shop offering Hamilton’s largest selection of fresh flowers from local to exotic. The expert staff is delighted to advise a custom composition of anything ranging from “wildflower” to “urban chic”. Having been the setting for multiple television and film series such as Murdoch Mysteries, they are able to compensate even the most discriminating of tastes and offer a large selection of seasonal plants to enhance your holiday entertaining. Definitely not your traditional florist.

Epic Books

Epic Books is pleased to be offering once again their very popular “Twelve Books of Christmas” promotion. Twelve books at 25% off for the month of December! We’ll be announcing which twelve books within the next couple of weeks. Check www.epicbooks.ca for details. Epic Books has some great picks for the book lover on your shopping list and can help you make the perfect choice from a great selection of best sellers.

Judy Marsales

Since opening their doors in 1988, Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd has carved a special niche as one of our area’s few independently owned and operated real estate firms. The company has earned a reputation for exceptional client service, professionalism, strong business ethics and most importantly, performance. They believe that being independent allows the flexibility to choose the best approach to serve the real estate needs of their clients. Their success can be measured by the return of satisfied clients and their referrals to friends and family.


At Franjipani there is always something new and different to see. They offer one of the best selections of unusual one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces in sterling silver as well as semi-precious stones. Whimsical wardrobe pieces, Canadian and fair trade merchandise, wonderful scarves, bags and accessories as well as “shabby Chic” refreshed furniture in beautiful colours are in stock for the season.

Ideal Vapes

New to Locke Street South, Ideal Vapes supports your desire to live smoke-free. They offer a supportive, personal environment to learn the wellness benefits of vaping as you switch to a smoke-free life and to sample over 60 tasty GoldSeal E-Juice flavours. Specializing in the finest vaporizers for herbs, oils and concentrates and premium e-cig starter kits and accessories, Ideal Vapes also exhibits and sells original photography and artwork, creative gift cards, crystal jewelry and holders for your vape pens and e-juices.


Democracy* is a popular Locke Street coffee house that offers a place for people to meet and discuss ideas, engage with one another and their community while indulging in some delicious baked goods made in house, coffee and their famous bagels! They offer a range of fair trade, organic, locally roasted coffee, craft beer, local organic wine, sandwiches, salads, muffins, donuts, cupcakes, and much more. They also offer a wide selection of vegan options as well as Gluten Free.

West Town

“The West Town Bar & Grill is as much a part of Locke Street’s rich history as the railways and the neighbourhood’s beautiful churches. West Town represents more to the people of Hamilton than a restaurant: it is a real community hub. The West Town has been the site of so many first dates, family dinners, wedding proposals, baby announcements, historic artistic collaborations, business plans and just about every other major and minor milestone you can think of” Dave Hanley, Dishcrawl Hamilton.

Locke Street Meats & Deli

Locke Street Meats & Deli is a Butcher Shop you’ll come back to time and time again. We know our farmers and suppliers to ensure quality every time. Whether you’re buying fresh, heritage raised beef, a fresh never-frozen turkey from Ontario farmers or our specialty sausages and meatballs made on-site, you’ll taste the difference. Check our website
lockestmeats.ca for more information on our products and our popular catering menu.

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