Exploring East Hamilton ~ One Neighbourhood at a Time ~ The Homeside Neighbourhood

The Homeside Neighbourhood is in East Hamilton and is sometimes referred to as being part of the McQuesten area. The Homeside area is between Strathearne Avenue and Kenilworth Avenue and is located north of Main Street.

The majority of the homes in this area were build prior to 1960, primarily being single family detached homes. According to the recent census, the typical age range in this neighbourhood is 30-44 years old, with 40% of the homes containing families.

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As the largest public school in Canada, W.H. Ballard Elementary School is located at 801 Dunsmere Road. This school is named after not only a well-known citizen of Hamilton, but W.H. Ballard was also one of the most distinguished educationalists of Canada.

If you are considering a property in this area, please search here for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and here for the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board to confirm the schools in your catchment.

Parks in the Neighbourhood:

Andrew Warburton Memorial Park is a 2.5 acre park located at the intersection of Britannia Avenue and Tragina Avenue North. The park is surrounded primarily by single-detached residential housing. This park has a playground, spray pad, wading pool and a basketball court.

In addition to Warburton Memorial Park, Fairfield Park is also located in this area.

Some of the shops Along Kenilworth:

East Hamilton Radio

Hamilton Hobby Specialties

Food Box

2 for 1 Pizza Wings and Subs

Tim Hortons

Bob’s Scuba Shop – very knowledgeable staff if you are looking for scuba or snorkel gear. Robin’s advice kept my snorkel mask fog free. I also purchased an awesome pair of scuba shoes from this shop.

Some of the shops along Barton Street:

Peddles Pub & Restaurant

Big B Convenience

Super Pizza & Wings

Some of the shops along King Street:


Hakim Optical

Big Bee Convenience and Food Mart

Panini & Ice Cream

This area is conveniently located with easy access to the Red Hill Valley Parkway and the QEW .

Churches in the Neighbourhood:

St. Paul’s United Church on Tragina

Garside Bible Church on Garside

Little Bethel Community Church 320 Paling

Living Water Community Church 1475 Barton

Slovak Byzantine Catholic Church 1406 Barton

St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church 1401 Barton

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The city bus is also very accessible for those who do not commute or are looking for a greener way to travel. You can find the HSR schedule here.


Within walking distance:

  • Trendy Ottawa Street
  • Ottawa Street Farmer’s Market
  • Banks and Shopping at The Centre on Barton (formerly called the Centre Mall)
  • Wal-Mart at Barton and Ottawa Street
  • Fresh Co Barton & Strathearne
  • Haggler’s Flea Market
  • Tim Hortons – Barton Street
  • Tim Hortons – Queenston Traffic Circle
  • Tim Hortons – Kenilworth Avenue
  • Montgomery Park on King Street
  • Domino’s Pizza on King Street
  • Kenilworth Family Practice Clinic
  • Hamilton Public Library – Kenilworth Branch

A few minutes drive to:

  • Gage Park
  • Downtown Hamilton
  • Eastgate Square Shopping Mall
  • Kings Forest Golf Course
  • Rosedale Outdoor Pool
  • Shops and Restaurants on Ottawa Street
  • Tim Horton’s Field
  • Easy Access to QEW

Click on the link below for info about some of the homes currently for sale in the Homeside neighbourhood:

Welcome to 54 Harmony Avenue



  • Homeside
  • Normanhurst
  • McQuesten West
  • McQuesten East
  • Parkview West
  • Parkview East

Red Hill

  • Red Hill
  • Vincent
  • Gershome


  • Nashdale
  • Kentley
  • Corman
  • Greenford


  • Lakely
  • Grayside
  • Riverdale East
  • Riverdale West

Come and find your new home in East Hamilton by calling or texting Andrea Harley-Maddox at 905-572-0777 or visit https://realintro.com/andreaharleymaddox/listings

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