In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

Corktown is a dynamic neighbourhood with a mix of multi-floor residential buildings, health services, pubs, and restaurants.

Property Pulse

Mostly condos and apartments. Spacious units with stainless steel appliances and great amenities.

Community Canvas

A diverse community of people from 119 different ethnic origins, with a mix of families and young professionals.

What You'll Love

Great schools, parks with playgrounds, and easy access to downtown Hamilton and public transit.

Have a look around Corktown.

This neighbourhood has a dynamic population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Corktown is a historical neighbourhood located in downtown Hamilton. The neighbourhood offers a mix of multi-floor residential buildings, health services, pubs, restaurants and parks.

People & Families in Corktown

Families with kids make up 20% of households in Corktown, while couples without children make up 16% of households and 55% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 119 different ethnic origins, and 43% are first-generation immigrants, while 20% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

4,065

Neighbourhood Population

7,184

Household Size

  • 1 person - 55%
  • 2 persons - 28%
  • 3 persons - 8%
  • 4 persons - 4%
  • 5 or more persons - 2%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 55%
  • Non-family households - 8%
  • Families with children - 19%
  • Couples without children - 16%
  • Multiple families in household - 0%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 34%
  • 2 children - 14%
  • 3 or more children - 7%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 11%
  • 15 to 64 years - 78%
  • 65 years and over - 10%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 17%
  • Canadian - 16%
  • Scottish - 15%
  • Irish - 14%
  • French - 9%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 10%
  • 25 to 34 years - 26%
  • 35 to 44 years - 16%
  • 45 to 54 years - 17%
  • 55 to 64 years - 15%
  • 65 to 74 years - 8%
  • 75 to 84 years - 4%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 3%
  • 10 to 14 years - 2%
  • 15 to 19 years - 4%
  • 20 to 29 years - 24%
  • 30 to 39 years - 18%
  • 40 to 49 years - 12%
  • 50 to 59 years - 13%
  • 60 to 69 years - 7%
  • over 70 years - 5%

Corktown Schools

This neighbourhood has great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 10 public schools, 8 Catholic schools, 1 private school, and 1 alternative/special school serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Montessori.

Public Schools

10

Catholic Schools

8

Private Schools

1

Having Fun in Corktown

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in Corktown feature playgrounds for kids. There are 3 parks in Corktown, with 12 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 4.

Number of Parks

3

Number of Recreation Facilities

12

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 3
  • Basketball Court - 1
  • Ball Diamond - 1
  • Sports Fields - 3
  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Sports Courts - 2
  • Trail - 1
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Getting Around in Corktown

There are 46 transit stops in Corktown. Rail stations include Hamilton GO Centre. In Corktown, there are a mix of commute types and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 72%
  • Commute to another city - 28%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 45%
  • Transit - 32%
  • Walk/bike - 20%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 33%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 21%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 7%
  • 60 minutes and over - 15%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 23%

Work and Education in Corktown

In Corktown, 28% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 61% have any postsecondary education. The health care and social assistance industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 42%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 13%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 10%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 8%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 6%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 4%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 3%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 2%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 3%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 1%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 1%
  • $200,000 and over - 0%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 33%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 12%
  • Health occupations - 11%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Health care and social assistance - 17%
  • Accommodation and food services - 11%
  • Retail trade - 11%

Employment

  • Employed - 55% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 6% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 37% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Corktown Homes

In Corktown, there are mostly condos and apartments. Corktown has a dynamic population, with 63% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 26% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 4%
  • Semi-detached house - 2%
  • Duplex - 1%
  • Row house - 2%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 15%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 72%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 15%
  • Not condominium - 83%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 54%
  • 2 bedrooms - 34%
  • 3 bedrooms - 6%
  • No bedrooms - 2%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 2%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 46%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 7%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 5%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 2%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 3%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 1%
  • 1960 or before - 32%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 17%
  • Renter - 82%
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