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

Durand is a vibrant downtown neighbourhood with a mix of residential and commercial areas.

Property Pulse

Mostly condos and apartments with older homes, featuring spacious units and lots of natural light.

Community Canvas

A diverse community of people from 138 different ethnic origins, with a mix of age groups.

What You'll Love

The dynamic population, great schools, and proximity to Hamilton City Hall and St Joseph's Hospital.

Have a look around Durand.

This neighbourhood has a dynamic population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Durand is a downtown neighbourhood in Hamilton, named after the businessman and political figure James Durand. The area is a mix of residential and commercial, containing Hamilton City Hall, and located next to Hamilton GO Centre and St Joseph's Hospital.

People & Families in Durand

Families with kids make up 14% of households in Durand, while couples without children make up 19% of households and 61% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 138 different ethnic origins, and 32% are first-generation immigrants, while 24% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

7,060

Neighbourhood Population

11,346

Household Size

  • 1 person - 61%
  • 2 persons - 27%
  • 3 persons - 6%
  • 4 persons - 3%
  • 5 or more persons - 1%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 61%
  • Non-family households - 5%
  • Families with children - 13%
  • Couples without children - 19%
  • Multiple families in household - 0%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 26%
  • 2 children - 11%
  • 3 or more children - 4%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 7%
  • 15 to 64 years - 74%
  • 65 years and over - 17%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 24%
  • Canadian - 20%
  • Scottish - 19%
  • Irish - 18%
  • German - 9%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 7%
  • 25 to 34 years - 25%
  • 35 to 44 years - 12%
  • 45 to 54 years - 14%
  • 55 to 64 years - 16%
  • 65 to 74 years - 13%
  • 75 to 84 years - 6%
  • 85 years and over - 2%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 3%
  • 5 to 9 years - 2%
  • 10 to 14 years - 1%
  • 15 to 19 years - 2%
  • 20 to 29 years - 22%
  • 30 to 39 years - 16%
  • 40 to 49 years - 11%
  • 50 to 59 years - 12%
  • 60 to 69 years - 12%
  • over 70 years - 8%

Durand Schools

This neighbourhood has great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 6 public schools, 6 Catholic schools, and 1 alternative/special school serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

6

Catholic Schools

6

Getting Around in Durand

There are 62 transit stops in this neighbourhood. Rail stations include Hamilton GO Centre. In this neighbourhood, 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 - 27%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 54%
  • Transit - 23%
  • Walk/bike - 21%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 37%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 16%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 7%
  • 60 minutes and over - 11%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 26%

Work and Education in Durand

In this neighbourhood, 40% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 69% have any postsecondary education. The health care and social assistance industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 36%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 11%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 10%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 8%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 3%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 3%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 4%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 2%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 2%
  • $200,000 and over - 3%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 24%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 17%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 13%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Health care and social assistance - 14%
  • Educational services - 12%
  • Retail trade - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 57% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 37% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Durand Homes

In Durand, there are mostly condos and apartments. Durand has a dynamic population, with 61% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 25% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 6%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 2%
  • Row house - 0%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 20%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 68%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 14%
  • Not condominium - 85%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 51%
  • 2 bedrooms - 34%
  • 3 bedrooms - 5%
  • No bedrooms - 4%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 4%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 43%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 8%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 4%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 0%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 0%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 3%
  • 1960 or before - 39%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 21%
  • Renter - 78%
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