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

Historic waterfront neighbourhood with a diverse community and a strong sense of community.

Property Pulse

Mix of older homes, single-detached houses, and low-rise apartments/condos.

Community Canvas

A vibrant community of families, professionals, and immigrants from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

Access to waterfront parks, great schools, and a variety of recreational facilities.

Have a look around North End.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. North End is a mostly residential neighbourhood near downtown Hamilton on the waterfront, featuring many of the city's waterfront parks. The North End is one of the oldest sections of the city.

People & Families in North End

Families with kids make up 40% of households in North End, while couples without children make up 22% of households and 28% of households are one person living alone. People in North End come from 84 different ethnic origins, and 29% are first-generation immigrants, while 25% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

1,920

Neighbourhood Population

4,732

Household Size

  • 1 person - 28%
  • 2 persons - 32%
  • 3 persons - 17%
  • 4 persons - 12%
  • 5 or more persons - 10%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 28%
  • Non-family households - 5%
  • Families with children - 40%
  • Couples without children - 22%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 31%
  • 2 children - 20%
  • 3 or more children - 13%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 17%
  • 15 to 64 years - 69%
  • 65 years and over - 13%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 28%
  • English - 20%
  • Portuguese - 14%
  • Scottish - 14%
  • Irish - 13%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 3%
  • 25 to 34 years - 15%
  • 35 to 44 years - 18%
  • 45 to 54 years - 22%
  • 55 to 64 years - 18%
  • 65 to 74 years - 14%
  • 75 to 84 years - 6%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 6%
  • 10 to 14 years - 5%
  • 15 to 19 years - 5%
  • 20 to 29 years - 14%
  • 30 to 39 years - 13%
  • 40 to 49 years - 12%
  • 50 to 59 years - 13%
  • 60 to 69 years - 11%
  • over 70 years - 6%

North End Schools

This neighbourhood has great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 5 public schools and 6 Catholic schools serving North End. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

5

Catholic Schools

6

Having Fun in North End

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in North End feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, swimming, skating, and water access. There are 7 parks in this neighbourhood, with 32 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 4.

Number of Parks

7

Number of Recreation Facilities

32

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 5
  • Pool - 1
  • Arena - 1
  • Rink - 1
  • Tennis Court - 1
  • Basketball Courts - 3
  • Ball Diamonds - 4
  • Sports Field - 1
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Splash Pads - 2
  • Beach - 1
  • Sports Court - 1
  • Boating Facility - 1
  • Community Garden - 1
  • Trails - 5
  • Arts/Performance Facilities - 2
  • Gym - 1
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Getting Around in North End

There are 27 transit stops in this neighbourhood. Rail stations include West Harbour GO. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 70%
  • Commute to another city - 30%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 71%
  • Transit - 15%
  • Walk/bike - 11%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 34%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 19%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 9%
  • 60 minutes and over - 13%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 21%

Work and Education in North End

In North End, 17% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 49% have any postsecondary education. The manufacturing industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 20%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 13%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 7%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 11%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 6%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 7%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 3%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 4%
  • $200,000 and over - 0%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 26%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 16%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 15%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Manufacturing - 15%
  • Health care and social assistance - 12%
  • Retail trade - 11%

Employment

  • Employed - 54% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 40% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

North End Homes

In North End, there are a mix of home types. North End has a consistent population, with 40% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 15% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is a mix of owner and renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 52%
  • Semi-detached house - 8%
  • Duplex - 3%
  • Row house - 10%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 7%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 14%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 2%
  • Not condominium - 99%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 8%
  • 2 bedrooms - 36%
  • 3 bedrooms - 42%
  • No bedrooms - 1%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 12%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 24%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 8%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 3%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 0%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 0%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 1%
  • 1960 or before - 60%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 53%
  • Renter - 46%

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