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 and vibrant neighbourhood with a diverse population and a strong sense of community.

Property Pulse

Charming late 19th-century homes, some with attractive features like high ceilings and renovated kitchens.

Community Canvas

A diverse community with residents of various ethnic backgrounds and a mix of families and individuals.

What You'll Love

Proximity to parks, including Bayfront Park and Dundurn Castle, and a variety of schools and special programs.

Have a look around Strathcona.

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. The Strathcona neighbourhood is located west of downtown Hamilton and is bounded by Highway 403, the CNR rail line, Queen Street, York Boulevard and Main Street. Mostly residential, many homes in this community were built in the late 19th-century. Strathcona features several parks and is close to Burlington Bay. Significant architectural landmarks in the neighbourhood include the Hamilton Military Museum, Dundurn Castle, Castle Dean and the Staircase Cafe Theatre.

People & Families in Strathcona

Families with kids make up 28% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 16% of households and 48% of households are one person living alone. People in Strathcona come from 102 different ethnic origins, and 35% are first-generation immigrants, while 24% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

3,250

Neighbourhood Population

6,787

Household Size

  • 1 person - 48%
  • 2 persons - 27%
  • 3 persons - 11%
  • 4 persons - 7%
  • 5 or more persons - 5%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 48%
  • Non-family households - 6%
  • Families with children - 27%
  • Couples without children - 16%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 32%
  • 2 children - 20%
  • 3 or more children - 10%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 14%
  • 15 to 64 years - 67%
  • 65 years and over - 18%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 24%
  • Canadian - 20%
  • Irish - 19%
  • Scottish - 17%
  • German - 10%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 3%
  • 25 to 34 years - 19%
  • 35 to 44 years - 13%
  • 45 to 54 years - 19%
  • 55 to 64 years - 16%
  • 65 to 74 years - 15%
  • 75 to 84 years - 8%
  • 85 years and over - 3%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 4%
  • 10 to 14 years - 3%
  • 15 to 19 years - 4%
  • 20 to 29 years - 15%
  • 30 to 39 years - 14%
  • 40 to 49 years - 11%
  • 50 to 59 years - 13%
  • 60 to 69 years - 11%
  • over 70 years - 10%

Strathcona Schools

Strathcona has great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 8 public schools and 4 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include Advanced Placement, French Immersion, and International Baccalaureate.

Public Schools

8

Catholic Schools

4

Having Fun in Strathcona

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, and skating. There are 6 parks in this neighbourhood, with 22 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 3.

Number of Parks

6

Number of Recreation Facilities

22

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 4
  • Pool - 1
  • Rink - 1
  • Tennis Courts - 3
  • Basketball Courts - 2
  • Ball Diamonds - 3
  • Sports Fields - 4
  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Sports Court - 1
  • Community Garden - 1
  • Trail - 1
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Getting Around in Strathcona

There are 48 transit stops in this neighbourhood. Rail stations include Hamilton GO Centre. In Strathcona, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 61%
  • Commute to another city - 38%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 61%
  • Transit - 19%
  • Walk/bike - 16%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 36%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 19%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 8%
  • 60 minutes and over - 12%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 22%

Work and Education in Strathcona

In this neighbourhood, 31% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 59% have any postsecondary education. The health care and social assistance industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 35%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 10%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 8%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 8%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 5%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 3%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 7%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 3%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 3%
  • $200,000 and over - 0%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 24%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 14%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 13%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Health care and social assistance - 14%
  • Educational services - 12%
  • Retail trade - 11%

Employment

  • Employed - 52% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 43% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Strathcona Homes

In Strathcona, there are a mix of home types. Strathcona has a consistent population, with 45% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 17% 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 - 27%
  • Semi-detached house - 8%
  • Duplex - 4%
  • Row house - 2%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 17%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 39%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 7%
  • Not condominium - 93%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 36%
  • 2 bedrooms - 26%
  • 3 bedrooms - 29%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 6%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 26%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 7%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 5%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 0%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 1%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 4%
  • 1960 or before - 53%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 40%
  • Renter - 59%
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