Charlton Avenue (Hamilton, Ontario)

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Charlton Avenue, is a Lower City collector road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This collector road starts off just West of Dundurn Street as a one-way street (Westbound) up to James Street South where it then switches over to a two-way street the rest of the way eastward and ends at Wentworth Street South right in front of Mountain Face Park and the Escarpment Rail Trail.

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Dundurn Street (Hamilton, Ontario)

Dundurn Street is a Lower City arterial road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is a two-way street that starts off at Mountain Face Park, Niagara Escarpment in front of the Bruce Trail as a collector road, right behind Hillcrest Avenue and then turns into a four lane thoroughfare from Aberdeen Avenue northward to York Boulevard where it ends in front of Dundurn Park.

James Street (Hamilton, Ontario) arterial road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

James Street is a Lower City arterial road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It starts off at the base of the Niagara Escarpment from James Mountain Road, a mountain-access road in the city, originally was a one-way street going south throughout but now has sections of it that are two-way. It extends north to the city's waterfront at the North End where it ends at Guise Street West right in front of the Harbour West Marina Complex and the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club.

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History

Charlton Avenue was named after Benjamin Ernest Charlton, (1835-1901), teacher, manufacturer, politician and mayor of Hamilton. [1] Originally Charlton Avenue was named Hannah Street. [2]

Benjamin Ernest Charlton was born in Brant County, Upper Canada. He was the mayor of Hamilton, Ontario twice; in 1867 and from 1873 to 1874. In addition to his activities as a politician, Charlton was also a teacher and manufacturer.

Wentworth Street, at the base of the Niagara Escarpment (mountain) was the site of the city's second Incline railway (1895-1936). Back then, the Incline railway on Wentworth Street was known as the Eastend Incline Railway but was often called, The Mount Hamilton Incline Railway. [3] [4] The city's first Incline railway on James Street South, (1892-1932), was known as the Hamilton & Barton Incline Railway. [3] [4]

Niagara Escarpment

The Niagara Escarpment is a long escarpment, or cuesta, in the United States and Canada that runs predominantly east/west from New York, through Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. The escarpment is most famous as the cliff over which the Niagara River plunges at Niagara Falls, for which it is named.

Landmarks

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Central Presbyterian Church
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Caroline Street South, near Charlton Avenue West
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Olympia Apartments

Note: Listing of Landmarks from West to East.

Locke Street (Hamilton, Ontario)

Locke Street is a Lower City collector road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It starts off at Aberdeen Avenue as a two-way street going through the Locke Street shopping district up to Main Street where it then becomes a one-way street until it crosses King Street and becomes two-way again going north past Victoria Park and ends just past Barton Street West on Tecumseh Street, a road that winds West and leads to the back-end of Dundurn Park.

Hamilton Amateur Athletic Association Grounds

The Hamilton Amateur Athletic Association Grounds is a park located on the north side of Charlton Avenue West, between Locke Street South and Queen Street South, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The park served as home to the Hamilton Tigers from 1872–1949. In 1950, the Tigers amalgamated with the Hamilton Wildcats to create the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The new team became the permanent tenants of Civic Stadium, and played their home games there until 2012. The Tiger-Cats joined the Canadian Football League as an inaugural member in 1958. A plaque outlining much of the grounds' history is located next to the main entrance on Charlton.

Central Presbyterian Church (Hamilton) Church in Ontario , Canada

Central Presbyterian Church is a Presbyterian Church in Canada congregation in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, located in the downtown area at the corner of Charlton and Caroline Street South.

Communities

Note: Listing of neighbourhoods from West to East. [5]

Roads that are parallel with Charlton Avenue

Lower City Roads:

Niagara Escarpment (Mountain) Roads:

Roads that cross Charlton Avenue

Note: Listing of streets from West to East.

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References

  1. Bailey, Thomas Melville (1981). Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875). W.L. Griffin Ltd.
  2. Manson, Bill (2003). Footsteps In Time: Exploring Hamilton's heritage neighbourhoods. North Shore Publishing Inc. ISBN   1-896899-22-6.
  3. 1 2 "Hamilton Street Railway History" . Retrieved 2007-04-14.
  4. 1 2 "Hamilton Transit History". Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2007-04-14.
  5. "Hamilton Neighbourhood Boundaries, (map.hamilton.ca)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-11.


Coordinates: 43°14′53″N79°51′44″W / 43.2480°N 79.8622°W / 43.2480; -79.8622