King William Street (Hamilton, Ontario)

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King William Street is a Lower City collector road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It starts off at the western-end at James Street North and is a one-way street (Eastbound) until Mary Street, where it becomes a two-way street that ends at Wentworth Street North. It is named after King William IV of the United Kingdom.

Hamilton, Ontario City in Ontario, Canada

Hamilton is a port city in the Canadian province of Ontario. An industrialized city in the Golden Horseshoe at the west end of Lake Ontario, Hamilton has a population of 536,917, and its census metropolitan area, which includes Burlington and Grimsby, has a population of 747,545. The city is about 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Toronto, with which the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is formed.

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.

Wentworth Street (Hamilton, Ontario) Street in Hamilton, Ontario

Wentworth Street is a Lower City arterial road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It starts off at the base of the Niagara Escarpment (mountain) on Charlton Avenue East just south of the CP lines and runs right through the city's North End industrial neighbourhood and ends north of Burlington Street East at Pier 14, which one time was used by International Harvester (1902–1992).

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History

In 1922, CKOC radio station (1150 on the AM dial) started up. As of April 2007, it is the oldest radio station in English Canada; second oldest overall. On the air since May 1, 1922. Originally ran as Top-40 format, today it's an "Oldies" radio station. [1] In 1927, CHML, (900 on the AM dial), began operations as a response to censorship of political discussions by Hamilton's first radio station, CKOC. The original owners were Maple Leaf Radio Company, and the "HML" in the callsign stood for "Hamilton Maple Leaf". CHML's broadcast station is on Main Street West in the Lower City. [2] Originally, CKOC's broadcast from the corner of King William and John Streets and was an offshoot of the Wentworth Radio and Supply Company owned by Herb Slack. He figured he could sell more radios if he also owned a radio station and in the spring of 1922 the station became only the third radio station in all of Canada. Other broadcast locations over the years for CKOC include, the 11th floor of the Royal Connaught Hotel in the downtown core, the Lister Block building on James & King Williams Streets and a studio on Garfield Avenue near King & Sherman Avenue North. Today the radio station is based on the Mountain on Upper Wentworth Street, just North of Limeridge Mall. [3]

CKOC Sports radio station in Hamilton, Ontario

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CHML is a radio station, broadcasting at 900 AM in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. CHML's transmitter power is 50,000 watts using an eight-tower directional antenna array with a signal oriented largely west-northwest to east-southeast, covering the Niagara Peninsula and Western New York, USA strongest; the array is located between Peter's Corners and Cambridge. Its studios are located on West Main Street in Hamilton. The station airs a news/talk format branded as Global News Radio 900 CHML. CHML is owned by Corus Entertainment.

Main Street (Hamilton, Ontario) Lower City arterial road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Main Street is a street in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Landmarks

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Hamilton Ti-Cats, street banner (2007)
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Residential Apartments
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Many of downtown Hamilton's night clubs are located in this neighbourhood
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Many of the old buildings in this neighbourhood have recently been converted to restaurants & art galleries
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King William Street, looking East
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King William Street, looking West towards James Street North

Note: Listing of Landmarks from West to East.

John Street (Hamilton, Ontario) street in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

John Street is a Lower City arterial road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Originally it was known as Mountain Road or Ancaster Road. It starts off at the base of Arkledun Avenue, a Mountain-access road in the city, just east of St. Joseph's Hospital, where it is a one-way street going north and tunnels underneath the Hunter Street Railway bridge and continues onward to the city's North End at the waterfront, where it ends at Guise Street East, the site of Pier 9.

Cathedral High School (Hamilton, Ontario) Canadian Catholic secondary school

Cathedral High School is a Catholic secondary school located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is a part of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board and is affiliated with the nearby cathedral Christ the King.

Communities

Note: Listing of neighbourhoods from West to East. [4]

Roads that are parallel with King William Street

Lower City Roads:

Barton Street (Hamilton, Ontario) arterial road in the Lower City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Barton Street is an arterial road in the Lower City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It's also the longest street (21.0 km) in the city. It starts off at the Western end of town at Locke Street North and is a two-way street that stretches eastward through a number of different and varied communities in the city and ends in Winona at Fifty Road just West of the Hamilton/Niagara regional boundary. The street is divided in East and West portions, divided by James Street. However, the East designation does not continue through Stoney Creek, which was a separate municipality prior to amalgamation in 2001. There, the street still retains its original address numbering system, and numbers reset at the former city limits at Centennial Parkway.

Cannon Street (Hamilton, Ontario) collector road in Hamilton, Ontario

Cannon Street, is a Lower City collector road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It starts off at Queen Street North as a one-way street (Westbound) up to Sherman Avenue North where it then switches over to a two-way street the rest of the way Eastward and ends just past Kenilworth Avenue North on Barons Avenue and merges with Britannia Avenue, a street that runs parallel with Cannon Street from Ottawa Street North to Barons Avenue.

Wilson Street (Hamilton, Ontario)

Wilson Street is a Lower City collector road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It starts off at James Street North and works its way East and ends at Sherman Avenue North. The section between James Street and Ferguson Avenue was a one-way road, but was converted to a two-way street at 10 am on December 10, 2010.

Niagara Escarpment (Mountain) Roads:

Roads that cross King William Street

Note: Listing of streets from West to East.

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Kenilworth Avenue (Hamilton, Ontario)

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References

  1. "CKOC Radio Official web site" . Retrieved 2007-04-25.
  2. "The Hamilton Memory Project;" (Press release). The Hamilton Spectator- Souvenir Edition page MP38. June 10, 2006.
  3. Foley, Doug (April 16, 2007). "A Tale of Two Stations" (Press release). The Hamilton Spectator.
  4. "Hamilton Neighbourhood Boundaries, (map.hamilton.ca)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-11.

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