Fabric Fabric has two Ontario Showroom Locations to serve you
Please look for the sign Fabric Fabric
321 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton, ON L8H 3Z8
Phone: (905) 312-8263
Note: Showroom is located at 330 Ottawa Street North
Monday - Wednesday 9:30 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Thursday 9:30 A.M - 6:30 P.M.
Friday 9:30 A.M. - 7 P.M.
Saturday 9:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Sunday 12 Noon - 4 P.M.
Ottawa Street is known as the Textile District and is Hamilton's "Decor Destination." It is the largest Fabric and Textile District in Canada. It also hosts and annual Ottawa Street Streetfest, a shopping extravaganza that includes shopping deals, entertainment, foods, crafts; all a part of an outdoor street sale.
In 1862, The city had invested in the Great Western Railway but the government of Canada favoured the rival Grand Trunk Railway. Also, after the end of the Depression (1857-1862), the population dips downwards in Hamilton and the city could not meet the interest on its bonds, many of which were held by British investors. To save the city from its creditors temporarily, Henry Beasley removes the assessment rolls, thus preventing a levy of special tax. Foundries and machine shops associated with the Great Western Railway failed and several established wholesalers closed their accounts. Daniel C. Gunn's locomotive works went bankrupt, but the manufacturers of farm implements and stoves-the mainstays of iron foundries- were able to weather the crisis. Those owned by Dennis Moore and the Copp brothers endured, but their employees suffered wage cuts and layoffs. Canadian patent laws and the underemployed workers skilled in machinist trades lured an important new industrial enterprise from the U.S.A.- the manufacture of sewing machines by Richard Wanzer. From this development there evolved the ready-made clothing industry, which William Eli Sanford introduced locally. The Textile District evolved in East Hamilton, centered on Ottawa Street and boomed during the First and Second World Wars. It's a thriving district today.
In 1913, Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company (based in Cincinnati, Ohio) purchased seven acres of land and two acres of water on the south side of Burlington Street between Depew and Ottawa Streets. This event marked the beginning of Procter & Gamble's operations outside of the United States. In 1914, Construction started on the Procter & Gamble Hamilton plant, which cost $1 million and consisted of seven buildings: the Crisco building, the boiler house, the gas plant, the soap building, the hardening plant, the kettle and glycerin house, and the machine shop. By 1915, Procter & Gamble officially opens Hamilton plant, employing 75 workers who made six different products.
Hamilton became the birthplace of the Tim Hortons chain in 1964. The original store ("Store #1") still operates on Ottawa Street today. Ron Joyce, was Tim Horton's partner and first franchisee for his Canadian donut chain.
Centre Mall reconstruction project
Centre Mall owners announce plans for a 23-building super centre on the property on Barton Street East. Cost is estimated to be around $100-million and will take up 700,000 square feet (65,000 m²) of retail space. This will end up being the largest redevelopment project in the history of Hamilton's east-end. The overhaul will take about two-and-a-half years to complete but the bulk of the work is expected to be done by the end of the summer of 2008. Some new buildings will go up before the enclosed mall is torn down. The redevelopment of Centre Mall is transforming the entire neighbourhood from Ottawa to Kenilworth Avenue. The $100-million investment in the mall has boosted Ottawa Street North - already the city's No.1 tourist destination. The garment district has also morphed into a holistic home decor destination area, complete with lighting, antique, design & glass stores. The Ottawa Street B.I.A. had the most application and grants under the commercial property improvement program in 2007 with thirty three and it had an effect on the property values and real estate activity in the district.
Note: Listing of Landmarks from North to South.
Piers 18, 19, 20
Dofasco, (steel company)
site of the old Procter & Gamble (1913-1998) Manufacturing Company buildings & property.
Centre Mall, west end property, stretches East to Kenilworth Avenue North (Canada's first Mall), site of the old Jockey Club before Mall was built.
Ottawa Street Shopping District - "Garment & Textile District"
Memorial Elementary School
Tim Hortons, store #1 (1964), still in operation
Laidlaw United Church
Escarpment Rail Trail (abandoned railway path)
Mountain Face Park
Niagara Escarpment (mountain)
Note: Listing of neighbourhoods from North to South
North End - Everything north of the Canadian National Railway tracks
Crown Point West/ Crown Point East
Delta West/ Delta East
Major roads that cross Ottawa Street
Note: Listing of streets from North to South.
Industrial Drive - One way street (Westbound only)
Burlington Street East - One way street (Eastbound only)
Barton Street East
Cannon Street East
Main Street East - King Street East crosses over Main Street East at the Delta by Gage Park and now is South of Main.
King Street East
Cumberland Avenue - One way street (Eastbound Only), ends at Gage Avenue South
Roads that are parallel with Ottawa Street
Note: Listing of streets from West to East.
Ferguson Avenue, North, South
Wellington Street, North, South
Victoria Avenue, North, South
Wentworth Street, North, South
Sherman Avenue, North, South
Gage Avenue, North, South
Ottawa Street, North, South
Kenilworth Avenue, North, South
Parkdale Avenue, North, South
Red Hill Valley Parkway
Nash Road, North, South
Centennial Parkway, North, South
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