Community Outreach

Community Outreach


The Hamilton Store

The Hamilton Store is gift shop at 165 James Street North in Downtown Hamilton (Ontario Canada) where everything has a Hamilton connection.

A place for residents and visitors alike to find something special – a gift or souvenir that celebrates Hamilton!

My diverse,  curated collection includes items that are created by a local artists or artisans;  posters + prints + art cards that feature images of Hamilton past or present;  gourmet foods and lavender products made in Hamilton – plus souvenirs & postcards.

Cafe Oranje

Café Oranje, nestled in the heart of Hamilton’s International Village, provides an atmosphere that focuses on locally-roasted, specialty coffee and community in a contemporary Dutch-styled coffee house. Our product is primarily ethically sourced and locally roasted coffee. In addition we offer a full menu of espresso-based hot and cold drinks and locally-blended teas and bottled cold beverages. We bring in coffee from each of Hamilton’s coffee roasters and we pride ourselves on the diversity of available coffee, believing in the strength of the Hamilton coffee community.

Upper Gage Garage

Upper Gage Garage was started by Larry Johnson in 1985. He grew the business with good service and satisfied customers. Jamie started working for Larry in 1998 and Jay started in 2000. Larry retired in in the summer of 2004 and Jamie and Jay took over the business. Jay and Jamie have known each other since their days of working together in the early ’90s. Both are Class A Licensed Techs with Inter-Provincial Endorsement. Jay and Jamie finished their schooling at Mohawk College and were top of their classes, Jamie in 1994 and Jay in 1998.