POINT 1 | La ligne bleue | #HamiltonVilleAccueillante
REDCHURCH CAFÉ | 68 King St E, Hamiltonw
Your point of departure, or arrival.
"A great place to meet up with friends before you head out to explore Hamilton on the Ligne Bleue’s 5km urban walk around downtown."
La Ligne bleue starts off with a bang with this elegant 1880s building, which now houses the Redchurch Café. Formerly known as Victoria Hall, it is one of the few buildings in Canada that still has a hand-crafted metal leaf façade. This is what gives it its refined appearance.
In addition to serving excellent coffee and light meals, the Redchurch devotes part of its back room to The Assembly art gallery. This artists' cooperative offers an opportunity to discover the region's creators.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Why the name Redchurch?
On the business’ website, the owners explain that the café is named after a small street in Shoreditch, East London, UK, in this case Redchurch Street.
They explain that this is where they lived for many years and where their love for coffee and art was born.
FOR THE CURIOUS
Memory Lane Self-Guided Tour
Victoria Hall is just one of more than 50 stops featured in the Memory Lane self-guided tour created by the Hamilton Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA).
The points of interest have a QR code on their facade, which can be read by using your smartphone.
Information is also available on the BIA website : www.downtownhamilton.org/things-to-do/memory-lane.
TO POINT 2... (Distance = 200 metres)
From the Redchurch Café, walk east on King St E and turn south on John St S (admiring the art deco details of the John Sopinka Courthouse). Cross Main St E to Prince's Square Park.