About Our Community Association
Olde Town Stoney Creek Community Association is a Not-For-Profit group, created to promote the local Downtown community. We hope to assist people in getting more engaged with planning, sustaining and supporting a thriving community in Olde Town, by celebrating the unique character of this historic neighbourhood.
To preserve, promote and enhance the community
of Olde Town Stoney Creek.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
To improve the quality of life & build a stronger
community in Olde Town Stoney Creek.
Our Community encompasses the area which was the original Village of Stoney Creek- from Highway 20, to Highway 8, to Gray Rd and stretching south up the escarpment to include Ridge Road and the Devils Punchbowl- encircling the Olde Downtown strip along King St.
The Village Restaurant in the 1980's
In June 2017, a group of residents started a community group called The Friends of Olde Town Stoney Creek, with hopes of developing a collective voice and getting people involved in shaping the future of our beautiful community.
By December, we had elected our first Board of Directors and formed Olde Town Stoney Creek Community Association. We incorporated as a Not-for-Profit the following year and have continue to work hard at initiatives for the betterment of our community.
Hosting Public Community Meetings
Publishing a Community Newsletter
Making delegations/ presentations at Committee, Council & Board Meetings on behalf of our Community
Writing letters to government bodies & representatives on behalf of our community
Nominating local buildings for Heritage Registration
Founding an annual Arts Festival, Stoney Creek's Art in the Parking Lot
Managing a Community Facebook & Instagram Account
Working to connect & collaborate with other local Service Groups
(Stoney Creek Historical Society, Stoney Creek BIA, Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Battlefield Museum, Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade )
Our Board OF DIRECTORS
Lehlia Banting McBeth
What is OLDE TOWN STONEY CREEK?
Olde Town is a beautiful area surrounding the original Downtown core of Stoney Creek. This historic Downtown is where the village originated in the1780's. This strip of King Street has existed as the commercial centre of the area for over 200 years, originally existing as a native trail and even a local toll road at one point.
Today, Olde Town is the central area to many communities of Lower Stoney Creek, and features some pretty incredible places to have so close to home.
Battlefield House, Museum & Park
The Bruce Trail
Historic Downtown Stoney Creek
Green Acres Park & Pool
Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
Punchbowl Market & Bakery
The Powerhouse Restaurant
The Village Restaurant
The original village of Stoney Creek occupied just over 1 square kilometre, from Highway 20, to Highway 8, to Gray Rd and stretching south up the escarpment to include Ridge Road and the Devils Punchbowl, with King Street running through the centre as the main drag.
(*This is our Association's boundary)
Over the centuries, this area developed into the thriving city centre of Stoney Creek in Saltfleet Township, becoming home to the very 1st Drive-in in Canada and the famous Stoney Creek Dairy. After the construction of the local Eastgate Square and other big box stores in the 1970's, the business core of Downtown Stoney Creek began to suffer, with many businesses closing and struggling to survive. Stoney Creek eventually amalgamated with the City of Hamilton in 2001.
In the1990's the Olde Town area of King Street was rebranded by the City of Stoney Creek and a revitalization project was put into motion, with a particular focus on the business section of King Street, between Lake Avenue and New Mountain Road.
CHECKOUT THE 1997 REVITALIZATION PLANS HERE
However, after amalgamation, the revitalization was restructured and smaller pieces of the original concept have been implemented by the City of Hamilton, as a means of defining and revitalizing Olde Town Stoney Creek. In the past 15 years, the area has been fitted with a new community centre, redesigned sidewalks, street markers, cobblestone, lamp posts, branded street signs, as well as a town square and fountain.
ABOVE: The Powerhouse Restaurant, 2017
ABOVE: Looking west from Parkermanns down the north side of King St.
ABOVE: The Stoney Creek Fountain & statue of Augustus Jones, 2017
ABOVE: The Village Restaurant & view east down King Street, 2017 (Source- J. L. Harris)