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“City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style. In the air there’s the feeling of Christmas.”
Remembering downtown Hamilton in the 1950’s, brings back many nostalgic memories of fine stores, cocktail lounges, dancehalls like the Alexandra and a vibrant nightlife with excellent restaurants and grand movie theatres like the ‘Capital’ and the ‘Palace’.
Standing in the middle of King Street, like an enormous trianglur boulevard, is Gore Park. The majestic century old trees would be draped with what seems to be thousands lights would illuminiate the entire park. The fountain, which was originally installed in 1860, sparkled like a snow covered beacon while in hibernation. Many were the Christmases that children would want to be taken downtown to see the reindeer and perhaps have a hot chocolate at the restaurant in Kresege’s afterward. Shoppers would bustle in and out of ‘Eatons’, ‘Robinson’s’ and ‘Birks’, many stopping for dinner at ‘The Chicken Roost’, ‘The Grange’ or the ‘Royal Connaught‘.
Today Gore Park remains a spectacular nighttime scene at Christmas.