About Us

A Proud Heritage

The grand opening of The Greater Hamilton Shopping Centre took place on October 26, 1955 and was one of the first shopping malls built in North America. The Land was first purchased in 1953 from the Jockey Club racetrack by the newly formed Great Hamilton Shopping Centre consortium. In 1974 the centre was enclosed and the name changed to The Centre Mall.

1982 saw the arrival of the new food court and KMART department store. In 2008, Triovest Realty Advisors Inc. began the phased dismantling and rebuilding of the 74 acre property.

New spaces, fresh faces and a whole new look! What was once a dated, enclosed shopping centre, was now making way for a new vibrant open-air shopping destination. With the completion of phase one of the redevelopment, Triovest Realty Advisors Inc. was pleased to introduce Hamilton to a completely new shopping destination with a fresh, new name, The Centre on Barton.

Centre on Barton Summer

Conveniently located on Barton Street,
between Ottawa and Kenilworth

The Centre on Barton continues to create the strong community ties that have kept it thriving for over 50 years now. The largest open-air centre in the region, this pedestrian-friendly shopping experience welcomes some new faces and certainly existing retailers that welcome their customers back.

The Centre on Barton features over 60 stores, including Walmart, Canadian Tire, Metro, Staples, The Brick, Michaels, and Shoppers Drug Mart; other major tenants that have opened recently include PetSmart, Sherwin Williams, and Osmow’s.

The Centre’s Food Pavilion houses 7 quick service food vendors, with seating for over 385 customers. Included in the retail mix are an additional 80 stores & services, including financial institutions, restaurants, fashion, and more. The excitement continues.

Have any inquiries? Contact us today.

The Centre on Barton


1275 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario L8H 2V4


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