Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Hamilton’s revival has made the city one of Canada’s most buzz-worthy destinations. Known for its distinctive urban feel, vibrant arts and culture, and exciting food scene, Hamilton also surprises with its vast natural offerings and fascinating history. Check out Tourism Hamilton for what to do when you’re in town.

David Braley Health Sciences Centre
McMaster University

David Braley Health Sciences Centre is a 192,000-square-foot, 6-storey building located at the corner of Main and Bay streets right across from city hall in downtown Hamilton.

Home to several academic divisions of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, it contains a large family health clinic and also serves as headquarters for the City of Hamilton’s Public Health Services.

The building design extends the ground plane and public realm up through the building via a cascading series of public spaces that leads the visitor to the top of the building as well as providing views of the surrounding city.

The LEED Gold Certified structure integrates art, nature and contemporary design. Common throughout the public system is a material pallet of stone, wood, fountains and planting features that links these elevated spaces back to the original ground plane entry and connects to the idea of Hamilton as a city situated between the lake and the escarpment surrounded by nature.

David Braley Health Sciences Centre
McMaster University
100 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 1H6

By Plane

  • John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM): a hassle-free airport only 15 minutes from downtown
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ): less than an hour’s drive to Hamilton
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ): less than an hour’s drive to Hamilton
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF): less than a two-hour drive to Hamilton

By Car

Ideally located on major highways an hour’s drive from Toronto, Kitchener/Waterloo, Niagara Falls, and the US border.

Public Transit

Buses and trains arrive daily at the Hamilton GO Centre terminal in the heart of the city.

  • GO Bus: Interregional public bus system for the entire Greater Toronto Area
  • Greyhound: Inter-city and cross-border bus transportation service
  • Coach Canada: regular service throughout the Greater Toronto Area and outlying regions
  • GO Train: Interregional public train system for the entire Greater Toronto Area. Rush hour service from Toronto.
  • Via Rail: National rail service stops in nearby Burlington (GO Bus completes your journey to Hamilton GO Centre downtown).


Parking is available in an underground parking lot below the David Braley Health Sciences Centre. The entrance for the parking lot is off of Bay Street North. There are several additional parking lots, both above ground and underground in the vicinity.