Getting to the Hamilton Mini Maker Faire

The 2nd Annual Hamilton Mini Maker Faire is less than 24 hours away!   We can’t wait to share what Hamilton’s Maker Community has put together.   It’s going to be a fantastic day!   Read on to get directions for tomorrow’s event.

When to Come:

The Faire runs from 11am to 5pm.   Visitors are welcome to arrive any time, and stay for as long as they like.    Come for a picnic!   Bring your own food, or buy from our food trucks, True North BBQ, Urban Express, Crazy Burrito and Foundry Ice Cream.

Don’t miss performances on our Wood Shed Stage at 12:30 and 2:00 pm.

The Museum will be conducting tours of their 70 ton steam engines all day.

In the event that it rains on the day of the event, the Mini Maker Faire will still take place.

2016 Hamilton Maker Faire Museum Site Map

2016 Hamilton Maker Faire Museum Site Map

Getting Here:

By Car

The Hamilton Mini Maker Faire is being graciously hosted by the Museum of Steam and Technology on 900 Woodward Ave.    Free parking will be off-site at Globe Park, at the North East end of Brampton St.   Thank you to Thomas Solutions for providing free, continuous shuttles between Globe Park and the Museum grounds

There will also be on-site parking available for a $5 fee.  (the fee will be waived for cars with handicap passes).   On-site parking is limited however, so once the lot is full, able-bodied visitors may be asked to park at Globe Park.

museum road map

Museum and Parking Road Map. Click to see in Google Maps.

By Bike

Woodward Ave. has bike lanes running North-South.   Connect from the West by travelling along the Cannon St Cycle Track to Britannia, then Maclaren, then Woodward.   From the South, use the Red Hill Creek Trail to get to the East end of Brampton St, then take Brampton to Woodward.   From Burlington, Grimsby or anywhere along the waterfront, use the Waterfront Trail to connect to the QEW pedestrian bridge, then South to Brampton St along the Red Hill Creek Trail.

By Transit

HSR Route numbers 4 and 11 pass by the site.   Check timings with the HSR Route Planner (enter 900 Woodward Ave as the destination)

What to Bring:

  • Your electronic tickets if you pre-registered.   If you haven’t yet, click here to get a free ticket!   Our volunteers will stamp the hands of those guests who arrive with a ticket, after which you are free to roam the site.    Those visitors who do not pre-register will be asked to sign a safety waiver before entering.
  • Cash for the awesome food and shopping
  • Hat and/or sunscreen, if you plan on being outside
  • A water bottle.  Refill stations will be available
  • An umbrella, just in case
  • Your imagination and passion – Maker Faires are about celebrating Hamilton’s Artist, Maker and Hobbyist communities, and  learning how to get involved.   Talk to our exhibitors and have fun!

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us .    See you Sunday!


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