The history of Irish migration to British North America in the nineteenth-century has centered predominantly on those immigrants who were exiled from Ireland after the Great Famine, 1845-1850. However, a significant number of Irishmen, both Protestant and Catholic, arrived in Canada as immigrants by choice in the years leading up to the Great Hunger.
Their immigration was often part of family economic strategies and, as such, they arrived in North America with a greater capability for early success. Irish-Canadian historiography, moreover, has focused primarily on rural settlement, by far the most common choice of Irish migrants in Canada. Yet, a significant number of Irishmen did settle in the growing urban centres of nineteenth-century Canada.
The Real Estate in Corktown
Conveniently located steps away from the Go Station and Public Transportation, Corktown is a commuter's dream.
The neighbouhood is dotted with semi-detached homes, larger detached homes and condos. Most condos were built in the 1960's with the exception of Chateau Royale, a hip condo building on James Street South, with great units and tons of amenities.
Along with beautiful homes and condos you will stumble upon charming and fun cafes, patios, restaurants and pubs. Corktown's memorable history lies in its classic "Corktown Pub". A tavern like no other, it truly holds its values.
Established in 1931, the Legendary Corktown Tavern is the essence of entertainment in the Corktown district. Famous for being Hamilton oldest licensed establishment and live music venue for over 80 years.