Hamilton (Ontario) Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2022

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Hamilton between 1925 and 2022, compiled from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. It is generated through a live Google Spreadsheet so it reflects the latest information I have.


  • I have accessed new data and have filled in most of the “holes” from the Vernon Directories between 1970 and 2001. This list should be pretty complete.
  • Barn stores were listed under several names, which are included in the notes.
  • The Longo’s store on Concession Street seems unrelated to the chain.

View and download a copy of this location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.

Store tags:

  • A&P/Food Basics
  • The Barn
  • Carroll’s/Grand Union
  • Dominion/Mr Grocer
  • Food City/IGA/Price Chopper
  • Loblaws/Fortinos/No Frills
  • Metro
  • Safeway
  • Sobeys/FreshCo
  • Steinberg/Miracle (Food) Mart/Ultra
Updated on 26 November 2022