About Us

The Hamilton Spectator is located at 44 Frid Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3G3.  Customer Service hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Please note, our building is closed during the COVID-19 emergency.

The Hamilton Spectator was first published July 15, 1846, and since that date has been the voice of Hamilton and the surrounding area since 1846. Originally named The Hamilton Spectator and Journal of Commerce, the paper was founded by Robert Smiley and a partner.

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SpecStore is your one-stop shop to order reprints of your favourite Hamilton Spectator pages.  Order a simple reprint on bright white paper for your own custom framing, or order a page mounted on a plaque or framed in a classic black frame.  We also offer books for all tastes, including local history, fiction, puzzle books and Ontario road trip books.  Check back often as our product offerings are updated regularly.