Who we are

The Freeway is an innovative, non-profit, fair trade coffee house, art and music venue, and community commons that functions as a third place and is committed to re-investing in the local and global community.

It’s a place to enjoy culture & creativity

At the coffee house we feature live music every week.   The walls at the coffee house are filled with works of art from local artists. We rotate the art frequently and we would love to help promote your work. Do you want to see what art is featured currently? If you have art that you would like us to showcase send us an email at info@frwy.ca

It’s a place to get some extra work done

The coffee house offers free wireless internet access with any purchase. Simply ask one of our baristas for the code and you can surf the web at high speed. If you have any technical questions, we will do our best to help you out however possible. We also have a couple of desktop computers which are available for your use. In addition, we have books, magazines and a great study space to really sink your teeth into the task at hand.

It’s a place for deep community.

There could be no better place in Hamilton to come and simply be in community. We agree with Bono, “sometimes you can’t make it on your own.” We often say that the coffee house is like your living room, only bigger… your life, only bigger. That’s true. It’s really quite an amazing space to come and chat with friends (or meet new ones), read, surf the web, or just plain relax. The coffee house is specifically designed to be a third place. We also offer community workshops on a wide range of topics from computer and internet basics to art and music to spirituality and faith issues.

It’s a place to try to be good neighbours

We really care about our community and those that make up our community. Surrounding the coffee house are a growing number of high-risk and homeless people. We collect non-perishable food, clothing and blankets to distribute, and provide informational resources on shelters, programs, and support. Our neighbours are welcome to use our space without the pressure to consume. In addition, we are involved in several community projects which seek to help revitalize our neighbourhood. If you’d like to know more about what we’re doing, drop us a line.