An environmental education demonstration centre operated by Green Venture in Hamilton, Ontario.
Experience Greener Living!
In addition to being Green Venture's home office, EcoHouse serves to demonstrate environmental technologies from the past, present and future.
EcoHouse shows citizens that it is possible to live in a sustainable manner, in harmony with our environment.
Visitors are able to view and use environmentally friendly products, and discover where they can be purchased.
EcoHouse Hours of Operation- 2014
EcoHouse is open Monday to Friday - 10 am to 3 pm , or by appointment. During our open hours, we offer product sales and conduct pre-booked education programs. There are also occasional special event or workshop hours. Please check the Calendar in the right hand margin for updates in different Programs. Green Venture is closed on statutory holidays.
Please call ahead to 905-540-8787 before visiting. Our hours vary occasionally without notice, as we are out working with the community.
EcoHouse Mission Statement
EcoHouse is a place where healthy living principles are upheld and demonstrated to encourage, inspire, and support people in their efforts to reduce their impact on the environment by adopting sustainable living practices and retrofitting their homes.
Volunteer Interpreter Guided Tours are offered on open special event days. Please contact Green Venture to find out how you can become an EcoHouse Interpreter.
Education Programs: If you are bringing a group or seven (7) or more, you must book ahead for an Education Program. Education programs cost $6.00 per visitor.See our Touring EcoHouse pages for more information.
Nut Allergies: EcoHouse is NOT a nut-allergen free building. The building is open to the public regularly, which means persons or surfaces may have had some recent contact with some form of nuts.
EcoHouse is an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station; Donation by EATON
Check out the variety of things you can see and do at EcoHouse. EcoHouse showcases environmental items relating to water, energy, waste, green gardening, sustainable transportation, climate change, and local heritage.
Use the above link to get bus route instructions, and directions to EcoHouse.
EcoHouse is located in east Hamilton, below the Niagara Escarpment, just east of the Red Hill Valley. We are part of the Davis Creek neighbourhood. Please see here for a link to the municipal Neighbourhood Action Plan.In 2012, Green Venture helped organize a local clean-up of the Davis Creek.
To view a map showing EcoHouse and the Red Hill Parkway click here. Street parking is available for gasoline cars and one premium parking spot is reserved for an Electric Vehicle.
Special Events and Weekend Openings
Green Venture offers seasonal weekend openings with tons of family fun. Every special event is a new theme, with new displays, activities, children's crafts, and more. Click here to experience My Green Adventures!
Our community garden was the first modern community garden in Hamilton, established in 2005. It is undergoing an overhaul in 2013. See photos of our community garden and find out how you can get involved.
Green Venture occasionally has displays of local art in the building. Artists are welcome to request the space at no cost (click on link above).
Support EcoHouse or have your products or services demonstrated.
If your company has a product that you would like to demonstrate at the EcoHouse, please call 905-540-8787 ext. 115.
Help us reach our fundraising goal and become a Friend of EcoHouse.
Discover some of the rich history of the 1851 James Dean house (latterly known as "Glen Manor"), the Veevers Estate, and the Glendale Dairy.
photo of Glen Manor, c 1930, courtesy of Eric Bawden