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hamilton lies on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, the 'Mountain'

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Hamilton is bisected by the Niagara Escarpment, with lake views and parks on top ("the Mountain") and great lakefront action and attractions below. There are beaches and attractions close to the Skyway connecting to Burlington. The harbour is a showcase of heavy industry and steel manufacturing that made Hamilton the city it now is. Just to the east are Stoney Creek (site of War of 1812 battles) and the Niagara Wine Country.
View of Aberdeen neighbourhood from Escarpment

Nestled in the heart of the "Golden Horseshoe" against the Niagara Escarpment, Hamilton has a population of 322,000 people, making it the ninth biggest city in Canada. Hamilton's climate sitting on a bay at the western end of Lake Ontario is generally continental (warm summers and cold winters) and is influenced by its proximity to the Great Lakes.

The escarpment that rises above Hamilton shelters the lower part of the city from warm southerly winds, making the downtown cooler than the south end on the escarpment. The area above the escarpment is know as Hamilton Mountain.

Escarpment view East

The city has long been known as a Steel Town, supplying steel for the automobile manufacturing sector centred around Toronto. Stelco and Dofasco remain the two largest private-sector employers in the city.

Over the past 20 years, the city has been working on a program of "greening" the city to improve the quality of life for its residents. The Bruce Trail today spans 776 kilometres from Queenston to Tobermory, including 10 kilometres in Hamilton. The city is also home to the Royal Botanical Gardens and Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area.

Downtown as seen from the Stoney Creek escarpment The city is equally close to Toronto and the US border at Queenston, making it convenient for industry and travellers alike. This very location also made it the location of a famous and important battle in the War of 1812 at nearby Stoney Creek. There is a lot of history in and around Hamilton.

Hamilton has three major areas: along the lake (between Downtown, the steel mills and Stoney Creek) are older homes, on The Mountain, atop the Niagara Escarpment with its great vistas are more recently built homes (with the most recently built homes edging closer to Hamilton's airport), and in the mixed urban-rural communities of Dundas, Ancaster, and Flamborough to the northwest.

There are also a number of nearyby bedroom communities to the south, stretching from Hope to Brantford south to Dunnville on Lake Erie.

There are also nearby communities in the Niagara Region. And if you are a fan of the Hamilton Spectator newspaper, you might also include Burlington & Oakville in the Halton Region in this marketplace.

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Hamilton AccommodationsCrowne Plaza Hamilton Hotel and Conference Centre

Located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, a 10-minute walk to Harbour front, 2 blocks from Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton Place Theatre, Copps Coliseum, Art Gallery and Lloyd D. Jackson Square shopping complex.

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Hamilton AccommodationsBest Western Brant Park Inn & Conference Centre

Walter Gretzky wing features authentic Gretzky memorabilia, and luxury suites with special amenities. The Grand Ballroom delivers a level of grandeur and modern audio-visual capabilities.

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Hamilton AccommodationsLog Inn Bed and Breakfast

Log Inn B&B is a wholesome retreat in southern Ontario, close to all major attractions. Nestled in the Niagara Peninsula not far from Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Only one hour to Toronto or to Niagara Falls.

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Hamilton AccommodationsTravelodge Simcoe

Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Free Weekday Newspaper

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Hamilton AccommodationsPuddicombe Estate Farms & Winery

We have the only winery in the city of Hamilton and we have a train, children fun village, bakery, general store, pick your own fruit, wine shop, cafe and banquet room.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsSouthern Pines Golf & Country Club

This 1963 family golf facility features 18 challenging executive length golf holes, plus a 2 acre all natural grass driving range and chipping green. Check out the fully stocked year-round 1800 square foot proshop.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsLaser tag birthday party

We provide exciting games laser tag Arena located in Hamilton. Our laser tag adventure is excellent for walk-ins, Birthdays, Parties, corporate events and much more! Book party Now at:(905) 383-8300

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsCollective Arts Brewing

We are a grassroots beer company fusing the craft of brewing with the inspired talents of emerging artists & musicians. Our brewery is dedicated to promoting artists and raising creative consciousness through the sociability of craft beer.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsAirport Taxi Hamilton

Hamilton Airport Taxi the most consistent quality service and most sought out assistance by the customers for more than 10 years. The reason is simple; our clients are treated and provided VIP services at the most affordable rates.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsSoldiers of Fortune Paintball

Soldiers of Fortune Paintball has 8 unique playings fields, situated on over 40 acres of playing area, offering a wide variety of different game scenarios. From heated battles in the Viet Cong Combat Village to the close quarter action of Black Hawk Down

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