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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 nearb y 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 AccommodationsQuality Hotel in Hamilton

The non-smoking Quality Hotel® provides accommodations designed for corporate business and leisure travelers, as well as families on trips at an affordable rate.

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Hamilton AccommodationsFlamboro Valley Camping Resort

family run campground, located in a peaceful valley in Southern Ontario, Canada (North of Hamilton). The campground was established in January 2003. Lost of amenities and activities for you and your whole family to enjoy.

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Hamilton AccommodationsComfort Inn Simcoe

All rooms equipped with iron/board, hairdryer, in-room coffee, dataport phones and pay per view movies. Free high speed internet access or in-room wireless access as well as upgraded rooms with fridge and microwave also available

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Hamilton AccommodationsAdmiral Inn Hamilton

Admiral Inns provides fine clean, quality rooms, fully licensed dining lounges, modern meeting facilities and a friendly efficient staff.

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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 Travel & AttractionsAvis Rent A Car

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsWhitehern Historic House & Garden National Historic Site

Discover one of the finest examples of an intact historic home in Canada during a guided tour with a costumed interpreter. 3 generations of the McQuesten family lived at Whitehern from 1852 until 1968.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsGlendale Golf & Country Club

The clubhouse and other facilities are is open year-round and feature a beautiful patio with a panoramic view overlooking the 1st &18th holes.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsChippewa Creek Golf & Country Club

Enjoy 27 great holes of golf for all levels of play our Gold Eagle, White Hawk, and Red Falcon nines combine to provide three unique par 72 layouts with your choice of tee decks playing from lengths of 5300 to 6400 yards.

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