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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 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 AccommodationsThe Staircase, Hamilton's Arts Incubator

The Staircase is an architecturally spectacular community performance space named for its unique cast iron spiral staircase.The main four story heritage building houses an intimate 67 seat live theatre. See all manner show of talent...

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Hamilton AccommodationsKnights Beach Resort

Our popular campsites are close to our 1/2 mile of sandy beach that's perfect for swimming. We've got over 450 campsites for tents and trailers, Knight's Beach is the place for you!

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Hamilton AccommodationsSheraton Hamilton Hotel

301 deluxe guest rooms, with views of Lake Ontario or the Niagara Escarpment. Pools, sundeck and fitness centre. Enjoy a great meal or refreshment in our restaurants and lounges. Club Floor features upgraded services and amenities

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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 Travel & AttractionsEmpire Greens Golf Course

check out our great golf course, wit its many challenging holes

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsHertz Rent A Car

Great cars. Great rates. Great Srvice. Hertz is the preferred car rental company of CAA. Free customer pickup & return, Unlimited km rates. One-way rentals. daily, weekly, weekend rates.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsGravity Climbing Gym

Test your climbing skill on a variety of climbing walls and courses, to prepare yourself for great recreation in a scenic outdoor environment, or enjoy climbing indoors when the weather gets rough. Individuals and groups bookings are both welcome.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsGrand River Kayak

We offer guided kayak tours along the lower Grand River and north shore of Lake Erie. We also offer lessons and fitness classes. We sell kayaks, paddlesports gear, clothing, footwear and accessories for your outdoor pursuits.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsSandusk Golf Club

Beautiful 18 Hole, 5,800 yard golf course with large, well manicured greens and fairways weaving through majestic Sandusk Creek & Jacob's Pond. Weekday $29, Weekends $34. Power Carts available. Great Clubhouse with wrap around deck.

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