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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 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 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 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 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 AccommodationsComfort Inn Hamilton

Reserve a room for a great stay, on your business or personal travel. Close to downtown Hamilton and walking distance to area restaurants and shopping mall. Rollaway and Crib available on request.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsSears Canada Inc

Sears Canada, in business since 1953, is Canada's largest single full-line retailer of general merchandise and home-related services.

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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 & 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 & AttractionsWillow Valley Golf Course

Designed by golf course architects Graham Cooke/Darrell Huxham and Associates, each of the holes has 4 tees, and there are 8 man-made ponds on the course, with the tees tucked among hem

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsSouthbrook Golf & Country Club

A traditional design, established in 1969, the semi-private course consists of 18-holes, measuring up to a grand 6,562 yards. Added a new driving range in 2005, and recently renovated clubhouse.

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