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hamilton lies on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, the 'Mountain'
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 AccommodationsComfort Inn Brantford

located in downtown Brantford,with spacious rooms and such welcome amenities as complimentary wireless high speed internet, and complimentary continental breakfast.. Pets welcome.

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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 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 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 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 & AttractionsDell Pharmacy

Dell Pharmacy offers health products and services in the Southern Ontario region.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsGriffin House National Historic Site

Visit this preserved early 19th century home, set on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Dundas Valley. Explore the history of Enerals Griffin and other early Black settlers, and enjoy a walk along nearby trails.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsCopetown Woods Golf Club

Opened in 2003 on farmland owned by the family for 30 years, this course has rolling landscape and naturally sandy soil, ideal for a golf course. Enjoy the 8800 sq ft Victorian style clubhouse with wrap-around verandas, with a 200 person ba

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsBrantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest

Three days of warm weather and sunshine in August for Brantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest at Cockshutt Park in Brantford, Ontario. Astonishing amount of mouth watering ribs and chicken to be consumed over the weekend. Come enjoy this family festival.

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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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