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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 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 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 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 AccommodationsBest Western Little River Inn

Centrally located to all the businesses and organizations in the area, Simcoe's corporate hotel provides an exceptional stay at an affordable price. Unilever, OPG, Esso and Superior Essex are located near this Simcoe, ON hotel.

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Hamilton AccommodationsCrowne Plaza Hamilton Hotel & Conf Center

indoor pool and fitness center. Savor the taste of delectable cuisine at our Saffron Restaurant & Bar. For meeting facilities, social events or wedding receptions, our flexible meeting space is ideal for groups of 12-372 people.

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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 & AttractionsMERIT Brewing Company

Located in the heart of downtown Hamilton at 107 James Street North, MERIT Brewing is a brewery, kitchen, and bottle shop. Guided by a team of ambitious friends, MERIT strives to represent the heart, art, and soul of Hamilton

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsEnterprise Rent-A-Car - Grimsby

Unlike other rental car companies, Enterprise focuses on neighborhood markets. We specialize in renting to people who need a temporary replacement car or a vehicle for a special occasion.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsSears

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 & AttractionsPineland Greens Golf Club

Once a gravel quarry, this 9 hole course lies between Burlington, Hamilton, Cambridge and Guelph. The course features fully irrigated &contoured fairways, expertly manicured greens, and strategic water hazards. Tournaments and leagues w

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsRelics to Riches

Relics to Riches is a travelling event that features antique & vintage vendors as well as a buyers den where we invite people to bring in their OWN relics for our buyers to assess and possibly turn into riches!

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