Living in Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton is a port city in the Canadian province of Ontario with a 2011 population of 519,949.

Conceived by George Hamilton when he purchased the Durand farm shortly after the War of 1812, Hamilton has become the centre of a densely populated and industrialized region at the west end of Lake Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe. On January 1, 2001, the new City of Hamilton was formed through the amalgamation of the former city and the other constituent lower-tier municipalities of the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth with the upper-tier regional government.

Residents of the old city are known as Hamiltonians. Since 1981, the metropolitan area has been listed as the ninth largest in Canada and the third largest in Ontario.

Hamilton is home to the shared Royal Botanical Gardens, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Bruce Trail, McMaster University and Mohawk College, and of course, Hamilton Health Sciences.

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame can be found downtown right beside Hamilton City Hall and across town to the east, the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats play at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Nestled in the arms of the Niagara escarpment, Hamilton provides easy access to Niagara on the lake and some of Ontario's finest vineyards. Attractions such as Theatre Acquarius, Hamilton Place and Copps Coliseum make Hamilton a place to be entertained!

The City of Toronto is less than an hour's drive with the international airport only 45 minutes away. Hamilton also offers the convenience of having its own airport, the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport only 15 minutes away.

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For more information about Hamilton, please visit Tourism Hamilton