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Ancaster is a picturesque and historic community located on the Niagara Escarpment within the greater area of the city of Hamilton. It was founded officially in 1793 and is one of the oldest European communities established in present day Ontario. Ancaster is known for its historical village core, recreational walking trails and their variety of restaurants, pubs and shops.

Landmarks/ Things to do in Ancaster

 

The Hermitage is a popular site in Ancaster. In 1830 it was the property of Reverend George Sheed. It changed hands many times before burning to the ground in 1943. The shell of the old house and surrounding buildings can still be visited today. It is said to be haunted. Ghost tours run through the summer with tour guides telling haunted stories of the land and surrounding county.

Another popular site would be the Griffin House, which was associated with the underground railway. The house was owned by Enerals Griffin, who was an Africian American immigrant from Virginia. He settled in Ontario in 1834. They offer tours through the house and Black- History related programs as part of the Black Heritage Network.    

If you are visiting Ancaster during late September, make sure to stop in at the annual Ancaster Fair. There is music and live entertainment for all ages,Buskers, Old MacDonalds Farm where you can "Come walk and talk with the animals". There is also an Antique Car and Tractor Show, Pony Rides, Vendors, Horse Shows, Baby Shows, and the Smash Up Derby.

           

For people who enjoy hiking, the Bruce Trail goes through Ancaster as it links Queenston with Tobermory. The famous walking path goes through part of the Dundas Valley Conservation Area and crosses the Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail. This offers four seasons of recreation for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, snowshoers and cross country skiers.

Local Attractions

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Homeownership provides owners with many great benefits and feelings of pride. The benefits are plentiful, but there are a top few benefits that top the list for homeowners: Equity: Might seem obvious, but equity is one of the top benefits of homeownership. Paying rent year after year, tenants don’t get to see any return on their investment. With ownership, owners get to securely know that ... Read More...
Posted by Mary O'Brien on 2014-08-12
  So you have decided to buy or sell a home, and you realize that you will need the assistance of a REALTOR®. If you haven’t already got a REALTOR® that you use, it is recommended to meet and interview a few potential professionals. When you meet with each REALTOR®, have a list of questions prepared so that you can get a feel for how experienced and knowledgeable each one is, ... Read More...
Posted by Mary O'Brien on 2014-07-31

Construction and Expansion

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If you’re planning on putting your house on the market this summer—and your hoping to have it sold by the end of the summer—the clock is ticking. Even before you meet with a real estate agent, you need to get your house, and yourself, ready to capitalize on the summer selling season! Here are some essential steps to take now in order to make your home ready to go on the market: Tackle ... Read More...
Posted by Hans Taal on 2014-06-27
Generally speaking, when you spend money on your home, you’re adding value to it. The costs of finishing your basement, replacing your furnace and windows or adding a deck will most likely be recouped when it comes time to sell.  But there are some renovations or home “improvements” that may actually devalue your home. Steer clear of these mistakes!  An elaborate garden ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2014-06-24

Community Events

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  PLEASE SAVE THE DATE : AUGUST 20TH 2014 Art work made by Easter Seals Campers and presented  at our visit to Easter Seals Camp in July.   Free Movie Night In Nautical Park! ( Really! Permit is in hand LOL) Celebrate The Night is a free outdoor movie night! We will be playing a family friendly block buster movie in Nautical Park! Our goal for the night is to ... Read More...
Posted by Deborah Bennet on 2014-08-05
ONLY ONE WEEK UNTIL THE BIG EVENT! JULY 9TH 2014 DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO "CELEBRATE THE NIGHT!" A FREE NIGHT OF FAMILY FUN!   JOIN ME TO WATCH A BLOC BUSTER MOVIE OUTSIDE IN NAUTICAL PARK JULY 9TH 2014 AT 8:30PM   THE MOVIE IS FREE ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR BLANKET AND CHAIR! I WILL BE ACCEPTING DONATIONS TOWARDS THE "EASTER SEALS SEND A KID TO CAMP CAMPAIGN' 100% OF ... Read More...
Posted by Deborah Bennet on 2014-07-05

Family & Kids

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Most adults these days are doing things much later than was typical 30 years ago. You can likely name a handful unmarried 30-year-olds, maybe even a few who still live at the old family homestead. Regardless of this shift, a recent study spearheaded by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) found that a high percentage of Generation X’ers (those born 1965-1980) and Generation Y’ers ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2014-06-25
A Heartfelt Testimonial From An Amazing Client   I'm so grateful for the opportunities my job provides to my children. I'm even more blessed to work with people who recognize who I am through my work. Your confidence in me and your heartfelt testimonial means so much! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. "Michelle Rose Andreacchi -Century 21. AMAZING! An excellent realtor is hard to find. ... Read More...
Posted by Michelle Rose Andreacchi on 2014-06-12

Parks & Recreation

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  PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS IN THE TOWN OF OAKVILLE It seems like it was just a few months ago and we were experiencing the " ARTIC VORTEX", but after the temperatures  we just had this past week we were looking for a place to cool down. The Town of Oakville has 10 Public Swimming Pools for you and your families to enjoy. There are five indoor pools that are open year-round and five ... Read More...
Posted by CamMerhi Team on 2014-07-03
As of April 1, 2014, City of Burlington parks will become smoke-free. City Council amended bylaw 35-176 in November 2013 to ban smoking in city parks and recreation facilities. Exceptions to the bylaw include: LaSalle Park Pavilion, Discovery Landing, Paletta Mansion and Tyandaga Golf Course. Smoking at these locations will be allowed in designated areas. The City of Burlington is committed to ... Read More...
Posted by Steve Pacheco on 2014-04-07

Market Reports and Conditions

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Despite the bad reputation homeownership and home affordability has gotten over the past few years, it’s still part of the ‘dream’. Currently in 2014, there’s a caveat to the dream of whether or not potential buyers will find a home to purchase within their budget. Here are a few savings sacrifices that won’t have a significant effect on your finances and may help you ... Read More...
Posted by Hans Taal on 2014-08-20
"Both Larry and myself would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Steve Pacheco for his professional services, seasoned with his warm and friendly personality, for selling our home located at 541 Mathewman Crescent in Burlington. Within one week of meeting Steve, who came highly recommended by Maggie's boss, Steve made magic happen. Yes, it was absolutely MAGICAL. There is no other ... Read More...
Posted by CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd. on 2014-07-31

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  No matter how many times first time home buyers are told to consider closing costs, it’s very easy to stay focused on that one big number – your mortgage – and forget about all the other expenses that come with buying a home.  In addition to your down payment, here are some of the other costs that you will need to cover before you’ve even stepped through the front ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2013-12-21
  The holiday season is fast upon us, which means it will soon be time to make New Year’s Eve plans. Lucky for residents of Burlington and Hamilton, there are plenty of great options. A fun destination for the entire family is Royal Botanical Gardens’ Winterfest 2013!  Happening December 27 through New Year’s Eve from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., it’s five days of winter ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2013-12-21

Schools & Universities

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Town staff has been given the go-ahead to begin negotiatons with proponents of a private all boys school at the former Linbrook School property at 1079 Linbrook Road. A proposed residential development on the property, which would have seen six detached homes built on the site, was voted against by the majority of Town council. Council then unanimously agreed to open talks with the private school ... Read More...
Posted by David Newton on 2013-08-22
434 Trudeau Dr. Milton -  $454,900       Mattamy built Lindsay model facing open parkland in a quiet Trudeau Drive location! 3+1 bedrooms with 4 baths, finished lower level, dark oak stained hardwood flooring in Living Rm, Dining Rm, Family Rm & stairs. Very open floorplan. Freshly painted! Lower level bathroom has ensuite entrance into possible 4th bedroom/playroom/office. ... Read More...
Posted by The Hisey-McDermott Team on 2013-01-17

Shopping

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5 Minutes of your time can make a better first impression    It never fails to surprise us.  Day in and day out, we visit homes that are listed for sale...  The easy part of the job.  Whether we attend an open house, preview a home for a client, show a listed property to a client, or visit a potential home seller, 9 out of 10 homes have one thing in common.   We refer ... Read More...
Posted by The Kormendy Trott Team on 2014-08-05
Mother's Day is on May 11 and you are not quite sure what to get your mom? I have some suggestions that will make a great Mother's Day gift that your mom will most likely appreciate receiving on her special day. 1. Keurig B60 Special Edition Brewer Image Courtesy of Walmart Canada Available at Walmart $114 (online) -- check local stores for availability and price 2. Ninja Master Prep Pro ... Read More...
Posted by Miguel Lima on 2014-05-07

Sports & Activities

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Whether you’re planning on having a Christmas party, or just planning on spending Christmas with your family, holiday decorating doesn’t have to break the bank or your festive spirit. Your creativity can take you in many different directions that are budget-friendly. Try these tips and projects that don’t cost a lot of money: Christmas closeouts: check local newspapers often for ... Read More...
Posted by Hans Taal on 2013-12-18
The London Olympic Games are just shy of 2 months away and I can't help but feel a stir of excitement. As passion of mine since I was a little girl was to watch our Canadian athletes try day after day to honour their country and bring home a medal. There is just something so pure and genuin about the emotions and pride they feel for Canada. Simon Whitfield, the Olympic Gold medalist in Sydney and ... Read More...
Posted by Victoria Paddon on 2012-05-30
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