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Ancaster, ON

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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Posted by Todd Fryer on 2014-04-02
    Take a stroll through downtown Dundas and experience the unique charm and ambiance of a small historic town: the quiet tree-lined streets, 19th century buildings, arts, culture and recreation, quaint restaurants, specialty shops and food emporiums. Step through their doors and be swept away by the sophistication of the merchandise and quality of service.  Though some small ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2014-03-05

Construction and Expansion

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Spring home selling season is here which is the most active period of the year for single home titles changing hands, and this year the outlook for home-sale growth is up. Single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums are all expected to see stronger sales in 2014. Many homeowners now have to ask themselves: Sell or keep their homes? The answer involves everything from downsizing, to retirement, ... Read More...
Posted by Hans Taal on 2014-04-18
With winter almost behind us, it’s time to get your house and garden ready to not only face the warm weather, but also the damaging effects of the sun, wind, and rain. Choose a nice spring day to walk around the outside of your house and take inventory of what tasks need attending to before they become a major—and possibly costly repair. Don’t think of spring home maintenance as “chores”; ... Read More...
Posted by Hans Taal on 2014-04-16

Community Events

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I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in a build day with Habitat for Humanity. Tomorrow I'll be rolling up my sleeves at the OMDREB sponsored Pembroke build and I couldn't be more excited! I consider myself a handy person and am looking forward to putting my skills to the test and of course I expect to learn a few new ones throughout the day! Habitat for Humanity relies heavily ... Read More...
Posted by Erin Palladine on 2014-04-21
CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd, Oakville, is delighted to announce that JoJo Ma has joined the Brokerage as a Sales Representative.  JoJo will be working with the Daniella Aitken Team and can be reached at 905.845.9180 or jojo.ma@century21.ca JoJo Ma, Sales Representative "Residing in Hamilton, I’m focusing on Hamilton and Halton areas. I have chosen these areas because of reasonable ... Read More...
Posted by CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd. on 2014-04-15

Family & Kids

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Here comes Peter Cotton Tail! Easter falls on April 20 this year and there are a number of fun, family-friendly events taking place in Hamilton and Burlington, some providing an excellent opportunity to get outside and enjoy the spring weather while celebrating Easter weekend.  Easter Weekend from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Westfield Heritage Village Visit the village for some old-fashioned ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2014-04-18
  So, the time has come. You have your finances in order, you’ve been pre-approved and you’re ready to start house hunting. First of all, congratulations on getting to this point! Now what’s your next step? You’ve probably heard oodles of advice to help you get to this stage, but do you know what to look for when it comes to finding your dream home?  Here are ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2014-04-02

Parks & Recreation

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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
An initiative to protect the 14 Mile Creek is well under way. MPP Kevin Flynn is advocating to add the 14 Mile System to the Glenorchy Conservation Area. For more information click here.    Elizabeth Polak Sales Representative CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd. 467 Speers Road, Oakville, ON L6K 3S4 Mobile: 905.617.3556   Office: 905.845.9180 Email: elizabeth.polak@century21.ca ... Read More...
Posted by Elizabeth Polak on 2014-03-01

Market Reports and Conditions

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Preparing your home to sell?  Is it ready? While we all know that preparing a home to sell can be a daunting task.  Decluttering, cleaning, painting and repairs can often add up in both time and money. But we all know it will pay off in the end. Don't forget one of the most important features of your homes value...the outside. The buyers of today are looking for the whole package, and ... Read More...
Posted by Deb Parro on 2014-04-15
While in Toronto on Saturday night I was having a conversation with a lady I have known for a few years and she, knowing I reside in "The Hammer," stated that "Hamilton is the new place to move." My reply was simple "It always has been," Stereotypes aside, there are few cities in the province that can match Hamilton's Victorian, Edwardian and 'Arts and Crafts' architecture...save Toronto and possibly, ... Read More...
Posted by Ryan Lundy on 2014-04-15

Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

  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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Looking for something local to do April 11-13th and want FREE swag and a chance to win either Toronto FC tickets, a Nest Thermostat or Nest Protect (CO) & Smoke Alarm?  Then read on... The Oakville Lifestyle Home Show offers consumers convenient, one-stop shopping from local businesses. WHAT: Oakville Lifestyle Homeshow WHEN: Fri April 11th to Sun April 13th WHERE: Glen Abbey Recreation ... Read More...
Posted by Steve Pacheco on 2014-04-08
Looking for something local to do April 11-13th and want FREE swag and a chance to win either Toronto FC tickets, a Nest Thermostat or Nest Protect (CO) & Smoke Alarm?  Then read on... The Oakville Lifestyle Home Show offers consumers convenient, one-stop shopping from local businesses. Held at the Glen Abbey Recreation Centre at 1415 Third Line, Oakville. Lots of free parking and ABM ... Read More...
Posted by Steve Pacheco on 2014-04-03

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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