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Hamilton, also known as "Steel Town", " The Hammer" and " Tiger Town" is a port city, that has become the centre of a densely populated and industrialized region at the west end of Lake Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe. Hamilton was conceived by George Hamilton, and was officially given city status on June 9th 1846.

At one time 60% of Canada's steel was produced in Hamilton by Stelco and Dofasco. Hamilton has become the Steel City Capital of Canada.

Land Marks/ Things to do in Hamilton

One of the most recognized landmarks is Dundurn Castle. It was built between the years of 1832 and 1835, and was home to Sir Allan MacNab. The Castle is currently restored to its splendor of 1855 and is open for tours. You may also book a wedding.

Take a visit to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum featuring the air crafts used by Canadians and Canada's military from the beginning of World War Two up to the present day. The Museum allows visitors to climb into the cockpit of a real jet fighter, or trainer or the Avro CF-100. There are many displays full of photographs and memorabilia which creates an educational experience about Canada's history to all ages. They also have Air Shows, and a Remembrance Day Ceremony open to the public.

Some other places that may be of interest would be the HMCS Haida destroyer ship, which is the last remaining example of the 27 Tribal Class destroyers built for the Canadian Navy. It is open seasonally for tours.

There is also the African Lion Safari, a drive- through wildlife park. It also has a water park, a playground, a scenic railway tour and a cruise aboard the "African Queen". There are also shows, such as Parrots Paradise, Elephant Round-up and Birds of Prey. Other places of interest would be, Copps Coliseum, The Royal Botanical Gardens, The Bruce Trail, and The Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

In the summer, there is Wild Water Works, located in Confederation Park. It offers a perfect place to spend a summer day. It is home to Canada's largest outdoor wave pool, filed with over a millon gallons of heated water that splash down every minute. Wild Water Works has 3 tube slides, The Knight Rider, Blue Demon and the Vertigo Side Winder, which all plunge into the Eazy River where you can soak up the sun. The Corkscrew and the Kamikaze are Wild Water Works six- storey body slides. Also home to Little Squirt Works for younger children, which includes a wading pool with computer-controlled sprays and mists, and a number of fountains.

For all the football lovers out there, come and watch the Hamilton Tiger Cats play at Ivor Wynne Stadium. The Stadium was built in 1930, and holds 30,000 people. Ivor Wynne Stadium has undergone many changes over the years, but the stadium has remained true to the original vision of an outdoor stadium. In fact, it is one of the few stadiums of its kind in North America and is a significant historical and cultural landmark of Hamilton-Wentworth.

McMaster University

McMaster University is named after Senator William McMaster. Orginally it was located in Toronto, then the University moved to Hamilton in 1930. McMaster University is one of the Top 100 Universities in the world. The school offers Business, Engineering, Health Sciences and Humanities, Social Sciences and a distinctive Arts and Science program. The campus has grown immensely since its move from Toronto. The original 6 buildings have been added to, all still in use today. There are a total of 56 buildings on campus. Buildings vary in age from Hamilton Hall (1926, oldest building on campus) to its new Business facilities finished in 2010 and located in Burlington. The largest building is the McMaster University Medical Centre. It is a multi-use research hospital that ranks among one of the largest public buildings in Canada. There are 2 smoke-free residence buildings also located on campus. There is also the  McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC) center of student life, containing a cafe, and a large study space. It is a very large attractive campus, the interior of which is only open to cyclists and pedestrians. Nearby attractions include: Cootes Paradise, Bruce Trail, Niagara Escarpment, Waterfront Trail, and Royal Botanical Gardens. McMaster is also home to the McMaster Nuclear Reactor (MNR), a university- based research reactor that is today the only Canadian Medium Flux Reactor in a university environment. It is home to the McMaster Marauders since 1948. McMaster has a full sized Canadian football field, sometimes used as a training camp for the Hamilton Tiger Cats, and also a FIFA sized soccer pitch. Team sports include: baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, volleyball, wrestling and water polo. Men’s water polo is the most successful team at the provincial level and the Men’s wrestling team is the most successful at the national level. McMaster has graduated 34 Olympic athletes, 8 Olympic coaches, 2 administrators, and 2 officials. Two members of McMaster University have been to space, faculty member Dafydd Williams, currently a physician scientist at McMaster Centre for Medical Robotics and astronaut Roberta Bondar, first woman in space. McMaster University has 21,173 full-time undergraduate students (2009-2010) and 3,025 full-time graduate students (2009-2010), 96 per cent of McMaster graduates are employed within two years.

Mohawk College

Mohawk College, founded in 1967, is named after Joseph Brant, Chief of the Mohawks. It was the first college in Canada to offer Co-Operative Education, which are work terms where students gain real-world and hands on learning. There are 107 full-time programs, 19 apprenticeship programs and more than 1,000 continuing education courses. Faculties include Schools of Arts, Science and Communications, School of Business, School of Engineering Technology, School of Health Sciences and School of Human Services. Mohawk has three campuses which are located in Hamilton, Stoney Creek and Brantford.

Fennell Campus

The Fennell Campus is Mohawk’s largest Campus, and is located in Hamilton. It is home to programs such as Business, Human Services, Arts, Sciences, Communications and Engineering Technology. Mohawk is a member of Ontario College Athletic Association. Its gym facility includes two intramural basketball and volleyball courts, a badminton court and fitness areas with free weights and cardio equipment. There is a Health Clinic on campus available to staff and students with a full-time college physician and nursing staff. This campus has recently gone through Interior renovations including a new central atrium with great stair, student services centre, café, bookstore, and a two storey e-learning commons. Previously dark hallways have been renovated to admit natural light while making visual connections to surrounding streetscapes.  

IAHS at McMaster University

1700 students attend Mohawk- McMaster Institute of Applied Health and Sciences, The first facility in Canada to combine college and university health sciences education under one roof. The IAHS is home to collaborative nursing and medical radiations science programs that have achieved the highest level of accreditation.

Hospitals in Hamilton

McMaster Children’s Hospital

Services and Specialties available at McMaster Children’s Hospital range from Paediatric inpatient services (medicine, surgery and all subspecialties ), paediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care, paediatric oncology , outpatient specialty clinics, emergency services specializing in the care of children, nutrition , metabolism and exercise programs. MCH has 117 acute beds, including 57 in the Neonatal Intensive Care and Level II Nurseries and 8 in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. It also specializes in services for children with developmental, physical, communicative, behavioural and emotional problems.

Hamilton General Hospital

Hamilton General Hospital is a major teaching Hospital in downtown Hamilton. It is operated by Hamilton Health Sciences and is formally affiliated with McMaster University. The Hospital was founded in 1848 and became part of the HHS in 1996. It is also home to a rooftop Helipad. The David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute is a $100 million research centre that is home to more than 400 people. It was built right behind the Hamilton General, and was opened on March 11 2010. It has also added 250 new jobs to the local economy. David Braley contributed $10 million towards the project. He is the president of Orlick Industries (auto parts) and was former owner of the Hamilton Tiger Cats and is the current owner of the BC Lions and Toronto Argonauts.

Juravinski Hospital (Previously the Henderson Hospital)

By 1913 the General Hospital was overcrowded and wounded soldiers returning from WWI increased this problem. In April of 1917 a 100 bed veteran’s hospital was built and was called Mount Hamilton Hospital. In 1918 a nurse’s residence was added, and in1932 a maternity hospital was built. However due to the depression there was no more money to furnish it. The hospital finally opened in 1938 after 6 years of sitting empty. In 1954 the 332- bed Nora-Frances Henderson Convalescent Hospital was built on the same site. Nora Henderson, in 1931 became the first woman in Canada to be elected to City Board of Control and she served in Hamilton’s City Council for 16 years and was an advocate for citizen rights. In 1962 Hamilton General Hospital amalgamated with the Henderson and Mount Hamilton Hospital to form Hamilton Civic Hospital. In 1965 the two adjacent hospitals were physically linked and renamed the Henderson General Hospital. In 2006 Hamilton Health Sciences Corp. decided to change the name to the Juravinski Hospital. The Juravinski Hospital provides acute inpatient and palliative care, diagnostic services and an educational environment to support the needs of cancer patients and the Juravinski Cancer Centre. Highly regarded Orthopaedic programs combine health care and research to offer patients a range of services dedicated to helping them prepare for and recover from joint replacement surgery.

Local Attractions

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Posted by Todd Fryer on 2014-07-11
Canada will celebrate its 147th birthday in 2014 and grand events are set to take place to celebrate this momentous occasion in both Hamilton and Burlington.  We are so fortunate to live in one of the world’s greatest countries, so don your red and white, get together with friends and neighbours and help commemorate Canada’s big day at one of these great events.  The Canada ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2014-06-27

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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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   Save The Date For This Year's BBT Awards Gala Bradford       October 2, 2014 marks the date for the Bradford Board of Trade Awards Gala. Nominations are currently open so if you know of a business that has gone above and beyond your expectations, nominate them for an award. Please go here.   Though there are several real estate brokerages in the town of ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2014-07-18
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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When a seller wants to sell a home and finds a buyer who wants to buy it, you’d think they’d have a deal. What could go wrong? In today’s real estate market, plenty of things can go wrong. With the current tough financial climate, there are both longstanding pitfalls and a lot of new ones. The best-case scenario is that they can cost you time or money. Or both. At worst, the home ... Read More...
Posted by Hans Taal on 2014-07-14
" I wanted to thank you for your assistance in the last week to help my husband and I to find a rental property. You took the time to uncover my needs and preferences and were so very accommodating with our schedule. What was particularly impressive and appreciated was your patience and professionalism. It was rather stressful with negotiations and the lack of response from the owner, and you ... Read More...
Posted by Sheena Curran on 2014-07-09

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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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RARELY LISTED GROUND FLOOR EAGLE RIDGE GEM !! 2 bed plus den, 2 bath apartment. New kitchen with granite counter. New 15mm. laminate floors. Renovated bathrooms, one with custom made shower and vanity. Situated in the award winning Eagle Ridge Complex with an outstanding recreation centre (all the amenities on your wish list). 24hrs. security. Mins. to highway, schools and 100m walk to stores. OPEN ... Read More...
Posted by David Collins on 2014-06-05
RARELY LISTED GROUND FLOOR EAGLE RIDGE GEM !! 2 bed plus den, 2 bath apartment. New kitchen with granite counter. New 15mm. laminate floors. Renovated bathrooms, one with custom made shower and vanity. Situated in the award winning Eagle Ridge Complex with an outstanding recreation centre (all the amenities on your wish list). 24hrs. security. Mins. to highway, schools and 100m walk to stores. OPEN ... Read More...
Posted by David Collins on 2014-05-30

Shopping

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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
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

Sports & Activities

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year on Monday, March 17, 2014 with a free card from Jib Jab.   Jib Jab is a fun way to superimpose your face on funny characters and brighten up the day of friends, family, coworkers and clients.   When you’re ready click here to choose a card, then follow the prompts to get started on sending out your e-card.   ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2014-03-11
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
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