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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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Bronte Creek Gem!! Fabulous executive freehold townhouse by Monarch. 9 ft. ceilings on M/F with hardwood in D/R / & F/R. 2nd. fl. Laundry Room. Beautiful backyard and sun-soaked in the Summer. Professionally painted throughout in 2014. Close to walking trails & parks. Minutes to GO, QEW & 407. Common element fee for snow removal etc. $66.24 / month.  Children friendly area. Shows 10+++. ... Read More...
Posted by David Collins on 2014-04-13
Bronte Creek Gem!! Fabulous executive freehold townhouse by Monarch. 9 ft. ceilings on M/F with hardwood in D/R / & F/R. 2nd. fl. Laundry Room. Beautiful backyard and sun-soaked in the Summer. Professionally painted throughout in 2014. Close to walking trails & parks. Minutes to GO, QEW & 407. Common element fee for snow removal etc. $66.50 / month.  Children friendly area. Shows 10+++. ... Read More...
Posted by David Collins on 2014-04-04

Construction and Expansion

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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
  If you’ve ever lived in a home without a powder room, you know all too well the hassle of keeping your family’s main bathroom in perfect order should a guest need to use it. Needless to say, a powder room is an excellent selling feature.  If you’re thinking of placing your home on the market this spring and your powder room has been a little neglected over the years, ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2014-04-02

Community Events

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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
  Finally after a long cold winter it seems like spring is trying it's best to make an appearance. After spring comes  glorious summer, when bedtimes aren't as important, homework doesn't have to be done, getting everyone up and out the door isn't as hetic. But there is one phrase that strikes fear into the hearts of all parents, that shatters this magical time. That pharse is  " ... Read More...
Posted by Sa'ad Ismail on 2014-04-07

Family & Kids

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  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
The Easter Bunny needs some help painting his eggs! Here is your chance to help him out and win an awesome basket filled with Easter goodies! Print off the sheet by clicking on this link: Easter Bunny get colouring with your crayons or pencil crayons and colour away! How to download: Click on "Options", select "Download", the image will download to your computer, and then you can print off ... Read More...
Posted by Miguel Lima on 2014-03-27

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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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. Please ... Read More...
Posted by David Collins on 2014-04-11
Great 3+1 semi detached bungalow in the Clarkson Area. Hardwood flooring on main level. Separate entrance to basement which has a bedroom, rec. room, den and 4 piece bathroom - ideal as an in-law suite or for rental. Shed in rear garden and ample parking spaces. Please call David Collins on 289-242-1933 to book a private showing Read More...
Posted by David Collins on 2014-04-11

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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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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