With it’s rich culture and spectacular views, Hamilton, Ontario is a city like no other. Known as the “Steel town”, “the Hammer”, and “Tiger Town”, this unique port city has become the center of urbanization and Industrialization. This densely populated region was conceived by George Hamilton when he purchased the Durand farm shortly after the War of 1812, and was officially given city status on June 9th 1846. Since then, Hamilton has become the Steel City Capital of Canada.
Surrounded by the southern shores of Lake Ontario and the lush trails of the Niagara Escarpment, Hamilton offers access to an amazing playground for the outdoor enthusiasts. This picturesque city sits at the forefront of a vibrant arts community and active cultural life. Hamilton is home to the shared Royal Botanical Gardens, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Bruce Trail, McMaster University and Mohawk College. For the sports-enthusiasts, 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 Tim Horton’s field. With access to countless museums, art galleries, award-winning restaurants and more, there is always something to do in Hamilton, Ontario.