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Welcome to Hamilton

Hamilton is a port city in Southern Ontario. Since most of the steel industry in Ontario is concentrated in this city, Hamilton has been nicknamed “The Steel City of Canada”, or simply “Steeltown” for short. With a population of 747,545, Hamilton is the third largest metropolitan area in Ontario.

Neighbourhood characteristics

Pet Friendly

Vibrant

Lively

Suburb

Unique Boutiques

Green Spaces

Nightlife

Foodie's Favourite

Multicultural

Family Friendly

Early to Bed

Industry Hub

Bang For Your Buck

Tranquil

Plenty of Pubs

Student Friendly

Fun facts

  • The Royal Botanical Garden is one of the largest botanical gardens in Canada by having 980 hectares.

  • Hamilton also holds the title of “The Waterfall Capital of the World” because the city has over 130 waterfalls that can be discovered around the city.

  • The first Tim Hortons opened in Hamilton.

  • The city has 153 km of cycling lanes and 49 km of hiking trails.

  • The Winona Peach Festival has been celebrating the local peach harvest since 1967.

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What to expect

A booming economy, a vibrant cultural scene, and picturesque surroundings.

What not to expect

A ‘cheaper than Toronto’ suburb.


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Hamilton

The “Steel-City” with heart.

Hamilton is a port city in Southern Ontario. Since most of the steel industry in Ontario is concentrated in this city, Hamilton has been nicknamed “The Steel City of Canada”, or simply “Steeltown” for short. With a population of 747,545, Hamilton is the third largest metropolitan area in Ontario.

The city is known for being a working man’s land. With its industrial skyline, Hamilton may not seem to be more than just a steel town. Once you do your research and get to know the friendly Hamiltonians, you realize this city has an amazing art and culture scene next to its strong economy.


The growing art scene is concentrated in the downtown area. Streets like King William Street, Locke Street, and James Street are bustling with activity and compliment the established art sector lead by the Art Gallery of Ontario. Supercrawl, an arts festival that attracts thousands of attendees, has been reviving the city. And the food scene has exploded in recent years, with new restaurants and dishes popping up throughout the city. A thriving craft beer and spirits scene rounds out the city’s culinary scene. As any good Hamiltonian will tell you, there’s plenty to eat, drink, and admire throughout the city!


Hamilton also boasts world-class educational facilities, including McGill University, one of the largest universities in Southern Ontario and famous for its world-class medical school. McGill has the honour of being the most research-intensive university in Canada.

The city is privileged to have the Niagara Escarpment where waterfalls and cascades are visited by residents. Webster’s Falls is one of the most popular sights and a perfect spot to enjoy the fall colours. Hamilton is also one of the cities that lies along the Bruce Trail, the 890-kilometre hiking trail that follows the Niagara Escarpment all the way up the Bruce Peninsula to Tobermory, Ontario. This publicly owned trail is one of Canada’s UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves and features unique views of the geological formations that make up the escarpment.

To sum it up, Hamilton can surprise you.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

A booming economy, a vibrant cultural scene, and picturesque surroundings.

The city is known for being a working man’s land. With its industrial skyline, Hamilton may not seem to be more than just a steel town. Once you do your research and get to know the friendly Hamiltonians, you realize this city has an amazing art and culture scene next to its strong economy.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT:

A ‘cheaper than Toronto’ suburb.

Housing prices in Hamilton have increased steadily over the previous five years as growing families are priced out of nearby Toronto’s housing market. Gentrification is a city-wide problem.

THE MARKET:

Hamilton boasts mainly spacious single family homes in quiet subdivisions.

Hamilton's housing stock consists mainly of detached homes in quiet subdivisions, many with scenic views of the surrounding Niagara Escarpment. There is also a significant selection of townhouses, row houses, and semi detached houses. Affordable rental housing can be difficult to obtain.

UNEXPECTED APPEAL:

Hiking the scenic Bruce Trail and taking in the natural beauty of the Niagara Escarpment.

The city is privileged to have the Niagara Escarpment where waterfalls and cascades are visited by residents. Webster’s Falls is one of the most popular sights and a perfect spot to enjoy the fall colours. Hamilton is also one of the cities that lies along the Bruce Trail, the 890-kilometre hiking trail that follows the Niagara Escarpment all the way up the Bruce Peninsula to Tobermory, Ontario. This publicly owned trail is one of Canada’s UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves and features unique views of the geological formations that make up the escarpment.

THE LIFESTYLE:

Hamilton’s world-class art scene is celebrated each year at Supercrawl.

The growing art scene is concentrated in the downtown area. Streets like King William Street, Locke Street, and James Street are bustling with activity and compliment the established art sector lead by the Art Gallery of Ontario. Supercrawl, an arts festival that attracts thousands of attendees, has been reviving the city.

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH:

At one of Hamilton’s trendy new restaurants, you’ll taste why foodies flock to this city.

The food scene has exploded in recent years, with new restaurants and dishes popping up throughout the city. A thriving craft beer and spirits scene rounds out the city’s culinary scene. As any good Hamiltonian will tell you, there’s plenty to eat, drink, and admire throughout the city!


THE NEIGHBOURS:

Boasting many world-class educational institutions, Hamilton is home to students, academics, and professionals.

Hamilton boasts world-class educational facilities, including McGill University, one of the largest universities in Southern Ontario and famous for its world-class medical school. McGill has the honour of being the most research-intensive university in Canada.

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Hamilton Neighbourhoods

Hamilton contains 0 districts and 199 neighbourhoods , each with their own unique character. Whether you prefer a trendy urban centre or a peaceful suburb, Homicity can help you find your dream home. Explore the various neighbourhoods in Hamilton to find the one that’s perfect for you.