Hamilton, Ontario

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Hamilton is a port city in the Canadian province of Ontario. Hamilton has a population of 569,353, and its census metropolitan area, which encompasses Burlington and Grimsby, has a population of 785,184. The city is situated approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi) southwest of Toronto in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

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City of Hamilton
Six photos of Hamilton's landmarks, which include a wide view of Downtown Hamilton, City Hall lit up at night, a walkway with a lamp at Bayfront Park, a front view of Dundurn Castle, the Pigott Building in front of a blue sky and Webster's Falls with greenery on either side.
From top, left to right: Downtown Hamilton from Sam Lawrence Park, Hamilton City Hall, Bayfront Park Harbour Front Trail, Dundurn Castle, Historic Art Deco and Gothic Revival Pigott Building complex, Webster's Falls
A coat of arms with a yellow and blue Canadian pale in the middle, a crown made from castle bricks with a red Canadian maple leaf on top, a deer to the left and a tiger to the right. Below is green grass with a banner that has the city's motto: Together Aspire – Together Achieve.
Official logo of Hamilton
English: Together Aspire – Together Achieve
Major communities
Hamilton is located in Southern Ontario
Location in Southern Ontario
Hamilton is located in Ontario
Location in Ontario
Hamilton is located in Canada
Location in Canada
Coordinates: 43°14′34″N 79°59′22″W[4]
RegionSouthern Ontario
IncorporatedJune 9, 1846; 177 years ago (1846-06-09)[5]
Named forGeorge Hamilton
  BodyHamilton City Council
  MayorAndrea Horwath
  City (single-tier)1,118.31 km2 (431.78 sq mi)
356.03 km2 (137.46 sq mi)
1,373.15 km2 (530.18 sq mi)
  City (single-tier)569,353 (10th)
  Density509.1/km2 (1,319/sq mi)
785,184 (9th)
  Hamilton CMACA$37.0 billion (2020)[8]
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Area codes905, 289, 365, and 742
Websitewww.hamilton.ca Edit this at Wikidata

Conceived by George Hamilton when he purchased the Durand farm shortly after the War of 1812, the town of Hamilton became the centre of a densely populated and industrialized region at the west end of Lake Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe.[9] On January 1, 2001, the current boundaries of Hamilton were created through the amalgamation of the original city with other municipalities of the Regional Municipality of Hamilton–Wentworth.[10] Residents of the city are known as Hamiltonians.[11]

Traditionally, the local economy has been led by the steel and heavy manufacturing industries. During the 2010s, a shift toward the service sector occurred, such as health and sciences. Hamilton is home to the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Bruce Trail, McMaster University, Mohawk College, and Redeemer University. McMaster University is ranked 4th in Canada and 69th in the world by Times Higher Education Rankings 2021.[12]

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