Hamilton is the Waterfall Capital of the world.
Situated on the shore of Lake Ontario and divided by the Niagara Escarpment, Hamilton combines the natural beauty of the area with thriving industry. Metropolitan Hamilton’s population of over 700,000 ranks as the tenth largest city in Canada (2016). Hamilton’s convenient location just over an hour’s drive from Toronto, makes it popular as a commuter community. The Niagara Escarpment, a huge, forested ridge known locally as “the mountain” is home to conservation areas and waterfalls and The Bruce Trail.
Hamilton is now one of Canada’s leading industrial centres. Its iron and steel industry, which began in the mid 19th century, has grown to become Canada’s largest. Hamilton is affectionately known as Steeltown thanks to its years of work in steel that made the city what it is today. Hamilton is home to The Royal Botanical Gardens, one of the largest botanical gardens in Canada. Hamilton also hold the title of the Waterfall capital of the world.with over 130 waterfalls that can be discovered in and around the city.