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Hamilton (2016 population 536,917; UA population 683,645; CMA population 778,400) is a port city in the Canadian province of Ontario. Conceived by George Hamilton when he purchased the Durand farm shortly after the War of 1812, Hamilton has become the centre of a densely populated and industrialized region at the west end of Lake Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe. On January 1, 2001, the new City of Hamilton was formed through the amalgamation of the former city and the other constituent lower-tier municipalities of the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth with the upper-tier regional government. Residents of the old city are known as Hamiltonians. Since 1981, the metropolitan area has been listed as the ninth largest in Canada and the third largest in Ontario.

Hamilton is home to the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Bruce Trail, McMaster University, Redeemer University College and Mohawk College. McMaster University is ranked 4th in Canada and 94th in the world by Times Higher Education Rankings 2015-16 and has a well-known medical school.[13]. The Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats began playing at the new Tim Hortons Field in 2014, which was built as part of the 2015 Pan American Games where the Canadian Football Hall of Fame can also be found.

Possibly because of its diverse environment, numerous TV and film productions have been filmed in Hamilton, regulated by the Hamilton Film and Television Office.[14] A growing arts and culture community garnered media attention in 2006 when the Globe and Mail published an article called "Go West, Young Artist" about Hamilton's growing art scene. The article highlighted local art galleries, recording studios and independent film production.


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The Ambitious City



  1. The only municipal economic development in office in Canada that is officially accredited by the International Economic Development Council - providing a high calibre of professional skill in the economic development field.
  2. In 2012 and 2013, Site Selection Magazine out of Atlanta, Georgia and the Calgary-based Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) ranked Hamilton as the best place to invest in Canada and Ontario respectively.
  3. Hamilton is located in the centre of the most densely populated corridor of economic activity in Canada (Hamilton is Canada’s 9th largest regional economy in Canada with a GDP per capita of approximately $48,000 (2006, CAD) and is the 5th largest “Mega-Region” in North America (Martin Prosperity Group, Hamilton Benchmarking). Within a 30 minute commute, Hamilton has easy access to a highly skilled, well educated and productive labour force of over 1 million people.
  4. Acres of available employment lands with competitive development charges and a fraction of costs of those found in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
  5. Uniquely positioned as a Transportation Hub for the Goods Movement Industry – Home to the Port of Hamilton (the busiest of all the Canadian Great Lakes ports), John C. Munro International Airport (one of Canada’s largest courier and cargo airport generating more cargo flights than any other airport in Canada), proximity to national rail lines and easy access to major 400 Series of Highways and multiple international border crossings, Hamilton has long been cited as a key gateway for Goods Movement through southern Ontario.
  6. Hamilton’s Agricultural sector generates $1.26 billion a year for the local economy, and the food processing sector is one of the fastest growing in Ontario - including over $500 million in investments by Maple Leaf Foods in just the past three years alone
  7. McMaster University consistently ranks as one of Canada’s top 3 most research-intensive (number of research dollars per faculty member) universities and home to Canada’s first human embryonic stem cell library. The Research holds promise to treat catastrophic illnesses that range from cancer to Parkinson’s to spinal cord regeneration.
  8. Mohawk College is the largest trainer of apprentices in Ontario – annually serves 10,000 full-time, 3,000 apprenticeship, and 300 international students, as well as 5,000 adult learners and 42,000 continuing education registrants.
  9. Hamilton Health Sciences employs nearly 10,000 people and is comprised of six unique hospitals and a cancer centre – was recently selected by GE Healthcare to be the first site in the world to receive new prototype technologies for use in a molecular breast imaging research program.
  10. One of the strongest young professional networks in Canada (Hamilton Hive) that focuses on next generation talent development, building a talent pool of highly skilled employees, and building and sharing business networks.


Light Rail Transit

Procurement for the LRT will start in 2017, with construction starting in 2019.


Land Values and Light Rail Transit: The effect of light rail transit (LRT) on land values is something that can begin to develop as soon as the decision to move forward with the implementation of a system is announced and typically continues through the actual planning of the system and after the system is in place. Many studies indicate that land values increase at LRT station nodes one year before station construction begins or approximately three years after station plans are announced. It was also found that plans for LRT improve the coordination of public and private investments which can improve social welfare with increased investment and direct spending into dedicated transportation infrastructure. As land proximity to stations increases, so does the land value. These higher land values discourage low density development in favour of high density residential and commercial development.




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Burlington (Canada 2016 Census population 183,314) is a city in the Regional Municipality of Halton at the northwestern end of Lake Ontario. Along with Milton to the north, Burlington forms the west end of the Greater Toronto Area, while its metropolitan census area is part of the neighbouring city of Hamilton. Burlington lies between Lake Ontario's north shore and the Niagara Escarpment.

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Hamilton (2016 population 536,917; UA population 683,645; CMA population 778,400) is a port city in the Canadian province of Ontario. Conceived by George Hamilton when he purchased the Durand farm shortly after the War of 1812, Hamilton has become the centre of a densely populated and industrialized region at the west end of Lake Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe.

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  St. Catharines

St. Catharines is the largest city in Canada's Niagara Region and the sixth largest urban area in Ontario, with 96.13 square kilometres (37.1 sq mi) of land and 133,113 residents in 2016. It lies in Southern Ontario, 51 kilometres (32 mi) south of Toronto across Lake Ontario, and is 19 kilometres (12 mi) inland from the international boundary with the United States along the Niagara River.

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