Facts About Hamilton

  • Hamilton is an important industrial city located on Lake Ontario, part of the Golden Horseshoe region in Ontario.
  • Hamilton was the first city to host the Commonwealth Games in the world.
  • Hamilton is home to the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Bruce Trail, McMaster University, Redeemer University College and Mohawk College.
  • Natural and Mohawk Native Canadians of the Six Nations were the first people to live in this area. In 1616, Étienne Brûlé probably became the first European to visit what is now Hamilton.
  • In 1833, Hamilton became a city.
  • In 2001, Hamilton-Wentworth Region and all six of its communities became one city called Hamilton.
  • Hamilton is twinned with Fukuyama, Japan; Ma’anshan, China; Mangaluru, India; Monterrey, Mexico; Racalmuto, Italy; Sarasota, Florida, U.S; Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada; Valle Peligna, Italy.
  • Tim Hortons first opened its doors in Hamilton and has grown since it was first built in 1964, into one of the biggest fast-food restaurants in Canada.
  • The Estimated Population of Hamilton is 579,200.
  • Hamilton is home to over 130 waterfalls, making it the waterfall capital of the world.
Facts About Hamilton
Facts About Hamilton

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