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2001 population: 490,268
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"Ambitious City"

Hamilton is a city in the province of Ontario. It is on Lake Ontario.

[NOTE: This is not the only community in Ontario named Hamilton. For links to other places called Hamilton, ON, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The city was named for George Hamilton, son of merchant Robert Hamilton.

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The current city of Hamilton was formed in 2001 through the amalgamation of the municipalities of Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Stoney Creek and the former city of Hamilton.

Iron and steel manufacturing have played an important role in the local economy.

The first Tim Hortons franchise opened here in 1964.
Ranked No. 6 among Canada's Best Cities for Business, by Canadian Business magazine, Sept-Oct 2005.
Filming location for 1996 movie, "The Long Kiss Goodnight" and 2002 movie, "Death to Smoochy" and 2007 movie, "Hairspray" and 2004 movie, "Saint Ralph" and 2007 movie, "Talk to Me"
Well-known residents have included:
· Ivan Reitman, producer and director
· Martin Short, actor, comedian
· Harry Howell, hockey player
· John S. Kendall, inventor of the flashing turn signal
· Eugene Levy, actor and writer
· Ken Dryden, hockey player
Local festivals include:
· Port Days - June 18-19, 2007
· Festitalia Day - Sept. 8, 2007
· Thomas Keefer Day - Nov. 4, 2007
· James Watt Day - Jan. 19, 2007
· Lilac Festival - May 19-21, 2007
· Snowball - Jan. 28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hamilton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: King's Forest Park
Attractions: Confederation Park
Sports teams: Tiger-Cats (CFL), Bulldogs (AHL)
Historic sites and museums: Canadian Football Hall of Fame & Museum, Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, Erland Lee Home, Hamilton Children's Museum, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Whitehern Historic House & Garden, Dundurn Castle, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, H.M.C.S. Haida Naval Museum, Hamilton Military Museum, McMaster Museum of Art
Colleges and universities: Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, McMaster University
Transit: Hamilton Street Railway Company
Listed places in Hamilton:
 Airports (1)
 Cemeteries (9)
 Colleges (2)
 Communities (3)
 Hotels (8)
 Museums (8)
 Newspapers (5)
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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hamilton travel and tourism, maps, recreation, government and transportation.

Note: The ePodunk database includes many places that are no longer populated communities. These may include rural crossroads, hamlets, ghost towns or settlements that have been absorbed by nearby cities or towns.

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Hamilton Web sites
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 Cemeteries in Hamilton include Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Eastlawn Cemetery, Hamilton Cemetery, Mount Hamilton Cemetery, Mountview Gardens Cemetery, Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery, Resurrection Cemetery, White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Woodland Cemetery

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Colleges and universities in Hamilton include McMaster University, Redeemer University College

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 Movies & TV shows filmed in Hamilton

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 Environment Canada
 Nature Conservancy in Canada

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Food & restaurants
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Newspapers in Hamilton include Ancaster News, Flamborough Review, Hamilton Mountain News, Hamilton Spectator, Stoney Creek News

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