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Hamilton, Ontario (City)

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Hamilton is a city located in the province of Ontario, Canada. It is the third largest municipality in Ontario. Residents enjoy a mix of geographic terrain with a harbour that has been called one of the most beautiful naturally formed in the world. The Niagara Escarpment and converted rail trails offer many opportunities for photography, hiking and cycling.
Its nicknames all relating to its waning days as a major industrial centre include the Ambitious City, Steeltown, the Hammer and the Lunchbucket City. However, health care has outstripped heavy industry exemplified by the twin steel giants of Stelco and Dofasco  as the largest employer. Moreover, the education, government, services and technology sectors have all dramatically developed as heavy industry has declined.
In discovered history of the town of Hamilton was conceived by George Hamilton when he purchased the Durand farm shortly after the War of 1812. Hamilton offered the land to the crown for the future site. Initially the town of Hamilton was not the dominant center of the Gore district.
Geography and climate Hamilton is located on the western end of the Niagara Peninsula and wraps around the westernmost part of Lake Ontario, most of the city including the downtown section are on the south shore. Situated in the geographic centre of the Golden Horseshoe and is roughly the midway point between Toronto and Buffalo. The climate of Hamilton is humid continental and relatively mild compared with most Canadian cities.
Hamilton had entered the economic downturn common to most steel towns in the developed world. Today Hamilton still remains Canada's capital of heavy industry. Politically, Hamilton is known for producing groundbreaking, colourful and left-wing politicians illustrated by the polarizing and erratic career of Sheila Copps. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origin back to prehistoric times.

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