Hamilton is located at the west end of Lake Ontario. Hamilton is situated in the centre of the densely populated region of the Golden Horseshoe. In 2001 with the amalgamation of the former city and the other constituent lower-tier municipalities of the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, the new City of Hamilton was born. Since 1981 the Hamilton metropolitan are has been listed 9th highest in Canada and 3rd largest in Ontario. Hamilton has recently become a hot spot in the television and film world. This booming art scene got the attention of the Globe and Mail, who published an article entitled “Go West, Young Artist” in 2006. This article highlighted Hamilton’s multitude of art galleries, recording studios, and independent film makers.
George Hamilton made Hamilton his home shortly after the war of 1812. Hamilton received its official city status by act of parliament on June 9, 1846.
According to the 2011 census conducted by Statistics Canada Hamilton has a population of 519,949.
There are many special events and attractions in Hamilton, Ontario. Some of these include: