Why Hamilton?

Geography

Hamilton is a beautiful city located in southern Ontario on the shores of Lake Ontario. It is just under 1 hour from downtown Toronto, and is connected at various points through the GO Transit system. Hamilton offers a range of affordable real estate options. The city is situated partially atop and partially below the Niagara Escarpment.  It has over one hundred recorded waterfalls, of varied heights and intensities.  The city also encompasses the beautiful Dundas Valley and Cootes Paradise.

History 

Hamilton was incorporated in the year 1816. Many historic homes are now city run museums; including Dundurn Castle, Whitehern, the Children’s Museum, and the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology.

Entertainment and Sports

There are many venues for viewing various types of entertainment, including First Ontario Centre, Hamilton Place, Hamilton Convention Centre, the Dofasco Centre for the Arts and the Art Gallery of Hamilton.  We have a Philharmonic orchestra, and several professional and amateur theatre companies, among them, Theatre Aquarius. 

Our CFL football team is the Hamilton Tiger Cats, who play at Tim Horton Stadium.  The Hamilton Bulldogs are our American Hockey League hockey team, that plays at the First Ontario Centre.

We have a host of sporting activities available for the young, and young at heart. There is little league baseball and T-ball, soccer, pickle-ball and hockey, as well as many other activities, available through the Hamilton Community Centres.

Nature

We are fortunate to have the Hamilton Conservation Authority.  They oversee many parks, trails and natural features.  The Royal Botanical Gardens have long been a source of beauty and pride in our city. We also have many neighbourhood parks and walking trails. Parts of the Bruce Trail run through Hamilton.

Education

McMaster University, McMaster University Medical School, Mohawk College and Brock University, all have campuses in Hamilton.

Medical

We are home to McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences Network, St. Joseph Healthcare Network and the Juravinski Cancer Centre.  The Medical community is one of the largest employers in the city.

Jewish Institutions and Education

Hamilton is a federated city. We are home of the Hamilton Jewish Federation.  We have gone to a virtual model for our Jewish community centre.  Jewish national fund, Na’Amat, B’nei Brith and Jewish Social Services are all very active in Hamilton.  

Shalom Village is a residence and long-term care facility in our Jewish community.

Temple Anshe Sholom and Beth Jacob Synagogue, each operate religious school programmes, after school hours. The programmes are separate, but often have joint activities.  Both programmes are for students from JK., to Confirmation.

The Hamilton Hebrew Academy and Kehila Community Day school are both full day programmes offering unique curricula at the elementary school level.

Synagogues

At over 165 years, Temple Anshe Sholom is the oldest Reform Congregation in Canada.  Beth Jacob Synagogue is a Conservative Congregation, and the Adas Israel Synagogue is an Orthodox Congregation.  There is also a Congregation, Ohev Tzedek, at Shalom Village Seniors’ Residence.

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