Hamilton’s Top 5 Faves
By now, you must have heard Hamilton is a vibrant city, attracting the best of eats in the GTA (Just google it!).
Hamilton continues to open up amaaazing restaurants on the regular. King William features some great places, especially in the Summer with brick lined streets and outdoor patios. Try The French for a classy vibe & The Diplomat (same owners), Fratz, Hmbgr, The Mule (amaze tacos & Bulldogs – just get one) and Fsh&chp.
Locke St S has my favourite restaurant, Earth to Table Bread Bar, with the neighbouring Brown Dog cafe which I frequent, NaRoma, Brux House & the legendary Westown down the street. Aberdeen Tavern in the ‘hood won’t disapoint.
I’ll shout out Augusta St as well, featuring the lovely Radius, and more casual vibes at The Ship, Pheasant & Plucker, Mezcal, or grab a beer at Gallagher’s if you please.
The Burnt tongue is a great example of a home grown restaurant that connected with the community with great food. James St N has some great eats, (the drive thru breakfast sandwich @ St.James is dopeee), and Ottawa St S has grown in popularity, with Hmbgr, Caro and Lemoncella attracting foodies. Whenever you’re coming to town, invite me for lunch! 😉
Hamilton is the waterfall per capita of the world. Who knew, right? Yes, that’s kind of a big deal!
The ‘City of Waterfalls’ hosts over 100 waterfalls, most of which the escarpment can take credit for.
Waterfalls in Hamilton are just as awesome as their names. Devil’s Punchbowl, Albion’s Falls, Great Falls, Chedoke Falls.. the list goes on (no, we didn’t forget about you, Tew’s Falls).
Here’s the Escarpment Project’s take on the Top 10 Waterfalls to visit while you’re in town. CLICK HERE
Tourism Hamilton also has a great Hamilton guide CLICK HERE
3. Post Secondary Schools
Thousands of students come to study at Hamilton’s internationally recognized schools.
McMaster University hosts 30,000 students annually! Mohawk College has the highest satisfaction from students in the GTA, and educates more then 17,000 students in 3 different locations. Redeemer University, Brock University & College Boreal are all sought after by local and international students.
The Student union at the schools are very easy to get involved with, and learn more about McMasters contribution to Hamilton, and how they work with the city and other stakeholders.
Visit the City’s website to find a school in Hamilton CLICK HERE
Hamilton’s History runs deeeeep.
If you’re into heritage homes, Hamilton has no shortage, residential or commercial. I have a true appreciation for the homes I visit.
The character that’s found in the walls of Hamilton homes is charming. The tall ceilings, doors & trim, pocket doors and wrap around porches.
There are some astounding mansions in certain areas of Hamilton like Durand, St. Clair, and on the mountain in Ancaster.
Shortly after the war of 1812 Hamilton became home to the first settlers (thanks to George Hamilton buying James Durand’s farmland) , and officially became a city in 1833.
There is a large selection of homes to choose from in Hamilton, from early 1900’s 2 storey brick homes, to war time bungalows on the mountain, newer townhouses in Waterdown or Ancaster, and large lots in Stoney Creek or Dundas.
#HamiltonisHome is trending hotter then the Burnt Tongues soup! Hamilton Pride runs deep. In the veins of the Ti-Cats die hard fans, and empty keg lines they leave behind (Just please remove your ti-cats flag from the window when I’m trying to sell the house! lol). The Ti-cats have been around since 1953, and their fans are loud and proud!
Music fans have SO. many. bands to boast about that came from Hamilton.. Monster Truck, Arkells, Whitehorse, The Reason, If I throw in Sarah Harmer from Burlington, does that count?
The majority of people who have called Hamilton Home for a while have watched this city evolve to adopt new technologies, economies and infrastructure. The City is navigating rapid population growth, while enhancing the cities current infrastructure and making it a desirable place to live and do business.
There is a lot to be proud about being from Hamilton. It’s come a long way and continues to grow for the better. The music, the theatre, art galleries, shows and sports of all sorts, there is something for everyone in Hamilton!
Communities are constantly being re-defined in different areas of the city. Awesome people from Toronto are moving into Hamilton for a more affordable yet still trendy option to live, and for a lot of millennials, raise a family.
There is a great entrepreneurial spirit in Hamilton, apparent in the art, culinary and music scenes, and that isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
Here’s a link to some Fabulous Hamilton Blogs! CLICK HERE