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Old October 2nd, 2012, 03:29 AM   #21
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It's not a city, it's a suburb of Toronto
Like isaidso mentioned, definitely not. Hamilton is completely a city of its own that happens to be very close to Toronto. Not a suburb at all. I like Hamilton a lot and feel it gets a bit of a bum rap. It has a wealth of wonderful old architecture.
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 08:17 PM   #22
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While Hamilton and Toronto are now one large urbanized area, Hamilton has a completely different atmosphere. It's sort of like a Milwaukee-Chicago or Baltimore-Washington type of thing.

The proximity to Toronto is both a blessing and a curse for Hamilton.
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 10:19 PM   #23
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Hamilton? I think we've passed there by train on our way from Niagara to Toronto?
Anyway, great bunch of pictures here. Was a pleasure watching them, allthough I would never have guessed the place.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 03:56 PM   #24
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Hamilton? I think we've passed there by train on our way from Niagara to Toronto?
Anyway, great bunch of pictures here. Was a pleasure watching them, allthough I would never have guessed the place.
You would have passed through Hamilton, it's exactly the midpoint between Toronto and Niagara Falls. You don't see much from the train while in the city because the tracks are in a trench and the rest is through industrial areas. But there is a nice spot where the train makes a sharp turn around the tip of the lake.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 05:20 PM   #25
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I remember that spot. I saw the skyline which was rather impressive.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 06:32 AM   #26
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suburb or not, Hamilton is a city. I wouldn't even call it a suburb though
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Old October 6th, 2012, 02:04 AM   #27
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thanks!
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Old October 6th, 2012, 02:19 AM   #28
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Nice city!
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Old October 6th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #29
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I'm going there today for a couple days for a Thanksgiving visit!
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I was thinking about Mississauga. But apparently it's another suburb of Toronto: Hamilton.

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Hamilton also happens to be the name of a former Air Force Base right here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it's actually the name of the "district" I live in -- in Novato. Brilliant pics though.
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Great, Nice shots !
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Old October 10th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #33
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I was thinking about Mississauga. But apparently it's another suburb of Toronto: Hamilton.
Mississauga really is a suburb of Toronto. Hamilton doesn't have much to do with Toronto.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 07:36 PM   #34
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Mississauga really is a suburb of Toronto. Hamilton doesn't have much to do with Toronto.
Doesn't Mississauga have it own CBD and skyline? I remember driving through it and it's a distance from the Toronto skyline.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #35
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Mississauga didn't exist until the 1970s, it exists as an extension of Toronto's growth. Mississauga benefits immensely from Pearson International airport and highways 401, 403 and the QEW, making it a massive transportation centre and major employment hub. So in some ways, Mississauga isn't a typical suburb, as in "bedroom community." It has some aspects of a city, like a skyline and industry, but it lacks character and history, and wouldn't exist at all independent of Toronto. Hamilton, on the other hand, has always been one of Canada's largest cities, long before the area between Hamilton and Toronto was urbanized.
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Mississauga didn't exist until the 1970s, it exists as an extension of Toronto's growth. Mississauga benefits immensely from Pearson International airport and highways 401, 403 and the QEW, making it a massive transportation centre and major employment hub. So in some ways, Mississauga isn't a typical suburb, as in "bedroom community." It has some aspects of a city, like a skyline and industry, but it lacks character and history, and wouldn't exist at all independent of Toronto. Hamilton, on the other hand, has always been one of Canada's largest cities, long before the area between Hamilton and Toronto was urbanized.
I can appreciate your love for Hamilton, but before you make any standing remarks about Mississauga you should probably check your facts. The Pearson airport is in Mississauga and Toronto benefited from Mississauga's lower tax rates and large investment to grow and expand it, the whole country benefits from this airport not just Mississauga it is one of the busiest in North America the number one entry point for all of Canada. The city was amalgamated in the 70's yes but the towns that created the city date back to the early 1800's. Hamilton didn't change with the times and was decimated but Mississauga grew yes because of its proximity but also because it attracted large corporations due in fact that it is considered one of the safest large metro areas to live in for all of Canada, do you know where Hamilton ranks on that list?
Mississauga is considered one of the best well run cities in the whole country. Lacks character? Well maybe you should take a walk through Port credit, Clarkson, Streetsville, Old Meadowvale, Sheridan Park, Lorne Park, Mineola, Churchill Meadows and even Lakeside, they all have very specific character, are they same as Hamilton? No but it's not Hamilton or Toronto and its not trying to be. Just because a city once had a great history doesn't make it a better one. Only different. Love Hamilton for what it is.
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Well, Greater Toronto and Hamilton are already one contiguous urban area. It's a fact, no matter how much one may dislike it.

It's like Dallas and Fort Worth that have historically been distinct cities and developed independent of each other. Now they are considered one metropolitan area / metroplex.
In the case of Toronto and Hamilton, they are not just one metropolitan area; they are contiguous!

Really beautiful pictures of Hamilton in this thread; thanks Flar!
Hamilton is to Toronto as Yokohama is to Tokyo.
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I can appreciate your love for Hamilton, but before you make any standing remarks about Mississauga you should probably check your facts. The Pearson airport is in Mississauga and Toronto benefited from Mississauga's lower tax rates and large investment to grow and expand it, the whole country benefits from this airport not just Mississauga it is one of the busiest in North America the number one entry point for all of Canada. The city was amalgamated in the 70's yes but the towns that created the city date back to the early 1800's. Hamilton didn't change with the times and was decimated but Mississauga grew yes because of its proximity but also because it attracted large corporations due in fact that it is considered one of the safest large metro areas to live in for all of Canada, do you know where Hamilton ranks on that list?
Mississauga is considered one of the best well run cities in the whole country. Lacks character? Well maybe you should take a walk through Port credit, Clarkson, Streetsville, Old Meadowvale, Sheridan Park, Lorne Park, Mineola, Churchill Meadows and even Lakeside, they all have very specific character, are they same as Hamilton? No but it's not Hamilton or Toronto and its not trying to be. Just because a city once had a great history doesn't make it a better one. Only different. Love Hamilton for what it is.

brilliant!...and well articulated. I always find it amusing how little people outside of Mississauga (Torontonians more specifically) really know about the city. Thanks for that Jimmy'D
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I can appreciate your love for Hamilton, but before you make any standing remarks about Mississauga you should probably check your facts. The Pearson airport is in Mississauga and Toronto benefited from Mississauga's lower tax rates and large investment to grow and expand it, the whole country benefits from this airport not just Mississauga it is one of the busiest in North America the number one entry point for all of Canada. The city was amalgamated in the 70's yes but the towns that created the city date back to the early 1800's. Hamilton didn't change with the times and was decimated but Mississauga grew yes because of its proximity but also because it attracted large corporations due in fact that it is considered one of the safest large metro areas to live in for all of Canada, do you know where Hamilton ranks on that list?
Mississauga is considered one of the best well run cities in the whole country. Lacks character? Well maybe you should take a walk through Port credit, Clarkson, Streetsville, Old Meadowvale, Sheridan Park, Lorne Park, Mineola, Churchill Meadows and even Lakeside, they all have very specific character, are they same as Hamilton? No but it's not Hamilton or Toronto and its not trying to be. Just because a city once had a great history doesn't make it a better one. Only different. Love Hamilton for what it is.
I don't want to start anything here, but I think you're being overly defensive. I'm quite aware that Pearson is in Mississauga and I've been been throughout Mississauga, Streetsville and Port Credit and all that. My opinion of Mississauga is based on facts and experience. I actually thought my comment was tactful and complimented Mississauga for having a large industrial and commercial base, i.e., being more than a bedroom community. Your comments about growth due to low taxes and safety considerations simply reinforce the image of Mississauga as a classic suburb.
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If I couldn't live in Toronto, Hamilton would definitely be my 2nd choice.
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