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Hamilton 61 49.59%
London 55 44.72%
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 08:30 PM   #41
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agreed.

The escarpment provides countless vistas, views, winding roads, interesting and bizzare infrastructure, and tons of greenspace. No other city in Canada is anything like it. I can drive 20 minutes from my house and think I'm in Pennsylvania, or Northern Ontario. Most people have no clue as to how much Hamilton has to offer.

what about the countless mountain cities that have all of these things on a much larger scale?
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 09:14 PM   #42
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what about the countless mountain cities that have all of these things on a much larger scale?
You are referring to small towns, not large cities on the scale of Hamilton. The Niagara Escarpment runs through the heart of the city and it really is unique.
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 09:55 PM   #43
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That's an example of the Escarpment cutting through the city.
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 04:47 AM   #44
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what about the countless mountain cities that have all of these things on a much larger scale?
If you can think of another city that has a 300' high UNESCO biosphere reserve running right through it, once and then back again in a horseshoe shape, with over 60 waterfalls within it's limits, then please enlighten us.



It's undeniable that the Niagara escarpment has shaped Hamilton in a unique and urban way. Just study a map of the city. Hamilton was forced to develop a dense lower city becuase travel to the top of the escarpment was not practical until the mid 20th century. At one point Hamilton had three incline railways to move commuters and goods. Now people ascend/descend the escarpment by driving on a number of bizzare winding roadways, or by climbing over a dozen endless staircases, or by meandering through the many trails that traverse this vertical greenbelt.








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Old December 3rd, 2005, 05:11 AM   #45
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 05:15 AM   #46
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^ as I said before, no other Canadian city comes close in this regard. But Hamilton may as well be Timbuktu as far as most Canadians are concerned. Extremely underrated.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 09:41 AM   #47
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looks like hamilton would be a good place to start up an underground downhill longboarding scene. untill that happens id rather be in vancouver. ever been?
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Old December 5th, 2005, 09:47 AM   #48
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by the way, i meant nothing by my coments, i was just stirring up some shit. seriously hamilton looks nice all those waterfalls remind me of the finger lakes area of new york state. ill visit some day. look for some idiot skateboarding down the escarpment
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Old December 28th, 2005, 05:54 AM   #49
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London is better then Hamilton, because in Hamilton the water smells most of the time not to froget all of the city smells most of the times thanks for the factories!

London could use Hamiltons view thats for sure..
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Old January 18th, 2006, 09:13 PM   #50
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Edit: I change my mind. Hamilton owns. Industrious, dense, and natural beauty all packed into one. Expect a new resident in the next 5 years. :>
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Old January 18th, 2006, 09:31 PM   #51
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I'm going with Hamilton. It has grit, density and height and possibly better ethnic diversity. (I'm too lazy to check Stats Can right now).

London's skyscrapers to me seem short and stubby for some reason.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 07:42 AM   #52
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I like the situation of Hamilton but its not the only one to have a steep ridge surrounding the core. I obviously am referring to Montreal. Look what MountRoyal has done for that city and how it has shaped it.
London is just pleasant rolling hill but I've never seen a city with more trees in their downtown area then London. London truly is a beautiful city.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 07:49 AM   #53
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Also forgot to mention that beautiful ThamesRiver right at the downtown core and its one that people actually go to for recreation not an industrial waterway or freeway.
People in London really do punt on the Thames and then go to maybe CovenentMarket for shopping or go down Richmond to Piccadilly for something to eat or the other way down York to WortleyVillage for a coffee.
London really is so cute I can't stand it.
London has a real character to it, although so does Hamilton but a very different one.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 08:05 PM   #54
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The river setting in London is nice but I wouldn't call the Thames River beautiful. Most of the time it's an ugly greenish brown colour.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 09:41 PM   #55
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London has a real character to it, although so does Hamilton but a very different one.
I would disagree strongly here. Hamilton is a lunch-bucket city full of unpretentious, rough-hewn characters down on their luck. It's a hard place where people do not stand for bullshit. It's Canada's Glasgow.

London, Ontario has no discernible character than I can make out other than a bland pleasantness to its tree-lined streets. The personality (or lack, thereof) seems as flat as the landscape surrounding it. What stands out about London? Nothing, as far as I can tell.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 09:50 PM   #56
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Wow... Someone's bitter!
Maybe you should try living in either city, then you could appreciate how much better each one is in their own right.
I voted for Hamilton, but I'm not gonna lie, London is a very nice, fun city as well. If anything, they're equally as GOOD.

It seems as though "rousseau" is from Heaven, or perhaps the "Centre of the Universe" Toronto. (which by the way SUX)
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Old January 20th, 2006, 10:40 AM   #57
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your crazy

To doesn't suck. That's crazy talk, you are crazy...
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Old January 21st, 2006, 05:02 AM   #58
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Well I love London and I love its quaint, homey atmosphere.
Downtown London really is a neighbourhood. No freeways or industry cutting thru the core. Just a nice, vibrant downtown surrounded by parks, the Thames, and georgeous big Victorian and Edwardian homes on tree-lined streets.
Preppy? Sure it is but that part of being old wealth city with a large old wealth university.
Inner city London reminds me of Cabbagetown except Cabbagetown is more gay but not by much. London has such a massive gay community for its size, I swear there is something in the water in that little metropolis.
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I would disagree strongly here. Hamilton is a lunch-bucket city full of unpretentious, rough-hewn characters down on their luck. It's a hard place where people do not stand for bullshit. It's Canada's Glasgow.

London, Ontario has no discernible character than I can make out other than a bland pleasantness to its tree-lined streets. The personality (or lack, thereof) seems as flat as the landscape surrounding it. What stands out about London? Nothing, as far as I can tell.
hey lets all taunt the stupid guy! you couldnt be more wrong dude have you ever lived in london, have you been to the west side, snake hill, springbank park, all down oxford hills everywhere. and as far as i can tell downtown london is unlike any other downtown in southern ontario
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Old January 22nd, 2006, 12:39 AM   #60
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He's partially right though, London is rather bland - that's what makes it London.
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