Introducing Hamilton

Less than an hour's drive southwest of Toronto is the industrial town of Hamilton, where amongst the factory-filled skyline you'll also find lush trees, a tidy and bustling downtown center, and a few good sights. Blue-collar Hamilton is the center of Canada's iron and steel industry, and there's a vague whiff of sulfur in the air. Tourists usually grit their teeth and continue to Niagara Falls without entertaining thoughts of stopping, but recent cleanup efforts have improved things. If you do pull off the freeway, there are some decent eateries, interesting museums and charming B&Bs here, and the Niagara Escarpment cuts through the southern part of town, providing sweeping Lake Ontario views.

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