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Postgraduate Medical Education

Discover Hamilton

Once defined by the heavy industry that dominated the area, Hamilton has transformed itself from the “Steel City” to a education and healthcare center. Hamilton is the ninth largest city in Canada, fourth largest in Ontario, and ranked as one of the top ten places to do business in Canada. Situated on the Niagara escarpment, Hamilton is only 45 minutes from Toronto, the U.S. border and the Niagara and Waterloo Regional campuses.

From the urban experience of the downtown and its growing art, entertainment and food scene to the quite communities that tie their residents, Hamilton has attracted young professionals looking for big city amenities but desiring the charm that a smaller city brings.

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Kristen Zahn, Pediatrics

As someone who is not from Hamilton, it was so easy to adapt to living here. There is an abundance of coffee shops, art shows, music events and great places to eat and socialize in the city.

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Kendra Komsa, Pediatrics

There are waterfront trails, cross country trails and waterfalls to explore and discover. There is a fantastic art scene and outdoor concerts throughout the summer months. I have really enjoyed relocating to Hamilton and participating in all it has to offer.


Jason Ding, Radiation Oncology

It has burgeoning food scene and a very established art scene with festivals and art crawls. You get all this while maintaining a small city feel, surrounded by nature . You are also very close to both the GTA and Niagara for any weekend escapes. The housing is also still quite affordable.