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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Living in Hamilton

Cieran Tran, Anesthesia

Hamilton is small enough that people tend to live in relatively close proximity and it is easy to get together for dinner or games at a moment’s notice. The hospitals are not too far from each other and are either walking distance or a short drive away from the downtown.

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Living in Hamilton

Sophie Gao, Cardiac Surgery

Hamilton is incredibly charming as a city and has so much to offer, whether in terms of great restaurants or outdoor nature spots. Ultimately though, the people are what have made this experience so incredible.

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Living in Hamilton

Jessica Kapralik, Internal Medicine

There is a clear preservation of Hamilton’s natural resources from the water front to parks to our famous waterfalls. I have found it to be a balanced, accessible city that I think will just continue to elevate as a place to live and work.