Originally Posted by SaskScraper
Hamilton only has about a couple things people in Saskatchewan know about, It's a rust belt city and it has a football team. I'm more familiar with it being 'Waterfall city' and McMaster U etc just because I have a couple friends there.
I think Hamilton would have way more of a reputation if it had even a marginal sized airport and people actually flew to Hamilton instead of falling into Black hole of Pearson.
Hamilton has literally the smallest airport I have ever been to, only 5 flights the entire day!!..
I took these pics a couple weeks ago on a cold snowy day while I was flying out.
Ontario has <47% of Canada's English speaking population fyi
I think people know about Hamilton out here in general, but it has a very low profile. Like I don't think most people know anything beyond the Tiger Cats and it being in Ontario, some even mistakenly think it's a suburb of Toronto. I wouldn't be surprised if the average Albertan thought it wasn't all that big; you hear more about Halifax or St. John's than you do Hamilton out here. Hell, for some reason, Kitchener has a higher profile out here; it's probably the most known Ontario city after Toronto, Ottawa, and Niagara Falls.
A lot of people seem to have heard of McMaster, but even those that know it's technically in Hamilton just sorta see the whole of Southern Ontario as one amorphous blob. Most people aren't as geographically-literate as we are, and so it can be hard to understand the relations and dynamics with different parts of Southern Ontario. To most, it's all "Toronto". Only Ottawa is really seen as something else.