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Old Posted Dec 6, 2006, 5:50 AM
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Arrow -One Hundred Pictures of HAMILTON-

The Hamilton Series Grand Finale

Hamilton, Ontario is probably the most maligned, misunderstood, and underappreciated city in Canada. Long overshadowed by Toronto,
Hamilton is known mainly for its vast concentration of heavy industry. Its various nicknames reflect that: "The Ambitious City", "Steelcity",
"The Hammer" and less flatteringly, "The Armpit of Canada". Hamilton's greatest asset is undoubtedly its natural setting at the tip of Lake
Ontario with the Niagara Escarpment dividing the city into upper and lower sections. But fewer know about Hamilton's incredible architectural
heritage and great urban neighbourhoods. Even fewer know that medicine, education, and research have long surpassed heavy industry as
Hamilton has made the transition to a post-industrial economy. I hope this series has shown that Hamilton is much more than the industrial
wasteland of urban decay that many imagine. The twenty photo tours of this series show some of the most interesting streets and
neighbourhoods in Hamilton--I could easily have done twenty more--but, anyways, thank you for the great response to the series.


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King Street
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Hughson Street
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James and York
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King Street East
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City Hall
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James and Main
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Main Street
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King William Street
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King and James
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Gore Park

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Piggott Building
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James Street South
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Lister Block
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Chateau Royale
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BDC Building
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King Street looking west
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Main Street looking west
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The Harbour
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Hamilton Beach & The Bayfront

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The historic town of Dundas, a suburb on the westside

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Heading down the mountain into Dundas
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Concession Street, the only Hamilton Mountain neighbourhood that I profiled.

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The phototour of the Inner City was the most popular.

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Looking out over Stoney Creek, Hamilton's eastern suburb

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Locke Street, the antiques district in the western part of the lower city

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Jamesville, a vibrant multi-ethnic neighbourhood along James Street North

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The Delta, where Main and King cross

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Westdale, home to many specialty shops, cafes, beautiful homes, and a massive highschool

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The Textile District on Ottawa Street

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The infamous Barton Street

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Some Victorian homes in the Stinson neigbourhood

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A side street in Corktown

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McMaster University, a major research university

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Can't forget Hamilton's Industry

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Hess Village

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Durand, one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods in Hamilton

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Ancaster, a wealthy western suburb

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Dundurn Castle

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Custom House

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The James N. Allan Skyway Bridge

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Lift Bridge
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Cathedral of Christ the King

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Ivor Wynne Stadium, home of the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats

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This arte moderne building was built in 1933 by the Toronto, Hamilton, and Buffalo Railway, which operated from 1894 to 1987.
In 1996, it was refurbished and now serves as the Hamilton GO Centre, connecting Hamilton to the Greater Toronto Area by
bus and train.

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One last look from the mountain
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A map showing the locations of each of the phototours:

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Very cool. Thanks for the tour!
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nice shots.. love the one with the go train.
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amazing work flar.
this series needs to be published somehow.
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It has been a good tour. You put our unheard of city on the map, at least on this site.
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Heck of a recap flar. I enjoyed the series and say bravo for the effort in the series, and the pride you have in Hamilton. Thanks.
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awesome tour. thank you. i had no idea what Hamilton looked like until you started posting photos...it looks like a nice, interesting place, with a lot of grit and character.

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Even fewer know that medicine, education, and research have long surpassed heavy industry as
Hamilton has made the transition to a post-industrial economy. I hope this series has shown that Hamilton is much more than the industrial
wasteland of urban decay that many imagine.
several shots and the description of the city reminds me of my old home, Birmingham, aka the "Pittsburgh of the South" for its old steel industry. it's also referred to as "The armpit of the south" by surrounding cities, which like Hamilton, isn't really true. Birmingham doesn't have a waterfront though, but it does have mountains and the 2nd tallest statue in the U.S. after the statue of Liberty. Hamilton looks a lot bigger than its population, did it decline?

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AWESOME work, Flar!!
This whole series has been amazing!

I Agree with RTH, this needs to be published!
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I agree with "raisethehammer"

Fill in some of the other areas,
then this could be published or at least a collection at the library.

Any how this series has made a great collection
of the city and area I was born and raised.

Thank you for all the work that went in to this.
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Fantastic tour.
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Hamilton is known mainly for its vast concentration of heavy industry. Its various nicknames reflect that: "The Ambitious City", "Steelcity",
I thought pittsburgh was steelcity. anyway, amazing pictures. good job
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Impressive thread! Thanks for the great photos.
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Hamilton looks a lot bigger than its population, did it decline?
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Hamilton's population has never declined, it continues to grow steadily. It might look bigger than its population because the lower part of the city is squeezed between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario resulting in some good density. Also, Hamilton is very old (by Canadian standards) and was once the "Ambitious City" so it grew large very quickly pre-WWII. The old parts of town are reminiscent of some larger rust-belt cities in the US.
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This has been a great series. Hamilton has real character, something comparatively rare in Canada.
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I've thoroughly enjoyed the Hamilton series -- a city I lived in the shadow of most of my life but rarely visited. Thanks for the efforts.

But how come no mention of its most famous resident?

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If I didn't love Belleville so much I'd consider moving. Your tours were not only enjoyable but educational as well. Thanks for all of them flar.
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awesome series, flar, I enjoyed it very much. You've done a great job showing us what the city is really like... this is not an easy task. And if I may say so, your photography has improved over the course of your series. Whatever you do, don't stop with the photo threads.
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I've enjoyed all of your Hamilton photo-tours!
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