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Old Posted Nov 5, 2007, 4:43 AM
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ANCASTER | Hamilton's wealthiest suburb

HAMILTON NEIGHBOURHOODS:
CorktownDurandCentralDundasLocke St. SouthBurlingtonStinsonWestdaleSt. ClairKeithLandsdale
The DeltaGibsonJamesvilleConcession StreetDurand NorthDurand SouthOld Dundas HousesHess VillageBarton Street
AncasterNorth KirkendallSouth KirkendallMcMaster UniversityDowntownThe BayfrontThe North EndKenilworth
Mountain BrowTextile DistrictStrathconaNorth StipleyFlamboroughBeasleyChedokeStoney CreekThe Beach Strip


HAMILTON FEATURES:
C I T Y _ L I G H T SStone HamiltonTwilight of the Industrial AgeTwilight of the Industrial Age II
Stone in Dundas and AncasterGoodbye, Hamilton (from 43 floors up)Dirty BrickDay for Night
This broken down old city still manages to wake up every morning...Everywhere, Ontario< R - E - T - R - O >
HAMILTON | Scenes from the cutting room floorS U B U R B I A !Everywhere, OntarioHamilton Rowhouses
< H E A V Y <> I N D U S T R Y > Old Man Winter vs. Hamilton







Ancaster is the wealthiest area in Hamilton, and one of the wealthiest communities in Canada.
Its location on the Niagara Escarpment west of Hamilton provides a beautiful setting for many
luxurious homes and the quaint stone village at its core. Ancaster is also home to the Hamilton
Golf and Country Club, which hosted the PGA's Canadian Open last year. I've tried to photograph
some of the nicer residential areas, but as you can imagine, access is restricted to many of the
most impressive properties, which are behind gates and down private laneways.

The tour begins in Ancaster's historic core:
































































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Old Posted Nov 5, 2007, 4:59 AM
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Ooooohh.. savin the granddaddy mansion for last, eh?!?!


Makes me wanna be riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiich.

Absolutely great photographs by the way. The colors are so vivid and this is the most beautiful and sharp "mansion thread" i've seen on SSP.

Awesome!
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What a nice looking town! I like the historic town center.

EDIT: I mean to say towne centre.
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Nice. That neighborhood is gorgeous. Love the stream and waterfall.
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Wow. Very nice neighborhood; the colors are beautiful. This is a "slightly" different side of Hamilton than the one you've shown here before.
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Great photos. The 'olde towne' centre was very English looking - some of the most genuinely English looking buildings I've seen from a Canadian city.

Some of those McMansions were 'quite' nice, but most just made me want to go ... lovely autumn colours though, and all very interesting, thanks!!
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Ancaster Tim's

Wow, the Town of Ancaster (or now the City of Hamilton) must have been pretty persuasive to convince Tim Horton's to adapt their facade to match most of the existing look of the main street. Tim's is notorious for wanting the same look everywhere...the same goes for that oil lube place.

Nice photos of a nice town.
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Nice work flar!


At work we managed to get Christmas dinner at Old Mills, which is above, guess how much it's going to cost?.....$4,250! for about 60 people.

Ancaster I believe still pays the highest property tax in Canada.
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Old Posted Nov 5, 2007, 4:17 PM
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Great photos. The 'olde towne' centre was very English looking - some of the most genuinely English looking buildings I've seen from a Canadian city.
Galt, Ontario also looks very English.


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Wow. Very nice neighborhood; the colors are beautiful. This is a "slightly" different side of Hamilton than the one you've shown here before.
These Hamilton neighbourhoods are IMHO nicer than Ancaster:

Durand
Dundas
Westdale
Kirkendall


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Wow, the Town of Ancaster (or now the City of Hamilton) must have been pretty persuasive to convince Tim Horton's to adapt their facade to match most of the existing look of the main street. Tim's is notorious for wanting the same look everywhere...the same goes for that oil lube place.
For the most part they try to maintain the character of the main street. This building is newly built:



Petrolia also managed to get a "Victorian" Tim Horton's.
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These Hamilton neighbourhoods are IMHO nicer than Ancaster:

Durand
Dundas
Westdale
Kirkendall
Those neighborhoods are really pretty, too. I must have missed them when you made the posts. In my comment before, I was comparing this thread's Hamilton to this one's.
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mmmmmmm mcmansion. ba da ba ba ba...i'm lovin' it!
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Beautiful area. I like that mansion in the last photo.
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correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Greensville the richest part of Hamilton??
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Wow, I bet these people benefited handsomely from Mike Harris' policies.
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correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Greensville the richest part of Hamilton??
There are a couple big mansions near Greensville (which is quite beautiful), but Ancaster has literally hundreds of McMansions, and quite a few actual mansions. Check out the areas around Old Dundas Rd, Lovers Lane, Sulphur Springs, and the Hamilton Golf & Country Club sometime.
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A lot of new construction, but I like how well (most of) the developers integrated old trees into the site plans. Makes the McMansions look a lot more bearable.
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Nice stone buildings
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