Originally Posted by TinChelseaNYC
Judging from your many stunning portraits of this city, it seems eminently livable. What keeps this city chugging, economy-wise?
Hamilton is a very livable city with a lot to offer--the lake, the escarpment, waterfalls, museums, history and architecture, great neighbourhoods--but many people, even ones that live here, don't take advantage of it and basically think of the city like this:
It's sad, but it makes these tours interesting, because Hamilton's riches are a secret.
As for the economy: manufacturing, medical research, and McMaster University. Being in Canada and near the Greater Toronto Area has helped save Hamilton from the depths of despair felt by American rust belt cities. Of course, being so near Toronto also has its disadvantages.