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Old Posted Nov 11, 2008, 3:22 AM
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STONEY CREEK, Ontario

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STONEY CREEK



Stoney Creek was first settled by United Empire Loyalists in 1786. Later it was the site of an important battle in the War of 1812.
The village became part of Saltfleet Township in 1791 and Saltfleet became part of Wentworth County in 1816. In 1974, Saltfleet
Township became the Town of Stoney Creek. With continued growth, the City of Stoney Creek was born in 1984. In 2001, Stoney Creek
was amalgamated with the City of Hamilton. Today, with a population of more than 62,000, Stoney Creek has large communities of
Italians and Eastern Europeans (especially from the former Yugoslavia) and is one of the fastest growing suburbs in the Greater
Hamilton Area.


First stop on the tour is Battlefield House Museum and Park. Battle re-enactments are held each June in the park.


Battlefield House (built 1796) now houses the museum.


This monument was erected in 1913 to commemorate a century
of peace between Canada and the United States


Nash-Jackson House (built 1818) was moved to Battlefield Park in 1999.


Now, onto Olde Town Stoney Creek


Old Stoney Creek is surrounded by modern apartments



















Stoney Creek has a small downtown shopping area:

























More older residential areas:











































Typical houses in older suburban areas of Stoney Creek:




Stoney Creek has an abundance of mid 20th century buildings








And contemporary buildings too:


Now we head up to Stoney Creek Mountain.


Eastgate Square in the foreground, the Skyway Bridge and downtown Burlington in the background:


The Devil's Punchbowl. There is nothing to show the scale, but that is a 120 foot drop


The actual Stoney Creek seen from 150 feet above:





Erland Lee House (built 1801). This was the site of the world's first Women's
Institute. It is now a museum and national historic site.


A view of Hamilton industry:


Looking out over Stoney Creek's eastern sprawl:


A mountainous skyline just visible across Lake Ontario:


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Great pictures once again. Stoney Creek has some nice houses. I'm kind of surprised that the commercial area has a very small-town look. I was expecting something a little denser, like what Dundas has.
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Beautiful set. Do you use an SLR?
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An area of the city I've explored very little, thanks to the HSR's spotty coverage. Good tour. I want to get out there now.
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good group of shots...never heard of the town
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Hamilton seems to just full of these interesting nooks. It's in such a great natural location too. More cities should straddle escarpments. Nice time of year to be out photographing as well.
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Mmmm...Devil's punch.
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What a beautiful town.

I love this:


Is this a hotel or something? What a bizarre building.
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Funny, and maybe it's my imagination, but it seems more "American" looking than a lot of the other Hamilton threads you've done. I'm sure I'm dreaming, but it struck me that way.

Nice photos! Interesting looking place.
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Funny, and maybe it's my imagination, but it seems more "American" looking than a lot of the other Hamilton threads you've done. I'm sure I'm dreaming, but it struck me that way.

Nice photos! Interesting looking place.
I agree, I would have thought this was an American town if you didnt tell me otherwise.

Stunning photos, that one with the Toronto Skyline in the distance is EPIC!

That must be what 35 miles away?

Wow.
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I'm kind of surprised that the commercial area has a very small-town look. I was expecting something a little denser, like what Dundas has.
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Funny, and maybe it's my imagination, but it seems more "American" looking than a lot of the other Hamilton threads you've done. I'm sure I'm dreaming, but it struck me that way.
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I agree, I would have thought this was an American town if you didnt tell me otherwise.
Stoney Creek and other areas on the east side of Hamilton share the look and feel of the Niagara Peninsula, which was largely settled by Americans who were disappointed with the outcome of the American Revolution. There is a plainer architecture with less brick and more frame houses.

Dundas and other places on the west side of Hamilton are grander, with mostly brick and stone buildings. Although they were also populated with United Empire Loyalists, they have more in common with the brick towns and cities in the central part of southern Ontario.

Historically, with the exception of the War of 1812, Stoney Creek was also much smaller and less important than Dundas. Now Stoney Creek has a larger population than Dundas, but it's mostly suburban stuff built in the last 30 years.


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Is this a hotel or something? What a bizarre building.
A very bizarre building, I think it's condos.


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Stunning photos, that one with the Toronto Skyline in the distance is EPIC!
That must be what 35 miles away?
Wow, good guess. Downtown Toronto is exactly 35 miles from where I was standing.


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An area of the city I've explored very little, thanks to the HSR's spotty coverage. Good tour. I want to get out there now.
Strangely enough, my regular bus route goes into Stoney Creek sometimes. It's a 1 hour 15 minute trip. Needless to say, I drove there for these pictures.


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The residential area is very nice.. love the old growth trees.

No John Deere pics? Or is that Grimsby.. I get the two confused.

Great stuff as always, flar.
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No John Deere pics? Or is that Grimsby.. I get the two confused.
You're thinking of Welland, and unfortunately I think that plant is closing.
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whoa, didn't even realize Stoney Creek has a downtown. It's be skipped over by Trillium for all these years!
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Nice looking place. That peace monument is great, kind of looks like the old Chicago water tower a bit. Great pictures.
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[The Devil's Punchbowl. There is nothing to show the scale, but that is a 120 foot drop
With my first real job ever, at a hospital, we had a phone call from a patient saying that he's going to end his life. Soon after we found out he jumped off the Devil's Punchbowl. So I always think about that when I see Devil's Punchbowl.



That's a statue of Augustus Jones in that fountain. You can read up about him here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus_Jones
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I have to also add that this is a landmark for Stoney Creek....


Stoney Creek Dairy is now sold everywhere in Ontario and Quebec. You can find it in the frozen section of grocery stores. Ben & Jerry's owns Stoney Creek Dairy. A few years ago Hamilton's landmark Hutch's and Stoney Creek Dairy partnered together.

Walking inside Stoney Creek Dairy is heavenly, smells so good.
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Beautiful set. Do you use an SLR?

Digital SLR, I use a Nikon D50.

I just purchesed a new Nikon P80, and look forward to taking some shots around Belleville {if it ever stops raining!}
I couldn't afford an SLR!
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Another great find. Thanks, flar.
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