George Hamilton, who was the son of Queenston entrepreneur and founder, Robert Hamilton; created Hamilton town, Ontario. George Hamilton bought the land from James Durand, who was a local Member of the British Legislative Assembly after the War of 1812. Initially, the town was not the most influential centre of the Gore District, however as the city grew, more and more prominent buildings were created, specifically during the 19th century. During 2001, Hamilton City was formed from the amalgamation of the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth and its six municipalities: Ancaster, Hamilton, Dundas, Flamborough, Stoney Creek and Glanbrook.
Hamilton loves sports. It is home to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum, and is also recognized for hosting the prestigious Canadian Open golf championships four times. The closest team for the locals is Ti-Cats, the Tiger-Cats Football Team of "Eat 'em raw" fame for more than 135 years of games. For recreational activities, it's safe to say that Geography defines Hamilton City. One thing to watch out for is the Niagara Escarpment, a United Nations World Biosphere which cuts through the middle portion of the city. It is recognized for offering visitors and tourist's trails, vistas and waterfalls. Lake Ontario and Hamilton Harbour provides recreational activities like for instance trails, boating and parks. Bird watchers could find the city a haven of wildlife and exotic birds, because Hamilton is among the major places for bird migration. What's more, the city has around 65 waterfalls, that makes it the "City of Waterfalls" in Canada. It is said that the city of Hamilton has more waterfalls than whatever other city of the same size within the globe.
There are numerous highlights in Hamilton City. Among them include: the African Lion Safari, which showcases more than one thousand exotic birds, live animal shows, Misumu Bay Wet Play, and a lot more. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, which is home to more than forty aircrafts from the second World War to military jets. Likewise offered within the Heritage Museum are vintage aircraft flying, restaurants, displays, gift shops, guided tours, and a lot more. The mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton is the Cathedral of Christ the King. The church of the Anglican diocese of Niagara is Christs' Church Cathedral, that dates back from the year 1835. Confederation Park provides Lakeland Centre, Wild Waterworks, Hutch's Restaurant, Lakeland Go-Karts, Hamilton Beach trail, Baranga's on the Beach and Hamilton Beach Trail.
Manufacturing is the most important economic activity in Ontario, and the Toronto-Hamilton region is considered to be the most highly industrialized part of the country. 60% of Canada's steel are produced by Dofasco. One more major player in the scene is Stelco, and in the latter part, the United States Steel Corporation. This has made Hamilton City the "Steel Capital of Canada." During the year 2003, the city began constructing a thirty-year growth management plan which plans to erect a massive industrial park centered around Hamilton Airport. The proposal, that is called the Airport Employment Growth District, is being primed to be the solution to the shortage of employment lands in the city.