One thing about Hamilton's progress, is it shows that you don't have to be a huge multi-national company to make a change. This city is full of people who have been running their own businesses for years, as well as people who have banded together to support and create opportunity one business, and one storefront at a time. And this has effected real change in more than just James Street North
Hamilton is recognized as a strong and growing real estate market due in part to the many years of being undervalued. The proof is not only in the year over year increases in property values, but also from the industry experts and actions being taken by investors.
Hamilton and its people are nothing if not engaged. There are a myriad of blogs devoted to the city, and what's going on in it, the neighbourhoods, the politics and lots of unique charitable groups and organizations. However you see yourself being engaged, there are countless ways for you to take advantage of that
Perhaps you think this one is a bit out there - Hamilton is of course well known for the industrial section that yes, is still there in the North End. At night I see the what I call the Eye of Sauren on top of the factory, and there is a certain part along Burlington at Ottawa that I swear looks like its right out of Terminator 2. But that is not ALL we have or are known for!