The city of Hamilton is known as a port city within Ontario. With a population of roughly 536,917 people, the city of Hamilton is surrounded by Burlington to the east and Grimsby to the south. Less then 60 kilometres away from the Greater Toronto area makes it great city place for commuters and people that enjoy the offerings of Toronto. In the past Hamilton's local economy was driven by the manufacturing industry. Mainly those industries were steel and heavy manufacturing. There has been a huge shift of lately and the city is moving in a very service base economy. Those services include a big focus in the health and sciences sectors.
The city of Hamilton is home to the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum located on the Hamilton mountain in Mount Hope. Also along with the museum there is Hamilton International Airport servicing the area with passenger and cargo flights coming in regularly. Along with service industries Hamilton has Mohawk College, Redeemer University and 4th ranked in all of Canada McMaster University,