Hamilton is the "Steel Capital of Canada," home to one of the largest steel companies in the country, Dofasco. In the past, Hamilton plant Stelco, now US Steel, was also a major steel producer. In addition to advanced manufacturing, other economic sectors in the city include agriculture, creative industries, clean-technology, life sciences and transportation.
Located about halfway between Toronto and Buffalo, New York, Hamilton is a port city on Lake Ontario with about 500,000 residents. It's one of Canada's more diverse cities behind Toronto and Vancouver, with more than 20 per cent of its residents born outside of Canada. Despite its reputation built on steel, Hamilton is known locally as the "Waterfall Capital of the World" with more than 100 waterfalls around the city. Many of them are visible from the Bruce Trail which runs along the Niagara Escarpment through the middle of Hamilton.
Other attractions include the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, Dundurn Castle and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. A few famous faces hailing from Hamilton are ballerina Karen Kain and actors Eugene Levy and Martin Short.