Though Hamilton is located only 40 minutes from Toronto, the housing prices are much more affordable. For both renting and buying, most housing costs significantly less than Toronto.
Since there are so many post-secondary institutions in the city, there are a significant number of rental properties available. If you have trouble finding appropriate housing, City Housing Hamilton works with local agencies to provide support, as well as safe, affordable housing in many of Hamilton’s communities.
Hamilton has many neighborhoods, each with different features and character. Many of the downtown neighbourhoods (Beasley, Durand, Gibson-Landsdale, Kirkendall, Sherman Hub and Corktown) have active community associations. Neighbours often get together for park clean-up events, summer festivals, celebrations, walking tours, outdoor barbeques and more.