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Ancaster is a suburban community southwest of Hamilton, Ontario, with which it amalgamated in 2001. This article describes its development until that time. Nickname: Ambitious City, Steeltown, The Hammer Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: Country  Province Canada  Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846 [1] Mayor Fred Eisenberger City Council Hamilton City Council Representatives MPs and MPPs Area    - City 1,138. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...

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Geography, economy and population

Ancaster is the most westerly portion of the Golden Horseshoe conurbation of southern Ontario. It is a bedroom community whose residents typically work in downtown Hamilton itself, Brantford, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga or Toronto. The skyline of Hamilton, Ontario The skyline of Toronto, Ontario. ... A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities, towns and villages which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (de facto) Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24... Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey A bedroom community, dormitory town, or commuter town is a community that is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to a nearby town or city to earn their livelihood. ... Nickname: The Telephone City Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established May 31, 1877  - City Mayor Mike Hancock  - Governing Body Brantford City Council  - MP Lloyd St. ... Motto: Stand By Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Region Halton Regional Municipality Established 1874  - Mayor Cam Jackson  - Governing Body Burlington City Council  - MPs Mike Wallace (CPC), Garth Turner (Liberal)  - MPPs Joyce Savoline (PC), Ted Chudleigh (PC) Area    - City 187 km²  (72 sq mi) Population (2001)  - City 150,8361(sc)  - Density... Motto: Avancez (French: Go forward) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Region Halton Region Wards 6 Neighbourhoods 12 Established 1827 Town Mayor Rob Burton. ... Motto: Pride in our past, Faith in our future Location of Mississauga in the Regional Municipality of Peel in the province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Region Peel Established 1968, as a town Incorporated 1974, as a city  - City Mayor Hazel McCallion  - Local government Mississauga City Council (9... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ...


The community had a population of approximately 29,000 in the 2001 census. Development in Old Ancaster, the historic village core, has been tightly controlled. Its current population growth and building boom occurs mainly on the east side of Highway 403 in such typically suburban commercial developments as the Power Centre and residential developments such as the Meadowlands. It has resided in the 905 area code since the latter's creation, and its telephone exchange prefixes are 304 and 648. 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... External links Detailed History of Highway 403 Detailed Route Information for Highway 403 Categories: Stub | Ontario provincial highways ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... Hamilton Meadowlands refers to the area formerly part of Ancaster, Ontario (which merged with Hamilton, Ontario). ...


History

It was surveyed as Ancaster Township in the 1790s, attached variously to Nassau District, Home District, York County (West Riding) and Halton County. Finally, in 1851, it was attached to Wentworth County and its successors where it remains today. It was one of the three original potential capitals of Upper Canada with a strong defensible position and close to water but ended up being too close to the American border. York County is a historic county in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Halton County is a historic county in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Wentworth County is a historic county in the Canadian province of Ontario. ...


Its pioneer settlers deforested the land and planted crops for subsistence agriculture. For a century it was an unimposing gristmill hamlet and police village. The mill was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. It now operates as the Ancaster Old Mill, a restaurant and banquet hall popular for wedding receptions. The Barracks of 1812 still stand on Wilson Street as a reminder of the war of 1812 between the British and Americans. Gristmill with water wheel, Skyline Drive, VA, 1938 A gristmill is a building where grain is ground into flour. ... A police village is a form of municipal government used in Ontario, beginning in the early 19th century. ...


The Hermitage is a popular site in Ancaster[1]. This historic house was once the property of Reverend George Sheed in 1830. Since then the house has changed ownership many times before burning to the ground in 1934. The shell of the old house and surrounding buildings can still be visited today. One of the main draws of this old property is the legend of the property being haunted. There are ghost tours run throughout the summer[2] with the tour guides telling haunted stories of the land and the surrounding county.



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Government

When it became part of the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth in 1974, the Town of Ancaster absorbed the Township of Ancaster (including other hamlets like Jerseyville, Lynden and Alberton). The new town had two representatives on the regional council which totaled (with the Regional Chair) about 20 members. The Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth was proclaimed by the Progressive Conservative government of Ontario on January 1, 1974 (with legislation being passed the previous year). ...


It was amalgamated with the nearby City of Hamilton in 2001. The amalgamation was bitterly and unsuccessfully protested by its residents and those of adjacent communities (such as Dundas and Flamborough), particularly since the Progressive Conservative MPP Toni Skarica government had promised in the last election that the amalgamation would not occur. Skarica resigned in protest, but the amalgamation was not rescinded. Nickname: Ambitious City, Steeltown, The Hammer Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: Country  Province Canada  Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846 [1] Mayor Fred Eisenberger City Council Hamilton City Council Representatives MPs and MPPs Area    - City 1,138. ... Dundas, Ontario, Canada held a town charter between 1848 and 2001. ... Flamborough (sometimes both officially and informally spelled Flamboro) is a former town near and current community in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Toni Skarica is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


Education

Ancaster was part of the Wentworth County Board of Education since its inception, and was covered by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board when it was created in 1998. The town's only public institute of secondary education was Ancaster High School until 2005. Today, it is no longer classified as a vocational school, its official name is Ancaster High School. The Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is based out of Hamilton, Ontario. ...


Post-secondary or tertiary education is only available at Redeemer University College, a Christian institution closely associated with the Christian Reformed Church. It was incorporated in 1980 and began classes in Hamilton two years later. It built a campus in Ancaster in 1986 where it had its first graduating class. It had cooperative relations with McMaster University, which provided some instructors and some cross-listed courses. By 2000, it had acquired its present name and its graduates became B.A.s or B.Sc.s instead of Bachelors of Christian Studies. The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA or CRC) is a Protestant Christian denomination which follows Reformed Calvinist theology. ... McMaster University is a medium-sized research-intensive university located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with an enrollment of 18,238 full-time and 3,836 part-time students (as of 2006). ...


In 2005, Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School was opened, giving Ancaster the newest and most expensive Secondary School in the City. Since it's opening, Bishop Tonnos has established itself as an emerging leader in academics and atheletics.


Ancaster Public Library, a branch of the Hamilton Public Library System, is located on Wilson St. and is a popular attraction with local residents. The library was reopened on November 27, 2006 after an extensive project that involved extending the library to include the entire first floor of the building.


Sports and Nature

The Hamilton Golf and Country Club was founded in 1894 and was originally sited beside the Hamilton Jockey Club (now Centre Mall), moving to Ancaster in 1916. It hosted the PGA tour in 2003 and again in 2006. Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the largest working sports organization in the world with more than 27,000 members. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


The Hamilton Conservation Authority (sometimes in conjunction with the City of Hamilton) operates several sites in Ancaster. Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museumshowcases local history (including the area's participation in the Underground Railway), fine arts, gardens and walking paths. This page refers to urban rail mass transit systems. ...


The Bruce Trail snakes through Ancaster as it links Queenston with Tobermory. The famous walking path goes through part of the Dundas Valley Conservation Area and crosses the Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail. These offer four seasons recreation for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, snowshoers and cross country skiers. The Bruce Trail is a hiking (and multi-use) trail in southern and central Ontario, Canada. ... The Village of Queenston (Latitude 43°10N Longitude 79°03W) is located 5km north of Niagara Falls, Ontario in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. ... Tobermory is a small town lying at the north tip of the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. ... Nordic skiing is a winter sport that encompasses all types of skiing where the heel of the boot cannot be fixed to the ski. ...


The Ancaster Rotary Center is an addition to Morgan Firestone Arena. It includes a full size gym, workout complex, and many rooms which are usable for rent or camps in the summer. It also contains various sporting events. The entire complex is surrounded by four baseball diamonds and five soccer fields, four of which are for younger children and are all owned by the Ancaster Youth Soccer Club.


Annual Events

  • Ancaster Fair (September)
  • Heritage Day (June)

External links

  • The Hamilton Golf & Country Club
  • Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum
  • Griffin House
  • Bruce Trail
  • Dundas Valley Conservation Area
  • Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail (formerly West Hamilton to Jerseyville Rail Trail)
  • The Old Mill
  • Redeemer University College
  • Ancaster High and Vocational School
  • Ancaster Depression Glass Show and Sale
  • Ancaster Fair
  • HistoricalHamilton.com, A Historical Photographic Tour of Hamilton's Past
  • The Spa at Ancaster - Ancaster's premier day spa set in a beautifully restored heritage building in the centre of the village

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