By Land and Water We Flourish

Historic villages, community halls, kilometers of winding roads, and tight-knit rural communities make up the Township of Hamilton. The Township is situated along the 401-corridor, approximately 1-hour east of the Greater Toronto Area. Nestled between Rice Lake and Lake Ontario, Hamilton Township’s 256 square kilometers is a destination for fishing, boating, and other leisure activities like hiking, biking, golfing, snowmobiling, and off-road vehicle riding.

Weekend homes are popular here, along with cottages and waterside resorts. Tourism boosts the farming economy, so farms with livestock of all varieties and great roadside markets for seasonal produce, eggs, baking, honey, and preserves.

The Oak Ridges Moraine runs through the Township. This provincially protected landform, which was created by glaciers thousands of years ago, offers spectacular trails with views, forests, black oak savannahs, tall grass prairies, and wildlife to explore. To complement the natural heritage of the area, the Township makes a concerted effort to preserve its historical and architecturally significant buildings.

The communities are welcoming, with shops, restaurants, parks, three primary schools, one senior public school, two independent schools and plenty of community events and activities that bring long-time neighbours and newcomers together.

Development is encouraged near the more populated areas to protect the rural character of the Township and to encourage efficient service delivery to residents. Because of this, there are still a lot of wide-open vistas and winding country roads to explore.

In Hamilton Township, sustainable growth is important, along with an active, healthy environment. As a four-season playground for residents and visitors alike, Hamilton Township prides itself on its ability to offer “relief in nature" in the fast-paced world of today.


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