Hamilton in Ontario Province is delightful. The city is home to about 750,000 people, the ninth largest metro area in the country. It is located on the Ontario Peninsula along the western shores of Lake Ontario. This is a great stopping point between Toronto (40 miles to the northeast) and the Canadian side of Niagara Falls (45 miles to the southeast). You are standing in Gore Park, the historic heart of downtown. George Hamilton acquired this land in 1816. He then founded the town and succeeded in having it become the capital of the newly established Gore District of Upper Canada. The water fountain was added to the park in 1860. On the right is the Stelco Tower, the city’s third tallest high-rise at 341 feet. In the middle is Commerce Place, a complex of two matching and connected office buildings standing 266 feet.