Dundas

Dundas

About the Neighbourhood

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On the Western edge of Lake Ontario, at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, is a small town known as Dundas. Nicknamed “Valley Town” by its residents, Dundas, Ontario is a community within Hamilton with a stable population of approximately 20,000 people. It was first established as a manufacturing village in 1846, and was home to a few chapels and churches, a fire company, and a post office. The industrial sector included two grist mills, a furniture factory, a cloth factory, and two foundries where tradesmen constructed steam engines.

In modern days, Dundas has managed to hold on to its heritage charm, making it the perfect destination for history enthusiasts. The Dundas Art & Craft Association host a number of and art exhibitions, book readings and concerts throughout the year, and are also responsible for McMaster custom framing as well as a gift shop. The arts are taken seriously in Dundas, making it ideal for families with creative flair. For the musically inclined, Dundas has a number of professional music resources including the Dundas Valley Orchestra, the Dundas Concert Band, the Dundas Conservatory of Music, and Avalon Music Academy.

Art and history buffs aren’t the only people who will find themselves at home in Dundas. For the active, outdoorsy type, Dundas offers plenty of opportunities to get up, get moving and get outside. Between several recreational facilities and athletic programs, and a wide range of parks, trails and conservation areas to explore, the opportunities presented for the active family are endless.

Dundas is a part of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Boards, both of which are host to a number of fantastic schools at both the elementary and secondary school levels. Surrounding post-secondary institutions all offer top-notch education opportunities and make commuting to school simple and hassle free. Dundas is known for being a popular bedroom community for university students and faculty at nearby McMaster University.

Residents can commute to Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, and Burlington with ease thanks to Dundas’s proximity to Highway 403. Luckily, residents don’t need to travel far for modern conveniences and amenities, as the area is home to a wide variety of stores, restaurants, cafes, clinics and more.

If you are looking for a small-town that caters to every need, Dundas, Ontario is right for you

Shopping:

  • University Plaza
  • Spring Creek Plaza
  • Meadowland Power Centre
  • Clappison’s Power Centre
  • CF Lime Ridge
  • Hamilton City Centre

Schools:

  • Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
  • Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Boards
  • The Dundas Valley School of Art
  • Dundas Valley Orchestra
  • Dundas Concert Band
  • Dundas Conservatory of Music
  • Avalon Music Academy
  • Brock University
  • McMaster University
  • Wilfred Laurier - Brantford Campus
  • Mohawk College

Parks, Trails and Outdoor Attractions:

  • Sydenham Falls
  • The Desjardins Canal
  • Dundas Valley Conservation Area
  • Dundas Peak
  • The Bruce Trail
  • Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club
  • Tew’s Falls
  • RGB Cootes Paradise Sanctuary
  • Borer’s Falls Conservation Area

Recreation and Attractions:

  • The Dundas Museum & Archives
  • Carnegie Gallery and Library
  • Griffin House National Historic Site
  • McMaster Museum of Art
  • Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
  • Quatrefoil
  • B.Love Conscious Eatery
  • Nellie James Gourmet Food to Go

Highways and Public Transportation:

  • Highway 403
  • Highway 5

Communities

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The Glades of Valley Heights

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