Mohawk Road (Hamilton, Ontario)

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Mohawk Road, is an Upper City (mountain) arterial road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is a two-way street throughout that starts just West of Highway 403 & Meadowlands and travels eastward linking up with the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway. Mohawk Road east of Highway 403 resumes again in front of Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area, and runs parallel with the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway, cuts across the Hamilton mountain and ends at Mountain Brow Boulevard, the site of Mohawk Sports Park.

Note: From Mountain Brow Road, you get a spectacular bird's-eye view of King's Forest Golf Course in the Lower City.

History[edit]

Mohawk Road, is a road that follows the route of an ancient Indian Trail that passed through dense forest. Indians walked this path from upper New York State. [1]

One section of the Hamilton mountain to be filled at the earliest date was by the Pennsylvania Dutch of Loyalists settlers at present-day Mohawk Road, west of Upper James Street, and running to the mountain brow between Queen Street and the Sanatorium. Upper James Street at the time was known as the Caledonia Highway.[2]

Hamilton Health Sciences is the largest employer in Hamilton with nearly 10,000 employees and serves approximately 2.2 million people in central south and central west Ontario. Hamilton Health Sciences is a family of five unique hospitals and a cancer centre, they include Chedoke Hospital, Hamilton General Hospital, Henderson General Hospital, McMaster Children's Hospital, McMaster University Medical Centre and the Juravinski Cancer Centre. Hamilton Health Sciences is affiliated with McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences. It is one of the most comprehensive health care systems in Canada. [3]

The Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena & Skating Centre, (2,500 seats), was built in 1966 and was known as Mountain Arena until it was renovated in 2005 and renamed after Hamiltonian and ice hockey player Dave Andreychuk. Andreychuk, captained the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL to the 2004 Stanley Cup. [4] The 1976 Memorial Cup winning team, and OHL hockey club, Hamilton Fincups played out of this Arena. The Hamilton team featured future NHL stars Willie Huber, Al Jensen, Dale McCourt, Al Secord and Ric Seiling. Hamilton defeated the New Westminster Bruins in the Finals. [5]

Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium, is a stadium inside Mohawk Sports Park that's primarily used for baseball. The ballpark has a capacity for 3,000 people. The stadium is home to the Hamilton Thunderbirds of the Intercounty Baseball League. [6]

Major intersections[edit]

Note: Listing of streets from West to East.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Houghton, Margaret (2002). Hamilton Street Names: An Illustrated Guide. James Lorimer & Co. Ltd. ISBN 1-55028-773-7. 
  2. ^ "Out of the Storied Past: Some families on the west end of the mountain. (By: Mabel Burkholder)" (Press release). The Hamilton Spectator. 1948-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Hamilton Health Sciences". Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  4. ^ Cole, Stephen (2006). The Canadian Hockey Atlas. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8. 
  5. ^ ""Tigertown Triumphs"" (Press release). The Hamilton Spectator-Memory Project (Souvenir Edition) page MP56. 2006-06-10. 
  6. ^ "Hamilton Thunderbirds (Official site)". Retrieved 2007-04-23. 

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