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[[Goderich]] is a town in Ontario noted for being 'The Prettiest Town in Canada'.
'''Hamilton''' is a city located in [[Canada]], in the province of [[Ontario]]. It is currently the 8th largest city in Canada, with a population estimated at 714,900 in the metropolitan area. [http://www40.statcan.ca/l01/cst01/demo05a.htm] Within the city itself the population was 490,268 in the 2001 census.
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|official_name = Town of Goderich
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|image_map = Ontario-goderich.PNG
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|subdivision_type = Country
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|subdivision_type1 = [[Provinces of Canada|Province]]
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|subdivision_type2 = County
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|subdivision_name = [[Canada]]
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|subdivision_name1 = [[Ontario]]
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|subdivision_name2 = [[Huron County, Ontario|Huron County]]
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|leader_title = Mayor
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|leader_name = Deb Shewfelt
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|leader_title1 = Deputy Mayor
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|leader_name1 = [[John Grace (Goderich)|John Grace]]
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|established_title = Founded
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|established_date = [[1827]]
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|incorporated = [[1850]]
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|Elevation = 213 meters
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|settlement_type = Town
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|area_total_km2 = 7.91
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|population_as_of = 2005
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|population_total = 7,563
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<ref>[http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=3540028&Geo2=PR&Code2=35&Data=Count&SearchText=Goderich&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom= Statistics Canada Data regarding Goderich]</ref>
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|population_density_km2 = 956.1
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|greater_goderich_area = 8000 (approximately)
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|website = http://www.goderich.ca/
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Its nicknames &mdash; all relating to its waning days as a major industrial centre &mdash; include the Ambitious City, Steeltown, the Hammer, Hammertown, and the Lunchbucket City. However, health care has outstripped heavy industry &mdash; exemplified by the twin steel giants of [[Stelco]] and [[Dofasco]] &mdash; as the largest employer. Moreover, the education, government, services and technology sectors have all dramatically developed as heavy industry has declined.
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'''Goderich''' (pronounced either God-rich or God-er-ich) is a [[town]] in the [[Canadian province]] of [[Ontario]] and is the [[county seat]] of [[Huron County, Ontario|Huron County]]. The town was founded by [[William "Tiger" Dunlop]] in [[1827]]<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.ontarioplaques.com/Plaques_GHI/Plaque_Huron13.html | accessdate=2008-05-05 | title=historic plaque | publisher=ontarioplaques.com }}</ref>. First laid out in [[1828]], the town is named after [[Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich]]<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.ontarioplaques.com/Plaques_GHI/Plaque_Huron15.html | accessdate=2008-05-05 | title=historic plaque | publisher=ontarioplaques.com }}</ref>, who was [[United Kingdom|British]] [[prime minister]] at the time. The town was officially incorporated in 1850.
   
Also belying its unfounded reputation as cultural wasteland, Hamilton has built on its historical and social background. Interesting attractions include a museum of aircraft ([[Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum]][http://www.warplane.com]), a stately residence of a Prime Minister of [[Upper Canada]] ([[Dundurn Castle]]), a functioning [[nuclear reactor]] at [[McMaster University]], a horticultural haven ([[Royal Botanical Gardens, Ontario|Royal Botanical Gardens]]), [[African Lion Safari]] and the [[Canadian Football Hall of Fame]].
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[[As of 2008]], the [[population]] is 8,000. The [[area]] of the town is 7.91 [[square kilometre]]s.
   
Growth in the arts and culture sector has garnered high level media attention for Hamilton. A [[Globe and Mail]] article in 2006, entitled "Go West, Young Artist," focused on the growing art scene in Hamilton. Art galleries are springing up on many streets across the City: [[James Street (Hamilton, Ontario)|James Street]], [[Locke Street (Hamilton, Ontario)|Locke Street]] and [[King Street (Hamilton, Ontario)|King Street]], to name a few. This, coupled with growth in the Downtown condo market which is drawing people back to the Core, is having a strong, positive impact on the cultural fabric of the City.
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Located on the eastern shore of [[Lake Huron]], Goderich is renowned for the beauty of its sunsets. [[Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom|Queen Elizabeth II]] once commented that Goderich was "The Prettiest Town in Canada".<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.ontariostewardship.org/ontarioStewardship/home/osHSIndex.asp | accessdate=2008-05-04 | title=Huron Stewardship Council | publisher=Stewardship Network of Ontario }}</ref> The town indicates that tourism is among its important industries.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.goderich.ca/statistics.html | title=Statistics on Goderich| publisher=Town of Goderich | accessdate=2008-05-04}}</ref>
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The town participates in the [[Communities in Bloom]] competition; in [[2004]], Goderich won the provincial competition in the 5000-10000 category.

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Goderich is a town in Ontario noted for being 'The Prettiest Town in Canada'.

Town of Goderich
Town
Location of Town of Goderich
Country Canada
Province Ontario
County Huron County
Founded 1827
Government
 • Mayor Deb Shewfelt
 • Deputy Mayor John Grace
Area
 • Total 7.91 km2 (3.05 sq mi)
Population (2005)[1]
 • Total 7,563
 • Density 956.1/km2 (2,476/sq mi)
Website http://www.goderich.ca/

Goderich (pronounced either God-rich or God-er-ich) is a town in the Canadian province of Ontario and is the county seat of Huron County. The town was founded by William "Tiger" Dunlop in 1827[2]. First laid out in 1828, the town is named after Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich[3], who was British prime minister at the time. The town was officially incorporated in 1850.

As of 2008, the population is 8,000. The area of the town is 7.91 square kilometres.

Located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, Goderich is renowned for the beauty of its sunsets. Queen Elizabeth II once commented that Goderich was "The Prettiest Town in Canada".[4] The town indicates that tourism is among its important industries.[5]

The town participates in the Communities in Bloom competition; in 2004, Goderich won the provincial competition in the 5000-10000 category.

  1. ^ Statistics Canada Data regarding Goderich
  2. ^ "historic plaque". ontarioplaques.com. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  3. ^ "historic plaque". ontarioplaques.com. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Huron Stewardship Council". Stewardship Network of Ontario. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  5. ^ "Statistics on Goderich". Town of Goderich. Retrieved 2008-05-04.