Talk:Hamilton, Ontario

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HMCS Star[edit]

Hi, I'm looking to add a reference to the naval reserve unit HMCS Star to the article but I obviously do not want to damage the FA status. . . where should I place it? And I suppose too we could put all other military reserve divisions there, but I'm less acquainted with them.--Cpt ricard (talk) 23:09, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

What kind of content were you thinking? Maybe you could post a link to a sandbox where you had drafted something up? Alan.ca (talk) 05:10, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
I just went ahead and added a small paragraph to wiki the government military side of things, under the government section. Please obviously fix up as necessary. --Cpt ricard (talk) 00:41, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
I see what you added in the government section about there being a "strong military presence" in Hamilton. I'm not sure I agree with the statement. I'm going to leave it there, but it seems there must be a better way to touch on the subject without making it sound like military city.Alan.ca (talk) 06:15, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
To be fair, in comparison with other Canadian cities, there _is_ a strong military presence. We've the 2nd or 3rd largest naval reserve division, three different branches and not to mention the john foote armoury which is about the same size as the armoury in Halifax. Granted, it's not Borden or Esquimalt but if you walk around downtown you're bound to see army and sometimes navy personnel. There might arguably be more military personnel than Toronto, as well as most other major cities, but that's not a claim I can back up with actual stats. It _is_ subjective though, so we can definitely remove it if it detracts from the quality of the article.--Cpt ricard (talk) 02:58, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
When you say second or third largest Naval reserve, do you mean Canada wide? If you mean 2nd or 3rd in Ontario, Hamilton would place as the 2nd or 3rd largest in many areas. For example, I believe we have the 2nd/3rd largest housing provider in Hamilton. Possibly the 3rd Largest municipal airport? Do you have any data on what percentage of the city's workforce is employed by the military? Are there any military contractors in Hamilton? These are the kinds of things I would like to see to be convinced it is fair to say there is a strong military presence. Alan.ca (talk) 09:41, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Erland museum integration?[edit]

The Erland Lee (Museum) Home (c. 1808) is a National Historic Site of Canada on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.[1] An Ontario Historical Plaque in front of the Erland Lee Museum was erected by the province to commemorate the First Women's Institute's role in Ontario's heritage.[2]

I just pulled this from the lead, can someone consider integrating it into the history section if considered relevant? Alan.ca (talk) 09:44, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Source not verifiable[edit]

Does anyone have information about this source:

"History of Industry in Hamilton, Ontario". Retrieved 2008-01-04.

The link is no longer valid and the title doesn't describe the source at all. I am questioning if it is a valid source. Alan.ca (talk) 20:13, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

It's this page. The original location was moved and so it was linked to the Web Archive version, but now it's back on the LAC Electronic Collection page. I've updated the reference. ... discospinster talk 20:43, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Fattest town in CA?[edit]

The Obesity section of the St. Catharines article indicates this might be the case. 72.228.189.184 (talk) 05:39, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Economy of Hamilton, Ontario[edit]

Would somebody who edits Hamilton on a regular basis please give Economy of Hamilton, Ontario a good copyedit and wikification? PKT(alk) 16:51, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Barton Township[edit]

The only references to Barton Township in the whole of Wikipedia are

  • that it is now part of Hamilton (here on the Hamilton page)
  • that it was a separated township until 1973 (on the Wentworth County page)

I am looking for the history and geography of Barton Township. Once Hamilton was an independently incorporated town, where were the boundaries between the two? How much annexation went on and when?

Did anything ever happen in Barton when it was outside the city, particularly after 1850? --Oldontarian (talk) 10:55, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Notable people[edit]

There seems to be an A LIST and B LIST of Notable People from Hamilton.

What credentials are needed to make the A LIST?

For example, drummer Neil Peart of the rock band RUSH made the A LIST, while Paul Szep only made the B LIST (he won a Pulitzer Prize...twice).

Richard Apple 21:08, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Not sure what you mean by A List and B List... there's only one list as far as I can see. (my reading comprehension problem) Paul Szep certainly could be mentioned in this article, it's really about how well- or widely-known the individual is. Everybody knows Neil Peart, for example. There are other Hamiltonians who may be notable enough for a Wikipedia article but naming them without any other context might not ignite recognition in the reader. ... discospinster talk 02:49, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Below the heading "Notable people" (the A LIST), there is a link to "List of people from Hamilton, Ontario" (the B LIST).

Richard Apple 04:47, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Demographics Update[edit]

The population graph is now out of date, would it be better to use a historic population table instead as is standard on most other city pages? Mattximus (talk) 23:33, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Proposal to move names of notable people[edit]

I propose that all the names on the "notable people" list in this article be moved to the "list of people from Hamilton, Ontario".

Having a small list of names on the article page, and a much larger list of names on a separate list, is confusing for editors wishing to add a new name. It may also suggest the names on one list are "more important" than those on the other list. It also seems common practice for larger cities (eg. London, Calgary). Thank you for your input. Richard Apple (talk) 19:51, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

I propose that the Hamilton Fire Department be merged into Hamilton, Ontario. I think that there is not enough reason to have a separate article for the fire department, considering how much of a stub it is.

Easily a large and significant enough organisation for its own article, as already determined on the AfD discussion. -- Necrothesp (talk) 10:57, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

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  1. ^ Canadian Register of Historic Places.
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