Monday, July 30, 2018

Monday Mural

I'm linking up at Monday Mural

July 2018 - Hamilton ON

Hutch’s on the Beach since 1946, the restaurant has built a reputation for its fabulous fish and chips, hamburgers and hot dogs "with the works", milkshakes and its own delicious brand of French fries. The atmosphere inside is made warm and friendly by the classic diner-style booths, old sports pictures on the walls and 1950s music on the jukebox. Hutch's classic combination of great food, fast service and 1950's-style dining makes it one of the area's most popular eateries.

These murals tell a little of the history of Hamilton, located 68 km from Toronto.

CHCH TV founded 1954.

1816: A parcel of triangular-shaped land owned by city founder George Hamilton was supposed to be merged with a similar-sized piece of land owned by Nathaniel Hughson. But Hughson reneged. The land became known as The Gore because of its shape and over the decades evolved into an eyesore and a dump.

1860: When word was received the Prince of Wales would be visiting Hamilton, civic leaders realized they had some work to do. The Gore went through a major cleanup and a new fountain was built.

For more than a century, Hamilton has proudly borne the title Steeltown. Its life, economy and physical environment were dominated by two giants — Stelco and Dofasco.

Much has changed over the last 100 years. The Stelco name vanished from the local landscape in 2007 when the company was acquired by U.S. Steel. Its head office is now Pittsburgh, not Hamilton. Dofasco has been absorbed into the worldwide ArcelorMittal steel conglomerate. Decisions affecting the future of the company are now made in Belgium, not Hamilton.

The 60th Grey Cup was played on December 3, 1972, before 33,993 fans at the Ivor Wynne Stadium at Hamilton. It was the last Grey Cup to be played in the month of December. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders 13-10.

Victor Kennedy "Vic" Copps (March 21, 1919 – October 15, 1988) was a Canadian politician and Mayor of Hamilton.
The city's sports and entertainment arena, FirstOntario Centre, was previously named Copps Coliseum in his honour.

The city of Hamilton is home to more than 100 waterfalls and cascades, most of which are on or near the Bruce Trail as it winds through the Niagara Escarpment. Ontario's internationally recognized Niagara Escarpment provides perfect geological conditions for waterfalls to occur, from Tobermory to Niagara Falls.


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