by Kenny MacInnis
(Hamilton, on)

Hamilton a beautiful day

Hamilton a beautiful day

Hamilton on fire Yesterday

Barry's Response - Really? You mean Steel City? Hamilton, Ontario? Land of Tim Hortons? Nice photo and thank you very much, Kenny.

Hamilton is one of Canada's biggest cities, about an hour southwest of Toronto. It's on the west end of Lake Ontario. Some claim recent climate change pushed the city from Dfb to nearly Dfa (warmest month, July, averaging 22.0 Celsius or more, day and night).

Since 1971, Environment Canada has recorded temperatures as high as 38.8 at Hamilton Airport, up from 37.4 between 1971 and 2000. -28 is the record low.

Most years, though, it doesn't get above 32 or below -16. Summers can quite muggy through July and August and February is the windiest month. Most years, the growing season lasts 6 months.

The photo shows a low sun reflection off a downtown office tower. Nearly three-quarters of a million people live in Hamilton.

There's also a Hamilton in New Zealand, "the fountain city". This is the "City of the Future".

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Reasonable comparisons would highlight each city's unique characteristics and strengths, recognizing that Toronto and Hamilton have different histories, climates, lifestyles, and challenges.

In terms of history, climate, lifestyle, and crime, Toronto and Hamilton might compare as follows:

- Acknowledge that both Toronto and Hamilton have rich histories, but they've taken different paths. Toronto, Ontario's capital and largest city, has seen rapid growth and urban development over the years. Hamilton, on the other hand, has a strong industrial heritage, known for steel manufacturing and workingclass roots.

- In Southern Ontario, both cities have a similar climate, since they're close to each other. Although Toronto has slightly milder temperatures due to its proximity to Lake Ontario, they both have hot summers and cold winters.

- Everyday Lifestyle: we would probably point out how different the two cities are. With its larger and more diverse population, Toronto offers a bustling urban lifestyle with lots of cultural, entertainment, and dining options. Despite its urban amenities, Hamilton has a slower pace and a strong sense of community, with a focus on local businesses and culture.

- As in any urban area, we should know that crime exists in both cities. In order to reduce crime rates, it might be best to emphasize community engagement, strong social networks, and urban design. Some have advocated walkable neighborhoods, mixed-use developments, and community involvement as ways to make cities safer and more vibrant.

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