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Old Posted Jun 11, 2008, 5:52 AM
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Across the bay.................................Burlington

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Looks very nice!
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you pretty much summed it up. thanks for the tour.
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2008, 7:28 AM
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So, Burlington isn't just a place to pass through.
Nice tour.
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Nice mix!
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Burlington has a nice skyline view as you come down that Skyway bridge over Hamilton Harbour.

Actually, I always got the impression that Burlington was just a suburb of either Hamilton of Toronto. The new condos made it seem like there was no town until maybe 20 years ago. Your pictures show plenty of older buildings, though. What areas of Burlington are these buildings in? Is there a section of town that is the historical town from 100 or 150 years ago?

I don't like that Charcoal Pit restaurant. I'll take our own Charcoal Pit restaurants down here in Delaware.

Lastly, what is the story behind that little mini street? Is that a real street? Is it miniaturized like I think it is? Any reason why they did that?
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unbelievably awesome... isn't there an IKEA there?
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Looks really nice! I'm wondering, since I am not familiar with the demographics, has there been people moving out on Hamilton to Burlington over the years, or was it always that vibrant?
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xzmattzx, Evergrey, and Direfloyd: to answer your questions, Burlington started out as a village called Port Nelson and has some nice Victorian houses. Present day Burlington consists of the old village plus Aldershot, another wealthy Hamilton suburb along the north shore of the Harbour. Today it is a distinctly upper middle class suburb and many of Hamilton's wealthiest residents live in Burlington and Aldershot, such as Ron Joyce (founder of Tim Hortons), David Braley and Ron Foxcroft.

Burlington is historically a suburb of Hamilton and is part of Hamilton's census metropolitan area. Increasingly it has been touched by Toronto's boom, and it is now included in the Greater Toronto Area. It's part of the continuous growth along Lake Ontario between Hamilton and Toronto, and like Mississauga and Oakville, is no longer a "classic" bedroom community suburb because it has its own significant industrial and commercial base along the QEW. Burlington, however, remains tied to Hamilton in many ways. Burlington residents read the Hamilton Spectator and watch CHCH television and other media. If you look in the pictures you can see an HSR bus and ads for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats plus some TiCat grafitti.

And there is an IKEA at the intersection of the QEW and 403.


Edit: I almost forgot, that mini street is called "Village Square" I think. It looks like some of the buildings are old but most are new. It was absolutely completely deserted when I was there, maybe it's busier on the weekend? I don't really know.
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Burrrrlington. Nice.
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Great pics! I hated the Hummer, and I loved the pic of the couple on the bench with the dog and child and their backs to you.
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^^yeah, I'd be embarrassed to drive one of those. Notice I put that shot right next to the bus depot
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village square is a peculiar place. i think it was constructed about 25 years ago. it WAS a very popular destination for shoppers and diners alike but it's not so today. the builder used reclaimed brick and stone in an attempt to replicate a...well, an old village square. while it's still home to some decent restaurants, it's a pretty big failure.
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Thanks for the explanation Flar!
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Nice shots, we have an RBC bank in Mobile Metro, they took over the old AmSouth Merge out.
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Wow! What a great set, Flar. Burlington is definately my favourite suburb now-a-days. If I have to escape the Hammer just for a bit, the Burlington Beach is the best place to go. Imported sand groomed daily. Perfect.

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^^yeah, I'd be embarrassed to drive one of those. Notice I put that shot right next to the bus depot
It looks an awful lot like Ray Emery's old Hummer. Maybe someone's back in town for the summer?
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