Community Profile

Skyline of Hamilton during the day

Service at a Glance

What does Hamilton have to offer to newcomers?

Hamilton offers the following to its citizens:

  • Affordable housing
  • Public transit with new services planned
  • Cultural, artistic, performing arts and museum attractions
  • A wide offering of professional and amateur sporting events and participation opportunities
How much can I expect to pay in residential taxes compared to other cities?

Hamilton's average residential tax increases remain one of the lowest in Ontario. The City of Hamilton over the past four years has had the lowest tax increase in the Golden Horseshoe and the third lowest in the province of Ontario.

Hamilton Community Wellness Indicators

The Hamilton Community Wellness indicators have been integrated with the City of Hamilton’s Citizen Dashboard starting with 2018 data. Visit to review the new data. For questions about the Hamilton Community Wellness Indicators, email [email protected].

Census Data for Hamilton