LOCATION

 

Microcon 2019 will be held at the elegant Courtyard by Mariott
 in Hamilton, ON, Canada
The hotel is holding a block of rooms with a MicroCon room rate of $144/night Cdn (~$115 USD).

 

Hamilton is about halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls. It has a small international airport with limited destinations and a 3 legged therapy dog named Kaeko wondering through it to help passengers with travel anxiety. When making travel arrangements, make sure to specify Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (there are 129 other places in the world with the name Hamilton!).

 

The closest major airport is Toronto's  Pearson International. It is about a 45 minute drive by car. Delegates flying into Pearson have several options for transporation.:

 

For additional transportation options, inquire with us through the contact page.

 

Hamilton used to be a major steel producing city in the past. It is now a thriving city with a population of over half a million people.

 

Random fun facts about Hamilton, Ontario:

  • It has over 130 beautiful waterfalls
  • The Niagara escarpment trail runs through Hamilton
  • The first public telephone was installed here in 1880 (telephone inventor, Alexander Graham Bell happened to live nearby in Brantford Ontario)
  • The first Tim Hortons (famous coffee and doughnut franchise) opened here in 1964
  • It is home to the largest Botanical Gardens in Canada -RBG (980 hectares)
  • It is also home to Slabovia's Baron and Baroness of Mars:)

 

Hamilton is a well kept secret. Not many people know how much this city has to offer. Here are a few things that you could do in Hamilton:

 

Sightseeing:

 

Restaurants:

 

Top picks for upscale restaurants:

  • Quatrefoil in Dundas, ON (16 Sydenham St, Dundas) - awesome place, awesome food
  • Ancaster Old Mill (548 Old Dundas Rd, Ancaster ) picturesque but overpriced
  • The French (37 King William St, Hamilton)

 

Good moderately priced restaurants:

  • Mandarin
  • Ye Olde Squire (two locations)
  • Fox and Fiddle (999 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton – located in Limeridge Mall – good shopping spot)
  • Bean Bar (1012 King St W, Hamilton)

 

Shopping:

  •  Limeridge Mall in Hamilton
  • Burlington Mapleview mall
  • Burlington Mall
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