Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) bus service is the main public transit for the area known as “The Mountain.”
The distance from Lime Ridge Mall to Parliament Hill is 413 km.
The Niagara Escarpment is a World Biosphere Reserve. The riding gets its “mountain” name from the escarpment. Part of the riding’s boundaries include Mountain Brow Boulevard and visitors can get a nice view of the city from Sam Lawrence Park, which lies at the brow or cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment.
Hamilton calls itself the “Waterfall Capital of the World.” Part of the Albion Falls area lies in this riding.
About 26% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in the Philippines, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
Italian, Arabic, and Spanish are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Approximately 2% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $39,328.
Mohawk Sports Park includes Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium for baseball, a four-pad arena complex, football and soccer fields, softball diamonds, a running track, a natural area, and part of the Escarpment Trail.
Upper King’s Forest Park is located near the Albion Falls, and has a good lookout spot to catch a good view of the waterfalls. The Oak Knoll Park is also nearby and is a great spot to check out the Buttermilk Falls.
The ravine at Albion Falls has a legend of the “Lover’s Leap.” In the early 19th century, a woman named Jane Riley, after having her heart broken by her lover Joseph Rousseau, flung herself down the 100-foot drop to her death.
Sam Lawrence Park was named after former Hamilton mayor Samuel Lawrence. The park was originally named Ross Park in honour of former Hamilton East MP Thomas Hambly Ross. The park was renamed Patton Park in 1946 after a Second World War hero. The park got its current name in 1960.
The top industries in the riding are health care and social assistance, retail trade, and manufacturing. Almost 15% of the workforce is employed in the health care and social assistance sector.
About 48% of the workforce has post-secondary education.
T.B. McQuesten Community Park has hosted an annual Fix Our World Festival, which includes a focus on environmental initiatives such as worm composting, clean water, and sustainability.
The CF Lime Ridge Shopping Mall has hosted Earth Day recycling event for shoppers. Past recycling events have included e-waste recycling and tree sapling giveaways.
Upper Canada’s first discovery of natural gas is considered to be next to Albion Falls during the 1790s.
Concession Street is the oldest settled area on Hamilton Mountain. It was once home to “Little Africa,” a neighbourhood settled by escaped U.S. slaves. The Concession Street Branch of the Hamilton Public Library has a plaque to commemorate the area’s rich black history.
Indigenous communities in this riding include:
MNO Clear Waters Métis Council