Living in Hamilton
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There are several resources for locating housing online. Here is the link to
If it is an option, it is suggested that you visit Hamilton to look at areas that you would like to live in. Your best resource for housing options will often be talking to current graduate students.
Hamilton has an extensive public transit network. It is also very easy to travel to Toronto and surrounding cities via public transit. When you pay your student fees, you will receive a 12-month bus pass for the Hamilton Street Rail bus network (HSR).
- Hamilton Street Rail (HSR)
- GO transit (for bus and train travel inside and outside of Hamilton)
- VIA rail (cross-Canada train network)
- Coach Canada stops at McMaster in front of Mary Keyes.
- Greyhound Canada
Hamilton has a great bike share program called SoBi (Social Bicycles), with bike stations located on campus and throughout Hamilton neighbourhoods:
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neighbourhoods, advantages and disadvantages of each
- Emerson/Ansile Woods
- living in Toronto (how to, disadvantages to commuting)
parking on campus
Bars, restaurants, cafes,
Festivals in Hamilton