Accessible Washroom at Redhill not available
The accessible washroom at Redhill is not available. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Holds Processing and Delivery Delays
Holds processing and deliveries to Branches will be delayed for the next week due to Staff capacity.
We are working to move materials as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
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George Hamilton, a Captain with the Niagara Light Dragoons during the War of 1812, and Nathaniel Hughson offered the House of Assembly four acres of land for a town site. The offer accepted, Hamilton created the town, laying out the street grid and assigning lot size. A market square, fondly called The Gore, was also donated by Hamilton.
As a House of Assembly member in 1820, he supported a resolution on colonial development which specifically recommended stimulation of growth in the colony. Hamilton's founder is an important Canadian who recognized the colony's possibilities at an early date.