The third largest city in Ontario and the ninth largest in Canada, Hamilton is a busy port city. Residents of apartments for rent in Hamilton can enjoy many recreational opportunities in areas such as Lake Ontario or the historic Hamilton Farmers’ Market which started in 1837. The highly industrialized and populated region of Hamilton is one of the major centers of the region called the Golden Horseshoe. Hamilton apartment living offers access to many annual festivals, including the Festival of Friends, Mustard Festival and Food & Drink Fest, museums such as the Hamilton Children’s Museum, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and the Battlefield House Museum, as well as the UNESCO site of the Niagara escarpment. Apartment rentals in Hamilton are also popular thanks to the city’s close proximity to Toronto.