Relocating to Ancaster, ON

Ancaster is a picturesque and historic community located on the Niagara escarpment in the western portion of the Golden Horseshoe of southern Ontario. The former town was officially founded in 1793 and was amalgamated into the City of Hamilton in 2001.

Ancaster, Ontario

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Ancaster's shopping is clustered along Wilson Street in the historic village core and at the big box stores of Meadowlands Power Centre.


Enjoy four seasons recreation! With the Dundas Valley Conservation Area, the Bruce Trail, the Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail, golf courses and gorgeous waterfalls, there's plenty to do. The Ancaster Fair runs every fall season and Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum hosts events throughout the year.


Public Transit:

Garbage & Recycling: 

Find a Family Doctor:

Help Lines and Emergency Numbers:

AA 24 Hour Help Line, 905-522-8392
Alcoholics Anonymous, 905-522-8399
Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Services, 905-546-3606
Catholic Family Services, 905-527-3823
Catholic Children's Aid, 905-525-2012
Children's Aid Society, 905-522-1121
COAST 24 Hours, 905-972-8338
Drug & Alcohol Registry of Treatment, 1-800-565-8603
Hamilton Police Services Non Emergency Calls, 905-546-4925
Kids Help Phone, 1-800-668-6868
Ontario Poison Info Centre, 1-800-267-1373
Ontario Provincial Police, 1-888-310-1122
Suicide Prevention Crisis Line, 905-522-1477


McMaster University Medical Centre, 905-521-2100
Chedoke Hospital, 905-521-2100
Children's Hospital, 905-521-2100
Hamilton General Hospital, 905-521-2100
Juravinski Hospital, 905-521-2100
Juravinski Cancer Centre, 905-387-9495
Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, 905-632-3730
St. Joseph's Hospital, 905-522-4941
St. Joseph's Centre for Mountain Health Services, 905-388-2511
St. Peter's Hospital, 905-777-3837

Additional Resources:

Breast Cancer Support Services, 905-634-2333
Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 905-528-8555
Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-333,
Canadian Mental Health Services, 905-639-4270
Canadian Red Cross, Hamilton, 905-522-8485
Canadian Red Cross, Halton, 905-637-5664
Community Care Access Centre, Hamilton, 905-523-8600
Community Care Access Centre, Halton, 905-639-5228
DARTS, 905-529-1212
Distress Centre Hamilton, 905-525-8611
Flamborough Womens Centre, 289-895-8580
GO Transit, 1-888-438-6646
Hamilton Academy of Dentistry, 905-527-8294
Hamilton Academy of Medicine (locate a doctor), 905-528-1611
Lung Association of Hamilton, 1-888-566-5864
Ministry of Health Info-Line, 1-800-268-1154

Ancaster, Ontario community gathering

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