Hamilton Book of Everything

ISBN: 978-0-9784784-6-9
Authors: Kim Arnott, Marvin Ross and Cheryl MacDonald

Everything you wanted to know about Hamilton and were going to ask anyway

"I used to think I knew a lot about Canada.  I felt the same way about Hamilton, having been born here and spending a large part of my life living or visiting family here. But that changed after reading the Hamilton Book of Everything."
— David Estok, Editor-in-Chief at The Hamilton Spectator

"Laugh, learn and if you don't already appreciate everything Hamilton has to offer, you surely will after perusing the Hamilton Book of Everything."
— Debra Downy, Stoney Creek News


From the War of 1812 and George Hamilton to Steel City, the Ti-Cats, the Botanical Gardens and the Mountain to profiles of Daniel Lanois, Thomas McQuesten, Martin Short and Lincoln Alexander, no book is more comprehensive than the Hamilton Book of Everything. No book is more fun!

Well-known Hamiltonians weigh in on their favourite things about Hamilton. Former mayor Larry Di Ianni gives us his five memories of arriving in Canada; landscape painter Catherine Gibbon tells us her five favourite landscapes; Hamilton Public Library archivist Margaret Houghton gives us her five turning points in Hamilton history; Hamilton Spectator food writer Katrina Simmons gives us her five personal favourite dining spots; and singer-songwriter Shawn Brush tells us five great places to listen to live music. From politics to weather to the one-way streets, Hamilton slang, greatest crimes and immigrant city . . . it's all here!

Whether you are a lifelong resident or visiting for the first time, there's no more complete book about Hamilton. If you love Hamilton, you'll love the Hamilton Book of Everything!