Toronto loves Hamilton, here's your proof

Tickets in Toronto to spend the day touring and learning about Hamilton sold out in less than 24 hours. It's official. Toronto loves Hamilton. Don't tell the Argonauts.

What to do if you're young and cool and living in Toronto? Spend the day in Hamilton

Tickets in Toronto for a day-long bus tour of Hamilton's natural beauty and diverse neighbourhoods sold out in less than 24 hours.

It's official. Toronto loves Hamilton. Don't tell the Argonauts.

Toronto woman Jo Flatt organized the Hamiltime Road Trip. She wanted people in her city to know how interesting Hamilton is. There were plenty of takers. Listen, on this page, to the interview she does with Helen Mann of CBC Toronto's Metro Morning filling in for Matt Galloway. The interview aired early Friday morning.

Flatt thinks Hamilton is "one of the province's best-kept secrets." And she wants more people in Toronto to know more about the city.

Her tour promises "a hike in the waterfalls, a downtown walking tour, and an inside look at Hamilton's neighourhood diversity and industrial past."

She said the group will meet with civic leaders "who have really been putting in a lot of effort to make Hamilton more vibrant and beautiful." Flatt told Mann that includes Glen Norton, the city's Manager of Urban Renewal and Jason Thorne, the city's General Manager of Planning and Economic Development as well as Donna Reed the founder of The Hamilton Store.

Flatt said it's not just the real estate prices that attracts Torontonians. "I think (there's) something about the scale of Hamilton," she said. "People can connect really, really easily with city leaders and make things happen, see that difference far more quickly than they could in a big city like Toronto."

That's an admirer's perspective of life in Hamilton. True or not? What do you think?

We'll connect with the Torontonians on Saturday and find out what inspired them to spend their day touring Hamilton.

The group leaves Toronto for Hamilton at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and returns home at 6:30 p.m.


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