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Exploring the Town of Dundas

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The little town of Dundas is nicknamed the Valley Town because of its location at the bottom of the Niagara Escarpment.


The quiet tree-lined streets with historic 19th century buildings creates unique charm and ambiance, from the old buildings and quaint restaurants, to a host of specialty shops and food emporiums there is something to please everyone.

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These historic buildings also house clothiers for the whole family, from children’s clothing, casual clothing, classic day to evening and wedding attire.

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There is always something happening in the town of Dundas you can find a full listing of upcoming events here. You won’t want to miss The Dundas Cactus Festival, held every August or Buskerfest in June.

The Dundas Farmers Market runs from June to October on Thursdays from 3-7pm, rain or shine. You will find the Farmers Market at the corner of Hatt Street and Millers’ Lane in the Municipal Parking Lot.

Parking is plentiful and free downtown Dundas on Saturdays and Sundays for all of your dining and shopping needs.


Dundas is also home to the Dundas Valley School of Art, The Carnegie Gallery & Gift Shop, The Dundas Museum and The Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club.

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The Carnegie Gallery
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Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club
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Andrea at the Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club

For those nature lovers, Dundas will inspire you to take long walks through the beautiful trails of Dundas Valley Conservation Area. Highlights of the 1,200-hectare conservation area include lush Carolinian forests and beautiful meadows with cold-water streams. Stunning geological formations, sulphur springs, ruins and an array of rare plants, birds and wildlife will greet you along the trails. Dundas is also home to the Dundas Driving Park which is an amazing place to spend the day!

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Dundas Driving Park

The Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail runs through the scenic Dundas Valley for 18 kms. Dundas is the ideal place to live for outdoor enthusiasts and those who enjoy running, cycling or hiking. The trail follows a section of the old TH&B Railway (Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo), adding a unique history to the trails.

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Dundas is also home to many waterfalls. The two most commonly visited waterfalls are Webster’s Falls and Tew’s Falls, both waterfalls are accessible by the Bruce trail.


Dundas provides a few transportation options, there is a bus station located in University Plaza, and there is also the SoBi Program (Social Bicycles).

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University Plaza, located at the intersection of Osler Drive and Main Street West, offers a variety of stores, and restaurants.

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There are many schools located in Dundas, Dundas Valley Secondary School, is the result of the 2014 amalgamation of Highland Secondary School and Parkside High School. Grade schools include, but are not limited to Yorkview School, Sir William Osler Elementary School and Dundas Central Elementary School, which is the second oldest school in Ontario.

If you are interested in a property in this area, please search here for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and here for the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board to confirm the schools in your catchment.


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Dundas is a friendly, family orientated community with lots to see and do. Known for its extensive green space and conscious living, Dundas may be the bedroom community that you have been searching for!


If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Dundas, please contact Andrea Harley-Maddox, Real Estate Broker at 905-296-0734 or visit www.ReadytoMove.info

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