Exploring Ancaster

Exploring Ancaster

Ancaster is one of the oldest towns in the province, however, the residential additions are fairly new. As time goes on, the town continues to grow and develop. Living in Ancaster allows you convenient access to the major highways, including highway 403. The Hamilton International John C Munro Airport is just a few kilometres to the south and other communities are easily accessible too!

A mostly residential area defined by numerous parks and playgrounds, and yet shopping, restaurants and the dynamic business district of Ancaster are just around the corner. Ancaster is an upscale town with a highly developed infrastructure that supports the needs of children and families of the area.

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Outdoor Recreation

Ancaster is home to seemingly endless green space, perfect for outdoor recreation and exercise! Nearly every subdivision in Ancaster has its own park.

The Ancaster Rotary Centre is accompanied by a large park, with numerous baseball diamonds, soccer fields, football fields, playgrounds, basketball courts, public pools and an arena! This is not the only park/arena in Ancaster, making recreation a large component of the community!

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The Ancaster Rotary Centre

Children are a focal point of Ancaster, in which many ongoing activities are held to support children’s needs such as: recreation, arts, entertainment and safety! Whether your children are interested in sports, theatre, science, or anything else, there is a program in Ancaster to suit their needs!

The Ancaster Triathlon is held every year in the community, using a variety of facilities and spaces! This event is open to participants of all abilities.

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Ancaster Lions Outdoor Pool

Ancaster is also located along the Bruce Trail; which is Southern Ontario’s hiking trail that is almost 800km long. This trail, along with others, is available for walking, hiking and biking!

There are also many golf courses in the immediate area, one of which is the prestigious Hamilton Golf and Country Club, where the RBC Canadian Open was held in 2019.

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Golf Courses in and around Ancaster

The Ancaster Little League Diamonds often host Canadian Little League tournaments, bringing in teams from across the country!


Ancaster provides a number of quality options for education for students of all ages. Some of the schools located in Ancaster include:

  • Frank Panabaker Elementary School
  • Rousseau Elementary School **
  • St. Joachim Elementary School
  • Spring Valley Elementary School
  • St. Ann Catholic Elementary School
  • Ancaster Senior Public School **
  • Bishop Tonnos Secondary School
  • Ancaster High School **
  • Along with numerous childcare and preschool opportunities!

** FUN FACT: I attended these schools!! **

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.

Many of the schools in Ancaster are highly ranked on The Fraser Institute. Check out the rankings of these schools here. Another tool accessible to the community is the large public library in the heart of the Ancaster Town Centre!

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Ancaster High School
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Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School Football Field

Restaurants & Food

Ancaster flourishes with food choices, some of which include:

  • Tin Cup Sports Grill
  • Symposium Restaurant and Lounge
  • Boston Pizza
  • My Thai
  • Ancaster Cheese and Fine Foods
  • The Olive Board
  • Cavallo Nero
  • Caniche French Bakery
  • Sammy’s Family Restaurant
  • Halibut House
  • The Coach and Lantern
  • The Brassie Pub
  • The Purple Pony
  • Pub Fiction
  • And more!

Ancaster is also home to an incredible Farmer’s Market held every week in the warmer seasons, with a variety of local vendors!

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The Coach and Lantern British Pub


To live in Ancaster is to live in shopping heaven. The east side of Ancaster, known as the Meadowlands, has many big box stores and shopping centers. The west side easily accesses the thriving downtown area of Ancaster and the Ancaster Town Plaza which is located across the street from Fortinos and a Beer Store. Full service banks, and local businesses of every type and size means that shopping local is encouraged and easy. My office, RE/MAX Escarpment Ancaster is just three minutes down the road and is surrounded by even more shopping opportunities.

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The Arts

Ancaster is rich in the arts, as it stems from the history of the community. Arts are celebrated in Ancaster in the following ways:

  • Ancaster Film Festival
  • Brott Music Festival
  • Creations Art Gallery
  • Music at Fieldcote
  • Theatre Ancaster
  • Ancaster Arts Centre (coming soon!)

Ancaster, known for its community feel, might just be the perfect place for you!

If you are interested in buying or selling a home, please contact me,

Andrea Harley-Maddox, Broker

~ RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage ~

OFFICE: 905-304-3303 ~ CALL or TEXT: 905-572-0777

email: andrea@readytomove.ca


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