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1,000,000 dollars were invested the Pigott building. The 18-story structure boasts a blend of Art Deco and Gothic Revival styles, adding a captivating landmark to the Hamilton skyline. The first skyscraper built in the area, the Pigott Building has become a historic city feature. Today serving as a condominium, the structure is best appreciated from the outside, where visitors can marvel at its architecture and admire the stained glass windows in its lobby.
One of the major streets of the city, King Street West stretches over 25 kilometers (16 miles). A historic address that has its roots steeped in the 18th century, the street's name honors King George III. In those days, King Street West was home to several theaters and entertainment venues; today it is lined with many modern buildings, galleries and shopping places. Certain sections of the street are also used as venue for locals events.
Located in the heart of Downtown Hamilton, the Gore Park is an emerald oasis of the city. Surrounded by bustling streets on all four sides, this park is a great place to catch a break from your shopping escapades or sightseeing. Neat patches of carefully-manicured grass define the center of this park that's bordered with scrubs and small trees. The Veteran's Memorial occupies one end of the park, while a majestic fountain beautifies its other side. There are benches across its length and breadth where visitors can sit and watch the world pass by.
Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King is a beautiful church tucked by Cathedral Park in Hamilton. Although it is not the most historical religious site, having been consecrated in 1933, the cathedral manages to exude grandeur. Notable features include the stone excavated from the Roman Catacombs, Italian marble floor by the altar, and paintings of Christ entering Jerusalem and the nativity scene. This 13th-century English Gothic-style church welcomes all to either visit or worship, promoting goodness in the Hamilton community.
FirstOntario Centre, formerly known as Copps Coliseum, is a sought-after event venue in North America. It is a multifaceted entertainment arena that hosts a variety of happenings ranging from massive sporting events to intimate artistic spectacles. The facilities at FirstOntario Centre are excellent, creating a great backdrop for such high profile goings on as American Idol performances and Britney Spears concerts. Check the events schedule when in Hamilton for the chance to see some first-rate entertainment.
Theatre Aquarius boasts the best in art and entertainment in the city of Hamilton. This charitable organization hosts some of the most successful theatrical performances around, all of which are hosted in one of two intimate settings, promising great views of the stage no matter where you're seated. The goal of Theatre Aquarius is to "entertain, challenge, and educate," and past shows have included Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Fun for the whole family, Theatre Aquarius is an excellent addition to any Hamilton itinerary.