List of people from Hamilton, Ontario

The following people were born in, residents of, or are otherwise closely connected to the city of Hamilton, Ontario.

Arts

Architecture and design

* Lida Baday, (1957- ), fashion designer. Her namesake label is sold at Holt Renfrew across Canada, and at department stores as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom's and Bergdorf Goodman in the US.cite press release| title = Queen of Good Taste| publisher = Time Magazine (Lida Baday)| date = 1999-04-22| url = http://www.time.com/time/magazine/printout/0,8816,23472,00.html| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
* James Balfour, (1854-1917), architect, Canada Life Assurance Company building at corner of King & James (1883), City Hall on corner of James & York (1888).cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
* Daniel Gauthier, (1964- ), is a Canadian designer of over 100 freeware TrueType fonts, and is based in Hamilton, Ontario.cite web| title = Interview with Daniel Gauthier| url=http://moorstation.org/typoasis/designers/gaut/CosmicAlchemist/cosmic_alchemist.html| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
* Bruce Kuwabara, (1949- ), Canadian architect; (Kitchener City Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario Phase III).cite web| title = Bruce Kuwabara: Art Gallery Hamilton Renovation Project| url=http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.on.ca/aa_index.php| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*John M. Lyle, (1872-1945), Canadian architect in the late 19th Century; New York Public Library (1897), Royal Alexandra Theatre, in Toronto (1907), Union Station (Toronto) (1914-1921).cite web| title = Canadian Encyclopedia Biography of John M. Lyle| url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0004816| accessdate = 2008-01-13]

Dance

*Frank Augustyn, (1953- ), From 1972 to 1989 he was the principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada.cite web| title = Canadian Encyclopedia Biography: Frank Augustyn| url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000399| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Karen Kain, (1951- ), principal dancer for the National Ballet of Canada.cite web| title = Canadian Encyclopedia Biography: Karen Kain| url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0004210| accessdate = 2008-01-13]

Film and television

*Jean Adair, (1873-1953), actress. Although she worked primarily on stage (sometimes billed as Jennet Adair), she made several film appearances late in her career, most notably as one of the misguided murdering aunts of Cary Grant in "Arsenic and Old Lace".cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Jean Adair| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0010443/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Nicole Arbour, is a female Canadian stand-up comedian. She bills herself as "North America's Sexiest Comedian."cite web| title = Nicole Arbour Biography at myspace.com| url=http://www.myspace.com/nicolearbour| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Julia Arthur, (1868-1950), was a Canadian-born stage and film actress.cite web| title = Internet Broadway Database Biography: Julia Arthur| url=http://www.ibdb.com/person.asp?ID=14065| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Robert Beatty, (1909-1992), Canadian actor who worked in radio, film and television for most of his career and was especially known in the United Kingdom.cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Robert Beatty| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0064235/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Alan Best, (1959- ), is a Canadian animation director and producer. Began his career as an assistant animator working for Hanna-Barbera studios. Also worked on the animated features, " Heavy Metal" (1981), "Pink Floyd The Wall" (1982).cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Alan Best| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0078887/| accessdate = 2008-09-06]
*Rick Campanelli, (1970- ), He was a MuchMusic Video Jockey, currently works for ET Canada.cite web| title = ET CANADA Biography: Rick Campanelli| url=http://www.canada.com/globaltv/globalshows/et_rick.html| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Wendy Crewson, (1956- ), Canadian actress.cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Wendy Crewson| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0187724/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Douglass Dumbrille, (1889–1974), was an actor and one of the Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood.cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Douglas Dumbrille| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0241523/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Rob Faulds, (1955- ), is a Canadian sports analyst on Rogers Sportsnet and host of sportsnetnews.cite web| title =Sportsnet Biography: Rob Faulds| url=http://www.sportsnet.ca/bios/faulds_rob/| accessdate = 2008-09-01]
*Jonathan Frid, (1924- ), is a noted theater, television and movie actor. He is most famously known for the role of Barnabas Collins - a vampire - on the first incarnation of the Gothic TV serial "Dark Shadows".cite web| title = McMaster University Alumni| url=http://www.mcmaster.ca/ua/alumni/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Daniel Goldberg, Movie Producer of "Twins", "Space Jam". Also worked with Ivan Reitman on Stripes and Meatballs.cite press release| title = Celebrity High: Westdale Secondary Alumni (Daniel Goldberg)| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2006-05-19| url = http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1147989017565&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1014656511815| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Currie Graham, (1967- ), stage, film and television actor. Graham is best known for playing Lt. Thomas Bale in the TV program "NYPD Blue".cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Currie Graham| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0333982/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Graham Greene, (1952- ), TV and movie actor who was born on Six Nations reserve and lived in Hamilton as a young adult, Greene has appeared in The Green Mile, on the Red Green Show, L.A. Law and the New Beachcombers.cite web| title = Hamilton Spectator; "The Greatest Hamiltonian": Graham Greene| url= http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1145310633727&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1014656511815| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Torri Higginson, (1969- ), Canadian actress. She is most well-known for her roles in the "TekWar" movies and series, "The English Patient" and "Stargate Atlantis". (Burlington, Ontario)cite web| title = Torrie Higginson Biography| url=http://torrihigginson.info/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Florence Lawrence, (1890-1938), was an inventor and silent film actress, who is often referred to as "The First Movie Star." She was also known as "The Biograph Girl" and "The Girl of a Thousand Faces". During her lifetime, Lawrence appeared in more than 270 films for various motion picture companies.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol III, 1925-1939)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1992]
*Chris Lazar, (1986- ), Canadian actor best known for his role as Young Zach on the series "Dark Angel".cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Chris Lazar| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0974483/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Ashley Leggat, (1986- ), Canadian actress who is known for her role as "Casey" in the Disney Channel series "Life With Derek".cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Ashley Leggat| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1430154/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Eugene Levy, (1946- ), Jewish-Canadian actor, television director, producer and writer. Best known internationally for his role as the father in the "American Pie" movies.cite web| title = McMaster University Alumni| url=http://www.mcmaster.ca/ua/alumni/| accessdate = 2007-01-10] cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Eugene Levy| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0506405/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Brian Linehan, (1944-2004), Canadian television host, best known for his celebrity interviews on "City Lights", a program produced by Citytv in Toronto.cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Brian Linehan| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0512623/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Del Lord, (1894-1970), was a film director and actor best known as a director of Three Stooges films. (Grimsby Ontario)cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Del Lord| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0520419/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Patrick McKenna, (1960- ), is a Canadian comedic and dramatic actor. He is best known for the television series "The Red Green Show" and Traders, and the Trudeau miniseries.cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Patrick McKenna| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0571405/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Paul Popowich, (1973- ), Canadian actor. Beside his theatre appearances, he has performed in many television series (such as "Beverly Hills 90210") and features.cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Paul Popowich| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0691509/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Frank Powell, was a stage and silent film actor, screenwriter, and director in the United States.cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Frank Powell| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0288616/| accessdate = 2007-01-17]
*Leon Pownall, (1943-2006), Canadian actor and director.cite web| title = Stratford Festival: Leon Pownall (PDF file)| url=http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/about/pdf/NR282006.pdf| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Ivan Reitman, (1946- ), Slovakian-born, Canadian-raised Jewish film actor, producer, and director. He is most remembered for directing and producing a string of comedies, mostly in the 1980s and 1990s ("Meatballs", "Stripes" and "Ghostbusters"). A founder of the McMaster Film Board at McMaster University.cite web| title = McMaster University Alumni| url=http://www.mcmaster.ca/ua/alumni/| accessdate = 2008-01-13] cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Ivan Reitman| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0718645/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Kathleen Robertson, (1973- ), Canadian actress. She was cast in "Beverly Hills 90210", where she remained until 1997.cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Kathleen Robertson| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005370/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Martin Short, (1950- ), Actor, writer, and producer best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs "SCTV" and "Saturday Night Live."cite web| title = McMaster University Alumni| url=http://www.mcmaster.ca/ua/alumni/| accessdate = 2008-01-13] cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Martin Short| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001737/| accessdate = 2007-01-17]
*Steve Smith, (1945- ), main actor and writer on "The Red Green Show", a Canadian television series.cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Steve Smith| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0810019/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Sarah Taylor, MuchMusic VJ, Sarah now co-hosts many of MuchMusic's popular shows, including "Combat Zone", "MuchOnDemand" and "Take Over".cite web| title = MUCH MUSIC Biography: Sarah Taylor| url=http://www.muchmusic.com/tv/personalities/sarahtaylor/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Dave Thomas, (1949- ), Hamilton native, McMaster alumnus, and SCTV member, before leaving for movies and "Grace Under Fire."cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Dave Thomas| url=http://www.mcmaster.ca/ua/alumni/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Brian Williams, Canadian sportscaster who is best known for his coverage of the Olympic Games. (Born in Winnipeg, raised in Hamilton).cite press release| title = Celebrity High: Westdale Secondary Alumni (Brian Williams)| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2008-01-13| url = http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1147989017565&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1014656511815| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Dick Wilson, (1916-2007), Canadian actor, whose claim to fame was working for over 21 years on 504 Charmin toilet paper TV commercials. Also made acting appearances on Bewitched, Hogan's Heroes and The Bob Newhart Show.cite press release| title =Corktown lad became TV's Mr. Whipple| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator page A2| date =Tuesday November 20, 2007| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Gordon Michael Woolvett, (1970- ), Canadian actor, plays Seamus Harper on TV's Andromeda.cite web| title = Internet Movie Database: Gordon Michael Woolvett| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0941315/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Dominic Zamprogna, (1979- ), Canadian actor, plays James "Jammer" Lyman on TV's Battlestar Galactica.cite web| title = Internet Movie Database: Dominic Zamprogna| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0952778/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Gema Zamprogna, (1976- ), Canadian actress, played the role of Felicity Clark on Road to Avonlea. (1989-1996)cite web| title = Internet Movie Database: Gema Zamprogna| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0952779/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]

Fine arts

*Blaine (cartoonist), political cartoonist.cite book| last = MacDonald| first = Blaine| title = The Hamilton Spectator Presents Editorial Cartoons by Blaine| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator/ printed by: The Carswell Printing Company| year = 1967]
*Sky Gilbert, (1952- ), is an artistic director, actor, academic and drag performer. Opened up the "Hammertheatre Company" in January 2007 in Hamilton. The theatre is devoted to the plays of artistic director Sky Gilbert whose plays deal with issues of gender and sexuality.cite press release| title = Sky's the Limit.| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator Pg: Go12| date =2007-02-21| accessdate = 2008-01-13] cite web| title = CBC News: Sky Gilbert plans new Hamilton Theatre project.| url=http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2007/01/29/sky-gilbert.html| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Hortense Crompton Gordon, a self-taught painter in 1952 she had earned her first solo exhibition in New York City. She was a member of a group of Toronto-based group Painters Eleven. Her works were exhibited in galleries in Europe and North America.cite web| title = Famous Canadian Women, Artists: Hortense Crompton Gordon| url=http://famouscanadianwomen.com/on%20the%20job/artists.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook, (1913- ), regarded as one of Canada's finest portrait sculptors, her career has spanned over seven decades.cite web| title = Canadian Who's Who Biography: Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook| url=http://www.utpress.utoronto.ca/cgi-bin/cw2w3.cgi?p=hiruki&t=97080&d=1225| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Graeme MacKay, (1968- ), Editorial cartoonist.cite web| title = Official web site: Graeme MacKay| url=http://www.mackaycartoons.net/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Win Mortimer, (1919-1998), was comic book/ comic strip artist, one of the major illustrators of the DC Comics superhero Superman, Superboy & Batman.cite web| title =Comiclopedia: Win Mortimer| url=http://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mortimer_win.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Frank Panabaker, (1904-1992), painter.cite web| title = (www.beckettfineart.com) Biography: Frank Panabaker | url=http://www.beckettfineart.com/dynamic/category_artist.asp?ArtistID=11&CategoryID=Paintings| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Dana Samuel, (1970- ), new media artist, performance artist.cite web| title = Official web site: Dana Samuel| url=http://www.danasamuel.com/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Mark Schilling, (1968- ), installation artist.cite web| title= Canadian Art review| url=http://www.canadianart.ca/articles/Articles_Details.cfm?Ref_num=77| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Dave Sim, (1956- ), Canadian comic book writer and artist.cite web| title = (lambiek.net) Biography: Dave Sim| url=http://lambiek.net/artists/s/sim.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Paul Szep, (1941- ), Editorial cartoonist for the Boston Globe from 1967- 2001.cite web| title = Canadian Parliamentary Review: Paul Szep| url=http://www.parl.gc.ca/Infoparl/english/issue.htm?param=133&art=854| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Floria Sigismondi, (1965- ), Artist (born in Pescara, Italy, but raised in Hamilton). Apart from her art exhibitions she is best known for directing music videos for Christina Aguilera, Muse, Interpol, The White Stripes, David Bowie, Sigur Rós, Sheryl Crow, The Cure, Björk, Amon Tobin, Marilyn Manson and Incubus.cite web| title = Official web site: Floria Sigismondi| url=http://www.floriasigismondi.com/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]

Illusionists

*Greg Frewin, (1967- ), Illusionist and "World Champion of Magic".cite web| title = World Championship of magic: Greg Frewin| url=http://www.fism.org/WorldChampionWinners.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-13]

Journalism and writing

*Roy Adams, prominent Canadian author, newspaper columnist, human rights activist and academic.cite web| title = www.busines.mcmaster.ca/ Biography: Roy Adams| url=http://www.business.mcmaster.ca/hrlr/profs/adamsr/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Gordon Stewart Anderson, Canadian author.cite book |title= Not a Total Waste: The True Story of a Mother, Her Son, and AIDS|last= Lloyd|first= B.M.|authorlink= |coauthors= |year= 1998|publisher= Mosaic Press|location= New York|isbn= 978-0889625402]
*Dick Beddoes, (1925-1991), former sports journalist for CHCH TV in Hamilton, the Vancouver Sun, the Toronto Globe & Mail, CFRB radio (Toronto) and book author.cite book| last = Beddoes| first = Dick| title = Pal Hal: An uninhibited, no-holds-barred account of the life and times of Harold Ballard| publisher = Macmillan of Canada| year = 1989| id = ISBN 1572433906 ]
*Stephen Brunt, the lead sports columnist for The Globe and Mail since 1989.cite web| title = Randomhouse Author Spotlight: Stephen Brunt| url=http://www.randomhouse.ca/author/results.pperl?authorid=3596| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*John H. Bryden, (1943- ), Canadian politician, journalist, historian.cite web| title = Parliament of Canada: John H. Bryden| url=http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/key/bio.asp?Language=E&query=50&s=M| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Richard Butler, (1834-1925), editor, publisher, journalist. Butler neighbourhood in Hamilton named after him.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol II, 1876-1924)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1991]
*Trevor William Cole, Canadian newspaper and magazine columnist and more recently a novelist.cite web| title = mcclelland.com/ About the Author: Trevor William Cole| url=http://www.mcclelland.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780771022609#bio| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Hugh Cook, (1942- ), Canadian novelist.cite web| title = Redeemer.on.ca/ Biography: Hugh Cook| url=http://www.redeemer.on.ca/~hcook/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Damien Cox, sports columnist for the Toronto Star.cite web| title = SpockBeta: Damien Cox| url=http://www.spock.com/Damien-Cox| accessdate = 2008-03-15]
*Sylvia Fraser, (1935- ), Canadian novelist and travel writer.cite web| title = Sylvia Fraser Biography at her homepage| url=http://www.sylviafraser.net/sylviabio.html| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Jason Jones, senior correspondent for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart".cite web| title = Internet Movie Database: Jason Jones| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0428319/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Robert Kirkland Kernighan, (1854-1926), poet, journalist. Kernighan neighbourhood on Hamilton Mountain named after him.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol II, 1876-1924)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1991]
*Gary Lautens, (1928-1992), was a Canadian humorist and newspaper columnist. He wrote for the Toronto Star from 1962 until his death.cite web| title = McMaster University Alumni| url=http://www.mcmaster.ca/ua/alumni/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Billie Livingston, (1965- ), Canadian novelist and poet.cite web| title = Writers Union Biography: Billie Livingston| url=http://www.writersunion.ca/l/living_b.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*David Macfarlane, (1952- ), Canadian journalist, playwright and novelist.cite web| title = Randonhouse Biography: David MacFarlane| url=http://www.randomhouse.ca/newface/macfarlane.php| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Steve Paikin, (1960- ), Journalist, film producer and author, best known for hosting TV Ontario's newsmagazines "Studio 2" and "Diplomatic Immunity".cite web| title = TV ONTARIO Biography: Steve Paikin| url=http://www.tvo.org/TVOsites/WebObjects/TvoMicrosite.woa?di_host| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Melville Marks Robinson, (1888- ? ), founder of the Commonwealth Games.cite web| title = Hamilton 2018 Bid: Melville Marks Robinson| url=http://hamilton2018.tripod.com/Hamilton2018/bid.pdf| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Doug Saunders, (1967- ), well-known Canadian journalist, European Bureau Chief for the "Globe and Mail".cite web| title = The Globe & Mail Biography: Doug Saunders| url=http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinions/columnists/Doug+SaundersBio.html| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Clementina Trenholme, (1844-1918), Clementina (Fessenden) Trenholme, author, social organizer. Also, mother of Reginald Fessenden, the radio pioneer. Had two neighbourhoods on the Hamilton Mountain named after her, Trenholme and Fessenden neighbourhoods.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol II, 1876-1924)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1991]
*David Vienneau, (1951-2004), was a Canadian journalist, moved to television in April 1998 as Ottawa bureau chief at for Global Television, where he remained until his death from pancreatic cancer on December 1, 2004.cite web| title = CTV Biography: David Vienneau| url=http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1102009510588_1/?hub=Canada| accessdate = 2008-01-13]

Music

*Nicole Appleton, (1974- ), singer, born in Hamilton but raised in Toronto, Nicole is one of two Canadian members of the British pop group All Saints which disbanded in 2001. Nicole and her sister Natalie later formed a second British-based pop group named Appleton which has enjoyed moderate success.cite web| title = All Saints Biography: Nicole Appleton| url=http://members.fortunecity.com/allsaints55/nic.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Steve Augustine, drummer for Christian rock band Thousand Foot Krutch
*Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, are a Canadian folk rock/alternative country group.cite web| title = Official Web Site: Tom Wilson| url=http://www.tomwilson.net/bio.html| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Boris Brott, (1944- ), once an assistant to Leonard Bernstein, Brott led the "Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra" for 21 years, later creating the "Brott Music Festival" and "National Academy Orchestra".cite web| title = Prsenting Boris Brott News: Boris Brott Biography| url=http://www.branadv.com/brott_news/index3.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Caribou (1979- ), stage name of Daniel V. Snaith, electronic musician, born in Dundas, Ontario
*Rita Chiarelli, Canadian blues singer.cite web| title = Yahoo Music Biography: Rita Chiarelli| url=http://music.yahoo.com/library/default.asp?i=301715&m=bio&add=&| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Crowbar, Canadian rock band, probably best known for their 1971 hit "Oh, What a Feeling".cite web| title = Canadian Encyclopedia Biography: King Biscuit Boy| url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0001846| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Colin Cripps, (1961- ), Canadian musician and record producer.cite web| title = Myspace.com/ Biography: Colin Cripps| url=http://www.myspace.com/sircolincripps| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Sonny Del Rio, popular Hamilton saxophonist and key player on music scene who over the past 50 years has performed with Crowbar, King Biscuit Boy and "Trickbag".cite web| title = Hamilton Spectator: "The Greatest Hamiltonian".| url=http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1145310633727&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1014656511815| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Forgotten Rebels, Canadian punk rock group.cite web| title = Official Home Page: Forgotten Rebels| url=http://www.forgottenrebels.com/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Sarah Harmer, (1970- ), Canadian singer-songwriter/activist. (Burlington ON)cite web| title = Official Web Site: Sarah Harmer| url=http://www.sarahharmer.com/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Junkhouse, Canadian alternative rock band of the 1990s.cite web| title = Official Web Site: Tom Wilson| url=http://www.tomwilson.net/bio.html| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Junior Boys, Canadian indie techno-pop band, with an emphasis on vocals and a soft, meandering beat laid upon heavy synths.cite web| title = www.myspace.com/: Junior Boys| url=http://www.myspace.com/juniorboys| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Udo Kasemets, (1919- ), is an Estonian-born Canadian composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal, piano, and electroacoustic works.cite web| title = The Canadian Encyclopedia: Udo Kasemets| url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0001813| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Kazzer, born: "Mark Kasprzyk", hip hop-influenced alternative rock musician and auto sports television personality. (Binbrook, Ontario)cite web| title = MUCH MUSIC Biography: Kazzer| url=http://www.muchmusic.com/music/artists/bio.asp?artist=452| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*King Biscuit Boy, (1944-2003), Canadian blues musician, member of Crowbar. He was the first Canadian blues artist to chart on Billboard in the U.S. Rolling Stone magazine called him legendary.Fact|date=July 2007 Has played with artists like Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin and his fans include Keith Richards and Paul McCartney.cite web| title = Canadian Encyclopedia Biography: King Biscuit Boy| url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0001846| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Colonel Harold Kudlats, was given the nickname "The Colonel" by Ronnie Hawkins. It was Kudlats who booked Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks in Hamilton for the first time. He's worked with acts Fats Domino, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. Kudlats later went on to become agent for The Band. He is also Eugene Levy's uncle.cite press release| title =The Hamilton Memory Project;| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator- Souvenir Edition page MP38| date =Saturday June 10, 2006| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Bernie LaBarge, (1953- ), Guitar, vocals; spent many years living, playing and recording in the Hamilton area. His most popular Hamilton-based band was Stem (1970-72). Bernie worked extensively with Daniel Lanois and many others at Grant Ave. Studios.cite web| title = Official site Biography: Bernie LeBarge| url=http://www.bernielabarge.com/index.php?page=bio| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Daniel Lanois, (1951- ), a solo artist in his own right and producer for U2, lived in Hamilton and recorded at [http://www.grantavestudio.com// Grant Avenue Studios] .cite web| title = Grant Avenue Studios/ Daniel Lanois| url=http://www.grantavestudio.com| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Brian Melo, winner of Canadian Idol season five. Worked as a construction worker.cite web| title = Canadian Idol (Official web site)| url=http://www.ctv.ca/idol/gen/Home.html| accessdate = 2008-01-13] cite web| title = Brian Melo Online (Fan site)| url=http://www.brian-melo.com/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Steve Negas, Saga drummer and record producer.cite web| title = Official web site: Steve Negas| url=http://www.stevenegus.com/producer.html| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Neil Peart, (1952- ), drummer and lyricist for the progressive rock band Rush.cite web| title = Official web site: Neil Peart| url=http://www.neilpeart.net/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Skip Prokop, (1946- ), drummer and band leader for Lighthouse + The Paupers. Also worked with Cass Elliot, Janis Joplin, Al Kooper and Carlos Santana.cite web| title = www.racerecords.ca/ Biography: Skip Prokop| url=http://www.racerecords.ca/artist3.html| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Stan Rogers, (1949-1983), Canadian folk singer.cite web| title = Official web site: Stan Rogers| url=http://www.stanrogers.net/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Brenda Russell, (1949- ), is an African American singer-songwriter and keyboardist. Known for her eclectic musical style, her recordings have encompassed several different genres, including pop, soul, jazz and adult contemporary. As well as composing her own material, Brenda's songwriting talents are often in demand by many other artists who, over the years, have included Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Sting.cite web| title = Official web site/ Biography: Brenda Russell| url=http://www.brendarussell.com/bio.shtml| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Lorraine Segato, lead vocalist for 1980s New Wave music group The Parachute Club noted for the song "Rise Up!"cite web| title = Biography: Lorraine Segato| url=http://andrejkoymasky.com/liv/fam/bios2/sega1.html| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Tomi Swick, singer/songwriter.cite web| title = Official web site Biography: Tomi Swick| url=http://www.tomiswickmusic.com/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Christian Tanna, drummer/songwriter for I Mother Earth.cite web| title = AOL Music Biography: Christian Tanna| url=http://music.aol.com/artist/christian-tanna/193097/main| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Jagori Tanna, guitar player for I Mother Earth.cite web| title = AOL Music Biography: Jagori Tanna| url=http://music.aol.com/artist/jagori-tanna/193098/main| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Teenage Head, 1980s Canadian punk/new wave group.cite web| title = Teenage Head Official web site| url=http://www.teenagehead.net/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*The Reason, rock/punk band.cite web| title = The Reason Official web site| url=http://www.thereason.ca/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Ian Thomas, (1950- ), singer/songwriter known for the 1973 hit "Painted Ladies"; brother of Dave Thomas.cite web| title = Internet Movie Database Biography: Ian Thomas| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0858934/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Threat Signal is a Thrash metal/Melodic Death Metal/Metalcore band.cite web| title = Official web site Biography: Threat Signal| url=http://www.threatsignal.com | accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Alan Walker, (1930- ), is an English-Canadian radio producer, musicologist and academic best known as a biographer and scholar of composer Franz Liszt.cite web| title =Roots & Legacy: Alan Walker| url=http://www.uga.edu/music/lisztfest/People/Walker.html| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Rody Walker, singer of Protest The Hero, was born in Hamilton, though now resides in Whitby, Ontario
*Warsawpack, Canadian indie rock group.cite web| title = Maple Music Biography: Warsawpack| url=http://www.maplemusic.com/artists/war/bio.asp| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Jackie Washington, (1919- ), Canadian Blues singer.cite web| title = All Music Biography: Jackie Washington| url=http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Wax Mannequin, the stage name of Chris Adeney, a Canadian indie rock singer-songwriter.cite web| title = CBC Radio: Wax Mannequin| url=http://radio3.cbc.ca/nmc/artist.aspx?id=5997| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Robert Stanley Weir, (1856-1926), lawyer, poet, author, best remembered as the author of the English lyrics to "O Canada"cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol II, 1876-1924)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1991]
*Tom Wilson, Canadian rock musician.cite web| title = Official Web Site: Tom Wilson| url=http://www.tomwilson.net/bio.html| accessdate = 2008-01-13]

Radio

*Richard Alway, former Canadian radio broadcast commentator & is the current and first lay President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St. Michael's College.cite web| title = Canadian Who's Who: Richard Alway| url=http://utpress.utpress.utoronto.ca/cgi-bin/cw2w3.cgi?p=allen&t=52659&d=2473| accessdate = 2008-03-15]
*Bob Bratina, Canadian Radio personality. Elected City Councillor for Downtown Ward 2.cite web| title = CHML Biography: Bob Bratina| url=http://www.900chml.com/station/chml_announcers.cfm?REM=11621| accessdate = 2008-01-13] cite web| title = Official Web site: Bob Bratina| url=http://www.bobbratina.ca/| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Mike Cooper, Canadian radio personality, with Erin Davis hosting the 98.1 CHFI morning show.Fact|date=January 2008
*Doug Farraway, (1951- ), On-air radio personality at the Fan 590 Toronto. (formerly of CKOC radio in Hamilton).cite web| title = FAN 590 Biography: Doug Farraway| url=http://www.fan590.com/content/STATION/20040527_204829_4172.jsp| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Roy Green, a staple of the Hamilton radio scene.cite press release| title = This is Roy Green, signing off: Massive impact on this community.| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2007-02-24| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Paul Hanover, Morning radio host on CHML from 1945 to 1982 whose popularity made him Hamilton's best known media personality and earned him the honourary title of "Mayor of the Morning"."cite web| title = Hamilton Spectator: "The Greatest Hamiltonian".| url=http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1145310633727&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1014656511815| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Sue Prestedge, is a Canadian sports broadcaster, who was one of Canada's first and most influential female sports journalists.cite web| title = Bell Canada Enterprises: "Sue Prestedge Named WSN's Senior Vice President"| url=http://www.bce.ca/en/news/releases/bg/2001/02/28/69224.html| accessdate = 2008-03-15]
*Bill Sturrup, (1938-2007), Local Hamilton radio and sports icon.cite news | last = Radley| first = Scott| title = The voice is silenced. (Bill Sturrup)| pages = A1 & A7| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2007-01-17| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Barry Taylor, On-air DJ for The Edge102 Toronto.cite web| title = 102.1 EDGE Biography: Barry Taylor| url=http://www.edge.ca/bio/barry.cfm| accessdate = 2008-01-13]

Theatre

*Diane Dupuy, Theatre, in 1974 she founded the Famous People Players, a professional black light theatre company that combines music with the size characters that pay tribute to the music and artistry of Famous people. The group was discovered by the famous entertainer Liberace who took them to Las Vegas to perform. They have been performing around the world ever since.cite web| title =Famous Canadian Women, Miscellaneous: Diane Dupuy| url=http://famouscanadianwomen.com/on%20the%20job/miscellaneous.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-13]

Business

*John Askin, (1739–1815), Fur trader, merchant and official in Upper Canada.cite web| title = Dictionary of Canadian Biography: John Askin| url=http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=2242 | accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Hugh Cossart Baker, Jr., (1846-1931), Businessman, telephone pioneer.cite book|title=The Hamiltonians, 100 Fascinating Lives |first=Margaret |last=Houghton |publisher=James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers Toronto|year=2003|id= ISBN 1-55028-804-0]
*Hugh Cossart Baker, Sr., (1818-1859), Banker, businessman, mathematician. Establishes the first life insurance company in Canada (21 August, 1847); the Canada Life Assurance Company.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
*David Braley, CFL B.C. Lions owner since 1996-97, Hamilton businessman who owns Orlick Industries Limited.cite web| title = Official site of B.C. Lions, Biography: David Braley| url=http://www.bclions.com/index.php?module=staff&func=display&staff_id=16| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Jack Kent Cooke, (1912-1997), was one of the most widely-known executives in professional sports who at one time owned the NHL's L.A. Kings, The NBA's L.A. Lakers and the NFL's Washington Redskins.cite web| title = Jack Kent Cooke: A Career Biography| url=http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org/jkcf_web/content.aspx?page=6536536| accessdate = 2008-01-14] cite web| title = Washington Post: Jack Kent Cooke Life Chronology | url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/redskins/longterm/cooke/articles/chron.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Michael DeGroote, (1932- ), Billionaire, best known as a major private donor to McMaster University.cite web| title = CBC News: Michael DeGroote gives $105 million to McMaster University| url=http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2003/12/17/donation031217.html| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Frank DeNardis, (1933-2007), a TV pioneer who helped get CHCH-TV off the ground.cite press release| title = They made a Difference: Frank DeNardis CH-TV pioneer, page: A8| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2007-12-29| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*John Dickenson, (1847-19320, was a contractor and political figure. Also one of the "Five Johns" of the "Dominion Power and Transmission Company."cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol II, 1876-1924)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1991]
*James Durand, (1775-1833), was a businessman and political figure in Upper Canada.cite web| title = Dictionary of Canadian Biography: James Durand| url=http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=2854| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Ron Foxcroft, (1947- ), Owner of Fluke Transport, acclaimed NCAA basketball referee, inventor of the pea-less Fox 40 whistle, and motivational speaker, "Foxy" was named Hamilton Citizen of the Year in 1997.cite web| title = Famous, Should be Famous and Infamous Canadians: Ron Foxcroft|url=http://www.famouscanadians.net/name/f/foxcroftron.php| accessdate = 2008-01-13]
*Dr. Peter George, (1941- ), Canadian economist and university administrator. He is currently president of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.cite web| title = McMaster University Alumni| url=http://www.mcmaster.ca/ua/alumni/| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Daniel C. Gunn, (1811-1876), wharfinger, locomotive manufacturer.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
*Peter Hess, (1779-1855), farmer, landowner. "Peter" & Hess Streets in the city named after him as well as Caroline Street named after one of his daughters.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
*Nathaniel Hughson, (1755-1837), Farmer & hotel owner, Loyalist who moved to Canada following the American Revolution, one of the city founders of Hamilton.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
*Peter Hunter Hamilton, (1800-1857), landowner and businessman + half brother of city founder George Hamilton. Hunter Street in city named after him.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
*Edward Jackson, (1799-1872), tinware manufacturer. Jackson Street in city namd after him.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
*James Jolley, (1813-1892), saddler, harnessmaker, politician. Funded construction of the Jolley Cut; a Mountain access road in Hamilton.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
*Ron Joyce, (1930- ), was Tim Horton's partner and first franchisee for his Canadian donut chain.cite web| title = Tim Horton's Biography: Ron Joyce| url=http://www.timhortons.com/en/about/aboutus_bios.html#rj| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Charles Juravinski, former owner of Flamboro Downs racetrack, donated $43-million to Hamilton city hospitals with his wife Margaret. "Henderson Hospital" on Concession Street renamed to the "Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre".cite press release| title = StreetBeat: "Mr. Generosity"| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator| date =2007-04-20| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Michael Lee-Chin, (1951- ), CEO of AIC Diversified Canada Split Corp. and The National Commercial Bank of Jamaica.cite web| title = McMaster University Alumni| url=http://www.mcmaster.ca/ua/alumni/| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*The Honourable Gordon Osbaldeston, (1930- ), is a former Canadian civil servant. In 1981 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1997.
*John Moodie Jr., (1859-1944), textile manufacturer, drove first automobile in Canada in 1898; a one-cylinder Winton he imported from Cleveland, Ohio.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol III, 1925-1939)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1992]
*Dennis Moore, (1817-1887), tinware manufacturer.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
*Joseph Pigott, Construction giant who headed the family business that built Hamilton landmarks including "City Hall", the "Pigott Building", Copps Coliseum and Christ the King Cathedral.cite web| title = Hamilton Spectator: "The Greatest Hamiltonian". (II)| url=http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1143499813048&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1014656511815| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Andrew Ross, (1857-1941), Businessman. Ross lent his support to the building of the Tivoli theatre and to the Barton Street Arena, and was involved in professional hockey (Hamilton Tigers) and softball.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol III, 1925-1939)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1992]
* William Rymal, (1759-1852), farmer and one of earliest settlers on the Hamilton Mountain. Rymal Road in the city named after him.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
*Clifton Sherman, (1872-1955), Founded "Dominion Foundries and Steel" (later called Dofasco) in 1912 (with his brother Frank Sherman), creating a giant that would bring prosperity and identity to the city.cite web| title = Hamilton Spectator: "The Greatest Hamiltonian". (II)| url=http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1143499813048&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1014656511815| accessdate = 2007-02-11]
*Frank Sherman, (1887-1967), Founded "Dominion Foundries and Steel" (later called Dofasco) in 1912 (with his brother Clifton Sherman), creating a giant that would bring prosperity and identity to the city.cite web| title = The Hamilton Gallery of Distinction| url=http://www.myhamilton.ca/myhamilton/LibraryServices/gallery/| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*E.D. Smith, (1853-1948), Canadian businessman and politician who founded a food company that bears his name.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol III, 1925-1939)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1992]
*Ken Soble, Founder of CHCH-TV, leader of Hamilton's urban renewal movement, and owner of CHML radio, Soble was regarded as a pioneer in all of his endeavours.cite web| title = Hamilton Spectator: "The Greatest Hamiltonian". (II)| url=http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1143499813048&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1014656511815| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*William Southam, (1843-1932), Once an apprentice printer at the London Free Press, at age 34 he purchased the troubled Hamilton Spectator, turned it around and made it the flagship of a national newspaper chain.cite web| title = Hamilton Spectator: "About Us" (William Southam citation)| url=http://www.thespec.com/aboutus| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Harry Stinson, (June 3, 19?? - ), is a high-profile real estate developer and president of Stinson Properties, Inc. He has been called Toronto's "condo king" and now resides in Hamilton. [De Lazzer , Rachel. "Condo king buys Royal Connaught for $9.5m." Hamilton Spectator. 29 February 2008: A1.]
*Thomas Stinson, (1798-1864), merchant, banker, landowner. He was an extensive landowner in not only in Hamilton but as well as Chicago, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Superior City, Wisconsin, which he named.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol III, 1925-1939)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1992]
*George Elias Tuckett, (1835-1900), "Tuckett Tobacco Company" owner + Hamilton's 27th Mayor in 1896.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
*Richard Wanzer, (1818-1900), sewing machine manufacturer. Helped establish the "Textile District" in Hamilton.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
*Arthur Weisz, A Holocaust survivor, he came to Canada from Hungary with only a suitcase and built the Effort Trust Company, becoming Ontario's largest landlord outside Toronto.cite web| title = Hamilton Spectator: "The Greatest Hamiltonian".| url=http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1145310633727&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1014656511815| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Charles S. Wilcox, (1856-1938), First president of Iron and Steel Company of Canada, (later called simply Stelco), which was formed from five companies, including his Hamilton Steel and Iron Company.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol III, 1925-1939)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1992]
*Bob Young, founder of [http://www.redhat.com Red Hat] 1996, started a self-publishing web-site that claims to be the world's fastest-growing provider of print-on-demand books at www.lulu.com. He currently owns the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the CFL. (Ancaster, Ontario)cite web| title = Biography: Bob Young| url=http://www.feduja.org/evites/2006_Tech_BobYoung/young.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Joyce Young, Canadian woman famous for a single act of philanthropy and for being the aunt of Red Hat founder Bob Young.cite web| title = Hamilton Community Foundation News: Joyce Young| url=http://www.hcf.on.ca/pages/news/newsarchive/2001/youngfund.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Irving Zucker, Radio, electricity and life insurance entrepreneur famous for his philanthropy, with major contributions in the arts, education and health care. He died in 2002 at age 82.cite web| title = Hamilton Spectator: "The Greatest Hamiltonian". (II)| url=http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1143499813048&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1014656511815| accessdate = 2008-01-14]

The Law

Crime

* Johnson Aziga, (1956- ), is a Ugandan-born Canadian man resident in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, notable as the first person to be charged with first-degree murder in Canada for spreading the HIV virus, after two women whom he had infected without their knowledge died.cite web| title = CBC News: Johnson Aziga| url=http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2005/11/14/HIVtrial_051114.html| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
* Evelyn Dick, committed infanticide and was convicted, then acquitted, of having murdered her husband.cite press release| title =The Hamilton Memory Project;| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator- Souvenir Edition page MP38| date =Saturday June 10, 2006| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Rocco Perri, (1887-1944), 1920s-Gangster/ bootlegger.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol III, 1925-1939)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1992]
*Cathy Smith, convicted of manslaughter in death of John Belushi. Sang background vocals for The Band, Gordon Lightfoot and Hoyt Axton. Met John Belushi on the set of Saturday Night Live when The Band was musical guest (October 30, 1976). Injected Belushi with a fatal 'speedball' (heroin and cocaine combo) in Los Angeles (March 5, 1982) Co-authored the book 'Chasing the Dragon' about her life experience with drugs (1984). Charged with murder - pled guilty to lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter. She sang and played guitar at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. In a jealous rage Lightfoot hit her and broke her cheekbone. One of Lightfoot's best known songs, 'Sundown,' is loosely based on his relationship with her.cite web| title = Toronto Sun News article: Cathy Smith| url=http://www.corfid.com/gl/press/press14.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Besha Starkman, (1889-1907), Criminal, Rocco Perri's wife. ("the Brains")cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol III, 1925-1939)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1992]

Judges & lawyers

*Charles William Bell, (1876-1938), Playwright, Politician and Rocco Perri's lawyer.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol III, 1925-1939)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1992]
*Richard Hatt (1769–1819), was a businessman, judge and political figure in Upper Canada.cite web| title =Dictionary of Canadian Biography: Richard Hatt| url=http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=2454| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Helen Alice Kinnear, (1894-1970), was a Canadian lawyer. She was the first federally appointed woman judge in Canada.cite web| title =Famous Canadian Women, Judges: Helen Alice Kinnear| url=http://famouscanadianwomen.com/stamps/kinnear.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Helen Gregory MacGill, (1864-1947), the first woman in British Columbia to be appointed a judge of the juvenile Court, a post she held for 23 years.cite web| title =Canadian Encyclopedia: Helen Gregory MacGill| url=http://www.canadianencyclopedia.ca/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0004901| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Jack Pelech, (1934- ), Litigation and business lawyer, Hamilton Citizen of the Year, 1987; Order of Canada, 2006.cite news | last = Fragomeni| first = Carmela| title = Order of Canada for Barber, Pelech| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2007-02-10| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*John Sopinka, (1933-1997), Supreme Court Justice described as the heart of the court, he was raised in north Hamilton and died unexpectedly in 1997. Hamilton's courthouse is named for him.cite web| title =Supreme Court Biography: John Sopinka| url=http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/aboutcourt/judges/sopinka/index_e.asp| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*John Willson, (1776–1860) was a judge and political figure in Upper Canada.cite web| title = The Hamilton Gallery of Distinction| url=http://www.myhamilton.ca/myhamilton/LibraryServices/gallery/| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Mary Wong, In 1977 became the first Canadian of Chinese descent to be appointed as a Citizenship Court Judge. She retired from the "bench" ( as a judge) in 1985. She is an appointee to the Hamilton, Ontario Gallery of Distinction.cite web| title =Famous Canadian Women, Judges: Mary Wong| url=http://famouscanadianwomen.com/on%20the%20job/lawyers.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-14]

Military

*William W. Cooke, (1846–1876), was a military officer in the United States Army during the American Civil War and the Black Hills War. He was the adjutant for George Armstrong Custer and was killed during the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Buried in Hamilton Cemetery.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
*Harry Crerar, (1888-1965), was a Canadian general and the country's "leading field commander" in World War II.cite book|title=The Generals : the Canadian Army's Senior Commanders in the Second World War |first=J.L.|last=Granatstein|year=Toronto 1993|id=ISBN 0-7737-5728-7]
*John Weir Foote, (1904-1988), military chaplain and Ontario cabinet minister. Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross. The James Street Armoury where the RHLI is now based, along with 11th Field Hamilton-Wentworth Battery, was renamed the John W. Foote VC Armoury in his memory.cite web| title = Veteran Affairs Canada: John Weir Foote| url=http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=history/secondwar/citations/foote| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*Billy Green, (1794-1877), otherwise known as "The Scout" was key to the Anglo-Canadian victory at the Battle of Stoney Creek.cite web|publisher=(www.cityofwaterfalls.ca)| title =Hamilton- Waterfall Capital of the World| url=http://www.cityofwaterfalls.ca/| accessdate = 2008-07-31]
*Ben Lear, (1879-1966), United States Army World War II-era general. [R. Manning Ancell and Christine M. Miller, "The Biographical Dictionary of World War II Generals and Flag Officers" ISBN 0-313-29546-8, p. 184]
*Sydney Chilton Mewburn, (1863-1956), was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He was the Canadian Minister of Militia and Defence from October 12, 1917 - January 15, 1920 under Sir Robert Borden's Union Government in 1917.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol II, 1876-1924)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1991]
*Robert Land, (1736-1818), veteran of the American Revolution and one of Hamilton's founding citizens; he was the man by which Robert Land Academy, Canada's only military pre-university private school, was named in his honour.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|pg=143|year=1981]
*Harold A. Rogers, (1899-1994), was the founder of Kin Canada. (formerly the Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Canada) is a Canadian non-profit service organization that promotes service, fellowship, positive values, and national pride.cite web| title = Kinsmen Clubs of Canada: Harold A. Rogers| url=http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/mlsteiner/about.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-14]
*John Vincent, (1764-1848), British army officer in the Battle of Stoney Creek, War of 1812.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]

Politics

*Dominic Agostino, (1959-2004), Member of Provincial Parliament of Ontario for Hamilton East from 1995 until his death in 2004; the first Liberal MPP in that riding since 1967.cite web | title=Dominic Agostino | url=http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/members_all_detail.do?locale=en&ID=1 | accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Lincoln Alexander, (1922- ), served as the 24th Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario from 1985 to 1991. Alexander is a Governor of the Canadian Unity Council. He became Canada's first black Member of Parliament when he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1968 as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Expressway on Hamilton mountain named after him; "Lincoln Alexander Parkway."cite press release| title =The Hamilton Memory Project;| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator- Souvenir Edition page MP38| date =Saturday June 10, 2006| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Thomas Bain, (1834-1915), Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol II, 1876-1924)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|pg=143|year=1991]
*Richard Beasley, (1761-1842), was a soldier, political figure, farmer and businessman in Upper Canada.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
*Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, (1956- ), BA, MEd, Currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and is a cabinet minister in the government of Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty.cite web| title = Marie Bountrogianni, MPP for Hamilton Mountain| url=http://www.democraticrenewal.gov.on.ca/english/about/minister_bio.asp| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Isaac Buchanan, (1810-1883), was a businessman and political figure in Canada West.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
*Sarmite Bulte, (1953- ), is a Latvian-Canadian lawyer, advocate and politician. A member of the Liberal Party, she represented the Toronto riding of Parkdale-High Park in the Canadian House of Commons through three successive parliaments from June 2, 1997 to January 22, 2006.cite web| title = Sarmite Bulte, MPP for Toronto, Parkdale-High Park| url=http://web.archive.org/web/20050307162021/http://www.sarmitebulte.parl.gc.ca/| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Dr. Richard Butson, (1922- ), retired medical officer and politician. (Ancaster, Ontario)cite web| title = The Explorers Club, Canadian Chapter: Colonel Richard Butson, MD| url=http://www.explorersclub.ca/butson_richard.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Jack Cable, (1934- ), Ivan John "Jack" Cable was a Canadian politician and the former Commissioner of the Yukon (October 1, 2000December 1, 2005).cite web| title = The Canadian Encyclopedia: Ivan John "Jack" Cable| url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTa0009630| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Chris Charlton, (1963- ), MA, Member of Parliament (MP) in the 2006 federal election for Hamilton Mountain.cite web| title = Official web site: Chris Charlton| url=http://www.chrischarlton.ca/| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*David Christopherson, (1954- ), Represents the riding of Hamilton Centre in the Canadian House of Commons (2004- ).cite web| title = Official web site: David Christopherson| url=http://davidchristopherson.ndp.ca/| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Mark Coakley, Hamilton-based activist, lawyer, author and chair of Environment Hamilton.cite web| title = Environment Hamilton: Mark Coakley| url=http://www.environmenthamilton.org/reports/water_spec041020.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Victor K. Copps, (1919-1988), was a Canadian politician and Mayor of Hamilton. was one of the most influential mayors of the City of Hamilton; the city's landmark sports arena, Copps Coliseum, is named in his honour.cite web| title = List of Hamilton Mayors| url=http://www.myhamilton.ca/myhamilton/LibraryServices/Localhistory/Mayors.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Sheila Copps, (1952- ), PC, HBA, LL.D (hc), Canadian journalist and former politician. Copps is a second-generation member of a political family that has dominated Hamilton-area politics on the municipal, provincial and federal levels.cite web| title = Powerplay (TV Series) Biography: Sheila Copps| url=http://www.g2creations.qc.ca/powerplay/stars/copps.html | accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Adam Crooks, (1827-1885), LLB, was an Ontario Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Toronto West from 1871 to 1874 and moved to the riding of Oxford South from 1875 to 1886. Crooks was an MLA for the Ontario Liberal Party.cite web| title = Dictionary of Canadian Biography: Adam Crooks| url=http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=5457| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Thomas Mayne Daly, Sr., (1827-1885), was a businessman and political figure in Canada West (later Ontario). He represented the riding of Perth North in the Canadian House of Commons and in the Ontario Provincial Parliament.cite web| title = Dictionary of Canadian Biography: Thomas Mayne Daly| url=http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=5462
accessdate = 2008-01-15
]
*Ellen Fairclough, (1905-2004), was the first female member of the Canadian Cabinet. The Ellen Fairclough Building in Hamilton named after her.cite press release| title =The Hamilton Memory Project;| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator- Souvenir Edition page MP38| date =Saturday June 10, 2006| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Colin Campbell Ferrie, (1808-1856), Hamilton's first Mayor.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
*Rolf Gerstenberger, is president of the United Steelworkers Local 1005 at Stelco's Hilton Works in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is also a prominent member of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist).cite web| title = "Rolf Gerstenberger Wins Re-election".| url=http://www.cpcml.ca/Tmld2006/D36050.htm#1
accessdate = 2008-01-15
]
*Sir John Morison Gibson, (1842-1929), lawyer, politician, businessman, was Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1908 to 1914.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol II, 1876-1924)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1991]
*George Hamilton, (1788-1836), settler and city founder.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|pg=143|year=1981]
*Nora-Francis Henderson, (? - 1949), was the first woman on Hamilton City Council and also the first city controller in Canada. She was also a journalist and activist who pushed for children's and women's rights + health care. "Henderson Hospital" on Concession Street named after her, renamed to the "Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre".cite press release| title = StreetBeat: "Mr. Generosity"| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator| date =2007-04-20| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Sir John Strathearn Hendrie, (1857-1923), was Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1914 to 1919.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol II, 1876-1924)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1991]
*Adam Inch, (1857-1933), dairy farmer, politician. Inch Park neighbourhood on Hamilton Mountain named after him.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol II, 1876-1924)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1991]
*Stan Keyes, (1953- ), "Stanley Kazmierczak Keyes", Canadian diplomat and former politician.cite web| title = CBC Canada Votes 2004: Stan Keyes| url=http://www.cbc.ca/canadavotes2004/riding/138/| accessdate = 2007-01-22]
*Sam Lawrence, (1879-1959), was mayor and pioneer of Labour Rights in Hamilton.cite book|title=The Hamiltonians, 100 Fascinating Lives |first=Margaret |last=Houghton |publisher=James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers Toronto|year=2003|id= ISBN 1-55028-804-0]
* William Findlay Maclean, (1854-1929), was a Canadian politician. A Conservative MP for York East and York South. Served for 34-years.cite web| title = Dictionary of Canadian Biography: William Findlay Maclean| url=http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=8261| accessdate = 2008-03-15]
*Quinto Martini, (1908- ), was the first Italian Canadian elected to Parliament, where he represented Hamilton East from 1957 until he was defeated by Liberal John Munro in 1962.cite web| title = Hamilton Spectator: "The Greatest Hamiltonian".| url=http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1145310633727&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1014656511815| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*James McMillan, (1838-1902), was a U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan.cite book|title=Gray Eminence in a Gilded Age: The Forgotten Career of Senator James McMillan of Michigan|first=Geoffrey G. |last=Drutchas|pg=78-113|year=2002]
*Thomas McQuesten, (1882-1948), was an athlete, militiaman, lawyer, politician and government appointee who lived in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. McQuesten helped encourage McMaster University to relocate from downtown Toronto to the west Hamilton in 1930.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol III, 1925-1939)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1992]
* Allan McNab, (1798-1862), "Sir. Allan Napier McNab" soldier, lawyer, businessman, knight and former Prime Minister of Upper Canada. MacNab Street in Hamilton named after him.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981] cite book| last = Bailey| first = Melville| title = The History of Dundurn Castle and Sir Allan MacNab | date = 1987 (reprint)| pages = 1-38]
*Bob Morrow, (1946- ), Longest serving mayor in Hamilton's history (1983-2000).cite web| title = List of Hamilton Mayors| url=http://www.myhamilton.ca/myhamilton/LibraryServices/Localhistory/Mayors.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*John Munro, (1931-2003), PC, BA, LL.B was a Canadian politician. Elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1962 election. Hamilton's "John Munro International Airport" is named after the late politician.cite web| title = "About the Airport"| publisher= John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport| url=http://www.flyhi.ca/index.shtml| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Devan Nair, 4th President of Singapore who moved to the United States after his presidency, but later moved to Hamilton, where he died in 2005.cite web| title = Devan Nair: Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home (Robinson Chapel), Hamilton, Ontario| url=http://www.obituariestoday.com/AssociateFH/31659/?section=Obituaries&Obituary_ID=37988| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Father Sean O'Sullivan, Canadian politician and religious leader.cite web| title = Parliament of Canada Biography: Sean Patrick O'Sullivan| url=http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=45766eab-c243-496b-957b-1b69003756ee&Language=E&Section=FederalExperience/| accessdate = 2008-03-15]
* William Eli Sanford (1838–1899), was a Canadian businessman, philanthropist, and politician.cite web| title = Dictionary of Canadian Biography: William Eli Sanford| url=http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=6417| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Frank Scarpitti, is Mayor-elect of Markham, Ontario. He was elected in 2006 to replace the retiring Cousens as mayor.cite web| title = ZoomInfo: Frank Scarpitti| url=http://www.zoominfo.com/people/scarpitti_frank_3652956.aspx| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Charles Stewart, (1868-1946), was a Canadian politician who was Premier of Alberta from 1917 to 1921. (Wentworth County, ON)cite web| title = Legislative Assembly of Alberta Bio: Charles Stewart| url=http://www.assembly.ab.ca/lao/library/premiers/stewart.htm| accessdate = 2008-03-15]
*Allan Studholme, (1846-1919), Stove maker and first Ontario Labour MLA.cite web| title = Dictionary of Canadian Biography: Allan Studholme| url=http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=7726| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*James Lyle Telford, (1889-1960), was mayor of Vancouver, B.C. from 1939-40. (Valens, Ontario)cite web| title = Vancouver History, List of Mayors: James Lyle Telford| url=http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/whoswho_mayors.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*James Walker, (1874- ?), was a politician in Alberta, Canada and a municipal councillor in Edmonton.cite web| title = Edmonton Public Library Bio: James Walker| url=http://www.epl.ca/Elections/results/EPLBiographiesLetter.cfm?id=W| accessdate = 2008-03-15]

Religion

*John Christie Holland, (1882-1954), In 1924, became an ordained Minister and served as Pastor of Hamilton's Steward Memorial Church. The church has been designated an historic site by the Ontario government because its solid history and connection to the Underground Railroad. In 1953 he was honoured as Citizen of the Year in Hamilton, the first African Canadian to be given that recognition.cite web| title = The Hamilton Gallery of Distinction: Reverend John Holland| url=http://www.myhamilton.ca/myhamilton/LibraryServices/Gallery.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15] [http://www.johnhollandawards.com John C. Holland Awards]
*Bishop Joseph Francis Ryan, Bishop of Hamilton for 36 years, appointed by Pope John XXIII as assistant to the pontifical throne. Bishop Ryan's many priorities included securing the best possible education for Catholic students.cite web| title = Hamilton Spectator: "The Greatest Hamiltonian".| url=http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1145310633727&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1014656511815| accessdate = 2008-01-15] Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School is named in his honour.

cience/Education

Education

* Adelaide Hoodless, (1858-1910), was a Canadian educational reformer who founded the international women's organization known as the Women's Institutes in 1897.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol II, 1876-1924)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1991]

Invention

*Troy Hurtubise, (1963- ), Inventor of prototype for a lightweight armour shell (for military purposes) that conjures up an image of a Star Wars Imperial stormtrooper.cite news | last = Hemsworth| first = James| title = From Bears to Bullets - Inventor hopes to sell Armour Suit to the Military. (Troy Hurtubise)| pages = A1| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2007-01-11| url = http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1168470616997&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1014656511815| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Emile Kenesky, (Emile "Pops" Kenesky) inventor of the hockey goalie pads in 1917. His new pads were cricket pads, modified, and widened to approximately 12 inches. The new pads caught on extremely quickly, and this style of pad was used by a majority of pro goalies right on to the 1970s. NHL greats like Johnny Bower, Jacques Plante and Terry Sawchuk having worn them. Kenesky's company became the best-known manufacturer of hockey equipment in Canada.cite web| title = Collections Caanada: Early days of Hockey (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca)| url=http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/hockey/kids/024003-2000-e.html| accessdate = 2008-08-14]
*George Klein, (1904-1992), often called; "The most productive inventor in Canada in the 20th century"; electric wheelchairs, microsurgical staple gun, the ZEEP nuclear reactor and the Canadarm.cite web| title = Canadian Encyclopedia Biography of George Klein| url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0004345| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Simon Sunatori, (1959- ), Canadian engineer, inventor and entrepreneur, best known for the invention of the MagneScribe and the Magic Spicer.cite web| title = Hyper Info Biography: Simon Sunatori| url=http://www.hyperinfo.ca/GS.Sunatori/| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Thomas Willson, (1860-1915), Canadian inventor. Designed and patented the first electric arc lamps.cite web| title =Biography of Thomas Willson| url=http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=7775| accessdate = 2008-01-15]

Medicine

*Elizabeth Bagshaw, (1881-1982), physician and birth control activist.cite web| title =Library and Archives Canada: Elizabeth Bagshaw| url=http://www.collectionscanada.ca/women/002026-296-e.html| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*John C Bell, (1953- ), cancer researcher at the OHRI, developer of oncolytic viral therapies.cite web| title =OHRI Profiles: John Bell| url=http://www.ohri.ca/profiles/bell.asp| accessdate = 2008-06-29]
*John Callaghan, (1923-2004), Canadian cardiologist who pioneered open-heart surgery.cite web| title =Alberta Order of Excellence: John Callaghan| url=http://www.lieutenantgovernor.ab.ca/aoe/bio/callag.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Harold E. Johns, (1915-1998), was a Canadian medical physicist, noted for his extensive contributions to the use of ionizing radiation to treat cancer.cite web| title =Canadian Nuclear Society: Harold E. Johns| url=http://www.cns-snc.ca/history/pioneers/harold_johns/hejohns.html| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Sir William Osler, (1849-1919), 1st Baronet, the Father of Modern Medicine. (Dundas, Ontario)cite web| title =Dictionary of Canadian Biography: Sir William Osler| url=http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=7631| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Dorothy Pringle, She was Director of the School of Nursing at Laurentian University where she governed and inspired the development of a bilingual nursing program. As Dean of Nursing at the University of Toronto, she instrumental in launching the first doctoral program in Nursing in Ontario.cite web| title =Famous Canadian Women, Medicine: Dorothy "Dot" Pringle| url=http://famouscanadianwomen.com/on%20the%20job/medical.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*The Honourable William Winegard, (1924- ), Canadian educator, engineer, scientist and former Member of Parliament.cite web| title =Parliament of Canada Biography: William Winegard| url=http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/key/bio.asp?Language=E&query=1830&s=M| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Doctor Jeffrey Howard Ennis, (1954- ), Canadian Physician, recognized expert in the management of chronic non-cancer pain, author, educator, boat builder, bowyer, artist.cite web| title =East End Multidisciplinary Pain Management Program| url=http://www.eastendpainclinic.com| accessdate = 2008-01-15]

cience

* Douglas Barber, (1938- ), Canadian businessman. He is a founder and former President and CEO of Gennum Corp..cite news | last = Fragomeni| first = Carmela| title = Order of Canada for Barber, Pelech| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2007-02-10| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
* Bertram Brockhouse, (1918-2003), Nobel prize-winning Canadian physicist.cite web| title =Nobel Winners: Bertram Brockhouse| url=http://www.nobel-winners.com/Physics/bertram_neville_brockhouse.html| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*John Charles Fields, (1863-1932), was a Canadian mathematician and the founder of the Fields Medal for outstanding achievement in mathematics. the Fields Medal, is considered by some to be the Nobel Prize in Mathematics.cite web| title =Field's Institute Biography: John Charles Fields| url=http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/aboutus/jcfields/| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
* Campbell Leckie, (1848-1925), engineer. Leckie Park neighbourhood on Hamilton Mountain named after him.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol II, 1876-1924)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1991]
*William Parks, (1868–1939), was a Canadian geologist and paleontologist, following in the tradition of Lawrence Lambe.cite web| title =The Canadian Encyclopedia: William Arthur Parks| url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0006098| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Dr. James Fraser Mustard, (1927- ), is a Canadian physician and scientist.cite press release| title =Health Sciences gala is hot, hot, hot.| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2007-02-23| accessdate = 2008-01-15]

ports

Boxing

*Jackie Callura, (1914-1943), Canadian featherweight Boxer, World featherweight champion 1943.cite press release| title = "Tigertown Triumphs"| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator-Memory Project (Souvenir Edition) page MP56| date =2006-06-10| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Jessica Rakoczy, (1977- ), female Boxer, WBC lightweight Champion (July 21, 2005)cite web| title =Official Web Site: Jessica Rakoczy| url=http://www.jessieboxing.com/| accessdate = 2008-01-15]

Figure skating

*Toller Cranston, (1949- ), Canadian Figure Skater- Bronze medal 1976.cite web| title = Canada's Walk-of-Fame Bio: Toller Cranston| url=http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com/inductees/03_toller_cranston.xml.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Bryce Davison, (1986- ), Canadian figure skater, competes in the pairs event with Jessica Dube. Member of the Hamilton Skating Club.cite press release| title = Canadians cut it too close. (Hamilton's Bryce Davison and partner Jessica Dube in horrifying accident)| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2007-02-09| accessdate = 2008-01-15]

Football

*John Bonk, (1950- ), was an all star offensive lineman in the Canadian Football League. The four-time All-Star played from 1973 to 1985 for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
*Less Browne, (1959- ), was a CFL defensive back for the Hamilton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and B.C. He holds the CFL and all-pro records for most interceptions in a career with 87. Resides in Hamilton.cite web| title =Official Web Site: Less Browne| url=http://www.lessbrowne.com/| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Bob Cameron, (1954- ), Played 23 seasons (1980-2002) with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.
*Steve Christie, (1967- ), ex-placekicker in the NFL, who holds a Super Bowl record for longest field goal kicked at 54 yards.cite web| title =Blink Bits: Steve Christie| url=http://www.blinkbits.com/bits/viewforum/steve_christie_bio?f=7885| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Tommy Joe Coffey, was a Canadian Football League receiver who played for the Hamilton Tigercats. Currently resides in Burlington, Ontario.cite web| title = CFL Legends Bio: Tommy Joe Coffey| url=http://www.cfl.ca/index.php?module=page&id=49| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Peter Dalla Riva, (1946- ), a former professional Canadian football player with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League at the tight end and wide receiver positions. 3-time CFL Allstar.cite web| title =CFL Historical: Peter Dalla Rivaa, Montreal Alouettes| url=http://www.geocities.com/cfl_historical/DallaRiva.Peter.htm| accessdate = 2008-09-01]
*Bernie Faloney, (1932-1999), was a star quarterback football player in the United States and Canada.cite web| title =Info Please: Bernie Faloney| url=http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0778464.html| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Tony Gabriel, (1948- ), Canadian Football Pass Receiver; inducted into Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1985 (from Burlington ON).cite press release| title = "Tigertown Triumphs"| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator-Memory Project (Souvenir Edition) page MP56| date =2006-06-10| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Corey Grant, (1976- ), wide receiver playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. (Stoney Creek, Ontario)cite web| title =Saskatchewan Roughriders Bio: Corey Grant| url=http://www.riderville.com/player_bio.php?f_player_id=42| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Russ Jackson, (1936- ), Canadian Football quarterback, 3 Grey Cups with the Ottawa Roughriders.cite web| title = McMaster University Alumni| url=http://www.mcmaster.ca/ua/alumni/| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Joe Krol, (1919- ), Canadian Football quarterback (1932-53), Lou Marsh Trophy winner as Canada's top athlete in 1946.cite press release| title = "Tigertown Triumphs"| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator-Memory Project (Souvenir Edition) page MP56| date =2006-06-10| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Ron Lancaster, (1938-2008), Former football player, coach and general manager in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and sports announcer for CBC Television.cite web| title = Ron Lancaster-Hamilton citation| url=http://www.universitysport.ca/e/story_detail.cfm?id=389 | accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Jesse Lumsden, (1982- ), is a running back with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League and McMaster University alumnus.cite web| title = McMaster University Alumni| url=http://www.mcmaster.ca/ua/alumni/| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Mike Morreale, (1971- ), award winning receiver in the Canadian Football League.cite web| title = Hamilton Tiger-Cats; Mike Morreale Bio| url=http://www.ticats.ca/index.php?module=roster&func=display&ros_id=26| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Rocco Romano, CFL's DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy winner in 1994 & 1996 for the Calgary Stampeders; Awarded originally to the player selected as the outstanding lineman in the West Division. Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2007.cite press release| title = "Local duo score spot in Hall" (Rocco Romano)| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator page SP4-SP5| date =2007-02-20| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Ralph Sazio, Player, coach, GM and president of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He won four Eastern finals and three Grey Cups as coach from 1963 to 1967.cite web| title = Canadian Football Hall-of-Fame Biography: Ralph Sazio| url=http://www.footballhof.com/famers/player.asp?id=187| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Vince Scott, (1925-1992), played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and was later a Hamilton city councillor. [cite web| url=http://www.leroyfootball.com/boomerHOF07/boomer_hof07.htm| title=Section V Hall of Fame 2007 - 'Boomer' Scott| publisher=leroyfootball.com]
*Jim Young, (1943- ), former pro American football and Canadian football player.cite press release| title = Celebrity High: Westdale Secondary Alumni (Jim Young)| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2006-05-19| url = http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1147989017565&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1014656511815| accessdate = 2008-01-15]

Ice hockey

*Dave Andreychuk, (1963- ), retired NHL hockey player.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Syl Apps, (1915-1998), Toronto Maple Leafs captain who lead the Leafs to 3-Stanley Cups. 1936-37 Calder trophy winner (Top NHL rookie), 1941-42 Lady Byng Trophy winner. McMaster University Alumni. (Paris Ontario).cite web| title = McMaster University Alumni| url=http://www.mcmaster.ca/ua/alumni/| accessdate = 2007-01-10]
*Allan Bester, (1964- ), retired NHL hockey goalie, Toronto Maple Leafs.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Andy Brown, (1944- ), credited with being the last pro goaltender to play barefaced. Last played his NHL hockey for the Pittsburgh Penguins.cite web| title = Virtual Museum: Evolution of the Hockey Goalie| url=http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Hockey/English/Pregame/Evolution/goaltender.html| accessdate = 2008-08-14]
*David Brown, (1985- ), Notre Dame Fighting Irish hockey goalie, named team MVP in 2006, named (CCHA), Central Collegiate Hockey Association's Player-of-the-week 3-times in 2007 and favorite to win the 2007 Hobey Baker Award which is awarded to the top collegiate player in the United States. A Pittsburg Penguins draft pick in 2004.cite news | last = Fitzgerald| first = T.| title = Out of the Shadows (Stoney Creek's Dan Brown)| pages = SP8-SP9| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2007-02-19| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Frank Caprice, (1962- ), retired NHL hockey goalie, 6-seasons with Vancouver Canucks (1982-88).cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Joe Cirella, (1963- ), retired NHL defenseman, 821-games played, #5-pick overall in 1981 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Rockies.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Ken Dryden, (1947- ), retired NHL hockey goalie, elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Dave Dryden, (1941- ), retired NHL hockey goalie, 201-NHL games for Buffalo, Edmonton, Chicago and NY Rangers. Also serves the distinction of creating (as well as being the first goaltender to employ) the modern day goaltending mask consisting of a fiberglass mask with a cage.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Blake Dunlop, (1953- ), retired NHL hockey player, winner of the 1980-81 Bill Masterton trophy.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Cecil "Babe" Dye, (1898-1962), NHL hockey player, NHL's top goal scorer of the 1920s, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1970. He was nick named "Babe" because he was considered to be 'the Babe Ruth of hockey.'cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Don Edwards, (1955- ), retired NHL hockey goalie, winner of Vezina trophy in 1979-80.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Nelson Emerson, (1967- ), retired NHL hockey player.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Ray Emery, (1982- ), NHL hockey goalie, currently playing for the Ottawa Senators.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Todd Harvey, (1975- ), NHL hockey player.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Red Horner, (1909-2005), retired NHL hockey defenseman, helped Toronto Maple Leafs win their first Stanley Cup in 1932.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Tim Horton, (1930-1974), retired NHL hockey defenseman, opened his first Tim Horton's Donut Shop in Hamilton, Ontario in 1964.cite web| title = Tim Horton's Official History| url=http://www.timhortons.com/en/pdfs/en_media_kit.pdf| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Harry Howell, (1932- ), retired NHL hockey defenseman. Winner of the 1966-67 James Norris Trophy.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Willie Huber, (1958- ), retired NHL hockey defenseman. Born in Germany, grew up in Hamilton.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Dick Irvin Sr., (1892-1957), NHL hockey player. Former head coach of Toronto Maple Leafs & Montreal Canadiens.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Al Jensen, (1958- ), retired NHL hockey goalie. Winner of the 1983-84 William Jennings trophy.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Derek King, (1967- ), retired NHL hockey player.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Peter LeBlanc, (1988- ) a 2006 Draft pick of the Chicago Blackhawks Selected in the 7th round 186th overall
*Jamie Macoun, (1961- ), retired NHL hockey defenseman. Played 1,128 NHL games.cite web| title = Hockeydb.com: Jamie Macoun| url=http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php3?pid=3312| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Adam Mair, (1979- ), NHL hockey player.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Brian McGrattan, (1981- ), NHL hockey player for the Phoenix Coyotes. NHL enforcer.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Marty McSorley, (1963- ), retired NHL hockey player infamous for his assault of Donald Brashear in a game on February 21, 2001.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Ron Murphy, (1933- ), retired NHL player who played in 889-games.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Ric Nattress, (1962- ), retired NHL hockey defenseman.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Murray Oliver, (1937- ), retired NHL hockey player, played in 1,127 NHL games.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*George Owen, (1901-1986), retired NHL hockey defenceman for the Boston Bruins. Served as the Bruins captain in the 1931-32 season. The first player credited with wearing a helmet in his rookie season in 1928.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Keith Primeau, (1971- ), retired NHL hockey player. Born in Toronto, grew up in Hamilton.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Pat Quinn, (1943- ), retired NHL hockey player, and former head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings and the Philadelphia Flyers.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Leo Reise Jr., (1922- ), retired NHL hockey defenseman. 494-games played in the 1940s & 50s for Detroit, Chicago and NY Rangers.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Rick Smith, (1948- ), retired NHL hockey defenseman. 687-games played. #7-pick in 1966 NHL Entry draft by the Boston Bruins.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Steve Staios, (1973- ), NHL hockey defenseman.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]
*Danny Syvret, 1985- ), NHL hockey defenseman, who spent his junior career with the London Knights of the OHL, eventually being named team captain. In his final year of junior hockey, he was Captain of a powerhouse team that broke numerous junior hockey records and won the 2005 Memorial Cup. (Millgrove, ON)cite web| title = Sportsnet.ca Bio:: Danny Syvret| url=http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/players/Danny_Syvret/| accessdate = 2008-03-15]
*John Tonelli, (1957- ), retired NHL hockey player. 1984 Canada Cup MVP.cite book|title=The Canadian Hockey Atlas|first=Stephen|last=Cole|publisher=Doubleday Canada|year=2006|id=ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6)]

Mixed martial arts

*Jeff Joslin, (1975- ), Mixed Martial Arts Fighter.cite web| title = Official Web Site: Jeff Joslin| url=http://www.jeffjoslin.ca/| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Samir Seif, (1973- ), Mixed Martial Arts Fighter.cite news | last = Radley| first = Scott| title = Meet the Sandman| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2007-05-13| accessdate = 2008-01-15]

Running

*Bobby Kerr, (1882-1963), was an Irish-Canadian sprinter. He won the gold medal in the 200 metres and the bronze medal in the 100 metres at the 1908 Summer Olympics.cite press release| title = "Tigertown Triumphs"| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator-Memory Project (Souvenir Edition) page MP56| date =2006-06-10| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Ray Lewis, (1910-2003), Track & Field, first Canadian-born Black Olympic medalist.cite press release| title = "Tigertown Triumphs"| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator-Memory Project (Souvenir Edition) page MP56| date =2006-06-10| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*William Sherring, (1878-1964), was a Canadian athlete, winner of the marathon race at the 1906 Summer Olympics.cite press release| title = "Tigertown Triumphs"| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator-Memory Project (Souvenir Edition) page MP56| date =2006-06-10| accessdate = 2008-01-15]

occer

*Valerio Alesi, (1966- ), first Canadian-born player to play in the Serie A Soccer.cite web| title = Nuke Soccer: Valerio Alesi| url=http://soccer.loop48.com/modules.php?name=News&new_topic=11| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Chris Baker, (1985- ), is a Canadian soccer goalkeeper. (Waterdown, ON)cite web| title = Toronto Lynx Official site: Chris Baker Bio| url=http://www.lynxsoccer.com/site.html| accessdate = 2008-03-15]
*Bob Bearpark, (1943-1996), was a Canadian soccer head coach.cite web| title = Canadian Soccer Hall-of-Fame: Bob Bearpark| url=http://www.thesoccerhalloffame.ca/OSN.nsf/c1bfa845a2dec3bf85256b0b005d4116/e1afe35fec8ed6848525713e006de23c?OpenDocument| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Alex Bunbury, (1967- ), Played 4 seasons with the Hamilton Steelers (CSL) 1987-90, Voted best Foreign player in the Portuguese first division club Maritimo in 1994-95 season where he scored 12-goals. Canadian Soccer Hall-of-Fame inductee in 2006.cite web| title = Canadian Soccer Hall-of-Fame: Alex Bunbury| url=http://www.thesoccerhalloffame.ca/OSN.nsf/c1bfa845a2dec3bf85256b0b005d4116/b70c12e31d49e6278525713e006b9811?OpenDocument| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Jamie Dodds, (1981- ), Canadian soccer player who currently plays for the Toronto Lynx in the USL First Division.cite web| title = Robert Morris University: Jamie Dodds| url=http://www.robert-morris.edu/SentryOWS/owa/wpnews.full_story?icalledby=wpnews&ipage=60511&it=&iattr=&ivisitor=&inwc_seqno=3668&inws_seqno=3233&ihide_header=0| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Rhian Dodds, (1979- ), is a midfielder for Kilmarnock F.C., (Scottish Soccer).cite web| title = 2002 NEC Men's Soccer All-Conference Team : Rhian Dodds| url=http://www.northeastconference.org/sports/msoc/2002/msocallconf02.asp| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Milan Kojic, (1976- ), Canadian soccer player who currently plays for the F.K. Haugesund in Adeccoligaen.cite web| title = Toronto Lynx Ulumni Profile: Milan Kojic| url=http://www.lynxsoccer.com/site.html| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Robert McDonald, (1902-1956), was a Canadian soccer player from the 1920s and 30s who spent a decade playing for famous Scottish football club Rangers.cite web| title = Canadian Soccer Hall-of-Fame Bio: Robert McDonald| url=http://www.thesoccerhalloffame.ca/OSN.nsf/c1bfa845a2dec3bf85256b0b005d4116/eb0496b61075916c85256b0d006e6d43?OpenDocument| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*John McGrane, ( - ), He played nine North American Soccer League seasons and 17 times for the Canadian national soccer team in 'A' internationals. He also played in the Montreal Olympics. In 2008 was inducted into the Canada's Soccer Hall-of-Fame.cite news | last = Kernaghan| first = John| title = From Hamilton to the Hall| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2008-04-27| accessdate = 2008-05-01]
*Jimmy Nicholl, (1956- ), Northern Irish Football player, 73 International caps.cite web| title = Northern Ireland Footballing Greats: Jimmy Nicholl| url=http://nifootball.blogspot.com/2007/04/jimmy-nicholl.html| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Carrie Serwetnyk, (1965- ), Played 19-times for Canada's Women's National team. Canadian Soccer Hall-of-Fame inductee in 2001.cite web| title = Canadian Soccer Hall-of-Fame: Carrie Serwetnyk| url=http://www.thesoccerhalloffame.ca/OSN.nsf/c1bfa845a2dec3bf85256b0b005d4116/44edd91ed7da20f085256b0c007319bd?OpenDocument| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Greg Sutton, (1977- ), Canadian International Soccer Goalkeeper (Toronto FC).cite web| title = CBC Sports: "Fired up Greg Sutton looks to make big impact with Toronto FC" (Hamilton citation)| url=http://www.cbc.ca/sports/indepth/feature-sutton.html| accessdate = 2008-01-15]

Thoroughbred horse racing

Hamilton is the birthplace of three jockeys in Thoroughbred horse racing whose success led to them being inducted in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame:
* Jeffrey Fellcite web| title = Canadian Horse Racing Hall-of-Fame: Jeffrey Fell| url=http://www.canadianhorseracinghalloffame.com/jockeys/1993/Jeff_Fell.asp| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
* Chris Rogerscite web| title = Canadian Horse Racing Hall-of-Fame: Chris Rogers| url=http://www.canadianhorseracinghalloffame.com/jockeys/1977/Chris_Rogers.asp| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
* Don Seymourcite web| title = Canadian Horse Racing Hall-of-Fame: Don Seymour| url=http://www.canadianhorseracinghalloffame.com/jockeys/1999/Don_Seymour.asp| accessdate = 2008-01-15]

Wrestling

*Johnny K-9, (1965- ), "Ion William Croitoru", 4-years in the WWF including match against Hulk Hogan.cite web| title = Canadian Wrestling Hall-of-Fame: Johnny K-9| url=http://www.canoe.ca/SlamWrestlingBios/k9.html| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Billy Lyons, "Billy "Red" Lyons", ex-Pro Wrestler and TV announcer for Maple Leaf Wrestling.cite web| title = Canadian Pro Wrestling Page-of-Fame: Billy Red Lyons| url=http://www.garywill.com/wrestling/canada/lyons.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Angelo Mosca, (1938- ), was a Canadian Football League player between 1958 and 1969 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, but he was better known for his pro wrestling career.cite web| last = Canuck| first = Johnny| title = Hamilton Tiger Cats Fan Site- HISTORY| url=http://www.johnnycanuck.com/paw/history.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*"Big John" Quinn, (1944- ), is a retired Canadian professional wrestler who competed in North American regional promotions including NWA All-Star Wrestling, Pacific Northwest Wrestling and Stampede Wrestling during the 1960s and early 1970s. Cousin of former NHL coach and Hamiltonian, Pat Quinn.cite web| last = Johns| first = Fred| title =SLAM SPORTS "In Celebration of John Quinn."| url=http://www.johnnycanuck.com/paw/history.htm| accessdate = 2008-08-24]
*Dewey Robertson, (1939-2007), "The Missing Link" ex-Pro Wrestler.cite web| title = Canadian Pro Wrestling Page-of-Fame: Dewey Robertson| url=http://www.garywill.com/wrestling/canada/robertso.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Johnny Powers, (1943- ), ex-Pro Wrestler. 2-time NWF World champion, 1970, 73.cite web| title = Canadian Wrestling Hall-of-Fame: Johnny Powers| url=http://slam.canoe.ca/SlamWrestlingBios/powers_johnny.html| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Ben & Mike Sharpe, ex-Pro Wrestlers. 18 time NWA World tag champions.cite web| title = Canadian Pro Wrestling Page-of-Fame: Ben & Mike Sharpe| url=http://www.garywill.com/wrestling/canada/sharpemb.htm
accessdate = 2008-01-15
]
*Iron Mike Sharpe Jr., ex-Pro Wrestler. The self-proclaimed "Canada's Greatest Athlete"."cite web| title = Canadian Wrestling Hall-of-Fame: Iron Mike Sharpe| url=http://slam.canoe.ca/SlamWrestlingBiosS/sharpe_ironmike-can.html| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Tonya Verbeek, (1977- ), Silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in women's wrestling in the 55 kg category - Canada's first woman to medal at the Olympics in wrestling. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she won Canada's third medal overall, and third Canadian medal ever in women's wrestling, CBC Television, "Olympic Late Night", 16 Aug 2008 ] by winning a bronze in the 55kg class. [cite news |title=Roll call: Canada's medal winners |url=http://sports.sympatico.msn.cbc.ca/beijing2008/cp_cbc_beijing.aspx?feedname=cbc-sports-v3&showbyline=true&newsitemid=olympics-canada-medals&pagenumber=6 |work=Sympatico MSN |date=2008-08-23 |accessdate=2008-08-23] cite web| title = Canadian Wrestling Lutte: Tonya Verbeek| url=http://www.wrestling.ca/athletes/athlete.php?id=36| accessdate = 2008-01-15] (Grimsby ON)

Other sports

*Lisa Buscombe Bertoncini, Archer, won the women's World Field archery Championship title in 1984 and in 1985 won the World Games Field Archery Title. Inducted into the Canadian Amateur Sports Hall of Fame in 1985. In 1999 coached silver Canadian medalist in Men's Archery at the Pan Am Games. Currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.cite web| title = Famous Canadian Women Athletes| url=http://famouscanadianwomen.com/on%20the%20job/sports.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Doug Didero, (1960- ), Race car driver.cite web| title = Indy Racing League: Doug Didero| url=http://home.hiwaay.net/~cornutt/irl_dramatis.html| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Florence Harvey, (1878-1968), Golf, Ontario Ladies Amateur Champion 1904, 1906, 1913, and 1914. Canadian Ladies Champion in 1903 and 1904. Founded and served on the executive of the Canadian Ladies Golf Association. Member of Canada's Golf Hall of Fame.cite web| title = Famous Canadian Women Athletes| url=http://famouscanadianwomen.com/on%20the%20job/sports.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Ray Lazdins, (1964- ), a retired discus thrower from Canada, who represented his native country twice at the Summer Olympics.
*Irene MacDonald, (1931-2002), Diving, she reigned as Canada's champion diver from 1951-1961. She won medals at the 1954 and 1958 Commonwealth Games and in 1956 she won Canada's first Olympic diving medal, a bronze.cite web| title = Famous Canadian Women Athletes| url=http://famouscanadianwomen.com/on%20the%20job/sports.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Joanne Malar, (1975- ), Former freestyle and medley swimmer, who competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics.cite web| title = Canadian Olympian: Joanne Malar| url=http://72.232.38.190/EN/athletes/query/details2.php?id=38222| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Pat Messner, (1954- ), Water skiing, 1972 Summer Olympics Bronze.cite web| title = Famous Canadian Women Athletes| url=http://famouscanadianwomen.com/on%20the%20job/sports.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Frank O'Rourke, (1894-1986), ex-pro baseball player and long time New York Yankees scout.cite web| title = www.baseball-reference.com/: Frank O'Rourke| url=http://www.baseball-reference.com/o/o'roufr01.shtml| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Linda Thom, (1943- ), Woman's shooting (25m Pistol) Gold at 1984 Summer Olympics.cite web| title = Famous Canadian Women Athletes| url=http://famouscanadianwomen.com/on%20the%20job/sports.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Shona Thorburn, (1982- ), WNBA pro basketball player, currently playing for the Minnesota Lynx. Attended Westdale Secondary School in Hamilton.cite web| title = Westdale Secondary Alumni Web Site| url=http://www.mywestdale.com/| accessdate = 2008-01-15] cite press release| title = Celebrity High: Westdale Secondary Alumni (Shona Thorburn)| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2006-05-19| url = http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1147989017565&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1014656511815| accessdate = 2008-01-15]

Miscellaneous

*Leanne Baird, was Miss Canada International in 1998.cite web| title =Miss Canada International: Leanne Baird| url=http://www.angelfire.com/bc/MCI/LeanneBaird.html| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Étienne Brûlé, (1592–1633), The first European to visit what is now Hamilton was probably Étienne Brûlé in 1616.cite book|title=Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875)|first=Thomas Melville |last=Bailey|publisher=W.L. Griffin Ltd|year=1981]
*Venessa Fisher, (1986- ), was Miss Universe Canada 2004. She is from Waterdown, Ontario.cite web| title =Global Beauties: Venessa Fisher| url=http://www.globalbeauties.com/closeup/2004/closeup_ca.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Eileen Vollick, (1908- ?), Aviator, Fascinated by aviation from childhood this daring young woman enrolled in a Hamilton, Ontario, flying school On March 31, 1928 she passed the federal aviation test and become the first Canadian woman to earn a private pilot's certificate.cite web| title =Famous Canadian Women, Aviation: Eileen Vollick| url=http://famouscanadianwomen.com/on%20the%20job/aviators.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]
*Lititia Youmans, (1827-1896), After visiting a rally of the American Women's Temperance Crusade in 1874, she returned to Canada full of determination. Her efforts founded the Women's Christian Temperance Union in Canada and she would be the first president. She would remain, after 1889, its honourary president for the rest of her life.cite web| title =Famous Canadian Women, Social Activists: Lititia Youmans| url=http://famouscanadianwomen.com/on%20the%20job/social%20activists.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-15]

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