By Rachelle Aurini
February 13, 2019

This beautiful valley is bounded north and south by two sides of the Niagara Escarpment with Cootes Paradise wetlands on the east and conservation lands to the west. Dundas boasts a proximity to the area’s natural wonders and a shopping area that combines sophistication with a welcome small-town feeling. It remains one of the most desirable areas in Hamilton to raise families.

Among its many gems, Dundas houses a highly regarded independent art school, Dundas Valley School of Art. DVSA dates back more than 40 years to its founding by two art-minded citizens, Marion Farnan and Emily Dutton, who recognized the need for professional art instruction in the area. With a student enrollment just over 3,800, the DVSA offers part-time programs to residents from children to seniors and full-time programs to area high school students and post-grad students from other universities. In 1998 a new diploma program was launched with McMaster University. The Dundas Valley Historical Society promotes awareness of local history and the Dundas Museum & Archives highlights the stories of people and events that have shaped this beautiful valley town.

Take a stroll through Dundas and experience the unique charm and ambiance of a small historic town, from old buildings and quaint restaurants, to a host of specialty shops and food emporiums.