Dundas, Ontario is a formerly independent town and now constituent community in the City of Hamilton in Ontario, Canada. It is nicknamed the Valley Town because of its topographical location at the bottom of the Niagara Escarpment on the Western edge of Lake Ontario. The population has been stable for decades at about twenty thousand, largely because it has not annexed rural land from the protected Dundas Valley Conservation Area. Notable events are the Buskerfest in early June, and the Dundas Cactus Festival in August.
Dundas has many waterfalls within its region. The two most commonly visited waterfalls are Webster's Falls (named after Joseph Webster) and Tew's Falls. Both waterfalls are accessible by the Bruce trail leading to the Dundas Peninsula. Quiet tree-lined streets, historic 19th century buildings, arts, culture and recreation and over 100 shops, restaurants and services nestled in the heart of picturesque Dundas Valley. Take a stroll through Dundas and experience the unique charm and ambiance of a small historic town, from our old buildings and quaint restaurants, to a host of specialty shops and food emporiums.