Stoney Creek is a community in Hamilton, Ontario. It was amalgamated into Hamilton in 2001. Prior to 2001, it was a separate city. As of the 2006 census, the population of Stoney Creek is to 62,292. The community of Stoney Creek located on the south shore of western Lake Ontario, just east of Hamilton (pre-amalgamation) into which feed the watercourse of Stoney Creek as well as several other minor streams. The historic area, known as the "Old Town", exists below the Niagara Escarpment. In 1984 Stoney Creek became a city.
Though residential growth exploded, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s in the lower city and in the west mountain in the 1990s and 2000s, most of the land mass of Stoney Creek remains agricultural. The communities of Elfrida, Fruitland, Tapleytown, Tweedside, Vinemount, and Winona serve as distinct reminders of the agricultural legacy of Stoney Creek and Saltfleet township.
It lost its independent status in 2001 as the Provincial Government formally merged Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Glanbrook, Dundas, Flamborough and Hamilton into the new city of Hamilton, turning the new multimillion-dollar Stoney Creek City Hall into a Stoney Creek Public Library.
Stoney Creek features different types of homes such as: single houses, townhouses, condos. It has a mixture of older areas and new development, primary on the mountain and along the lake Ontario. In the recent years Stoney Creek has seen a lot of infrastructure improvement, new zoning and expansions. The new GO Station being built by Centennial Rd and QEW is bringing influx of new home buyers from Toronto and other GTA areas. Being half way between Toronto and Niagara Falls, Stoney Creek is in a sweet spot. Property taxes are not as high and there is plenty of land for new communities.