Dundas, just west of Westdale, was a town since 1848, and had a population of 20,000 prior to its annexation into Hamilton in 2001. It was nicknamed the Valley Town for its location inside a bend in the Niagara Escarpment. Its population has been stable for decades at about twenty thousand. Just above the Escarpment, to the west of Dundas is the community of Greenville.
Notable events are the Buskerfest in early June, while the Dundas Cactus Festival is held annually in August.
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Dundas is served by 7 elementary schools, one high school, three libraries and is about 2 kilometres away from McMaster University's Hamilton campus.
The community's main shopping district is along King Street, and is served by University Plaza to the south, and the Westdale shopping district just to its east.
Dundas has significant recreational opportunities with the Dundas Valley Conservation Area, now operated by the Hamilton Conservation Authority, to its west and which via the Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail links up with the Bruce Trail. Other green spaces include the Borer's Falls Conservation Area, Crooks Hollow Conservation Area, Dundas Driving Park, Veterans Park and Cootes Paradise. The famous Royal Botanical Gardens also lie to the east side of the community. Dundas also has an indoor pool and an indoor arena.