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Flamborough is a former town near, and a current community in, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
For most of its existence before amalgamation with Hamilton in 2001, Flamborough comprised the former townships of East Flamborough, West Flamborough, and Beverly, as well as the Village of Waterdown. The largest suburban community is the former Village of Waterdown containing perhaps one third of its thirty thousand or so inhabitants. After early European settlers had cleared the land of pine and oak forests, they began subsistence and then export farming. Disregarding the swamp and the excessively rocky areas of the Mountsberg area, the land is devoted chiefly to agriculture. Much of the arable land is devoted to raising corn, strawberries and cash crops.
In recent decades, Flamborough has become home to commuters and hobby farmers in the Golden Horseshoe. It has easy access to secondary highways, especially with the opening of an interchange with Highway 403 at Waterdown Road, granting easier access for traffic to/from Toronto. Notable attractions operated as commercial enterprises include: Flamboro Downs, featuring harness racing, and slot machines; Flamboro Speedway, featuring car racing; African Lion Safari, with land mammals and birds of prey in an open air zoo; and Rockton World's Fair, an agricultural exhibition held every Thanksgiving Weekend (Canadian).