Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas is a newer riding created after the 2012 review of federal election boundaries. The new riding was created from parts of the old riding of Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, and parts from the ridings of Hamilton Mountain, and Hamilton Centre. The population of the riding is just over 115,000 people living in approximately 42,000 households.
While HWAD itself is a young riding the townships within it have very rich histories with both Ancaster and Dundas being amongst the oldest municipalities in all of Canada. From the ridings beautiful waterfalls to our world-renowned university, McMaster, HWAD is one of the most diverse and unique ridings in the country!
Consisting of that part of the City of Hamilton described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the northerly limit of said city with Highway No. 403; thence southwesterly along said highway to the Canadian National Railway; thence generally westerly along said railway to Highway No. 52 North; thence generally southerly along said highway and Trinity Road to the electric power transmission line situated northerly of Book Road West; thence generally easterly along said transmission line to Glancaster Road; thence northerly along said road to Garner Road East; thence easterly along said road and Rymal Road West to Garth Street; thence northerly along said street to Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway; thence easterly along said parkway to West 5th Street; thence northerly along said street to James Mountain Road; thence generally northeasterly along said road to the Niagara Escarpment; thence generally westerly along said escarpment to the electric power transmission line situated westerly of Chateau Court; thence northerly along said transmission line to Highway No. 403; thence generally northeasterly along said highway to the Desjardins Canal; thence easterly along said canal and continuing due east in Hamilton Harbour to the northerly production of Queen Street North; thence northerly in a straight line along said production to the northerly limit of said city; thence generally westerly along said limit to the point of commencement.