This is the view today, from a quiet spot on Hamilton Beach. It’s hard to imagine, but this is what the view looks like in one of Canada’s most densely populated urban areas. Even in the metropolis, there is the occasional oasis. We are sitting just a few hundred metres from the Burlington Skyway bridge, the Port of Burlington, and a major hydro transmission corridor. Yet still, there is a tranquility to be found in the gentle waves lapping the shore of the beach, and the row of cottage like homes that line Beach Blvd.