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What’s Happening in Hamilton this Holiday Season?

What’s Happening in Hamilton this Holiday Season?

For those who love this season as much as I do, here’s how you can take part in the holiday cheer around the city. Hamilton Holiday Events Ottawa Street Christmas Shopping Day What: Stroll along Ottawa Street popping in and out of shops and enjoy […]

Interview with Erin Dunham of The Other Bird

Interview with Erin Dunham of The Other Bird

When people hear the word entrepreneur, most recall successful examples: Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Mark Zucherberg or Jack Dorsey. Rare are the stories of hardship and failure, or the fact that you are more likely to fail as a business than succeed. Birds of a Feather Can Do […]

NOSH Chef Wars: Who will be Hamilton’s Top Chef?

NOSH Chef Wars: Who will be Hamilton’s Top Chef?

This year marks the first year of NOSH, Hamilton’s weeklong culinary celebration with almost 60 events to honour the city’s food culture. From October 17-23, you’ll get to enjoy special menus, promotions, cooking demonstrations and more from the likes of Made for you by Madeleine, Mezcal […]

Advancing Women in the Skilled Trades

Advancing Women in the Skilled Trades

YWCA Hamilton and Workforce Planning Hamilton partnered to create AdvanceWomenInTrades.com. The website, targeted at employers, was funded by Status of Women Canada and provides resources for recruiting, retaining and advancing women in skilled trades. The project team worked with employers, stakeholders and women in trades to […]

Supercrawl 2016

Supercrawl 2016

Celebrating community and arts in Hamilton. Fire, paint and water. After a record hot summer, Supercrawl is back. It’s that time of the year when all the fresh students, local hipsters and out-of-towners come to Hamilton and take in the sights and sounds of the […]

Another successful Supercrawl: Day 2 of Supercrawl 2016

Another successful Supercrawl: Day 2 of Supercrawl 2016

Despite the rain warnings, James Street North was flooding with people on Saturday for day 2 of Supercrawl. Supercrawl is one of the biggest events of the year in Hamilton. There’s food, music, local artists showcasing their work, and so much more that it’s hard […]

Hamilton Street Style: Supercrawl 2016

Hamilton Street Style: Supercrawl 2016

There’s something bittersweet about Supercrawl. It’s one of Hamilton’s most anticipated events with some of the best offerings in music, art, and food – but it also signals the end of summer: back to school, Hamilton hikes to spot the leaves changing colour, and fall fashion. After […]

Karam Kitchen: Hamilton’s Generous Catering Company

Karam Kitchen: Hamilton’s Generous Catering Company

By now you have likely heard of Karam Kitchen, a new Hamilton catering company translated to Generous Kitchen in Arabic. Founded by Brittani Farrington and Kim Kralt, Karam Kitchen is led by chefs Rawa’a Aloliwi, Dalal Al Zoubi, and Manahel Al Shareef, three Syrian newcomers […]

Ecstasy Yoga: A Midsummer’s Dream Kick Off

Ecstasy Yoga: A Midsummer’s Dream Kick Off

Narula’s Banquet Hall was filled with people in glowing white clothes and neon body paint on Friday August 19th. Glow-in-the-dark Ecstasy yoga on Barton Street kicked off the Midsummer’s Dream Yoga fest last weekend, although it was only one of three activities that took place […]

Q&A with Winona Peach Festival Queen and Princesses

Q&A with Winona Peach Festival Queen and Princesses

The Winona Peach Festival has been a community event since 1967 – and a tradition in my family for years. Besides its famous peach sundaes, the Winona Peach Festival is known for its pageant for contestents between 16 and 19 years old. We chatted with […]

How to Meet the People of Hamilton

How to Meet the People of Hamilton

Meeting new friends is harder when you’re out of school and enter into the workforce. Friendships during youth are mostly a result of geography and convenience, where classmates and neighbours are good company. As people move away and focus on their individual interests, as school […]

Where to go: Art Crawl

Where to go: Art Crawl

Last month, the rain held off just long enough for people to enjoy another Art Crawl, the second Friday of the month on James Street North. Stores stay open later than usual, local artists showcase their work, music flows all throughout the street, and of […]

Digital Marketing and Design in Hamilton

Digital Marketing and Design in Hamilton

One of Hamilton’s most endearing characteristics is its entrepreneurial spirit. With businesses popping up in all kinds of different sectors, new members of the community are being welcomed with open arms and wallets. There’s no doubt the people of Hamilton are tech-savvy and have developed a strong social […]

The Dating Diaries: Melissa and Rob

The Dating Diaries: Melissa and Rob

I heard Salsa Soul Productions was hosting a free salsa lesson at the waterfront so I asked my date if he wanted to come along. I had spotted him dancing at an event before and he didn’t seem like the shy type. I can’t really […]