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Strike a Pose: Take an Outdoor Yoga Class in Hamilton

Strike a Pose: Take an Outdoor Yoga Class in Hamilton

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It’s a calm evening, with barely a ripple disturbing Hamilton’s Christie Lake. I’m lying in Savasana pose on a stand-up paddleboard (or SUP), the sounds of the conservation area – birds, crickets, the occasional fish jumping – gently joining this tranquil moment of relaxation before I open my eyes to blue sky. This SUP yoga class […]

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Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Welcomes “New” Music Director

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Gemma New was recently named Music Director at the HPO (Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra), and she can’t wait to get to Hamilton. New is the associate conductor at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and founder/director of the Lunar Ensemble in Baltimore. She received the prestigious Dudamel Fellowship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conducted the lauded […]

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Where to Flock to Bird Watch in Hamilton

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“Don’t scan around with the binoculars, look in the direction you want and then lift them to your face,” suggests birder Peter Thoem, as I search about for a bird. I had asked Peter to take me around and show me some bird-watching hotspots in Hamilton. This was but one nugget of advice that I […]

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Hamilton’s Electronic Music Scene

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For a long time, if you thought about Hamilton music, you thought about grit and guitars. Hamilton has been home to some gritty guitar bands – some great guitar bands – and that, for the most part, was the foundation of our musical reputation. Yes, there was Kon Kan’s 1989 electro-pop smash, I Beg Your […]

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SoBi it! Take Advantage of Hamilton’s New Bike Share Program

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“I’ve been wanting to try one of those, how does it work?” asked a man interestedly, as I locked up my SoBi bike the other day. I inadvertently launched into salesperson mode, extolling the virtues of Hamilton’s newest bike share program – not because I work for Hamilton Bike Share, but because I genuinely enjoyed […]

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Explore Hamilton’s Hidden Heritage – Enjoy Museum Month this May

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Hamilton civic museums will be participating in Museum Month this May, kicking off the month by opening up many historic sites and cultural facilities (for FREE!) in partnership with Doors Open and Jane’s Walk, May 2 and 3 weekend. This year, we are really excited to be including some sites that are rarely open to […]

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Ottawa Street – from Fabric District to Design Destination & Culinary Hub

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Ask any long-time Hamilton resident about Ottawa Street and the stories come pouring out. It might involve memories of catching a matinee at the Avon Theatre, hanging on to the hem of their mom’s skirt while she browsed through shops piled high with bolts of fabric (that was me), or grabbing a coffee at Tim […]

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Bringing Back the Block – The Story of Hamilton’s Iconic Lister Building

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Hamilton is experiencing an incredible period of growth. The recent revitalization of the Lister (a building my Tourism and Culture colleagues and I are lucky enough to call our office), has sparked significant increase in development interest downtown, resulting in projects that continue to shape Hamilton’s urban landscape. Return to Heritage Hotspots Similarly, Hamilton in […]

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It’s Here…Maple Syrup Season!

Posted in #MyHamilton, History
Westfield

The best part of getting over a harsh Canadian winter is that we are rewarded in spring with the gift of sweet, sweet maple syrup. Last year we headed to Westfield Heritage Village for their Maple Syrup Festival which kicks off March 5 this year. To get to Westfield it’s only a short 20-25 minute drive from […]

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The JUNOS in Hamilton – A Look Back

Posted in #MyHamilton, JUNOS | Tagged

After months of anticipation and building excitement, The JUNO Awards swept through Hamilton last week (March 9 to 15). It seems like we just gathered for that first press conference at Catherine North Studio in December to welcome the JUNOS to Hamilton. After that, there was a Pop Up Tour featuring Tokyo Police Club, July […]

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