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An Arts Heritage Walking Tour of historical James Street

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The Kissing Chairs

Visitors and locals coming out to experience an exciting week of JUNO events will be spending a lot of time downtown in “JUNO Zone” centred in and around the city’s downtown core, particularly James Street. The popular strip has been making headlines across the country for its uniquely charged grassroots arts scene. Return to Heritage […]

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A look back at Hamilton’s Memorable JUNO Moments

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On March 15, the JUNO Awards return to Hamilton for the sixth time. Last time they came, I was in my twenties, temporarily expatriated to Toronto to work in the music business. I came back for the event, hung around backstage excitedly, watched Art Bergmann bum smokes off people, watched the show, and then failed […]

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A Guide to Dinner and a Show in Hamilton

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Charred Chicken

Catching a show in Hamilton tonight? The city’s explosive arts scene has an equally impressive culinary landscape to help you make a night of it. Whether you’re choosing a bistro for a pre-theatre dinner or a quick bite before the band’s first set, we’re fortunate to be home of an abundance of fabulous restaurants within […]

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Classic Bites

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Hutch's

I’ve been taking bites out of Hamilton ever since 1962, the year I was born. Food was central in our family. With any outing, what we were going to eat seemed more important than what we were actually going to do. A drive anywhere in the east-end meant we absolutely had to go to Stoney […]

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A Family Outing to Hendrie Valley

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Birds

Return to What A Day That Was This winter we took our first family seasonal visit to Hendrie Valley. It’s a forested marshy area that is part of the Royal Botanical Gardens World Biosphere Reserve tucked in just west of the McQuesten (High-Level) Bridge heading towards Burlington. It truly is a magical little spot for […]

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Embrace the Winter Season with Hamilton Winterfest

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Winterfest 2015 - Fwee Twade

Winter can get a bad rap. Between the frigid temperatures, a lack of sunshine and freak snowstorms, winter has a tough time competing with summer.  It’s not a prime time for festivals and it can be a tough season to plan things to do. Cue Winterfest! Return to Culture Beat This was my first time […]

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Hamilton Turns It On for 2015 JUNO Awards

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Harlan Pepper

Hamilton, 1995. The last Canadian Kresgie’s store, in Gore Park, has closed, destined to become a bingo hall. The once mighty Lister Block is about to follow suit. Our core and our spirits need a boost. Then in late March, Canada’s JUNO Awards roll out the red carpet in Hamilton, focusing the country’s attention on […]

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Heritage Hotspots – Places to Play

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Zoetic Theatre

Hamilton is an exciting place to be right now, especially for those of us attracted to the amazing architecture this city boasts. A few years into my interior design career, I decided to focus on working with historic places and public spaces. I was drawn to the inherent magic of heritage sites and that something […]

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Discover the Raw Beauty of Hamilton’s Frozen Waterfalls

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Hamilton Waterfall

Over the holidays, I went on a few hikes on the trails near my home. Because of the spring-like temperatures, the waterfalls I passed were flowing pretty much as they usually do. But fast forward a couple of weeks and one big deep freeze instantly transformed the waterfalls into living ice sculptures. The Outdoor Explorer […]

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#MyHamilton – An Insider’s Guide to the Best of the City

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MyHamilton - Guest Blogs

Hamilton is home to some great stories. #MyHamilton is a new place for Tourism Hamilton to share them with visitors and locals. Our storytellers are some of Hamilton’s greatest cheerleaders – each with a unique voice and a fascinating point of view. They’re blogging about food, music, festivals, attractions, heritage and nature. Meet them all […]

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