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Where to Flock to Bird Watch in Hamilton

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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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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The JUNOS in Hamilton – A Look Back

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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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Hamilton’s JUNO Nominees Share Their Favourites

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Jeremy Fisher

You’re headed to Hamilton for the music. You’re headed to Hamilton for the parties. You’re headed to Hamilton for The JUNO Awards.  The parties and concerts, however, aren’t in motion for a continuous 24-7 cycle. That’s probably good – you’re going to need to sleep, even if it’s just to reset your ears. Return to […]

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Getting red-carpet ready for the JUNOS – A Hamilton shopping guide

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O's Clothes

The JUNO Awards are right around the corner, and along with choosing which JUNOfest shows to attend and which Fan Choice nominee to vote for, comes another important decision – what to wear! Hamilton’s fashion scene is incredibly vibrant, with new shops popping up all the time. From vintage to contemporary, there is so much […]

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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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