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Hamilton Arts Week kicks off June 5

Now celebrating 10 years, the weeklong arts festival by the Hamilton Arts Council will feature 13 signature events and a specialized presentation stream dedicated to Indigenous themes, artists and audiences. The Hamilton Arts Council officially celebrates a decade of its annual Hamilton Arts Week celebration in 2024, a…
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A League of Their Own

The Steel City Inclusive Softball Association (SCISA) is building a 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Hamilton, offering a sports experience to those who haven’t found a home on the diamond before. Sports should be for everyone but that’s not always the case. The Steel City Inclusive Softball Association (SCISA) is…
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A festival of festivals

Hamilton is a city of festivals, meaning you can spend each of your summer weekends taking in all the city – and Burlington! – has to offer. When someone asks what you’re doing on the weekend any time this summer, just say “Hamilton.” Festival season is…
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Life in the slow lane

Dana Robbins’ time in the career fast lane has now shifted into a retirement of roughly 1,217 (and counting) days of walking nearly 10,000 kilometres, plus more than 1,800 kilometres travelled by kayak. His Type A personality has documented every step and paddle stroke. Here he shares his…
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‘Transformational’ arena upgrade officially underway

Full financing already secured for $280M project to renovate the Bay Street venue; premium ticket sales to begin at the end of May. The $280 million needed to renovate Hamilton’s downtown arena is already in the bank, construction fencing is erected and sales of premium seats will go…
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The Cancer Assistance Program: There when needed

For 30 years, Hamilton's CAP has been providing rides, medical equipment, prosthetics, nutritional supplements – and now an educational podcast – to patients who get a diagnosis they never hoped to hear. It’s a group no one ever wants to join.  But for Hamiltonians who learn…

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Happening Now

THINGS TO DO IN HAMILTON, BURLINGTON

We are spoiled for things to see and do in #HamOnt and #BurlOn. HAMILTON CITY Magazine helps you keep up with it all. Think of us as your plugged-in friend who knows all the cool stuff happening around town! Get out and enjoy – and tell them HCM sent you!
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The days of dahlias

Cut flowers are a big trend in gardening this year and dahlias provide a ton of diversity is size and form and are easy to grow. Summer is very much here. After a scorching week in May, a lot of people with green (or not so green) thumbs…
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Arts + Culture

Hamilton Arts Week kicks off June 5

Now celebrating 10 years, the weeklong arts festival by the Hamilton Arts Council will feature 13 signature events and a specialized presentation stream dedicated to Indigenous themes, artists and audiences. The Hamilton Arts Council officially celebrates a decade of its annual Hamilton Arts Week celebration in 2024, a…
City Life

A festival of festivals

Hamilton is a city of festivals, meaning you can spend each of your summer weekends taking in all the city – and Burlington! – has to offer. When someone asks what you’re doing on the weekend any time this summer, just say “Hamilton.” Festival season is…
City Life

‘Bold’ YMCA campaign aims to double community impact

The Y Saves Lives targets raising $25M for outreach programs, capital upgrades with matching funds donated by the Alinea Land Corporation. The Y Saves Lives campaign to raise $25 million over five years aims to double the number of people served by the YMCA in Hamilton, Burlington, and…
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Experience Hamilton to Dublin

It’s easy to connect to Ireland through Iceland from Steeltown aboard PLAY Airlines. Dublin, Ireland is one of those cities I’m glad I spent 48 hours exploring. Last minute, I added it to a longer trip through the Emerald Island and didn’t regret it. Now, I want to…
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Life in the City

PHOTOS BY BRENT PERNIAC, DONNA WAXMAN AND GARY GREEN Broadcaster Annette Hamm and author Margaret Atwood at a gritLIT event at Theatre Aquarius, April 9. gritLit's Jessica Rose, author Margaret Atwood and Theatre Aquarius's Neal Miller at a gritLIT event at…
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Learning for the (long) weekend: The power of Niagara Falls

Canada’s most famous attraction is an opportunity to get up close to the force of nature in adventurous, exciting and educational ways. Niagara Falls is where the power of nature meets the impact of innovation. If you haven’t been to the Falls recently, now might be the time…