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PRIDE: Wearing a rainbow on your front door

Two Hamilton business owners who have achieved Rainbow Registered accreditation, an inclusivity initiative of a national chamber of commerce, say it's been good for business and others should be doing the same. Two Hamilton business owners who have achieved accreditation with Rainbow Registered, a program of the Canada’s…
Made in Hamilton

Coming to life at McMaster University

A dynamic network of startups coming out of academic research – along with an eye-popping takeover of a homegrown success story – is fuelling Hamilton’s rise as a national biotech capital. A $2.4-billion takeover of local startup Fusion Pharmaceuticals is showing how McMaster University and Hamilton are challenging…
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…
Arts + Culture

Burn: A puzzling ghost story

The Players' Guild of Hamilton takes on psychological thriller written by Ottawa-area playwright for season-ending production. Closing out the 2023-2024 season at The Players’ Guild of Hamilton is the psychological thriller Burn, which has been called “highly suspenseful” by Onstage Ottawa. Weaving together a ghost story with a…
Arts + Culture

DVSA: Finding new life at 60

Dundas Valley School of Art has innovative new leadership, renewed vision, peak student enrollment and ambitious new programs as the cherished art school – with a fascinating history –  celebrates a milestone anniversary. Even with all the best intentions and meticulous plans, arts organizations can rise and fall…
City Life

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…
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

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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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!
Arts + Culture

It’s in the Constellations

The small play at The Staircase Theatre about free will, love, friendship, multiverse theory is making its Hamilton premiere after award-winning runs around the world. There are many ways to connect with Constellations, says Amber Mills, producer of the Hamilton premiere run and one of its two performers.
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City Life

PRIDE: Wearing a rainbow on your front door

Two Hamilton business owners who have achieved Rainbow Registered accreditation, an inclusivity initiative of a national chamber of commerce, say it's been good for business and others should be doing the same. Two Hamilton business owners who have achieved accreditation with Rainbow Registered, a program of the Canada’s…
Made in Hamilton

Rentals are rising on James North

The former Mission Services men’s shelter has been demolished and a residential tower will be built on the site. The shelter has found a new, bigger home on King Street East. The landscape at one of downtown Hamilton’s major intersections – James Street North and Barton Street –…
Arts + Culture

PRIDE Q+A: The colourful world of Hexe Noire

Drag queen extraordinaire Hexe Noire has been showcasing her work in Hamilton for more than six years. Noire is acting “Mother” to Hamilton’s alternative drag house, the “Haus of Noire,” founded in 2018. She has been chosen as The Hamilton Spectator’s Diamonds Readers’ Choice Award’s as best…
Arts + Culture

Burn: A puzzling ghost story

The Players' Guild of Hamilton takes on psychological thriller written by Ottawa-area playwright for season-ending production. Closing out the 2023-2024 season at The Players’ Guild of Hamilton is the psychological thriller Burn, which has been called “highly suspenseful” by Onstage Ottawa. Weaving together a ghost story with a…
Made in Hamilton

Coming to life at McMaster University

A dynamic network of startups coming out of academic research – along with an eye-popping takeover of a homegrown success story – is fuelling Hamilton’s rise as a national biotech capital. A $2.4-billion takeover of local startup Fusion Pharmaceuticals is showing how McMaster University and Hamilton are challenging…
Arts + Culture

DVSA: Finding new life at 60

Dundas Valley School of Art has innovative new leadership, renewed vision, peak student enrollment and ambitious new programs as the cherished art school – with a fascinating history –  celebrates a milestone anniversary. Even with all the best intentions and meticulous plans, arts organizations can rise and fall…