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For the love of Burlington

This regular HAMILTON CITY Magazine feature will highlight people, from all walks of life, who have embraced Hamilton or Burlington as their new home. Carly Holmstead is a dog mom, a passionate musician, and a communications specialist for an industry association. She recently returned to her hometown…
Arts + Culture

Theatre Aquarius unveils 50th season

Norm Foster, Pollyanna, Anton Chekhov and Tom Wilson on tap for 2023-2024 lineup. From one of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights to the reboot of a classic musical to the world premiere of a true made-in-Hamilton story, Theatre Aquarius is…
Hamilton Music Collective
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Food + Drink

Feasting on tradition

It takes 150 kg each of pork rinds, belly, ribs, and fat, 120 kg each of hocks and tails, 10 cases of cabbage and five cases of rapini to pull off the frittule dinner at the Donnici Social Club. HAMILTON CITY Magazine was there for the frittule feast…
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Black History Month: Hamilton’s Civil War soldier

Nelson Stevens, a former slave, who served as a soldier in the U.S. Civil War, was buried in an unmarked grave in Hamilton Cemetery. Hamilton historian Robin McKee, known for conducting tours of Hamilton Cemetery on York Boulevard, made a startling discovery in 2007.  He was doing research…
Happening Now

Hamilton Winterfest: A cold blast of fun

The city's celebration of the cold season has been around since the mid-1970s and this year it brings together more than 60 events and a Winterfest HUB on the rooftop at Jackson Square. Hamilton has a pretty remarkable collection of festivals. From the street-filling blockbusters to the near-historic…
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Film galas, live music and fundraisers – feel like you're out on the town by checking out all the Hamilton happenings in our Life in the City event pics.