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Wrapped in a bow!

Is it the holidays already?! Our first full year has flown by. Thank you for picking up the latest edition - The Holiday Issue! - of HAMILTON CITY Magazine. 

This might be your first time seeing HCM – welcome to our seventh issue! We hope you love it and want to support what we’re trying to do for this great city. 

We are delivering a packed issue, wrapped in a bow! It features our ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE - 11 pages of gift ideas from local artisans, creators and businesses. 

But that’s not all – scan the QR code on the cover to be taken to our online version with additional gift-giving suggestions. It’s time to shop!

Excitement is building for the 110th Grey Cup that is coming back to Tim Hortons Field. Check out our extensive festival guide with all the events linked to the big game.

In this issue, we also feature the winners of the City of Hamilton’s Urban Design and Architecture Awards and the year-round work of the Salvation Army.

Our cover story is the launch of a project to pull back the curtain on bringing the world premiere of Pollyanna: The Musical to Theatre Aquarius. We are so grateful to have been given unprecedented access to the creative team, cast, crew and theatre leaders. We will feature digital diaries leading right up to opening night on Dec. 6! Couldn’t we all use a little more Pollyanna these days?

As we reflect on the end to another year, our small but mighty and entirely local and independent team continues to be determined to deliver a high-quality city magazine. We are so grateful to all of you who have already got behind HCM. Together, we can do amazing things!

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It takes a city to raise a city magazine!

–The HCM team

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Athan Giazitzidis (Jimmie Bean) with his mom Antonia Petrou and Emily Watt (Pollyanna) with her mom Christy Watt during the HAMILTON CITY Magazine cover shoot for the holiday edition. PHOTO: Dahlia Katz