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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!
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…
Hamilton music Collective
City Life

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…
Arts + Culture

It’s 20 years for the Hamilton Fringe Festival

The city’s annual unjuried theatre event attracts works from around the world and close to 20,000 attendees. The Hamilton Fringe Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday with an extended party running July 17 to 28.  Hamilton Fringe is an annual, unjuried theatre festival that selects participating artists through…
City Life

CITY VIEW: Closing the book

Helen McLeod is hanging up her hat as executive director of the Hamilton Literacy Council (HLC) this year, after more than a decade in the role. After more than a decade in the role, Helen McLeod is hanging up her hat as executive director of the Hamilton Literacy…
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…