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Crown & Press: A new art experience

Artist Julia Veenstra and her family have opened a gallery and café on Ottawa Street North that aims to elevate artists and make art accessible. Many great new business ventures were dreamed up during the pandemic. That’s the story of Crown & Press.
Arts + Culture

Crown & Press celebrates Ottawa Street opening

Artist Julia Veenstra and her family will celebrate the grand opening of the Art Deco-inspired gallery, cafe and event space on June 16. Things are happening in the 3,500-square-foot old Ottawa Street storefront now known as Crown & Press Gallery. When I sat down with…
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HAMILTON READS

Andrew F. Sullivan’s near-future horror story The Marigold tells of a city haunted by the dead. The Marigold is the story of a city eating itself.  Set in Toronto in the not-so-distant future, a sentient fungal mould, known as the Wet, has infiltrated the city’s infrastructure. Most cases…
Made in Hamilton

Give the Gift of Hamilton

Hamiltonians have really lucked out in the shop local movement. The city is buzzing with countless artists whose top-notch work sits virtually at our doorsteps, ready to be discovered. Throw your support behind the city’s creative visionaries and score a bunch of gift-giving cred at the same time…
Food + Drink

Making his Merk

Local chef and restaurateur Mark Baker is bringing his pandemic survival story to the silver screen. They say that necessity is the mother of all invention, but in the case of Mark Baker’s restaurant, invention was a matter of survival. The well-known chef and restaurateur reached into his…
City Life

Art and Soul

Paul Elia is well-known for creating art that celebrates the grit and beauty of the city’s many streetscapes. He recently sat down with Marc Skulnick to talk about his life in Hamilton: from getting inspired to being entertained; from Gage Park and Supercrawl to the Bruce Trail and Ottawa Street…