Skip the plane, keep it simple How local travelling can be a valuable experience
Aug09

Skip the plane, keep it simple How local travelling can be a valuable experience

It was suddenly the day before April and I found myself broken down and tired. With exams around the corner, my savings trickling to their end and a general lack of motivation, I needed something to look forward to as I transgress the final stretch of the academic year.  I began to imagine myself sipping yerba mate at a café in Buenos Aires, Argentina, strolling through the Jalan Surabaya Flea Market in Jakarta, Indonesia, or even...

More than a couch Local filmmaker shares own experiences to highlight the opportunities that come out of saying yes
Aug09

More than a couch Local filmmaker shares own experiences to highlight the opportunities that come out of saying yes

Local filmmakers are making waves with their breakout movie, Chesterfield.  Aptly named, Chesterfield is a movie about a couch. Much more than that, however, it is a movie about friendship, adventure and the opportunities that come out of saying yes. Chesterfield takes audiences on a trip through Toronto. Lead character, Lewis, is new to the city and has found a couch on Kijiji to furnish his new apartment. When the only person that...

A day in the life – Best on Bread
Aug01

A day in the life – Best on Bread

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a vendor at the Farmer’s Market? Chef Grant Whittaker from Best on Bread shares his day-to-day routine with us and takes us behind the scenes on the culinary action. Tag along as we spend an early morning tasting fresh bread at his long-time friend’s bakery, an afternoon at his trusted butcher for the main ingredients and a day at the market, where it all (and some pretty delicious...

Dundurn Market is back in season The market is flourishing with fresh produce and baked goods powered by Bikeables
Jul05

Dundurn Market is back in season The market is flourishing with fresh produce and baked goods powered by Bikeables

Where used to be brown leather seating lining a pristine white wall is now nearly floor to ceiling wood shelving filled with Stoney Creek’s La Dee Da sauces, fair trade organic coconut cream, single origin chocolate and locally produced raw honey.  Under new management by Bikeables, Dundurn Market’s few wooden crates of produce have expanded into a larger selection of locally grown produce, in addition to organic fruits and vegetables...

Passion for pizza Local photographer is looking for the best pizza in Hamilton while documenting it on Instagram
Jul05

Passion for pizza Local photographer is looking for the best pizza in Hamilton while documenting it on Instagram

If you had to decide which restaurant has the best pizza in the city, which restaurant would you pick? Luckily for Justin Tanada, he’s doing the research for you. Tanada is looking for the best slice of pizza that Hamilton has to offer. As a local photographer, Tanada decided to document his quest for the perfect slice of pizza on an Instagram account known as Pizzatography. Pizzatography features photos and videos of various pizza...

Good things grow in a Steel City Hamilton’s urban farming scene keeps growing
Jul05

Good things grow in a Steel City Hamilton’s urban farming scene keeps growing

While Hamilton is home to more than 700,000 people, nearly 80 per cent of the city is made up of rural and agricultural land. That’s why, in recent years, the city has changed its mind regarding urban farms.  In 2013, a report titled Urban Agriculture Policy, Planning, and Practice was submitted to the Neighbourhood Development Strategy Office by the Urban Agricultural Working Group, representing various departments and neighbourhood...