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Creating a Mosaic of Craft Beer Mosaic Bar is bringing Ontario’s best craft beers to Hamilton
Jul18

Creating a Mosaic of Craft Beer Mosaic Bar is bringing Ontario’s best craft beers to Hamilton

By: Andrew Mrozowski In the heart of Barton village, a newly-opened bar brings the community a different experience. Named after a fruity type of hops used in some beers, Mosaic is giving Hamiltonians a new place to socialize and drink locally brewed craft beer. Co-owned by 12 friends, it was their goal from the start to create a space that feels like a second living room. “We wanted somewhere that is more comfortable and welcoming...

Artesano Canada brings traditional Mexican art to Hamilton The fair trade family business works with traditional artisans to share the rich culture of Mexico
Mar26

Artesano Canada brings traditional Mexican art to Hamilton The fair trade family business works with traditional artisans to share the rich culture of Mexico

Photo C/O @artesano_canada Ever since Hina Glazer and Oren Harad moved to Canada from Mexico in 2010, they wanted to find a way to link the two countries. Inspired by how Canadians love to connect with other cultures and travel to Mexico, they wanted to show Canadians the beauty of Mexico beyond the tourist resorts. They started Artesano Canada, an enamelware and folk art business that puts Mexico’s art in the spotlight. The name...

Steel City Studio has grown The creative co-working space’s 2000-foot expansion will allow the business to grow its influence
Mar07

Steel City Studio has grown The creative co-working space’s 2000-foot expansion will allow the business to grow its influence

Photos C/O Steel City Studios On March 1, creative co-working space Steel City Studio threw a grand reopening celebration to mark the completion of its expansion and renovation. The changes, which began last November, brought better workflow to the space and will allow the studio to grow as a business. The studio is now 2,000 feet larger than it once was. When the second floor unit beside the studio became available, cofounders Nadine...

A magical mercantile opens up downtown Witch’s Fix brings its enchanting goods and gifts to a brick-and-mortar store on John Street North
Mar07

A magical mercantile opens up downtown Witch’s Fix brings its enchanting goods and gifts to a brick-and-mortar store on John Street North

Photos C/O Katie Benfey Kyanite crystal allows the creation of new pathways and the opening of one’s mind to new positive possibilities. Lauren Campbell was wearing kyanite when the idea for a bright, quirky store with crystals, tarot cards and other magical items came to her. The name for the store, Witch’s Fix, also came to her in that moment. At the time, Campbell was working a full-time job in Toronto and wasn’t entirely happy...

A novel take on the bookstore experience Discover something new at King West Books in Westdale  
Oct25

A novel take on the bookstore experience Discover something new at King West Books in Westdale  

Photos by Catherine Goce By Ethan Nella Whether it is a tranquil and solitary nook to sit down and dip into a new read or simply a quick and efficient source for delving into a research topic, bookstores are generally understood as spaces that primarily serve our needs. As our consumption becomes more confined by the use of algorithms and massive online retailers, many are aghast at the idea of not having that convenience. However,...

Feeling the power of music Intimate concerts at Into the Abyss bring the community together in a powerful way
Sep11

Feeling the power of music Intimate concerts at Into the Abyss bring the community together in a powerful way

Photos by Brad Germain Approximately once a month from last October through to June, Into the Abyss, a record store on Locke Street South, hosted concerts in its small but cheery space. With autumn back on the horizon, the store is starting up the Shopshows Series once again on September 29. Store owner Brad Germain had been thinking of the idea long before the record store opened last year. He believes being able to enjoy music with...