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Public forum seeks cohesive gentrification strategy Public forum united groups working to mitigate the negative effects of gentrification
Nov15

Public forum seeks cohesive gentrification strategy Public forum united groups working to mitigate the negative effects of gentrification

Photo by Kyle West In attending events on gentrification, Angela Orasch realized that the conversations on this issue were happening in several discrete places. The McMaster University political science PhD candidate decided to plan an event to bring the different groups together in hopes of creating a network to mitigate the negative effects of gentrification. The result was the Gathering on Art, Gentrification and Economic...

Queer and trans movement series fosters solidarity Christopher Bourke and Ritual Island provide a queer and trans movement series
Nov15

Queer and trans movement series fosters solidarity Christopher Bourke and Ritual Island provide a queer and trans movement series

Graphic C/O Robin Lamarr When yoga instructor Christopher Bourke began a queer and trans yoga class at Andrea Soos Yoga Studio in Dundas, a consistent piece of feedback he kept hearing was that it wasn’t accessible due to its location. Many current and prospective attendees were hoping for a yoga series downtown. Bourke began to think about solving this problem and that’s when he crossed paths with Robin Lamarr of movement and...

In the kitchen with Grant Whittaker Simple yet decadent mushroom ragù recipe
Nov13

In the kitchen with Grant Whittaker Simple yet decadent mushroom ragù recipe

Photos C/O Hannah Walters-Vida, Sasha Dhesi Print recipe here! This mushroom ragù recipe is multi-purposeful and versatile. While simple to make, it looks and tastes decadent and earthy. Mushroom ragù is traditionally prepared as a main course and paired with chicken, pork or beef but this recipe calls for a vegetarian twist. It can also make a great appetizer served with toasted points or crostini. Any variety of cheese will work...

We’re all born naked and the rest is drag Pride week has ended but what of the legacy it leaves behind?
Nov08

We’re all born naked and the rest is drag Pride week has ended but what of the legacy it leaves behind?

Photos C/O Kyle West By: Andrew Mrozowski Concluding McMaster’s Pride Week, the Pride Community Centre in conjunction with Queer Outta Hamilton, put on one of Hamilton’s only open stage drag show at downtown’s Sous Bas. With the turnout being so large that a line extended down the block, this was truly a night that people were going to be talking about for a while. As I went down the stairs into the club, I was immediately met with...

Community kitchen series unites generations NHCHC and Speqtrum Hamilton have created a LGBTQ2S+ intergenerational community cooking series
Nov08

Community kitchen series unites generations NHCHC and Speqtrum Hamilton have created a LGBTQ2S+ intergenerational community cooking series

Illustration by Roushan Tabassum From sitcoms to home improvement shows to commercials, the kitchen is assumed as the central space of a family. It is shown as a spot where its members gather, whether they’re grabbing a quick breakfast or cooking a multi-course holiday dinner. However, since family can define so much more than just blood, it is only fitting that kitchen spaces be found in the community as well. The North Hamilton...

Community arts exhibition shares newcomer youths’ stories [Nu]Links storytelling workshops culminate to community arts exhibition
Nov08

Community arts exhibition shares newcomer youths’ stories [Nu]Links storytelling workshops culminate to community arts exhibition

Photo C/O Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts By: Kian Yousefi Kousha As newcomers learn to make Hamilton their new home, Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts has been dedicated to providing free arts programming as part of the [Nu]Links community arts project by [Nu]Links Coordinator, Hitoko Okada, and funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Many of the workshops have explored narratives around migration and settlement through...