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Hamilton is Home Looking at the Hammer through the eyes of a gay man
Apr04

Hamilton is Home Looking at the Hammer through the eyes of a gay man

Photos from Sam Mills. By: Andrew Mrozowski I come from a small town outside of the greater Toronto area where I couldn’t be open about who I truly am.  There were no spaces that were created by people like me, no rainbow flags, no queer party nights – nothing. When I decided to move to Hamilton for school, I knew that with coming to a large city, I would be exposed to a different aspect of the LGBTQ2S+ community and be amongst people...

Graduating art students put on final show Graduating Studio Art students show the diversity of their works in the annual SUMMA exhibition
Mar28

Graduating art students put on final show Graduating Studio Art students show the diversity of their works in the annual SUMMA exhibition

Photos by Kyle West From April 6 to April 17, the Studio Art program’s 2019 graduates will present the annual SUMMA exhibition. Entitled Counterpoint, the show will be curated by Hamilton textile artist Hitoko Okada. For the first time in over 30 years, the McMaster Museum of Art will not house the show due to its ongoing updates. The exhibition will instead take place at the Cotton Factory. McMaster Studio Arts is a small program,...

The Repair Café is coming to Hamilton Workshop aims to promote sustainability in the age of disposal and replacement
Mar28

The Repair Café is coming to Hamilton Workshop aims to promote sustainability in the age of disposal and replacement

Photo C/O Repair Café Toronto By: Anastasia Richards Our lifestyles tend to be disposable. Many of us are prone to throwing things away and replacing them without thinking twice about it. We reach for simplicity and convenience, regardless of the consequences. The Repair Café, a grassroots organization based in Toronto, will be hosting their first event in Hamilton at the Worker’s Arts and Heritage Centre as part of the ongoing...

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...

Emerald Coffee Co. is brewing up a storm on Barton Street East Emerald Coffee Co. is an all-natural coffee shop located in the heart of Barton Village
Mar21

Emerald Coffee Co. is brewing up a storm on Barton Street East Emerald Coffee Co. is an all-natural coffee shop located in the heart of Barton Village

Photos by Kyle West By: Andrew Mrozowski Tucked away on Barton Street East are a ton of local Hamilton shops with a lot to offer. On Barton Street East and Emerald Street North, a coffee shop is quickly approaching its one-year anniversary. Aptly named Emerald Coffee Co, the space creates a larger than life quality that has been ten years in the making. Owner Phil Green grew up in Montreal. For the past ten years, Green worked in the...

New makers’ market opens up on Vine Street Vine Street Market is sharing their extra space with Hamilton’s makers
Mar21

New makers’ market opens up on Vine Street Vine Street Market is sharing their extra space with Hamilton’s makers

Photo C/O @vinestmarket When partners and food and beverage producers Ryan Chelak and Jules Lieff went looking for a production space, they came across a building at 98 Vine Street. While the space was larger than they required for their businesses, they decided to take it. Now they are sharing the extra space with Hamilton makers with their first Vine Street Makers’ Market set to take place on March 30. The two-storey red-brick...