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The socio-economic status of artists
Mar21

The socio-economic status of artists

Photos by Kyle West By: Drew Simpson The Division of Labour exhibit portrays sustainable ways of creating art while also looking at the difficulties of creating a sustainable art career. Housed in the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre’s main gallery space until April 20 and accompanied by a panel discussion, Division of Labour warns of the scarcity of resources, labour rights and living wages of artists. Division of Labour also serves...

Culinary Class Act: Panini and Ice Cream The weather and you will be warming up to these treats in no time
Mar21

Culinary Class Act: Panini and Ice Cream The weather and you will be warming up to these treats in no time

Photos C/O @paninisicecream What it is The Panini and Ice Cream shop makes some of the most unlikely of combinations pleasantly intriguing. And I’m not just talking about the brilliant sweet desserts and savory sandwich mixes on their menu, but the space itself consists of a couple wild combinations. The shop takes up one half of an expansive space shared with a convenience store. The Panini and Ice Cream half has bar seating along a...

Crumbled is mixing it up on Barton Street East Crumbled Bakery is deconstructing cake on Barton Street East
Mar14

Crumbled is mixing it up on Barton Street East Crumbled Bakery is deconstructing cake on Barton Street East

Photos C/O Razan Samara By: Andrew Mrozowski Tucked away on Barton Street East is an unexpected pop of colour that catches the eye when passing by the old grey brick buildings. Immediately when you walk through the door you are greeted by the smell of succulent cake. On your left is a vibrant mural created by Hamilton-artist Trinity Bolduc, capturing the very essence of Crumbled. Owner Dom Pugliese is likely to be mad at work trying...

Youth creating community together Youth initiative Never Gonna Stop hosts a Women’s Appreciation Brunch to empower Hamilton women
Mar14

Youth creating community together Youth initiative Never Gonna Stop hosts a Women’s Appreciation Brunch to empower Hamilton women

Graphic by Sabrina Lin With International Women’s Day just behind us, several Hamilton organizations are taking the time to show their appreciation for the women in our community. One such organization is Never Gonna Stop, a youth initiative that is hosting Empower Me: A Women’s Appreciation Brunch on March 16 at the Hamilton Plaza Hotel and Conference Center. In addition to brunch, the event will feature games, raffle prizes, a...

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...