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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...

Shopping the rally Hamilton Flea brings local favourites and new market vendors to the Arkells' Rally
Jun19

Shopping the rally Hamilton Flea brings local favourites and new market vendors to the Arkells' Rally

Thousands of fans sporting their Arkells and Hamilton is Home shirts will be gathering at the Tim Hortons Field this Saturday for The Rally. The Arkells are playing only one summer show in the Greater Toronto Area and the occasion has turned into the biggest party, right here on the band’s home turf. Hamilton Flea has been tasked with putting together a free market prior to the show and have announced over 20 vendors that will be...

Wynne-ing over Hamilton Local designer uses her craft to create beautiful and comfortable pieces of lingerie
Mar15

Wynne-ing over Hamilton Local designer uses her craft to create beautiful and comfortable pieces of lingerie

The story of the Hamilton start-up business is familiar at this point; an innovative, usually young person finds a gap in current available technology, urban planning or philanthropy, fills the void and makes a name for themselves in the city. Rosalie Loney’s trajectory is different. She moved from the Guelph area to Hamilton with her husband and then three-year-old daughter about two years ago. Loney had a background in theatre and...

Locke Street strong Community gathers together to show love and support
Mar08

Locke Street strong Community gathers together to show love and support

Hamilton was overcome with shock and disbelief as the stories of shattered windows and egged storefronts unfolded after the vandalism incident in the Locke Street neighbourhood on the evening of March 3. Hamilton police responded to a “mischief in progress” call when thirty masked individuals gathered in Durand Park on Park Street South. The group, clad in all black, marched with a painted banner that read “We Are The Ungovernable”....

A place to keep in mind Making Hamilton home with the help of James Street North’s famous bar
Jan26

A place to keep in mind Making Hamilton home with the help of James Street North’s famous bar

The summer after my first year at McMaster, I didn’t get to spend much time in Hamilton. I caught glimpses here and there — a walk downtown one evening or a dinner in Dundas — but I was still pretty new to the city, and I was grateful to have made some upper-year friends who could pass on their favourite spots to me. While their recommendations and dinner invites ultimately shaped much of the last four years for me, their collective...