Let’s talk: food security A growing problem within the city, different groups work within both the Hamilton and McMaster community to fight food insecurity
Feb16

Let’s talk: food security A growing problem within the city, different groups work within both the Hamilton and McMaster community to fight food insecurity

Food insecurity is a frightening reality for a large number of Hamiltonians. With the rising cost of food, people throughout the city are left feeling insecure about how, when and what they will be able to eat. The monthly cost of food for a four-person family in Hamilton is estimated at over $700 per month, and over 17,000 people within the city access food banks on a monthly basis. Food insecurity can mean different things for...

Royal Connaught – profile Royalty is coming back to Hamilton
Feb14

Royal Connaught – profile Royalty is coming back to Hamilton

Built in 1914 by the Pigott Construction Company and designed by Harry Frost, the Royal Connaught was a thirteen story building in downtown Hamilton and first opened in 1916. It served as a popular destination for entertaining royalty, politicians, and famous people from around the world. Throughout the 1950s, the hotel was known as the “hottest spot in town”, hosting lavish events from formal banquets to exclusive concerts. Several...

The Quebec Mosque Shooting and McMaster Following the terrorist attack in Quebec, Hamiltonians joined together to support the Muslim community
Feb09

The Quebec Mosque Shooting and McMaster Following the terrorist attack in Quebec, Hamiltonians joined together to support the Muslim community

By: Saad Ejaz Thousands of Canadians across the country have sought to show their support for the victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting, as the country struggled to understand how it became a setting for the tragic events on Jan. 29. On Jan. 30, as the flags in front of the Burke Science Building flew at half mast, McMaster University students, bundled against the cold, stood in solidarity to mourn the lives lost in the Quebec...

Gardening in HamOnt Locals gather to learn how to grow their own garden and promote sustainability
Feb09

Gardening in HamOnt Locals gather to learn how to grow their own garden and promote sustainability

The ground may be frozen, but it’s not too early to plan what you can grow come springtime. Seedy Saturday is an annual event held in several cities across the country. Inspired by Seeds of Diversity Canada, a national organization dedicated to the conservation of food biodiversity, the event focuses on local sustainability practices, education, and building communities with sustainable futures. Hamilton’s own event was hosted on Feb....

Historical Hamilton series: A look at the CHCH Building The historic Pinehurst Mansion, home of the CHCH headquarters, is currently up for sale and local historians weigh in how to preserve its history
Feb09

Historical Hamilton series: A look at the CHCH Building The historic Pinehurst Mansion, home of the CHCH headquarters, is currently up for sale and local historians weigh in how to preserve its history

By: Emma Mullohand There is more than a hundred years between the two structures that make up the CHCH building on Jackson Street West. While the back half of the television channel’s complex resembles something akin to the Starship Enterprise, at the front sits an inconspicuous limestone mansion that has been the home of some of Hamilton’s biggest entrepreneurs and dignitaries.  Built in 1850 for Tristram Bickle, the mansion, called...

Historic buildings could be torn down Hamilton city council votes in favour of demolishing historic buildings in Gore Park
Feb02

Historic buildings could be torn down Hamilton city council votes in favour of demolishing historic buildings in Gore Park

Canada is turning 150 this year, but the future of a set of Hamilton buildings that predate the confederation remains cloudy. Last week, Hamilton’s city council’s planning committee voted in favour of demolishing units 18-28 King Street East, and to demolish all but the facades of buildings 18-22 facing Gore Park. The plan is to turn the strip of pre- and immediately post-confederate buildings into a five-storey rental or condo...