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Beat goes on!

Terra Lightfoot, Kojo “Easy” Damptey & Harrison Kennedy are helping to turn Hamilton into a City of Music.

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From blues, roots and rock to hip-hop, classical and country, Hamilton’s rich musical history is as eclectic as it is electric!

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City

HUNDREDS OF TOP-NOTCH ATTRACTIONS, ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND NIGHTLIFE OPTIONS

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Contents

10 ABOUT

46 MAPS

Everything you need to get your visit to Hamilton started.

Our maps section will help you get to where you want to go, fast and easy.

12 DESTINATIONS

59 Heritage

No visit to Hamilton is complete without these 13 must-see experiences.

From castles and museums to airplanes and battlefields, the past comes alive in Hamilton.

16 EAT, SHOP & PLAY

73 GREAT OUTDOORS

Options for a bit of retail therapy will leave you spoiled for choice.

Hamilton’s rustic and rural riches will appeal to nature lovers and adrenaline junkies alike.

19 THE ARTS

84 FAMILY FUN

Whether it’s galleries and studios or concerts and clubs, Hamilton is rich in artistic diversions.

Hamilton’s jam-packed with family-friendly destinations for kids of all ages.

20 MUSIC 27 THEATRE 28 ART SCENE

86 Festivals & EVENTs Enjoy one of Hamilton’s many world-class festivals happening in 2018/2019.

39 GOOD TASTE

90 ACCOMMODATIONS

Hamilton’s food and drink scene is making headlines for all the right reasons.

Rest easy at one of the city’s many overnight options including hotels, motels and B&Bs.

Cover photo by brody white, shot on location at Catherine north studios, hamilton

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ViSit

2018-2019

FREE

thE

Beat goES on!

Terra Lightfoot, Kojo “Easy” Damptey & Harrison Kennedy are helping to turn Hamilton into a City of Music.

The

From blues, roots and rock to hip-hop, classical and country, Hamilton’s rich musical history is as eclectic as it is electric!

Best

OF The

City

HUNDREDS OF TOP-NOTCH ATTRACTIONS, ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND NIGHTLIFE OPTIONS 1 H A M I LTO N M A G A Z I N E . C O M

On the Cover Hamilton’s music scene is as rich as it is diverse, and Terra Lightfoot, Kojo “Easy” Damptey and Harrison Kennedy are but three of the local singer-songwriters putting the city on the global music map. Looking for an amazing night out? Hit up one of Hamilton’s countless live music venues and see, and hear, what the buzz is about! VI S IT HAM I LTO N 2018-2019 5

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2018-2019

Editor Marc Skulnick ext 545317 MSkulnick@postmedia.com Associate Editor Maxie Liberman Art Director Erin Stanley ext 545319 Copy Editor Kelly Schweitzer Contributing Writers Thomas Allen, Maxie Liberman, Elaine Mitropoulos, Tara Nolan, Jen Shin, Michele Sponagle Photographers Thomas Allen, Daniel Banko, Mike Kukucska, Mike Schymkiw, Jeff Tessier, Brody White Accounting/Office Mgr Mirella Poretti ext 545303 Account Representatives Cheryl Ross ext 545314 Aletha Romagnoli ext 545311 Group Director, Media Sales

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Welcome

On behalf of the City of Hamilton, I’m pleased to introduce the 2018-19 Visit Hamilton magazine. Hamilton’s exciting revival has been making headlines for the last few years. Much of this progress has been driven by the city’s unique character made up of tenacity, unstoppable ambition, creativity, diversity and a welcoming attitude. Visit Hamilton is your guide to the best of the city. Inside these pages, you’ll learn about Hamilton’s world-class attractions, vibrant and revitalized neighbourhoods, award-winning festivals, headline-making culinary scene and stunning nature that surrounds us from the Niagara escarpment to our waterfronts. This year, Visit Hamilton is also pleased to inspire music fans with a focus on the city’s growing and dynamic music scene. From nationally acclaimed events like Canadian Country Music Week, returning to Hamilton in 2018 for the sixth time (Sept. 6-9), and acclaimed music and arts festival Supercrawl, celebrating its 10th anniversary (Sept. 14-16), to our many homegrown Hamilton musicians attracting fans from across the country, Hamilton is a proud city of music and we can’t wait to share it with you. For more inspiring stories and up-to-date information, visit tourismhamilton.com or follow along on social media @TourismHamilton. For friendly in-person assistance, drop in at the Visitor Centre in the historic Lister Building at 28 James Street North. A warm welcome to Hamilton — we’re so glad to have you here.

Mayor Fred Eisenberger

Mayor Fred photo by Mike Schymkiw, #MYHAMILTON Downtown photo by Allan Hamilton

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Getting here Conveniently located in the heart of Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe, Hamilton is easy to get to. by plane? John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport: Hamilton’s hassle-free airport is only 15 minutes from downtown and now boasts lots of new direct, low-cost flights from across the country and beyond. Need ground transportation from area airports to your final destination? Check out Airways Transit, Hamilton Limo or on-site car rentals. Also nearby, within a short driving distance, are Toronto Pearson International Airport, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Buffalo Niagara International Airport. by Car? Hamilton is ideally located on major highways — an hour’s drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls and the U.S. border. by bus? GO Transit offers frequent service into the city from across the region. Greyhound provides inter-city and cross-border transportation service while Coach Canada has regular service into Hamilton as well as first-class charters. by train? Beat the traffic with rush-hour train service from Toronto straight into downtown Hamilton with GO Transit. During offpeak hours, passengers are taken to neighbouring Aldershot and can connect to Hamilton via a short bus ride. VIA Rail also provides service into the area.

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Looking for some serious travel inspiration? Check out #MyHamilton on social media to see what other visitors and locals love about the city (we’ve shared some of our favourites in this guide). And be sure to tag your own #MyHamilton adventure photos to join in the conversation!

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13 Hamilton

Hot Spots

No visit to Hamilton is complete without these must-see and -do experiences. Ready to explore the city? Read on!

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Royal Botanical Gardens With a bouquet of hiking trails, gardens and exhibits, RBG is always a bloomin’ good time. rbg.ca

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Art Crawling

Every second Friday of the month, James Street North hosts Art Crawl — a night of art, music, food and shopping. jamesstreetnorth.ca

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Did you know that Hamilton is the waterfall capital of the world and boasts over 120 of these cascading beauties? tourismhamilton.com/waterfalls

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of Hamilton

This masterpiece of a gallery — the oldest and largest in southwestern Ontario — is home to over 10,000 works of art from around the globe. artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Dundurn castle

Travel back in time with a visit to this sprawling historic estate — no time machine required! hamilton.ca/dundurn

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Canadian Warplane heritage Museum With over 40 planes from the past and present, the sky’s the limit at this popular museum. warplane.com

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African lion safari

Hakuna matata your way to the African Lion Safari and get up close with your favourite exotic critters. lionsafari.com

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From music and maple syrup to buskers, books and beer, Hamilton has festivals to suit every season and taste. So get out there and get festive! tourismhamilton.com

Waterfronts

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Supercrawl

The mother of all crawls combines the best of Hamilton art, music, food, and shopping into one monster bash. supercrawl.ca

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Home of the Tiger-Cats and host to concerts and worldclass sporting events, this stadium is always fresh. hamilton.ca/timhortonsfield

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Westfield heritage museum Experience 18th- and 19th-century life without giving up your 21st-century conveniences. westfieldheritage.ca

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Whether you’re looking to meet up or eat up, the market’s countless food vendors have you covered. hamiltonfarmersmarket.ca

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eat, shop & Play

explore the Hood

Whether you’re antique hunting, dining out or looking for that perfect outfit, Hamilton’s unique shopping districts will exceed your expectations. Here are nine local hot ‘hoods’ perfect for a little retail therapy!

Locke st. South This lively stretch is vying to become Hamilton’s top eat street with restaurants lining both sides of the street. New arrival CIMA Enoteca is joining established culinary hot spots such as NàRoma Pizzeria and Mattson & Co, boasting fantastic Italian and global fare. Java drinkers will be dazzled by the handiwork of the baristas at Brown Dog Coffee and Democracy. Home decor shops abound with LuLu & Lavigne Home Studio, Canoe Trading Co., French-accented Pure Home Couture and more. 16 t o u r i s m h a m i l t o n . c o m

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ottawa st. north Shop or dine? No need to choose. This vibrant Design District combines both in an ohso-charming package. Lovers of second-hand goods can indulge their passion — furniture and records, anyone? — at places like Millionaire’s Daughter, Antique Avenue and Stardust Records. Dining spots run the gamut, from the casual cafe vibe of The Cannon, famous for its waffles, to burgers extraordinaire from HAMBRGR or Canada’s first vegan-focused Boon Burger, and pasta haven Café Limoncello.

James St (north & South) Fresh produce stores and fishmongers mix in seamlessly on James North, the city’s most happening arts hub and home to the popular Art Crawl event, the second Friday of each month. Indulgence rules on the food front with Chocolat on James, the new Merit Brewing, Born and Raised, BBQ fare at Saltlick Smokehouse and the arrival of Hamilton’s first Loaded Pierogi location. Head to James South to dine on international fare at Waas, for Ethiopian cuisine, and Mezcal Tacos.

Dundas Don’t expect a cookie-cutter neighbhourhood here. Unique rules, with independent shops and restaurants stretched along the picturesque downtown. Long-time favourites like the venerable Collins Brewhouse, Thirsty Cactus, home to tasty house-made pulled pork, and Taylor’s Tea Room, a gathering place for devoted tea sippers of all ages, share real estate with newer entries like the Shawn & Ed Brewing Company and current hot spot Betula Restaurant, that builds their menu on the best of seasonal ingredients. text by Michele sponagle

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barton st. village This neighbourhood in transition is setting new trends. The Heather is an intimate 12-seat restaurant with a seven-course tasting menu prepared by chef Matt Cowan, while Motel (establishing a reputation for its Champagne pancakes) goes retro with a 1960s Miami vibe. The new Hello Baked features exquisite French macarons and sugar cookies. Or give back at 541, a volunteer-run cafe that allows patrons to pay it forward by helping those in need.

concession st. Located in Upper Hamilton, this is one of the city’s oldest areas. Its renaissance continues by combining a busy entertainment venue like the Zoetic Theatre & Creative Arts Company with great food spots like Pokeh Bar, a spinoff from its busy Hamilton Farmers’ Market location, Papa Leo’s, which is famous for its brunch offerings, and java brews from Relay Coffee. Mixing it up are shops like Steeltown Pickers, for antiques and collectibles, and Zarky’s, a deli with delicious to-go prepared foods.

Westdale VILLAGE Westdale Village has been an eat-greet-meet hub since the 1920s. Its community spirit shines with 80-plus shops, and restaurants. Delirious Burger Company serves up wickedly good burgers, while Walker’s Chocolates keep things sweet and The Bean Bar draws crowds for its desserts and live music on Fridays/Saturdays. Pick up something cool to wear at White Elephant and Modella Ladieswear. The area also boasts tranquility with the sprawling nature trails of Cootes Paradise.

international village The “international” descriptor is accurate. World cuisines meet here with Germany represented at Denninger’s, Korean at Lui Lui Hot Pot, Japanese from O’Neko Hotpot and Ramen, and southern flavours from Hoolycrab. On the shopping front, one-of-a-kind goods dominate — vintage clothing from Girl on the Wing and Vintagesoulgeek or display your #HamOnt pride with a T-shirt from True Hamiltonian. Evening entertainment from Theatre Aquarius is yet another reason to linger longer.

ancaster VILLAGE Whether you’re seeking lush green spaces or an urban vibe on a smaller scale, this town ticks all the boxes on both fronts. The Ancaster Village Hiking Loop showcases the area’s natural beauty with spots like Tiffany Falls. After you’ve strolled, you’ve earned a place at the table of a resto like the beloved India Village, brunch superstar The Ancaster Old Mill or Coach & Lantern for traditional British pub grub, like bangers and mash.

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The Arts

The arts are more important to the identity of Hamilton than they’ve ever been before. For proof of this, consider the following pages of art makers and shakers. It’s all here. It’s all Hamilton. And it’s all very, very good.

Arkells’ frontman max kerman — photo by nathan nash

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Music

Music Notes

It’s becoming a widely recognized fact that Hamilton boasts a music scene that can go note for note, beat for beat with the best of ‘em. Here are a bunch of reasons why Hamilton truly is a City of Music!

SUPERCRAWL, y’ALL! The city’s marquee festival, Supercrawl has grown into a raucous three-day celebration of Hamilton’s arts scene that takes over the downtown core — centred along James Street North — featuring free music, art, workshops and exhibits. Last year’s event attracted 200,000 people and it’s only going to get bigger and better at this year’s event, which happens Sept. 14-16. supercrawl.ca

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RALLY THE ARKELLS Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve noticed the Arkells’ ascent to Canadian rock superstardom. The Hamilton band has grown into one of the country’s most successful acts, and hot on the heels of their raucous performance at this year’s JUNO Awards comes a hometown show on June 23 at Tim Hortons Field, dubbed “The Rally,” which will attract a record capacity crowd of more than 25,000. arkellsmusic.com FOSTER THE PEOPLE Immerse yourself in some Hamilton music history by visiting the historic Lister Building and viewing the Anne Foster windows. Every three months, local artists will be creating music-themed displays for the windows, which pay homage to the venerable Anne Foster Music Shop that operated out of the Lister from 1942 until 1995. A WHOLE LOTTA COUNTRY! If you’re a fan of country music, it doesn’t get any bigger than the Canadian Country Music Association’s annual Country Music Week, which culminates in the big CCMA Awards show. The festivities take place September 6-9, 2018 in Hamilton and will feature a who’s who of country music at venues and events throughout the city. ccma.org

Blast from the Past

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1864

Hamilton first appears on the international music stage with the song “When You and I Were Young, Maggie.” Based on a poem by George Washington Johnson, the song would be recorded by Perry Como, Bing Crosby and others.

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The Elgar Choir is founded. Years later it would merge with the Bach Choir to become the Bach-Elgar Choir. They debuted with Handel’s Messiah, which the world-renowned choir still performs annually.

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Jackie Washington is born. Washington, a singer and guitar player, becomes the country’s first black DJ (on Hamilton station CHML) and inspires a generation of blues and jazz lovers.

music timeline written by jamie tennant

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READ THIS! In Beautiful Scars, JUNO award-winning singer-songwriter Tom Wilson recounts his Hamilton childhood and storied music career.

LIVE & DIRECT Some of southern Ontario’s most iconic music venues can be found right here in Hamilton. From FirstOntario Centre’s arena shows to capacity crowds at the FirstOntario Concert Hall to seeing your favourite performers up close and personal at The Studio, the cultural heart of the Hammer beats loud and proud in the downtown core. coreentertainment.ca MUSIC FOR THE MASSES In addition to Supercrawl, the summer festival season in Hamilton is as diverse as it is impressive. Highlights for 2018 include the Liquid Art Festival, which features music, food and craft beer and takes place June 15-16 at Collective Arts Brewery; It’s Your Festival, the Canada Day long weekend staple that boasts free music and family fun at Gage Park; Festival of Friends, also at Gage Park, running August 3-5 and offering three days of free music; and Renaissance Music 5.0, a celebration of African culture that happens the second week of August and features hip-hop, soul, R&B and afro jazz. UP CLOSE & PERSONAL Who says a music show has to be in an arena or concert hall? Hamilton is home to a fabulous array of bars, clubs and event spaces that offer live music, including The Casbah, This Ain’t Hollywood, Stonewalls, The Mule Spinner, Artword Artbar, The Pearl Company, The Corktown Irish Pub, Club Absinthe, Mills Hardware, Zyla’s, The Doors Pub, Rebel’s Rock, The Capitol, Pub Fiction, HAVN and loads more.

1950

The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra makes its debut. The HPO will expand into a high-profile entity, especially after 1969 under Maestro Boris Brott.

1963

An Arkansas transplant named Ronnie Hawkins and his band, The Hawks, part ways. That band becomes The Band, whose career, including time spent backing Bob Dylan, is legendary.

1970

Stan Rogers records his debut, “Here’s To You Santa Claus.” Rogers will go on to become a Canadian folk legend and record several albums that will eventually become Canadian folk music canon.

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Music

Harrison Kennedy

JUNO award-winning blues, soul and R&B singer-songwriter Who’s your favourite Hamilton musician at the moment? “Tom Wilson — Tom is just a for-real, no bullcrap kind of guy, who also makes great music.” Favourite local music venue? “The Rebel’s Rock on King Street East. Great Irish food and my kind of Hamilton folk.” If you had to entertain a group of first-time visitors to Hamilton, where would you take ‘em for an amazing meal or experience? “Mississippi Queen on King Street East. You get real southern downhome cooking. The Queen [Connie Rouble] is a great fit for Hamilton; her energy and support of the blues is second to none.”

“In Hamilton,originality is favoured over covers; everywhere you go, the bands will do cover songs in their own unique way.”

Terra Lightfoot

“I think there’s a sense of togetherness in Hamilton. No one is pretentious. People are just making music, and some of them are really excelling and those people are helping the ones that are on their way up.”

Juno-nominated, Indie folk-rocker and singer-songwriter Favourite Hamilton music moment? “Watching Daniel Lanois play with Trixie Whitley at the Harvest Picnic a few years ago. She did this beautiful tune that seemed to match up with the gentle breeze as the sun set. It was astounding.” Who’s your favourite Hamilton musician at the moment? “Sarah Good and Annie Shaw are always making music that I love. I think their current project is called Glass Eyelashes, and they harmonize like angels when they sing together.” If you had to entertain a group of first-time visitors to Hamilton, where would you take ‘em for an amazing meal or experience? “I’m a downtowner, so for coffee; it’s Relay if the market’s open, or Smalls. For brunch, Aberdeen Tavern. For lunch, Hambrgr. For dessert, donuts at Grandad’s. Then we’d go for a skate at Pier 8.”

1973

Hamilton’s new concert hall, Hamilton Place, opens . It will become internationally renowned for its acoustic design. The theatre will change its name to FirstOntario Concert Hall in 2017.

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Pink Floyd play Ivor Wynne Stadium, fans wreak havoc on the neighbourhood and it’s the last concert at Ivor Wynne (except Rush in 1979 and the Tragically Hip in 2012, prior to the stadium’s demolition).

1976

The Festival of Friends, a music and arts festival, has its first season. Organized by Bill Powell, the Festival will move briefly to Ancaster Fairgrounds but return to its birthplace, Gage Park, in 2017.

1979

Teenage Head releases its debut album, having already caused a riot (at the Horsehoe Tavern) and soon to cause another (at Ontario Place.) Singer Frankie Venom passes in 2008 but the band plays on.

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Shanika Maria Up-and-coming folk singer-songwriter

Favourite Hamilton music moment? “Canadian Winter recently played at the AGH Annex for the COBRA Launch. That was an absolute blast! The whole crowd was dancing and moving. It was a great way to end such a powerful event.” What’s one local music event you look forward to every year? “I always try to get to Supercrawl every year. There’s always something interesting to listen to, see or try.” If you had to entertain a group of first-time visitors to Hamilton, where would you take ‘em for an amazing meal or experience? “I’d probably start with some tacos and drinks at The Mule, then head over to Sous Bas for some dancing and good vibes.”

“There are so many talented musicians in the city and I’m seeing lots of collaboration. I also think listeners really make the effort to support Hamilton’s music scene.”

Iskwé

JUNO-nominated Cree/Dene pop and electronic singer-songwriter Who’s your favourite Hamilton musician at the moment? “Terra Lightfoot. Her voice is so strong and delicious, her lyrics are poetic and the music is good old-fashioned rock meets the blues. Plus, she’s an amazing human!” If you had to entertain a group of first-time visitors to Hamilton, where would you take ‘em for an amazing meal or experience? “The French! This is my favourite Hamilton restaurant by far. My wife and I go there all the time. The food is delicious, the ambience is cozy and trendy, and the price is quite reasonable for the quality and care they put into their menu. I love it.”

“Even though I’m still new to the Hammer, everyone has been super warm and welcoming and goes out of their way to make you feel included.”

What’s one local music event you look forward to every year? “Supercrawl! It’s so exciting to see how one city has developed such an amazing and well-crafted music and arts festival in such a short period of time. Plus, folks come from all over the place to be a part of the magic; it’s awesome!”

1984

The Hamilton All Star Jazz Band is started by local schoolteacher Russ Weil. The band has won many awards and played all around the globe, including the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival.

1988

The former HPO Maestro, Boris Brott, begins the Brott Music Festival. The festival will entertain audiences to present day and become one of the city’s most enduring music festivals.

1992

Three members of local indie group Tristan Psionic found the Sonic Unyon Recording Company. Sonic Unyon would go on to release some of the ‘90’s most memorable Canadian indie rock records.

1995

Hamilton hosts the JUNO Awards for the first time. The nation’s foremost awards show would return five more times, most recently in 2015, where several Hamiltonians would take home prizes.

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Gemma New

Music Director for the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra What’s one local music event you look forward to every year? “I love our annual HPO Composer Festival. We just completed our Haydn festival in February, which featured great orchestral and chamber music and our professional HPO musicians playing side by side with Hamilton’s most enthusiastic amateur musicians.” If you had to entertain a group of first-time visitors to Hamilton, where would you take ‘em for an amazing meal or experience? “There is so much delicious food to choose from here in Hamilton. I would probably take them to HAMBRGR. It’s the perfect balance of great food, great service and a nice beer selection too.” Favourite Hamilton music moment? “There have been so many wonderful moments. Really, at every HPO concert I have experienced something incredibly inspiring and heartwarming; I can’t pick a favourite.”

“I love that the HPO can collaborate with so many incredible visual artists, actors, dancers and other arts organizations because we have such a strong cultural richness in Hamilton.”

Kojo ‘Easy’ Damptey

Afro soul singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Favourite local music venue? “This is tough because I can’t pick just one. I’ll say Zyla’s, because it has an intimate setting and there is always different genres of music being played every night. While you enjoy music you can also order something to eat.” Favourite Hamilton music moment? “When The Soul Jazz Orchestra played This Ain’t Hollywood. Man, that show was amazing. The energy from the band and the crowd was just electric. Everyone was dancing and having a great time. It’s in these moments that you know music definitely has a role in bringing people together.”

“From the talent buyers at music venues to record stores to radio show hosts, the passion for music in Hamilton is undying.”

What’s one local music event you look forward to every year? “The Steel City Jazz Festival! Hamilton’s jazz history is undeniable. We have one of the best jazz programs at Mohawk College. And this festival celebrates jazz in the city and I get to see the old, new and future.”

2004

Local music fan and founder of the Hamilton Music Scene festival, John-Paul Gauthier, launches the Hamilton Music Awards that celebrate the best in local music. The awards would run annually until 2016.

2008

Caribou (aka Dundas native Dan Snaith) wins the Polaris Music Prize, marking the rise of Hamilton’s electronic music scene that includes the likes of Junior Boys, Jessy Lanza, Orphx and many others.

2009

Despite the rain, thousands of people attend the first Supercrawl, which features music, art, performance, crafts, food and more. The festival grows to span 17 city blocks and draw over 200,000 attendees.

2010

Arkells win Best New Group at the 2010 JUNOs. Named after a street in Hamilton, Arkells would go on to sell out the FirstOntario Centre in ‘17, Tim Hortons Field in ‘18 and win several more JUNOs along the way.

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To most people, a crate of records is nothing more than dusty relics of a bygone era, but to hardcore collectors, it’s full of undiscovered gems. With that in mind, here are some local purveyors of vinyl perfect for an afternoon of crate diggin’. DONNA LOVEJOY DJ “...All about the music! Nothing thrills me more than digging for records at Dr. Disc and Into the Abyss and rocking the turntables at any one of the amazing venues around the city, like Sous Bas or Toast. The music scene has excellent vibes; with musicians of all disciplines and lots of cool venues, there’s always something great happening in Hamilton! ”

Cheapies Records cheapiesrecords.ca 67 King St. E., Hamilton Around Since: 1978 The Vibe: Delightfully old-school; aisle upon aisle of new and used vinyl, CDs and tapes. Local Desert-island disc: “Teenage Head’s self-titled first album…great songs with loads of fun memories attached every time I listen to it.” — Brian Jasson, owner

Records on Wheels 34 King St. E., Dundas Around Since: 1979 The Vibe: 2,500 used and 3,000 new LPs as well as turntables, speakers, amps, cables, pre-amps, etc. Local Desert-island disc: “Justin Dunlop’s Black Bay Nocturnes. It’s such a great album — well-written tunes with great playing and a really good use of space and variety.” — Mike Clasen, owner

Revolution Records fb.com/revrexhamont 166 Ottawa St. N., Hamilton Around Since: 2015 The vibe: Cartoonishly friendly record store with a bright, inviting sixties aesthetic. LOCAL desert-island disc: “Black Baron’s Abject Skin. The combination of dreamy, other-worldly riffs with Jeff Low’s dark, droney vocals is seriously such a treat to listen to. ” — Scott Bell, owner

Dr. Disc drdisc.ca 20 Wilson St., Hamilton Around Since: 1991 The Vibe: Vinyl records are the Doctor’s specialty, but they stock and order new and used music on all formats. They also sell and repair turntables and electronics and rent event audio and lighting. Local Desert-island disc: “Acadie by Daniel Lanois. It’s such an honest, heartfelt record that is just so filled with emotion and Lanois’ personality that the listening experience is pretty voyeuristic.”— Mark Furukawa, owner

Into the Abyss fb.com/intotheabyssrecords 119 Locke St. S., Hamilton Around Since: 2017 The vibe: This diverse and eclectic shop has a thoughtfully curated selection of new and used vinyl.  Local Desert-island disc: “Simply Saucer’s Cyborgs Revisited is probably my favourite right now.  Recorded in 1974 with Bob Lanois producing, it’s still relevant today, and the songwriting is simply amazing. “Instant Pleasure” is one of the best Hamilton songs ever!” — Brad Germain, owner

Hammer City Records fb.com/hammercityrecords 228 James St. N., Hamilton Around Since: 2010 The vibe: This record shop is so underground it’s housed in a basement off an alley. They started with strictly punk, metal and hardcore but have since added ska, reggae and soul.  LOCAL desert-island disc: “Simply Saucer’s Cyborgs Revisited LP. These Hamilton psych-punk legends may have been outsiders in the late ‘70s’ local and Toronto punk scenes, but this release remains iconic.” — Leah Visser, co-owner VI S IT HAM I LTO N 2018-2019 25

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theatre LIFE ON THE FRINGE The Hamilton Fringe Festival features performances that range from traditional theatre to magic shows, sketch comedies and everything in between. The 10-day festival welcomes companies from around the world, with venues spread across downtown. They also put on the equally popular Frost Bites Festival, a site-specific winter theatre festival, which happens annually in February. hamiltonfringe.ca

THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT Operating out of the Dofasco Centre for the Performing Arts in the downtown core, Theatre Aquarius has been producing world-class theatre in Hamilton for more than four decades. Each year, more than 100,000 patrons attend the six mainstage productions that make up each season — with sell-out crowds the norm. theatreaquarius.org

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· The Staircase Theatre staircase.org • Players Guild of Hamilton playersguild.org • The Zoetic Theatre thezoetic.ca • The Pearl Company thepearlcompany.ca • Hammer Entertainment hammerentertainment.ca • Hamilton Theatre Inc. hamiltontheatre.com • Lincoln Alexander Centre lincolnalexandercentre.com

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ART SCENE

brush Strokes From crawls and busses to galleries and workshops, immersing yourself in the vibrancy of Hamilton’s world-class art scene has never been more exciting. Here are a bunch of cool ways you can get hands-on with arts and culture — Hamilton style!

Watch for Arts Workshops launching in the fall, bundled with dining and performing arts options, that make for an engaging weekend getaway!

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CENTRE[3] Whether you’re a printing pro or a bookbinding beginner, you can make your mark with one of Centre[3]’s printmaking workshops. Located on James Street North, the print and media arts hub offers classes in traditional screen printing and printmaking, as well as book binding and T-shirt printing. The folks at Centre[3] also offer a monthly critique group and mentorship for the more passionate print producers. centre3.com ART BUS STUDIO TOURS All aboard! Art Bus Studio Tours is offering the kind of unique field trip that would make even Ms. Frizzle jealous. Strap in for a tour of some of Hamilton’s best and burgeoning art galleries where you can have a chat with the artists and watch them create. Tours run every month for only $20 per person and are free for little finger painters under 12. Hamiltonartscouncil.ca/artbusstudiotours ARTCRAWL They say you have to learn to crawl before you can walk, but Art Crawl’s taken off running. The second Friday of every month, James Street North comes alive with music, food, art and shopping, all in one place. Vendors, artists and musicians line the streets and shops are open late for you to peruse into the night. Grab some grub and enjoy the city’s culture scene at its finest. tourismhamilton.com/artcrawl

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NEEDLEWORK ON JAMES Needlework on James will have you in stitches with its selection of sewing workshops, ranging from embroidery and punch needle to pantograph quilting and everything in between. Grab some friends and learn one of the many ancient fabric-based arts or sign up your cross stitch-curious kiddo for a crafty summer camp. Needlework also offers monthly craft nights and quilting sessions. iloveneedlework.com The Creative HUB The aptly named Creative Hub is literally a one-stop art shop in the heart of Waterdown 28 t o u r i s m h a m i l t o n . c o m

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George qua-enoo photographer “...All about the art! Take an afternoon walk in Gore Park and check out Dave Kuruc’s public art installation. Enjoy live music every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon during the Gore Park Summer Promenade. While you’re there, check out Redchurch Cafe and Gallery for their monthly art exhibitions and enjoy a cup of coffee.”

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that offers a wide array of drop-in classes for adults and kids. If you’re looking to socialize while you create, the Hub’s weekly Paint The Night encourages attendees to indulge in a Friday evening of food, drink and, of course, art. For the wee ones, there’s the Saturday afternoon Drop-in Adventure which will allow them to burn off some creative enegy as they get their hands messy painting, drawing and exploring. thecreativehub.ca GET OUT & ABOUT! If you fancy enjoying the great outdoors while taking in great art, there are a number of free options available, including the popular West Hamilton Artists Tour (WHAT) that is held every Mother’s Day weekend and features 31 artists spread throughout the bustling Locke Street neighbourhood. Further west is the equally popular Beyond the Valley Studio Tour that happens October 13-14 and boasts more than a dozen artists in studios in and around the picturesque Dundas area. Nearby is the Dundas Studio Tour, which takes place September 29-30 and sees an impressive 30 artists display their wares at eight studio locations. Art Gallery of Hamilton Get ready to OMG because the AGH is offering a slew of awesome workshops that are definitely FTW. Trade your device for a pen and learn the art of modern calligraphy, put the world on pause with a still life workshop, or enjoy some red and white — both in a wine glass and on your canvas — with Painting Uncorked. artgalleryofhamilton.com VI S IT HAM I LTO N 2018-2019 29

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GALLERIES The city’s art galleries have never been more vibrant. Whether it’s local or international, indoors or out, chances are you can experience it right here in Hamilton. ALL SORTS GALLERY 181 Ottawa St. N., Hamilton 905.393.7381 allsortsgallery.com This co-op allows local artists to display and sell their work and increase appreciation of the arts. Arctic Experience McNaught Gallery 191 James St. S., Hamilton 905.522.9443 arcticexperience.com This gallery specializes in Canadian historical artwork and Inuit sculpture. Art Gallery of Hamilton 123 King St. W., Hamilton 905.527.6610 artgalleryofhamilton.com The AGH has an impressive collection of historic, modernist and contemporary art by Canadian and worldwide artists. Artiques 265 Ottawa St. N., Hamilton 289.389.9555 facebook.com/artiquesgallery Purchase everything from antiques and handcrafted furniture to home decor, original art and jewellery. ART IN THE WORKPLACE 175 Longwood Rd. S., Hamilton 905.667.5500 mcmasterinnovationpark.ca The Atrium at McMaster Innovation Park features art from over 120 local artists. July 10 to October 31. Free. Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton 905.543.8512 artword.net/artbar/ Discover a licensed cafe-bar with monthly art exhibits. THE ASSEMBLY 4 Cannon St. E., Hamilton 289.799.3794 assemblygallery.ca This new gallery is organized and run by a co-operative of professional contemporary artists. b contemporary 226 James St. N., Hamilton 289.389.3949 bcontemporary.wordpress.com Experience this fine art and custom pictureframing gallery located in the James Street art district. BEN NAVAEE GALLERY 47 Ottawa St. N., Hamilton 289.788.7372 Ben Navaee, who owns his popular namesake gallery in Toronto, has come to Hamilton, opening on Ottawa Street North in the city’s design district. 30 t o u r i s m h a m i l t o n . c o m

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Bold Artiste Gallery 6 Bold St., Hamilton 905.902.2219 boldartiste.com This art studio sells the creations of established and emerging artists located in the Hamilton area. BRIAN’S Gallery 1104 Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton 905.383.4747 brians-gallery.com Around since 1970, this small art gallery sells works by a number of well-known artists, both originals and limited edition art prints. Carnegie Gallery 10 King St. W., Dundas 905.627.4265 carnegiegallery.org Explore the finest in visual art, pottery, sculpture and lots more. Centre[3] 173 James St. N., Hamilton 905.524.5084 centre3.com This not-for-profit artist-run centre promotes print media and media arts in contemporary artistic discourse. CIRCA Gallery 112 George St., Hamilton 905.921.1237 circaprojects.com New to the downtown core this year, CIRCA is a photo-based gallery and event space. Creations Gallery 436 Wilson St. E., Ancaster 905.648.6199 creations-gallery.com This gallery features paintings, sculptures, etchings and art glass. Creative Works Studio 992 King St. W., Hamilton 905.667.0818 tinyurl.com/sylviasimpson A showcase of Sylvia Simpson’s watercolour scenes of city streets, landscapes and florals. Dundas Valley School of Art 21 Ogilvie St., Dundas 905.628.6357 dvsa.ca Dedicated to teaching aspiring artists and monthly exhibits. Earls Court Gallery 215 Ottawa St. N., Hamilton 905.527.6685 earlscourtgallery.ca This arts staple features contemporary and historical Canadian artworks.

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Vivian Maier (American 1926-2009) October 18th, 1953, New York, NY © Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

JUNE 16, 2018 – JANUARY 6, 2019 Also on view: James Street North: Vintage Photographs by Cees and Annerie van Gemerden June 16, 2018 – January 6, 2019 Hamilton Now: Subject June 22 – November 18, 2018 Hamilton Now: Object December 8, 2018 – May 20, 2019 Visit artgalleryofhamilton.com for full exhibitions list. Circulated by:

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acrylic, pastel and watercolour by local artist Cynthia Bernstein as well as hand-crafted stoneware pottery made by Stephen Bernstein. Gallery on the Bay 231 Bay St. N. (at Barton), Hamilton 905.540.8532 galleryonthebay.ca Features local and regional artists as well as a collection of historical work. Hamilton Artists Inc. 155 James St. N., Hamilton 905.529.3355 theinc.ca An artist-run centre committed to the presentation, dissemination and advocacy of Canadian contemporary visual arts practices. Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts Gallery 126 James St. S., Hamilton 905.528.4020 hcarts.ca The HCA Gallery provides accessibility to all levels of the community in order to nurture existing and emerging art audiences. HAVN 26 Barton St. E., Hamilton havnode.com An interactive multi-modal node for contemporary and underground sound, images and ideas. josh tiessen Gallery 148 King St. E., Stoney Creek 905.664.5049 joshtiessen.com Josh Tiessen’s namesake space features the studio and art gallery of Tiessen’s work, occasionally joined by guest artists for special events. McMaster Gallery 10 King St. W., Lower Level, Dundas 905.627.0981 mcmastergallery.ca This quaint gallery also does award-winning custom picture framing. McMaster Museum of Art McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton, 905.525.9140 ext 23241 museum.mcmaster.ca Offers a year-round program of exhibits of modern, historical and contemporary art. Mulberry Coffeehouse 193 James St. N., Hamilton 905.963.1365 mulberrycoffeehouse.com The Mulberry’s DeFacto Gallery gives local Hamilton artists a place to exhibit, and sell their works, with exhibits changing monthly. NANCY MCLEAN GALLERY & STUDIO nancymcleanstudio.com The Nancy McLean Gallery and newly built Art Studio is located on the Hamilton Mountain. Viewing is by appointment only so check the website for details. 32 t o u r i s m h a m i l t o n . c o m

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Nathaniel Hughson Art Gallery 27 John St. N., Hamilton, 905.923.1192 The Hamilton hub for over a dozen established Ontario artists. The Pearl Company 16 Steven St., Hamilton 905.524.0606 thepearlcompany.ca Featuring many Hamilton artists, this gallery is also a theatre-in-the-round. RedChurch cafe + GaLLERY 68 King St. E., Hamilton 905.407.0459 redchurchcafe.com From leading artists to new emerging talent, both locally and internationally, Redchurch features rotating monthly exhibitions. SOCALD Gallery 244 James St. N., Hamilton, 905.934.7690 A communal art space that features work from emerging artists. Exhibits rotate. Sealed Art 89 Gage Ave. S., Hamilton 905.549.1458 sealed-art.com A fixture at the corner of Main and Gage, Sealed Art displays work from a diverse array of local artists. Textures Craftworks 236 Locke St. S., Hamilton 905.523.0636 texturescraftworks.ca This collective-based gallery features original stained-glass pieces, pottery, jewellery and more. TRUE NORTH GALLERY 23 Griffin St., Waterdown 905.690.9397 truenorth.gallery Discover prints and art by famous musicians, including Buffy Sainte-Marie, David Bowie, Ronnie Wood and others. Workers Arts & Heritage Centre 51 Stuart St., Hamilton 905.522.3003 wahc-museum.ca The WAHC is Canada’s only national organization dedicated to workers’ history and culture. You Me Gallery 330 James St. N., Hamilton 905.523.7754 youmegallery.com Offering monthly exhibitions of paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures by local artists. WESTDALE GALLERY/NANOOK 187 Park St. S., Hamilton 905.523.5156 westdalegallery.com Works closely with local and Inuit artists to promote their works. By appointment only.

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From professional live theatre to intimate concerts, gala award shows to motion pictures, Hamilton boasts a variety of venues that feature a broad range of theatrical treats — each one an experience you won’t soon forget! Carmen’s Dinner Theatre 1520 Stone Church Rd. E., Hamilton 905.387.9490 carmens.com One of the area’s premier banquet centres is primed for yet another stellar year of entertainment. Their dinner theatre shows have always been a huge hit, with previous acts such as The Platters, The Drifters, Peter Noone and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Hamilton Theatre Inc. 140 MacNab St. N., Hamilton 905.522.3032 hamiltontheatre.com One of the most successful theatre companies in southern Ontario, Hamilton Theatre has been delighting local audiences and lighting up the stage since 1956. The Players’ Guild of Hamilton 80 Queen St. S., Hamilton 905.529.0284 playersguild.org The Players’ Guild, by some estimates the oldest continually operating community theatre group on the continent, opens its 140th season this fall with a playbill that encompasses drama and comedy at Guild House, one of the city’s oldest and most unique theatre spaces. Theatre Aquarius 190 King William St., Hamilton 905.522.PLAY theatreaquarius.org Now in its 44th season, the theatre is located along the city’s burgeoning King William St. and is a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of James Street North. Theatre Aquarius is Hamilton’s premier professional theatre and operates out of the Dofasco Centre for the Arts, which sees more than 100,000 pairs of feet shuffle through the doors annually. With six mainstage productions and 148 performances a season, Theatre Aquarius produces work of the highest quality and is dedicated to furthering the arts in Hamilton. Yuk Yuk’s Hamilton 120 King St. W., Upper Level., Hamilton 1.855.350.5233 yukyuks.com Featuring and promoting mainly Canadian comedians since 1976, Yuk Yuk’s has locations from coast to coast as the world’s largest chain of stand-up comedy clubs. Located in downtown Hamilton’s Jackson Square mall, this classic comedic showcase brings different hilarious acts to town each week — both domestic and international talents each Friday and Saturday. Amateur Nights run every Wednesday starting at 9 p.m. Shows are uncensored; dis­cretion is advised.

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MUSIC ABSINTHE 38 King William St., Hamilton 905.529.0349 absinthehamilton.ca Conveniently located along Hamilton’s burgeoning Restaurant Row, Absinthe is a rollicking late-night live music venue that offers a range of musical events and concerts, plus dancing. Their Motown Wednesdays are legendary. ARTWORD ARTBAR 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton 905.543.8512 artword.net/artbar Situated a stone’s throw from Hamilton’s James Street North arts district, Artword Artbar is a licensed cafe-bar (all ages) for live music, theatre and contemporary dance. Brott Music Festival Various venues, Hamilton/Ancaster 905.525.7664 brottmusic.com The country’s largest orchestral music festival, the Brott Music Festival encompasses jazz, chamber music, pop, family concerts and much more. Now in its 30th year. The Casbah 306 King St. W., Hamilton 905.741.7625 casbahlounge.ca An institution of Hamilton’s live music scene that’s brought everything from local talent to local legends to its stage. Perfect for seeing your favourite band with a cold craft beer in hand. Also one of the few local venues in town that regularly hosts all-ages events. FirstOntario Centre 101 York Blvd., Hamilton 905.546.4040 coreentertainment.ca With a seating capacity of up to 19,000 people and conveniently located in the city’s vibrant downtown core, FirstOntario Centre (formerly Copps Coliseum) is designed to accommodate an eclectic variety of worldclass events. The NHL-calibre arena (home to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League) has played host to a who’s who of music and entertainment, from Elton John and Bruce Springsteen to Oprah Winfrey and Garth Brooks. FIRSTONTARIO CONCERT HALL 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton 905.546.3100 coreentertainment.ca Formerly known as Hamilton Place, the accoustically rich FirstOntario Concert Hall hosts a variety of performances, including pop, comedy, classical and theatrical spectacles. Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton 905.526.7756 hpo.org In 1884, The Hamilton Orchestral Society was established with approximately 30 VI S IT HAM I LTO N 2018-2019 35

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musicians. In the intervening years, it has grown and evolved to become one of Canada’s major professional orchestras, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. The HPO is led by music director Gemma New and plays at the FirstOntario Concert Hall where it features world-renowned conductors, guest artists and talented locals performing various styles of music. McIntyre Performing Arts Centre 135 Fennell Ave. W., Hamilton 905.575.2070 mohawkcollege.ca With a seating capacity of 1,029, the facility plays host to everything from concerts and comedy to musicals and movies. Better yet, every seat gets the best view. The PAC also boasts great acoustics for a one-of-a-kind experience. MILLS HARDWARE 95 King St. E., Hamilton millshardware.ca This multi-purpose venue puts on a variety of shows featuring an impressive roster of emerging and established acts: from folk and pop to full-on rock ‘n’ roll and soul. Music at Fieldcote 64 Sulphur Springs Rd., Ancaster 905.648.8144 musicatfieldcote.com Enjoy a variety of music performed by professional artists at free outdoor concerts (donations accepted upon entry). Bring a chair or blanket and check the forecast (concerts may be cancelled due to inclement weather). Old Fire Hall Music Series Old Fire Hall, 334 Wilson St. E., Ancaster 289.768.0485 hamiltonallstarjazz.org Join the Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band as they perform Frank Sinatra and Motown favourites while also celebrating and showcasing local Hamilton talent. Tickets sell quickly for these special shows that take place throughout the year. The Pearl Company 16 Steven St., Hamilton 905.524.0606 thepearlcompany.ca The Pearl Company has a commitment to presenting work that draws on all the arts, including music, visual art, dance, film, spoken word and theatre. music at the RBG 680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington 905.527.1158 rbg.ca Every Tuesday and Wednesday night from June to August in the RBG’s picturesque Hendrie Park, enjoy a cold drink and BBQ and get set for some award-winning jazz, blues, country and roots musicians in a lovely garden setting. On September 2, the RBG also hosts the Royal Mountain Festival at Raspberry Farm. 36 t o u r i s m h a m i l t o n . c o m

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The Studio 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton 905.546.3050 coreentertainment.ca The intimate and dynamic Studio showcases an impressively diverse lineup of local, national and international recording artists. THIS AIN’t HOLLYWOOD 345 James St. N., Hamilton 289.396.3911 thisainthollywood.ca A legendary music venue in the heart of Hamilton’s downtown that hasn’t lost its 1970s’ punk/new wave edge. ZYLA’S MUSIC & MENU 299 James St. N., Hamilton 905.818.7141, zylas.ca Good live music with the food to match, Zyla’s offers an intimate setting to experience concerts from a host of local favourites. silver screens Landmark Cinemas 6 Jackson Square 2 King St. W., Hamilton 905.526.8132 landmarkcinemas.com Landmark Cinemas at Jackson Square features six screens playing the latest blockbuster Hollywood hits. Each cinema boasts premium comfort full-recliner seating. Better still, Landmark is minutes from a host of downtown Hamilton hotels. Cineplex Ancaster 771 Golf Links Rd., Ancaster 905.304.5888 cineplex.com Cineplex Hamilton Mountain 795 Paramount Dr., Stoney Creek 905.560.0239 cineplex.com If your movie-going experience includes all the bells and whistles of a state-of-theart, fully digitized cinema, then a night at Cineplex’s SilverCity will not disappoint. Their UltraAVX theatre is beyond amazing. The Starlite Drive-In 59 Green Mountain Rd. E., Stoney Creek 905.662.4800 starlitehamilton.com Come out to the city’s east end for a big movie experience at a fraction of the cost of regular movie theatres. The Starlite is one of the region’s remaining drive-in theatres and harkens back to a bygone era. A vintage diner, located in the Startop Theatre, features classic items such as pogos, hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken fingers. Carload Thursdays invite visitors to cram in showgoers for a flat rate of $18 per car. The zoetic theatre 526 Concession St., Stoney Creek 905.902.5683 thezoetic.ca Built almost a century ago, The Zoetic combines old-world charm with a fresh take on the cinema experience. Offering sing-along screenings and live performances along with the usual fare, The Zoetic is a unique twist on a time-honoured tradition.

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From buzzworthy dining destinations to cool cafes and local brews, Hamilton’s culinary scene is making headlines for all the right reasons, and they’re all delicious. If you’re coming to Hamilton to eat and drink, you’re in for a treat!

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you’ve got to Eat Here! With culinary street cred in Hamilton at an all-time high — and the media buzz to match — local eateries are attracting attention for all the right reasons. Listed here are but a dozen of the city’s restaurant movers, shakers and magic makers. Quatrefoil 16 Sydenham St., Dundas Since opening in 2010, Quatrefoil has been named among the top 10 best new restaurants in Canada (enRoute) and Toronto (Toronto Life). Diners are treated to innovative French cuisine, a well-curated wine list and flawless service. Prix-fixe lunches and Thursdayevening Farmer’s Suppers offer excellent value.

Ancaster Mill 548 Old Dundas Rd., Ancaster Nestled in the Niagara Escarpment, a historical stone flour mill provides a scenic backdrop for a fabulous dining experience. For an intimate meal, à la carte menus offer refined dishes that celebrate farm-to-table ingredients. Supper is served family style and an impressive brunch buffet offers egg dishes, seafood, carvery and house-made desserts.

Hambrgr 49 King William St. & 207 Ottawa St. N. HAMBRGR specializes in casual comfort food you can feel good about eating. Patties are made using locally sourced, antibiotic-free and farmraised beef that is freshly ground. Other menu items include fried pickles, beer-braised duck wings, fries and poutine. Beer, wine and cocktails are also available.

Born And Raised 224 James St. N. Chef-owner Vittorio Colacitti, a Top Chef Canada alumnus, refined his pizza-making skills in Italy. Classic Margheritas are made with imported San Marzano tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella, whereas the Monte Pollino is topped with crispy pork cheek, pickled habaneros and roasted pineapple – a modern take on Hawaiian pizza. Mezcal Tacos & Tequila Bar 150 James St. S. This cantina-inspired eatery offers modern Mexican fare coupled with festive tequila-based cocktails. Warm, handmade tortillas are stuffed with flavourful pork belly, Moroccan-spiced lamb shank or ground wild boar. Veggie options include beer-battered panela cheese and crispy cauliflower. Tequila flights keep the party going. Shakespeare’s 181 Main St. E. A steakhouse rich in character and charm, Shakespeare’s has been a Hamilton staple since 1969. Over the years, chef-owner Franco Putignano’s dedication to sourcing quality ingredients has remained steadfast. As well as prime cuts of beef, the menu features wild game, including ostrich, boar and venison. The seafood offerings are handselected daily for freshness. 40 t o u r i s m h a m i l t o n . c o m

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MATT KERSHAW Chef “...all tacos, bone marrow, burgers and foie gras. Sometimes wrapped in bacon. Always with hot sauce. It’s rich, exciting and delicious — and your’s should be too. Get out there, explore and discover all of the city’s restaurants that will make your taste buds and your belly very happy. I’ll probably see you there.”

The Aberdeen Tavern 432 Aberdeen Ave. Set in a former bank, The Aberdeen Tavern specializes in elevated bar fare and high-end comfort food (think Buffalo-style whole cauliflower as an appetizer and braised beef served with truffled potato gratin for a main). A rotating wine list, sophisticated cocktail program, and selection of craft and imported beer round out a satisfying meal.

Black Forest Inn 255 King St. E. A near-institution in Hamilton, Black Forest Inn is a go-to restaurant for hearty German, Austro-Hungarian and continental European cuisine. A no-fuss menu offers classic dishes such as golden-fried schnitzel served alongside buttery spaetzle, simple salad and soup. Bavarian and Austrian beers are also on tap.

Brux House Craft Beer + Kitchen 137 Locke St. S. Brux House pairs top-shelf craft beer, cider and cocktails with elevated, yet approachable, food. Heartier dishes include veggie and beef burgers, crispy pork schnitzel and mussels and frites. At lunch, pretzel-bun sandwiches stuffed with slow-braised salt beef are a must.v

The French 37 King William St. The French provides bistro dining in a très chic setting. The restaurant’s modern dining room is accented with rustic features, including wooden tables and original stone walls. An open kitchen surrounded by seating doubles as a chef’s table. There, chef John Forcier, formerly of Canoe in Toronto, works with his team to dish out bistro classics.

Earth To Table: Bread Bar 258 Locke St. S. Bread Bar is a community staple for quality, casual eats. An extensive menu features fresh soups, salads, sandwiches, stone-baked pizzas and desserts using farm-raised, local and seasonal ingredients. From coffee to seasonally inspired cocktails, Bread Bar also offers an impressive range of beverages.

CIMA Enoteca 190 Locke St. S. Executive chef Jordon Mitchell may not look like an Italian grandmother, but judging from CIMA’s dishes, you’d swear a nonna was in the kitchen. House-made pasta and Neapolitan-style pizza feature widely on the menu. An open kitchen and modern dining room with marble tables, wood and rose gold accents creates atmosphere. VI S IT HAM I LTO N 2018-2019 41

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Who says you have to spend big bucks to experience the deliciousness of Hamilton’s restaurant scene? From quick bites on the go to proper sit-down meals, the city’s spilling over with culinary options for even the most budget-conscious diner. We asked Jen Shin of @TasteHamOnt to round up a few of her frugal favourites!

541 Eatery & Exchange 541 Barton St. E. This non-profit cafe on burgeoning Barton Street is run by volunteers and offers you fresh, homemade meals and baked goods at great prices. What makes this cafe special is their pay-it-forward jar where you can turn buttons into dollars. Anyone in need of a nutritious meal can use buttons from this jar towards their bill. 42 t o u r i s m h a m i l t o n . c o m

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Toma La 1550 Upper James St. This Portuguese pit stop is a small BBQ-style restaurant on the mountain that offers sandwiches, all for less than $10. Enjoy a Bifana or Toma La chicken sandwich for $6 or go big and grab their steak X-tudo sandwich for $9.50 that comes with fried egg, bacon, cheese, ham, mushrooms and sauteed peppers and onions.

Ola Bakery and Pastry 230 James St. N. When you hear James Street North you don’t necessarily think cheap eats. However, at Ola Bakery you can get deli sandwiches on fresh-baked bread starting at $5 (cash only). Their $1.50 homemade Portugeuse tarts are a must! As a bonus, they are open until 10 p.m. during the week and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. photos & words by Jen shin (@tastehamont)

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Noodle me 1 Wilson St #7 In this open kitchen you can watch your noodles getting pulled fresh to order. There are six different types of hand-pulled noodles, depending on thickness and width, and you can enjoy it in a soup, cold in a sauce or stir-fried for under $10. Their fried tofu in hoisin sauce, cumin or chili in the BBQ section is only $1.50 and well worth the money.

Himalya Restaurant 160 Centennial Pkwy N. This cash-only Indian Restaurant offers exclusively vegetarian dishes with some vegan options, all for under $11. The most popular item is their .70¢ vegetable vegan samosas — big pastries stuffed with potatoes and peas with a bit of heat to it. There is limited seating so many people do take away. Expect to walk out with a bag full of their samosas!

Nabil’s Grill 1 Wilson St. This mom-and-pop restaurant at James and Wilson is a must for delicious Mediterranean food. You can get daily lunch special wraps: $4.99 Chicken Shawarma on Mondays and $4.43 Falafel on Tuesdays. The most popular choices are Chicken Shawarma with rice and salad $8.86 or Shish Kabob & Chicken Tiakka with rice and salad, $11.99.

San Remo Rustico Ristorante 73 King St. W., Stoney Creek A visit to San Remo is like visiting your nonna — they’re known for their authentic, home-style Italian cusine made fresh to order. You can take out their massive $6 veal/ chicken parmesan or meatball sandwich or there’s a door to their restaurant side where you can dine in for $9.

Hamilton Farmers’ Market 35 York Blvd. The market is full of options for budget-friendly bites. You can get a sandwich piled high with provolone cheese, Black Forest ham, mortadella, prosciutto and muffalatta mix for $4.49 from Sam’s Cheese & Meats. Or for $4.50 you can make your own sandwich at Romano Cheese: any meat and any sliceable cheese served on a Portuguese bun.

Hutch’s (HarbourFront & Hutch’s on the Beach) 325 Bay St. N. & 280 Van Wagners Beach Rd. This Hamilton classic has built their reputation serving affordable fish and chips, burgers, hot dogs and more since 1946. They are the perfect spot to grab a quick bite or an ice cream. When you’re finished eating, enjoy the waterfront views offered by both locations. VI S IT HAM I LTO N 2018-2019 43

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MERIT Brewing meritbrewing.ca Located in the city’s art district, MERIT is a hip urban brewery with a full-service kitchen and bottle shop. The brewery features avant-garde beer styles, many which are brewed with fruit, herbs, spices and teas. Snacks, sides and substantial dishes are available, including platters of house-made sausages.

Looking to quench your thirst? Hamilton is home to an impressive number of independent breweries that offer small-batch craft beers that are as diverse as they are delicious. Ready? Set? Drink!

Collective Arts Brewing collectiveartsbrewing.com At Collective Arts, beer labels featuring the work of emerging artists fuse culture and craft beer together. The brand is known for its hop-forward, juicy IPAs, although brewmaster Ryan Morrow’s lineup also includes goses, sours, porters and stouts. The brewery is home to a retail store, taproom and beer garden. Grain & Grit Beer Co. grainandgritbeer.com A former auto body shop turned small-batch brewery, Grain & Grit boasts a taproom where guests can order from a rotating beer list, play board games and have a chat with friendly bar staff. Beer styles cover IPAs, saisons, pale ales and porters. On weekends, a pop-up raw bar shells out freshly shucked oysters. A bottle shop is also on-site, and growler fills are available.

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Breweries & cider houses West Avenue Cider westavenue.ca Named Ontario’s best cidery four years in a row (Golden Tap Awards), West Avenue is located on a farmhouse estate outside of the city. A tasting bar and bottle shop feature seasonal, barrelaged ciders and flagship products, including Heritage Dry, an artisanal take on pubstyle ciders, and Cherriosity, a dry cider made with Niagara Montmorency cherries. 44 t o u r i s m h a m i l t o n . c o m

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Shawn & Ed Brewing lagershed.com Known as SHED among locals, this brewery is located in a former curling and skating rink in Dundas. A sprawling taproom features high ceilings, wooden beams and communal tables where visitors tip back flavourful lagers and ales aged in wine barrels from co-founder Ed Madronich’s Niagara winery, Flat Rock Cellars. A retail shop is on-site and event space is available.

Fairweather Brewing Company fairweatherbrewing.com A lively taproom pouring on-trend beer styles makes Fairweather a must-visit. Guests are treated to skillfully brewed beers, including bright IPAs, silky stouts, flavourful farmhouse saisons and tart and funky sour ales. An on-site beer store retails bottles and growler fills. Event space and private tours are also available.

Clifford Brewing Co. cliffordbrewing.com Brewer Brad Clifford’s flagship products include the award-winning — and namesake — Clifford Porter, a robust brew with chocolate and coffee notes, and Pinball Wizard American Pale Ale, a sessionable beer for hoplovers with hints of tropical fruit. A casual taproom pours both options and an on-site shop sells cans and growlers to take home. written by elaine mitropoulos

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Available at bars & restaurants The Hamilton Brewery The Hamilton Brewery’s Blue Collar Pale Ale may be brewed outside of town, but it stays true to the city’s roots. The crisp, clean beer offers a balanced flavour of malts and hop bitterness, making it an ideal pairing with pub fare or backyard barbecue. The beer is available on draught and in cans at licensed bars and restaurants throughout the city, as well as at the LCBO.

Steel Town Cider In addition to French-inspired farmhouse ciders, Steel Town specializes in Spanish sours and English-style ciders fermented with wild yeast for added character. Crafted with heritage apples and aged in red wine barrels, Session Cider is Steel Town’s flagship product. Alternatively, Salvaje is a nod to traditional Spanish cider — a mouth-puckering beverage that’s spontaneously fermented to be tart and funky.

FOR THE LOVE OF BEER! The Hamilton Halton Brant True Brew Path offers a bucket list for beer lovers who want to discover the region’s best craft breweries. Hamilton is front and centre with a two-day itinerary that’s a delicious mix of local attractions and great food. We’ll drink to that — and so should you! Get started at theheartofontario.com. Looking for a fun and interactive way to experience Hamilton’s breweries without worrying about getting a designated driver? Check out Original Hamilton Beer Tours for a great guided experience with a trio of packages available. originalhamiltonbeertours.ca Craft beer lovers can also begin to explore Hamilton’s exciting brewery scene with the Craft Beer Passport that gives users access to $2 craft beers at bars and breweries across town. craftbeerpassport.ca

Leaning Post 1491 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek Located in Ontario’s fruit belt, Leaning Post is a family-owned winery producing small-batch vintages of terroirdriven wines. Winemaker Ilya Senchuk honed his skills at wineries throughout Niagara and New Zealand, lending to vibrant Rieslings, fruity Chardonnays and earthy Pinot Noirs. Senchuk also makes natural, unfiltered and spontaneously fermented wines, which are available under the winery’s antique label. Complimentary tastings are available daily. Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery 1468 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek Puddicombe Estate offers more than 25 award-winning vintages stemming from Chardonnay, Riesling, Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir grapes harvested on-site. In addition to wine, Sir Isaac’s Premium Pear Cider, the estate’s perry, is a refreshing, slightly sweet cider with a sparkling finish. As well as a country market retailing fresh produce, baked goods, preserves and fudge, a licensed cafe serving fieldto-table dishes is also a draw. Tastings and tours are available. Ridge Road Estate Winery 1205 Ridge Rd., Stoney Creek A family farm since the mid-1800s, Ridge Road overlooks Lake Ontario with views of Toronto’s skyline and visiting wildlife. Wines are produced in small batches from hand-picked grapes. A Baco Noir delivers intense stone fruit flavours with a backbone of acidity, pairing perfectly with pizza or barbecue. Meanwhile, a fruity Pinot Gris offers a rich mouthfeel, whereas the estate sparkling wine appeals to Champagne and Prosecco lovers alike. Tastings are complimentary. VI S IT HAM I LTO N 2018-2019 45

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slam Dunk It doesn’t get more Hamilton than coffee and donuts. Put ‘em together and you have a killer combination that is a taste sensation. With that in mind, here are some of Hamilton’s finest donut bakers and coffee makers. Bet you can’t pick just one!

Donut Monster 246 Locke St. S., Hamilton Since 2015, Donut Monster has been supplying local retailers with their delicious made-from-scratch donuts that have become known for their off-the-wall flavours. With a bricks-and-mortar location on Locke Street, they now offer an expanded selection of donuts and fritters, including vegan options.

Cake & Loaf Bakery 321 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton Every Saturday you’ll find hand-made donuts baked from scratch — how does a Chocolate Caramel Drip Baked Chocolate Donut sound? — although the flavours change weekly with seasonal offerings like Mini Eggs and Pumpkin Spice. Good luck trying to walk out with only one or two .

Grandad’s Donuts 574 James St. N., Hamilton Grandad’s is delightfully old-school — people describe their perfect pastries as the donuts that Tim Horton’s used to make when they first opened. Their bestsellers are the Ghostbuster — think Boston cream but with whipped cream instead of custard — and the to-die-for Chocolate Walnut Crunch.

Mulberry Street Coffeehouse 193 James St. N., Hamilton Their vegan- and glutenfree mini donuts are freshly baked in house and are available daily. They feature classic flavours like cinnamon sugar but mix up the flavours for their glazed donuts. You can also find Mulberry’s donuts at Democracy* on Locke Street.

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Steeltown Garage Co. 8 Barton St. E., Hamilton Here’s a tip: ask for the LA. It’s an ‘off-menu’ espresso that’s strong but smooth — from their own unique blend — and would pair perfectly with Donut Monster. If you don’t drink coffee black, try their Nieto with condensed milk or Aero bar mocha — an Aero bar melted into your hot chocolate with a shot of espresso.

Vintage Coffee Roasters 977 King St. E., Hamilton This passion project of the owner has blossomed into a popular local cafe in the east end and an in-demand supplier to local businesses. The cafe is open every day and roasts coffee on-site fresh every week. Relax and enjoy their latte with fullbodied espresso.

Relay Coffee Roasters 590 Concession St., Hamilton This local fair trade organic coffee roaster is known for its award-winning coffee. Their pour-over coffee — available in light, medium, dark or decaf — would pair nicely with donuts from Grandad’s. If you’re downtown, head north on James Street to pick up a dozen or so!

Detour Cafe 41 King St. W., Dundas The fine folks at Detour carefully roast their beans to highlight the character of each bespoke blend. Try the brewed coffee at their newly renovated cafe in downtown Dundas or at numerous local cafes and shops, including Donut Monster and Cake & Loaf Bakery.

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Dining There’s a buzz around Hamilton’s booming culinary scene and area eateries are giving our big-city brethren to the east a run for their money.

40 Years Specializing in Italian Cuisine

BISTRO Bar on Locke 178 Locke St. S., Hamilton 905.521.9116 baronlocke.ca $$$Ê Cookhouse Bistro 787 Old Hwy. 8, Rockton 519.647.2012 cookhousebistro.ca $$Ê˙

A real Italian restaurant…

Il Fiasco 2 King St. W., Dundas 289.238.9183 ilfiasco.ca $$$Ê CONTINENTAL Aberdeen Tavern 432 Aberdeen Ave., Hamilton 905.523.7707 theaberdeen.ca $$$ y`Ê˙ Ancaster Mill 548 Old Dundas Rd., Ancaster 905.648.1828 ancastermill.com $$$ yÊ˙

with authentic homemade cuisine.

Berkeley North 31 King William St., Hamilton 905.522.5858 berkeleynorth.ca $$$ yÊ˙ Chagall’s at the Sheraton Hotel 116 King St. W., Hamilton 905.317.4501 chagallsrestaurant.com $$$ y˙ Democracy* 202 Locke St. S., Hamilton 289.389.2466 democracyonlocke.com $$ y˙ The Diplomat 43 King William St., Hamilton 905.523.4343 thediplomat.ca $$$ `

Celebrating

40 Years! Restaurant | Brew Pub Catering | Take-Out | Cakes & Pastries 835 Paramount Dr., Heritage Green Plaza Hamilton | 905.385.3284 824 King St. W., Near McMaster University Hamilton | 905.523.4240

valentinosrestaurant.ca No reServatioNS oN FriDay aND SatUrDay NiGHtS

Earth to Table Bread Bar 258 Locke St. S., Hamilton 905.522.2999 hamilton.breadbar.ca $$ y ˙ Edgewater Manor Restaurant 518 Fruitland Rd., Stoney Creek 905.643.9332 edgewatermanor.com $$$Ê Harbour Diner 486 James St. N., Hamilton 905.523.7373 harbourdiner.com $$ y˙Ê Lo Presti's at Maxwell's 165 Jackson St. E., Hamilton 905.528.0205 loprestisatmaxwells.com $$$Ê˙

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$ Under $20 $$ $20 - $40 $$$ Over $40 y  Open for breakfast and/or brunch

` Patio Ê Reservations recommended ˙ Wheelchair accessible

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The Perfect Place to Create Memories & Celebrate Life’s Special Moments Barangas on the Beach, an award winning restaurant with one of Ontario’s largest lake front patios, has been sharing a love of food and celebration with our guests for 26 years.

Now OpenUntil D ecember

Enjoy a piece of summer in the winter at Barangas!

rites Savour your favouhat’s and experience wa’s! new at Barang 380 Van Wagners Beach Blvd., Hamilton 905.544.7122 onthebeach@barangas.ca barangas.ca

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Nique 30 Vine St., Hamilton 905.529.8000 niquerestaurant.ca $$$Ê Papa Leo’s 638 Concession St., Hamilton 289.389.7227 papaleosrestaurant.com $$ Êy Rousseau House 375 Wilson St. E., Ancaster 905.648.8863 rousseauhouse.ca $$$ `Ê

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Lunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week Weekend Brunch · Live Jazz on Fri/Sat

The French 37 King William St., Hamilton 905.528.3737 thefrench.ca $$$ y`˙ Two Black Sheep 163 John St. S., Hamilton 905.525.1001 twoblacksheep.ca $$˙ Paparella’s Restaurant Visitors Inn, 649 Main St. W., Hamilton 905.667.0103 paparellas.ca $$ y ˙ SOUTHERN/BARBECUE Charred Rotisserie House   244 James St. N., Hamilton 289.396.0662 charred.ca $$ Lou Dawgs Southern BBQ 116 George St., Hamilton 289.389.3227 loudawgs.com $$ ` Memphis Fire Barbeque Company 1091 Highway 8, Winona 905.930.7675 memphisfirebbq.com $$ `˙ Southern Smoke Barbecue House 201 Ottawa St. N., Hamilton 905.544.4227 southernsmoke.ca $$˙ Saltlick Smokehouse 282 James St. N., Hamilton 289.389.6328 saltlick.ca $$ ˙y ETHIOPIAN Wass Ethiopian Restaurant 207 James St. S., Hamilton 289.389.5294 wassethiopianrestaurant.com $$` EUROPEAN Acclamation Bar and Grill 191 James St. N., Hamilton 905.523.7269 acclamation.ca $$`Ê

Relax and enjoy an elegant meal with a classic cocktail on trendy Locke Street 225 Locke St. S. • 905.525.0225 • mattsonandco.ca Mon.-Wed.: 11am – 10pm │ Thurs.: 11am – 11pm │ Fri. & Sat.: 11am – 12am │ Sun.: 10am – 9pm Live Complimentary Jazz 8:30pm – 11:30pm Friday and Saturday

Black Forest Inn 255 King St. E., Hamilton 905.528.3538 blackforestinn.ca $ ` Denninger’s Foods of the World 284 King St. E., Hamilton 905.528.8468 1289 Upper James St., Hamilton 905.389.4113

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826 Queenston Rd., Stoney Creek 905.662.5237 denningers.com $ y ˙ loaded pierogi 275 James St. N., Hamilton 905.522.8383 loadedpierogi.ca $$˙ Wild Orchid Restaurant 286 James St. N., Hamilton 905.528.7171 wildorchidrestaurant.ca $$ `Ê˙ GOURMET Brux House 137 Locke St. S., Hamilton 905.527.2789 bruxhouse.com $$$`Ê The Burnt Tongue 10 Cannon St. E., Hamilton 905.536.1146 182 Locke St. S., Hamilton 289.389.1156 theburnttongue.com $ Mattson & Co. 225 Locke St. S., Hamilton 905.525.0225 mattsonandco.ca $$$ y`Ê˙ Quatrefoil 16 Sydenham St., Dundas 905.628.7800 quatrefoilrestaurant.com $$$ `Ê˙ Rapscallion Rogue Eatery 61 Young St., Hamilton 905.522.0088 rapscallionrestaurant.com $$Ê INDIAN Gate of India 201 James St. N., Hamilton 905.528.5548 gateofindia.ca $$ India Village Restaurant 100 King St. W., Dundas 905.628.1314 370 Wilson St. E., Ancaster 905.304.1213 fineindiancuisine.ca $$Ê Sagarmatha Curry Palace 43 King William St., Hamilton 905.522.6999 currypalacerestaurant.com $$

Discover our charming mix of art, antiques, fabric, furniture, salons, restaurants and more!

See why visitors from all over Ontario call us Hamilton’s Destination for Inspiration.

Shehnai Restaurant 447 Main St. W., Hamilton 905.577.0002 shehnairestaurant.com $$ ITALIAN Baci Ristorante 1530 Stone Church Rd. E., Hamilton 905.381.9811 baciristorante.ca $$$ yÊ˙ Café Limoncello 226 Ottawa St. N., Hamilton 905.549.3556 cafelimoncello.com $$ y`Ê˙

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BREAKFAST · LUNCH · DINNER · FULL mENU AvAILABLE 24 HOURS/DAy ·

Our Famous Burger

Knead Pizza 274 James St. N., Hamilton 289.389.6969 kneadpizza.ca $˙

Big… It’s Juicy!

Buy One Kid’s meal & Get Second Kid’s meal FREE when you mention this ad.

ake a refreshing splash this summer at Wild Waterworks! Featuring one of Canada’s largest outdoor wave pools, 6-storey body slides, giant tube slides, the Easy River and Little Squirt Works! Enjoy delicious food, cool refreshments and plenty of picnic areas to sit and relax.

Caro restaurant & Bar 4 Ottawa St. N., Hamilton 905.312.4545 carorestaurant.com $$y˙ Chicago Style Pizza 534 Upper Sherman Ave., Hamilton 905.575.8800 chicagostylepizza.ca $Ê

Accommodations for Parties up to 35 People

Wo w! It’s

Capri Ristorante Italiano 25 John St. N., Hamilton 905.525.7811 capriristorante.ca $$

405 Main St. W., Hamilton · 905.527.5151 wimpysdiner.ca

Great Food & Fun, Cool SpaCeS & Friendly FaCeS!

Buy your tickets at: www.wild-waterworks.com 905-547-6141

La Piazza Allegra 180 James St. S., Hamilton 905.777.8970 lapiazza.ca $$ Ê Maccheroni Cucina al Fresco 1560 Main St. W., Hamilton 905.527.6422 maccheronicucina.com $$ `˙ NaRoma Pizza Bar 215 Locke St. S., Hamilton 905.525.6699 naroma.ca $$ `˙ Romano's Ristorante 1275 Rymal Rd. E., Hamilton 905.387.6041 romanosristorante.com $$Ê`˙ Sasso Pizza Market & Bar 1595 Upper James St., Hamilton 905.526.4848 sassopizzas.ca $$ y`Ê˙ Trocadero Restaurant 525 Barton St. E., Hamilton 905.527.3894 $$Ê Valentino’s Restaurant 824 King St. W., Hamilton 905.523.4240 835 Paramount Dr., Stoney Creek 905.385.3284 valentinosrestaurant.ca $$ `˙

21 Beers on Tap! Check out our Whisky Bar 200+ to choose from Live music from our large stage every Friday & Saturday Free private party room available for all of your family and friend’s events

1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster 905.304.9990 pubfiction.ca

JAPANESE August 8 1 Wilson St., Hamilton 905.524.3838 1066 Upper James, Hamilton 905.383.9293 835 Paramount Dr., Stoney Creek 905.561.7667 august8.ca $$ SAPPORO 96 Main St. E., Hamilton 905.527. 1668 sapporo.foodticket.ca $$ ˙

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Tatemono 135 King St. E., Hamilton 905.521.2227 tatemono.ca $$Ê mediterranean/GREEK Barangas On The Beach 380 Van Wagners Beach Rd., Hamilton 905.544.7122 barangas.ca $$ y` MEXICAN/SOUTH AMERICAN Culantro Peruvian Cookery 537 Main St. E., Hamilton 905.777.0060 culantro.ca $$ Mesa 255 James St. N., Hamilton 289.246.9696 $$Ê Mezcal TNT 150 James St. S., Hamilton 289.389.8328 mezcalTNT.com $$ The Mule 41 King William St., Hamilton 289.389.2555 themule.ca $$ y Papagayo 246 King St. W., Hamilton 905.525.0309 papagayorestaurant.ca $$ MIDDLE EASTERN Edens Cafe 1548 Main St. W., Hamilton 289.389.6493 edenscafe.ca $$y˙ La Luna 306 King St. W., Hamilton 905.577.0233 650 Concession St., Hamilton 905.385.5123 laluna.co $$ nabil’s Grill 1 Wilson St., Unit 3, Hamilton 905.521.8836 nabilsgrill.webs.com $˙ Paramount FINE FOODS 1441 Upper James St., Hamilton 905.385.2222 paramountfinefoods.com $˙y NORTH AMERICAN Pub Fiction Gas Bar & Grill 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster 905.304.9990 pubfiction.ca $$`˙ Hutch’s On The Beach 280 Van Wagners Beach Rd., Hamilton 905.545.5508 hutchs.ca $` Jack & Lois 301 James St. N., Hamilton 289.389.5647 jackandlois.com $ y`˙ The Ship 23 Augusta St., Hamilton 905.526.0792 theship.ca $$ ` VI S IT HAM I LTO N 2018-2019 55

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James street North James Street North is the cultural heart of Hamilton, from buzzworthy bistros and amazing art galleries to unique shops and services.

30TH ANNUAL

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WIMPY’s DINER 405 Main St. W., Hamilton 905.527.5151 989 Fennell Ave. E.,Hamilton 289.755.3600 2800 Barton St. E., Hamilton 905.560.5000 771 Queenston Rd., Stoney Creek 905.560.3777 1075 Wilson St. W., Ancaster 905.648.2002 wimpysdiner.ca $˙y STEAK/SEAFOOD The Innsville 1143 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek 905.643.1244 innsville.ca $$Ê Shakespeare’s 181 Main St. E., Hamilton 905.528.0689 shakespeares.ca $$$Ê

Photograph: Corey Martin

SOUVENIRS, LOCAL ART, GOURMET GIFTS & MORE 165 James Street North, Hamilton thehamiltonstore.ca

905-973-2932 The Hamilton Store @TheHamOntStore

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Hamilton is rich in history and boasts a number of world-class museums and historic sites that are as exciting as they are educational. From castles and mansions to airplanes and battlefields, the past comes alive in Hamilton!

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history Comes Alive Reading about the past doesn’t do it justice, especially when it comes to Hamilton’s colourful evolution from port town to city of innovation. Local museums offer a bevy of dynamic, opportunities to experience. Jump in and let your senses help make their stories come alive.

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Take a Bite Out of Dundurn Prepare to do a deep dive into the past when you visit Dundurn Castle, the gorgeously restored former home of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, premier of the United Canadas from 1854-56. Originally the site of a British military outpost, MacNab incorporated elements of the fortified supply depot when he built his home in 1830. Along with tours of the home, which boasts more than 40 rooms over three floors, guests can participate in historic cooking workshops and learn to prepare food the way it was done in the 1850s. Gather ingredients from its garden, then head to the historic kitchen to create dishes and baked goods of the past that still please palates today. Evolving Styles at Whitehern Whitehern Historic House & Garden showcases elements from Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras across three generations. Located in the downtown core, it sits in the midst of the city’s contemporary architecture. Once home to the McQuesten family, the restored property houses many original possessions dating to 1939 when Thomas McQuesten was Minister of Highways. A museum since 1971, the house attracts visitors for guided tours and interpretation of the family saga, and a visit to the walled garden oasis designed by famed architects Dunington-Grubb. Every Wednesday during the summer, stop by for a lunchtime concert and enjoy bottomless glasses of iced tea and lemonade.

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Lofty Pursuits Head up into the clouds by booking a flight on board one of the incredible planes owned by Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum — definitely a bucket list-worthy experience! As Canada’s premier aviation museum, it features a collection of more than 40 vintage and modern military planes, including rarities like the Avro Lancaster — one of only two in the world still air-worthy. Special rates for flights are offered during Flyfest (June 16-17). Enjoy flight simulators and unique opportunities to sit in the cockpit of beautifully designed aircraft. 60 t o u r i s m h a m i l t o n . c o m

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See worthy During its 20 years at sea, HMCS Haida served in WWII, the Korean War and the Cold War. 2018 marks the iconic destroyer’s 75th anniversary and there are special events planned to mark the occasion. Why not immerse yourself in one of its experiences such as the All Hands On Deck tour, which will teach you everything you need to know about the Haida but were afraid to ask! Learn how torpedoes fire; discover how the ship was provisioned for long journeys at sea; see how the ship’s company lived and served in some of the most important battles on the world stage. It’s the ultimate way to walk in the shoes of Canada’s famous seamen and one you won’t soon forget.

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EXPERIENCE an Iconic Battle Located in Old Stoney Creek, Battlefield House Museum & Park was used as the headquarters of the invading American troops during the Battle of Stoney Creek in 1813. This National Historic Site is home to the annual Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek, which takes place in early June. Visitors get to experience the sights, sounds and smells of war. Afterward, enjoy a picnic in a shady spot among the 32 acres of parkland and nature trails. Full steam ahead Witness the social and mechanical life of Canada’s early industrial revolution with a trip to the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology. Built to deliver clean water to 19th-century Hamilton, the Waterworks is the only surviving Victorian industrial complex — more than 150 years old — in North America still architecturally and functionally intact. If you love getting all the details, take a guided tour and watch an engine in motion. Climb aboard a miniature steam train at the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days. These free events run from May through October. Game on at Westfield Village Stretching over more than 130 hectares of woodlands and meadows in nearby Rockton, Westfield Heritage Village boasts more than 35 historical buildings. Each one has been beautifully restored and staffed by costumed interpreters who provide a glimpse — including living history demonstrations — into early Canadian culture, specifically rural life of the 18th and 19th centuries. Ways to experience that time period are ample, from learning traditional pioneer games to crafts using materials sourced on-site. Every March, the popular Maple Syrup Festival showcases the many delicious ways to enjoy this sweet nectar. VI S IT HAM I LTO N 2018-2019 61

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architecture Crawl One of the best ways to see Hamilton’s beauty is to look up. After all, the city is blessed to have so many distinctive architectural styles and they all tell a different tale. From street level to high in the sky, here are some wow-worthy local landmarks to keep an eye out for.

City Hall Main St. E. & Bay St. S. Designed by Stanley Roscoe in the International Style, Hamilton City Hall made a cameo in the Oscar-winning film, The Shape of Water, directed by Hamilton superfan Guillermo del Toro. Completed in 1960, the building has become a definitive piece of architecture

in the city. With an emphasis on volume, glass and space, city hall helped spearhead the modern movement in Hamilton.

Gore Park King St. E. & James St. S. Gore Park is the lifeline of downtown Hamilton and dates back to the early 1800s. Since its inception, the park has gone through several changes and redesigns but remains an important facet of the city. Its most recent addition is a public art project titled Music

City Markers, a shining beacon of local music lyrics by artist Dave Kuruc. The perfect place to relax and take in the sights and sounds, the Gore is a must-visit.

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Go Here: Just across city hall’s forecourt is the Art Gallery of Hamilton and FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place), two of the city’s best cultural institutions.

Eat Here: Gore Park is home to some of the city’s hottest new businesses, including Redchurch Cafe + Gallery, a go-to destination for lunch, coffee and art.

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Christ’s Church Cathedral James St. N. & Colbourne St. Architect William Thomas was hired to design the High Victorian Gothic Christ Church in 1854, but it went through several more years of work and various architects before it was completed. Anchored in the middle of James Street

North, the church has become a gathering spot for visitors and locals alike, especially during Art Crawl. It’s also open for tours.

Hunter Street Go Station Hunter St. E. & Hughson St. S. Designed in the Art Moderne style by American architects Fellheimer & Wagner and completed in 1933, this building was originally the head office for the Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo Railway. Like travelling back in time, the interior

has been restored to its original Streamline Moderne style. The exterior hasn’t changed much either, other than a complementary addition by architect Trevor Garwood-Jones in the 1990s.

Eat Here: Bookended by restaurants Charred Rotisserie House and Saltlick Smokehouse, there’s no shortage of nearby dining options when visiting the cathedral.

Go Here: A short walk south of the station will lead you to Augusta Street, a street lined with pubs and patios. written by Thomas allen

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The Lister Building James St. N. & King William St. With its brown brick and white terracotta cornice, the Lister Building is often referred to as a slice of cake because of its decadent facade. Completed in 1924, the building was designed by Bernard Prack of Prack and Prack Architects. After a large-scale restoration in 2012,

the building now houses Tourism Hamilton’s Visitor Centre and a restaurant. It is Hamilton’s oldest remaining retail/office complex with a retail arcade.

The Hamilton Farmers’ Market York Blvd. near James St. N. Connected to the Hamilton Public Library on York Boulevard, the reinvigorated market is a must-visit, both for the architecture and for the experience. Be sure to visit the historic “Charging Horseman” clock that hangs above

the stairs that once adorned the now-demolished Birks building at James and King. Out front, snap a selfie in front of David Hind’s Raising The Barn, an eye-catching red 3D aluminum-clad barn.

Eat Here: Adjacent to lady Lister is King William Street’s famed Restaurant Row, which includes Berkeley North, The Mule, The French and The Diplomat.

Stop Here: For fantastic eats and treats inside the market, head to Pokeh, Cake & Loaf Bakery or Best on Bread.

The Eager Buildings James St. N. & Vine St. Colourful and vibrant just like James Street North, the Eager Buildings were built in 1882 and have been home to many businesses over the years, including a tailor, flour dealer, confectionary, cloth cutter, museum, art gallery and more. Built by local merchant J.B.

Eager, these bright facades with their large cornices and decorative window surrounds now house some of the coolest shops in the city.

Liuna Station James St. N. & Barton St. E. Designed by architect John Schofield, this National Historic Site was completed in 1931 for CN Rail. Formerly a train station, the limestone building, with its mighty Doric columns was purchased in 2000 and converted into one of the city’s premier event

spaces. The interior is just as beautiful as the exterior, with its decorative ceilings, rich materials and Versace curtains draped over the windows.

Go Here: Looking for a Hamiltoncentric souvenir to take home? The Hamilton Store offers all manner of civic-themed items, including prints and posters.

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1812 The barracks inn This charming boutique inn, located in the heart of Ancaster Village is just steps away from restaurants, shops and trails. Step inside one of the 18 luxury guest rooms or suites and experience the ultimate in Ancaster hospitality.

At The Barracks Inn we are proud to offer the finest of guest amenities, from luxury linens to state-of-the-art technology. We pride ourselves with a standard for service that can’t be reproduced anywhere in the world.

History & Heritage Hamilton is home to 15 National Historic Sites, from Dundurn Castle and Whitehern Historic House to HMCS Haida and Royal Botanical Gardens. There’s also no shortage of museums, churches and landmarks. To experience the attractions on this list is to experience history. Battlefield House Museum & Park 77 King St. W., Stoney Creek 905.662.8458 hamilton.ca/museums It was here, in June 1813, that the historic battle took place, and the history has been preserved at this Georgian colonial home built in 1796 at the base of the Niagara Escarpment. Battlefield House stands not far from a 1913 monument commemorating a century of peace with the United States. Stroll the 32-acre grounds (which connect to the Bruce Trail) and tour the home with a costumed interpreter. Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum 9280 Airport Rd., Mount Hope 905.679.4183 warplane.com Did you know that the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is the proud owner of an impeccably restored Lancaster bomber, one of the last two in the world that is still in flying condition? Located at Hamilton International Airport, the museum’s collection includes aircraft that really fly and several that remain on static display. The CWHM is home to over 40 vintage aircraft, including more than 25 aircraft in flying condition. Climb into the cockpit of a WWII trainer or Avro CF-100 jet fighter and discover the nuts-and-bolts history of warplanes. Interactive flight combat simulators give you the chance to test your skills. Cathedral of Christ the King 714 King St. W., Hamilton 905.522.5744 ctkbasilica.ca Built in 1933, this stately limestone cathedral is an impressive visual signature. Its Gothic bell tower, patterned after the Cathedral of Notre-Dame’s Tour de Beurre, stands 165feet tall from the cornerstone (which was excavated from the Roman catacombs of St. Pamphilus) to the seven-foot bronze cross that caps the structure.

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Christ’s Church Cathedral 252 James St. N., Hamilton 905.527.1316 cathedralhamilton.ca The cathedral, the mother church of the Anglican dioceses of Niagara, dates from 1835. The carved west doors open into a decorated gothic cathedral with magnificent stained-glass windows. Tours are by appointment only — please see website for scheduled church service.

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Crooks’ Hollow Crooks’ Hollow Rd., Greensville 905.628.3060 conservationhamilton.ca This settlement bordering Spencer’s Creek was established in 1813 by ambitious Scottish industrialist James Crooks. Though the ruins of the settlement are at best a faint outline, it once included a variety of mills (including Ontario’s first paper mill), distillery, cooperage, tannery, clothing factory, foundry, general store and inn. The original stone grist mill operated until 1934, when it was razed by fire.

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Doors Open Hamilton Various locations, Hamilton doorsopenontario.on.ca As part of a province-wide initiative from the Ontario Heritage Trust, Doors Open Hamilton serves to celebrate, inform and educate citizens and visitors of the architectural, historical and cultural sites in and around Hamilton. The lineup this year will feature over 50 unique spaces across the city. Dundas Museum & Archives 139 Park St. W., Dundas 905.627.7412 dundasmuseum.ca Discover the evolution of Dundas from the time of the glaciers’ slow carving of the valley to today’s vibrant community. Includes the permanent exhibit Cradled in the Valley: Stories of Dundas and a rotating gallery of exhibits. Also visit the Doctor’s Office, first built in 1848 and used by Dundas physicians until 1974. Dundurn National Historic Site 610 York Blvd., Hamilton 905.546.2872 hamilton.ca/museums Once home to the wealthy lawyer, landowner and politician Sir Allan Napier MacNab (1798-1862), this Italianate-style villa has been restored to reflect an upscale 19thcentury lifestyle, with costumed staff completing the atmosphere. Dundurn Park is also home to the Victorian Kitchen Garden and The Hamilton Military Museum (included with Dundurn admission). Erland Lee Museum House 552 Ridge Rd., Stoney Creek 905.662.2691 fwio.on.ca/erland The white board and batten house is an example of Gothic architecture and exhibits household artifacts and furniture circa 17901930. Many of the artifacts are original to the six generations of the Lee family who lived in the home between 1808 and 1971. Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum 64 Sulphur Springs Rd., Ancaster 905.648.8144 hamilton.ca/museums Originally a Tudor-style English cottage built in 1948 on seven acres of Ancaster farmland, the museum showcases the cultural heritage of Ancaster. Enjoy a wide variety of music at the Music at Fieldcote concert series.

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Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre 650 Governors Rd., Dundas giantsrib.ca This not-for-profit organization was created to tell the story of the Niagara Escarpment and to promote uses that will ensure retention of its natural state for future generations. Public lectures and tours are offered to interpret the Niagara Escarpment through geographical, geological, historical, agricultural, environmental and cultural perspectives. Griffin House National Historic Site 733 Mineral Springs Rd., Dundas 905.648.8144 hamilton.ca/museums Come for a tour of this historical house, once the home of Enerals Griffin, his wife Priscilla and their children. Born in Virginia, Griffin escaped to Canada in 1828-29. Griffin House stands as a testament to the bravery and determination of black men and women who journeyed to freedom in southern Ontario. Hamilton Cemetery 777 York Blvd., Hamilton 905.544.9559 hamiltonhistory.ca The popular and offbeat Historical Perceptions cemetery tours provide an opportunity to learn about many historically significant Hamiltonians. Throughout the tour, you’ll learn about Robert Land (Hamilton’s first settler), Isabella Whyte (believed by some to be the half-sister of Britain’s Queen Victoria), Adelaide Hoodless (a founder of The Women’s Institute), over 30 of the city’s past mayors and many more prominent figures. Filled with Victorian gravestone art, the Hamilton Cemetery is also the location of fortification ruins dating back to the War of 1812. Presented by local historian Robin McKee. Hamilton Children’s Museum 1072 Main St. E., Hamilton 905.546.4848 hamilton.ca/museums Hamilton Children’s Museum invites young visitors to stretch their imagination as they touch, build and experiment in a friendly, child-focused setting. Home to interactive, hands-on galleries, the museum encourages learning through self-directed play.

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The Hamilton Military Museum 610 York Blvd., Hamilton 905.546.2872 hamilton.ca/museums Housed in Battery Lodge, the former gatehouse of Dundurn Castle, visitors are invited to discover Canadian military history through unique and engaging exhibits and a hands-on discovery gallery. Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton 905.546.4797 hamilton.ca/museums

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Relive the Industrial Revolution as you tour Hamilton’s original public works site and North America’s only surviving Waterworks from the mid-19th century. Two 45-foot, 70-ton steam engines, that pumped the first clean water to the city over 150 years ago, still occupy the property, paying tribute to the magnificent engineering of the era (one engine operates as a demonstration). These Canadian-made engines are the oldest surviving examples in the nation. The Waterworks Pumping Station is a National Historic Site as well as a Civil and Power Engineering Landmark. The museum offers various permanent and changing exhibits. They also feature a wide range of special events that are fun for the whole family. Hermitage Ruins and Gatehouse Sulphur Springs Rd. at Mineral Springs, Ancaster 905.648.4427 conservationhamilton.ca For decades, this 100-hectare estate was home to the family of George Gordon Browne Leith (son of a Scottish baronet) and their servants. The Hermitage burned almost completely to the ground in October 1934, but Leith’s daughter built a small home inside the ruins where she lived until her death in 1942. The Gatehouse was built around this time and now serves as a museum, paying tribute to the family and their magnificent estate, the ruins of which have garnered attention from both historians and paranormal buffs. HMCS Haida Pier 9, 658 Catharine St. N., Hamilton 905.526.6742 pc.gc.ca/haida A National Historic Site of Canada, HMCS Haida is a prime example of the tribal class destroyers built for the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy in the World War II period. Commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943, HMCS Haida served in many theatres of operation through WWII and, after a post-war refit, through the Korean War and Cold War situations until she was decommissioned in 1963. History comes alive aboard the Haida as visitors get to experience how sailors lived, worked and fought aboard Canada’s most famous warship. Visitors are invited to explore all 377 feet of this heroic ship (including mess decks, guns, captain’s cabin and bridge) on a self-guided tour. McMaster’s W. J. McCallion Planetarium McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton 905.525.9140 ext. 27777 physics.mcmaster.ca/planetarium This was Ontario’s first planetarium to offer shows to the public. Public shows consist of two halves: a general introduction to the night sky followed by an in-depth slideshow. VI S IT HAM I LTO N 2018-2019 69

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STORIES IN THE STONES Cemetery Gatehouse 777 York Blvd. (across from Dundurn Castle), Hamilton hamilton.ca/attractions/festivals-events/ Hamilton municipal cemeteries are like museums, with their headstones serving as a record of our cultural and social history. Many of Hamilton’s colourful characters and history lie buried in its cemeteries. In fact, the Hamilton Cemetery is Canada’s first and oldest municipally owned and operated cemetery. The Stories in the Stones cemetery tour tells their fascinating stories through free guided walking tours at Hamilton Cemetery. Tours start at 11 a.m. and there are various tour topics, including the Civl War, War of 1812, Disasters and many more, so be sure to check the website for a schedule of upcoming excursions.

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Westfield Heritage Village 1049 Kirkwall Rd., Rockton 519.621.8851 westfieldheritage.ca Drop in on rural life during the 18th and 19th centuries as living history demonstrations are enacted in more than 30 historical buildings located on 130 hectares of meadows and woodlands. Carefully restored and staffed with costumed interpreters, the buildings capture the true charm and spirit of early Canadian culture. Whitehern Historic House & Garden 41 Jackson St. W., Hamilton 905.546.2018 hamilton.ca/museums Built in 1852 and bordered by high stone walls, Whitehern and its terraced gardens capture how a Hamilton industrialist lived during the 1930s. The McQuesten family called Whitehern home until 1968, although the last surviving family members had bequeathed the property to the city in 1959. The grounds are now a museum showcasing the lifestyle of the family across various generations and are a tapestry of various time periods — Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian — juxtaposed with family possessions dating to 1939. Workers Arts and Heritage Centre 51 Stuart St., Hamilton 905.522.3003 wahc-museum.ca. An interpretive centre for workers’ history and culture, the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre is located in what was once the city’s Custom House. Building began in 1858 by teams of stonecutters, stonemasons, carpenters and various other craft workers. The handsome Italianate structure was inspired by the Renaissance palaces of Rome and Florence. The building itself has an interesting history and the WAHC celebrates Canada’s working people.

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Bounded by the southern shores of Lake Ontario and the rustic beauty of the Niagara Escarpment, Hamilton boasts countless options when it comes to the outdoors. Whether you hike or bike, run or walk, Hamilton’s rural riches will take your breath away!

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chasing Waterfalls Did you know Hamilton is the waterfall capital of the world? Many of these wet and wonderful beauties are connected to the city’s trail networks, making them ideal for day trips but close enough to urban hubs to add in some foodie-friendly or cultural stops.

Webster Falls Take the Spencer Adventure Trail from Christie Lake to see this 30-metre-wide classical/curtain/plunge waterfall as well as historic mills and dams that tell the story of the area’s industrial past as part of Upper Canada. Visitors will also discover the fascinating geology and ecology of the Spencer Gorge.

Note: Car parks are closed on weekends and holiday Mondays, so from May to October, park at Christie Lake Conservation Area and take the shuttle bus in. Eat: Grab a picnic at Greensville Gourmet, greensvillegourmet.ca, on the way to the shuttle. Play: If you’re parked at Christie Lake for the shuttle, head to the beach with your picnic.

Tew Falls This slender beauty, known as a ribbon waterfall, happens to be the tallest in Hamilton. A couple of viewing platforms give visitors great social-media-worthy photo ops. Take the trail up to Dundas Peak where you’ll be rewarded with great views of Dundas Valley. This is especially spectacular in the fall when the leaves change.

Note: Car parks are closed on weekends and holiday Mondays, so from May to October, park at Christie Lake Conservation Area and take the shuttle bus in. Eat: The nearby Tiny Shop Bakery, hanescornmaze.com, boasts 36 pie flavours and other treats. PLAY: In the fall, plan a visit to the adjacent Hanes Corn Maze Farmland & Pumpkin Patch.

While visiting Hamilton’s waterfalls, please consider the following safety tips: Stick to the marked trails to access the waterfalls

Check out the falls from a viewing platform

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Stay away from the bottom of gorge, waterfall or escarpment areas

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Albion Falls The Red Hill Creek in the east end’s King’s Forest flows over this stepped jewel known as a cascade on the Niagara Escarpment, making it one of the city’s most popular waterfalls. You can also hike part of the Bruce Trail here.

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Do: A nice cycling route can take you from downtown Hamilton up to Albion. Fuel up at a coffee shop such as Café Oranje on King St. E and then head up the Escarpment Rail Trail from Corktown Park, which leads you up the mountain to King’s Forest.

Tiffany Falls The walk to see this cascade waterfall is an easy one for families, with a viewing platform in front of the falls. However, there is Bruce Trail access if you’re up for a hike. Play: In the winter, OneAxe Pursuits, oneaxepursuits.com, offers ice climbing classes to Game of Thrones wildling wannabes. Eat: In the summer, head to Purple Pony, purplepony.ca, in Ancaster for ice cream after your outdoor adventure.

Devil’s Punch Bowl Located in Stoney Creek on the Niagara Escarpment, this multi-coloured gorge offers a history lesson in geology. There are two falls: upper falls, a 33.8-metre ribbon waterfall and lower falls, a 5.5-metre classical waterfall. Eat: Punch Bowl Market & Bakery, punchbowl.ca, has your post-hike snacks. See: Battlefield House Museum & Park boasts 32 acres of parkland where you can experience early 19th-century life. In June, watch a re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek.

Smokey Hollow Falls In Waterdown, the Bruce Trail’s Great Falls Loop offers a view of the 10-metre high Great Falls that once powered a saw mill. Follow the trail along Grindstone Creek through the forest. Eat: Saturday mornings from May through October, there is a farmers’ market at the Royal Canadian Legion on Hamilton St. N. There are also pubs on the main street. See: Head down Waterdown Road to Plains Road to the Royal Botanical Garden’s newly renovated Rock Garden, rbg.ca.

Felker’s Falls The section of Bruce Trail that takes you to this stunning 22metre ribbon waterfall leads hikers along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment — and you can keep on going to Albion Falls if you want to extend your time exploring. Eat: After working up an appetite, head to Concession Street for a bite. Papa Leo’s, papaleosrestaurant.com, is a popular brunch spot and Pokeh, pokeh.ca, known for its fresh fish-filled poke bowls has opened a second location along this bustling uptown thoroughfare. VI S IT HAM I LTO N 2018-2019 75

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choose Your Own Adventure Hamilton is a four-season playground for those who love the outdoors. The city’s unique topography provides ample opportunities to hike, bike and kayak. Whether you want to take it easy or have an active day, here are five different adventure itinerary ideas to pick from.

Life’s a beach...… If you want to stroll along the shores of Lake Ontario, play some games, float down a lazy river and enjoy a slushy drink on a patio, head to the Hamilton Beach Trail area and Confederation Beach Park.

Waterworks (your Hamilton Conservation Authority pass comes with a 2-for-1 voucher) with a float down the Eazy River or, if you’re daring, coast down the Night Rider and Blue Demon water slides.

This area is the epicentre of family fun in Hamilton. At Confederation Beach Park there are multiple ways to fill your day, including Adventure Village where you can play mini golf among a couple of shipwrecks, hit the batting cages to perfect your swing or jump four storeys high on the bungee trampoline. Hop into a go-kart to zoom around a few loops at Lakeland Cartway. And cool off at Wild

Hutch’s on the Beach is an institution in Hamilton for hotdogs and hamburgers, fries and ice cream. It’s been around since 1946 and still maintains its retro diner style. Barangas on the Beach features one of the province’s biggest lakefront patios and serves Greek and Mediterranean eats. Time your visit to watch the sunset after your fun-filled day.

SIDE TRIP: Looking for a little poolside R & R? Hit up Lakeland Pool and Splash Centre for a relaxing dip!

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If you want to do an easy walk, have a family picnic and relax at the beach, go to Fifty Point Conservation Area. It’s easy to imagine that you’ve truly escaped the city when you’re at Fifty Point. This 80-hectare park feels like cottage country with its serene long beach and marina, visitor docks and boat launch. It’s a popuar hotspot for local bird watchers as well as avid fishermen who like to catch salmon in the lake and/or rainbow trout and largemouth

bass in the stocked pond. You can also book a salmon charter from the marina. Campsites are available for both tents and RVs if you want to escape for the whole weekend and there are picnic pavilions for rent if you’re planning a big family event. If you’re just there for a relaxing day, pack a lunch and chill with a book on the shores of Lake Ontario while the kids play on the beach. If you feel like stretching your legs, there’s also a 3.5-kilometre accessible trail, which is great for families.

side trip: Head to Fifty Point in August and visit the Winona Peach Festival.

ON THE GO... If you want to mountain bike on a sweet singletrack, paddle a kayak or canoe and do SUP yoga followed up by a refreshing swim, go to Christie Lake Conservation Area. Christie Lake is home to about 10 kilometres of well-thoughtout singletrack, some of it planned by IMBA (the International Mountain Biking Association), with more trails on the horizon. Locals will head in and do a few loops on a weekend morning and you may also see a few lights in there at night. Trails are marked and they all end up at doubletrack. After your ride, grab your cooler out of the car and barbecue a post-ride lunch at the beach. Take a dip in the lake or rent a

canoe or kayak and just relax on the open water. A general store is open on weekends if you fancy a frozen treat. Do a quick Google search to see if any yoga studios are offering a little “om on the water” with standup paddleboards, aka SUPS. Every May and September, antique dealers take over the area for the Christie Lake Antique Show so you may want to time your visit with this event. If you don’t mind braving the cold in winter, the trails are open (weather and trail conditions permitting) to fatbike, as well as snowshoers and cross country skiers. Freewheel Cycle in Dundas rents Fatbikes if you don’t have your own set of wheels.

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ON THE waterfront... If you want a leisurely cycle, ride the Waterfront Trail towards a cold drink on a patio. You can start your ride in Westdale, a friendly neighbourhood with shops and restaurants near McMaster University. Grab a coffee at Paisley Coffeehouse and a chocolate chip bun at Weil’s Bakery to fuel up for your ride. Don’t have a bike? You can grab a rental from one of the Hamilton Bike Share stands in the village. There are bike lanes heading out of Westdale on King Street West and down Longwood Road. Head towards Princess Point where you can hop on the Hamilton Waterfront Trail. This recre-

ational paved trail takes you all along the water where you’ll see swans, terns, geese and ducks (keep an eye out for babies in the spring). Eventually you’ll arrive at Bayfront Park. You can zip around this paved loop and head towards Pier 4 Park. Pass the Royal Hamilton Yacht club, hang a left on Discovery Drive and you’ll find yourself at Williams Fresh Cafe. Relax on the patio with a cold drink before you board the Hamilton Harbour Queen for a dinner cruise or sightseeing tour. Depending on whether you’re there in the summer or winter, lace up a pair of roller skates or ice skates and do loops around the outdoor rink.

#myhamilton photo by Ryan Anderson

#myhamilton photo by Ashley Garber

Side trip: Are you into Canadian history? Cycle to the HMCS Haida National Historic Site, which is around the corner from Williams.

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Take a hike... If you want a gorgeous hike through Carolinian Forest that connects to the Bruce Trail, head into the Dundas Valley. There are 1,200 hectares of meadows, Carolinian forest, streams and numerous hiking trails to explore in the Dundas Valley. The trail network is wellorganized and centres around three main trail systems: the Main Loop Trail, a small piece of the mighty Bruce Trail and the 32-kilometre Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail, with some great marked side trails you can take. You may spot a deer

as they are pretty comon in the valley. And expect a hilly walk! Keep an eye out for both cyclists and horses as the trails are multi-use. There are a few parking lots you can use as your starting point. The official Trail Centre is in a replica Victoria train station where you can refill a water bottle or grab something from the on-site cafe. There are also washrooms, brochures and interpretive displays. Outside, there are plenty of picnic tables for snack time.

#My hamilton photo by Jamie Habkirk

SIDE TRIP: Head into the quaint town of Dundas and choose an outdoor patio where you can relax with a meal or a drink after all that fresh air.

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Lookouts

On the hunt for that perfect pic to keep your Instagram bumping? Get your selfie stick ready and hit up these uniquely Hamilton locations. Remember to tag them #MyHamilton for a chance to be featured on Tourism Hamilton’s feed! @shotsfromrichard View from Sam Lawrence Park

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fan Favourites Whether you want to cheer on the home team or get in on the action, Hamilton has a wide range of sporting options for fans and athletes alike!

Football Playing out of the state-of-the-art and fan-friendly Tim Hortons Field, the Hamilton TigerCats have been ‘eating them raw’ in the Canadian Football League since 1958. ticats.ca

baseball The Hamilton Cardinals call Bernie Arbour Stadium home and are a marquee team in the historic Intercounty Baseball League. With tickets only $5 and kids under 12 free, an afternoon of baseball is not only affordable, it’s also fun. iblcardinals.com

Cheers & beers

golf Hamilton is home to three top-notch Municipal Golf Courses, including Chedoke Civic Golf Club in the city’s west end and King’s Forest Golf Course — ranked by SCOREGolf magazine as one of the top courses in Canada. golfhamilton.ca

Running 2019 will mark the Around The Bay Road Race’s 125th Anniversary, which makes it older than the Boston Marathon. Every spring the race attracts 10,000 runners — including the world’s best — that tackle the iconic 30-kilometre route (which is lined with thousands of cheering spectators). bayrace.com

· Don Cherry’s Sports Grill 610 South Service Rd., Hamilton • End Zone Bar & Grill 1305 Main St. E., Hamilton • Wendel Clark’s Classic Bar & Grill 28 James St. N., Hamilton • Buffalo Wild Wings 514 Centennial Pkwy N., Hamilton • Anchor Bar 2 King St. W., Hamilton • Pub Fiction Gasbar & Grill 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster

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hockey The Ontario Hockey League’s Eastern Conference Champions in 2018, the Hamilton Bulldogs are one of the top junior teams in the country. Catch the ‘dogs live at the downtown FirstOntario Centre. hamiltonbulldogs.com

MODELS: Vogue Models & Talent (Hamilton Toronto); photo by Mike Schymkiw

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Trade your feet for fins and dive into summer with enough wave pools and waterslides to keep your spirits afloat. wild-waterworks.com

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save the Date Visitors to Hamilton have no shortage of options when it comes to festivals, fairs and special events. Experience the wonder and excitement of music, food, crafts and culture with events for the whole family.

MAY 2018

West Hamilton Artists Tour, May 12-13 Locke Street neighbourhood westhamiltonartiststour.com Christie Antique & Vintage Show, May 26 and September 8 Christie Lake Conservation Area christieshow.ca Gore Park Summer Promenade, May 29-August 31 Gore Park downtownhamilton.org JUNE 2018

Dundas International Buskerfest, June 1-3 Various locations, downtown Dundas dundasbuskerfest.ca Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek, June 2-3 Battlefield House Museum & Park battlefieldhouse.ca Historic Garden Tours, June 2–September 1 Dundurn National Historic Site hamilton.ca/dundurn The Smokey Hollow Studio Tour, June 2-3 Waterdown smokeyhollowstudiotour.ca Barton Village Festival, June 2 Barton Street bartonvillagefestival.com Ancaster Heritage Days, June 5-10 Various locations, Ancaster ancasterheritagedays.com Liquid Arts Festival, June 15-16 Collective Arts Brewing liquidartbrewfest.com FlyFest, June 16-17 Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum warplane.com Francofest, June 22-23 Gage Park francofesthamilton.ca

National Aboriginal Days Soaring Spirit Festival, June 22-24 Gage Park branchesofnativedevelopment.com

Because Beer Craft Beer Festival, July 13-15 Pier 4 Park becausebeer.ca

Oh Canada Ribfest, June 29-July 2 Waterdown Memorial Park ohcanadaribfest.ca

Hamilton Fringe Festival, July 19-29 Various locations, Hamilton hamiltonfringe.ca

It’s Your Festival, June 30-July 2 Gage Park itsyourfestival.ca JULY 2018

Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days, Various dates from May-September Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology hamilton.ca/steammuseum Canada Day, July 1 Bayfront and Pier 4 Parks hamilton.ca Music at Fieldcote, Sundays July 8-August 26 Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, Ancaster musicatfieldcote.com

Matapa Music Festival, July 20-22 Westdale Village matapa.org   AUGUST 2018

Festival of Friends, August 3-5 Gage Park festivaloffriends.ca Dundas Cactus Festival, August 17-19 Downtown Dundas dundascactusfestival.ca ArtsFest, August 18-19 Waterdown artsfest.ca

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NOVEMBER 2018

Food & Drink Fest, November 9-11 FirstOntario Centre foodanddrinkfest.com Victorian Christmas,  November 25-December 30 Dundurn Castle   hamilton.ca/museums DECEMBER 2018

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, December 8, 15, 22 Westfield Heritage Village, Rockton   westfieldheritage.ca MARCH 2019

Winona Peach Festival, August 24-26 Winona Park winonapeach.com

OCTOBER 2018

Rockton World’s Fair, October 5-8 Rockton Fairgrounds rocktonworldsfair.com

SEPTEMBER 2018

Festitalia, Various dates in September Hamilton festitalia.ca

Hamilton Comic Con, October 13-14 Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s hamiltoncomiccon.com

Canadian Country Music Week, September 6-9 Various Locations ccma.org

AGH BMO World Film Festival, October 11-21 Art Gallery of Hamilton aghfilmfest.com

Supercrawl, September 14-16 James Street North supercrawl.ca

Steel City Jazz Fest, October 24-28 Artword Artbar, Hamilton steelcityjazzfest.com

Locke Street Festival, September 8 Locke Street lockestreetfestival.com

Hamilton Fall Garden & Mum Show, October 26-November 4 Gage Park hamiltoninbloom.com

Binbrook Fair, September 14-16 Binbrook Fairgrounds binbrookfair.org

Westfield Maple Syrup Festival, Sundays in March Westfield Heritage Village, Rockton    westfieldheritage.ca Around the Bay Road Race, March 31 FirstOntario Centre bayrace.com MAY 2019

Sew Hungry, May 3 Ottawa Street North sewhungry.ca Museum Crawl, May 4-5 Hamilton Civic Museums hamilton.ca/museumcrawl Doors Open Hamilton, May 4-5 Various locations doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Hamilton West Hamilton Artists Tour, May 11-12 Locke Street westhamiltonartiststour.com

Ancaster Fair, September 20-23 Ancaster Fairgrounds ancasterfair.ca Dundas Studio Tour, September 29-30 Various locations, Dundas facebook.com/DundasStudioTour Apple Festival, September 29 Battlefield House Museum, Stoney Creek hamilton.ca/battlefield

#MYHAMILTON photo by Les Palango

Telling Tales, September 16 Westfield Heritage Village, Rockton       tellingtales.org

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Accommodations

sweet Dreams From swanky hotels to rustic inns, we’ve got you covered when it comes to bedding down for the night in Hamilton.

Four Points by Sheraton Hamilton 49 Goderich Rd., Hamilton 905.578.1212 starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints

Courtyard by Marriott 1224 Upper James St., Hamilton 905.383.7772 courtyardhamilton.com

Admiral Inn Hamilton 149 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton 905.529.2311 admiralinn.com/hamilton

Days Inn Hamilton 210 Main St. E., Hamilton 905.528.3297 hamiltondaysinn.com

The Barracks Inn 425 Wilson St. E., Ancaster 289.445.1234 thebarracksinn.com

For full accommodation listings including B&Bs, campus accommodations and campgrounds: tourismhamilton.com/ where-to-stay

Homewood Suites by Hilton 40 Bay St. S., Hamilton 905.667.1200 homewoodsuites.com

Staybridge Suites Hamilton 20 Caroline St. S., Hamilton 905.527.1001 ihg.com/staybridge

Best Western Premier C Hotel by Carmen’s 1530 Stonechurch Rd. E., Hamilton 905.381.9898 carmenshotel.com

Sandman Hotel Hamilton 560 Centennial Pkwy. N., Hamilton 905.699.4265 sandmanhotels.com

Super 8 2975 Homestead Dr., Mount Hope 289.866.1577 super8.com

Comfort Inn Hamilton 183 Centennial Pkwy. N., Hamilton 905.560.4500 hamiltoncomfortinn.com

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel 116 King St. W., Hamilton 905.529.5515 sheratonhamilton.com

Visitors Inn 649 Main St. W., Hamilton 905.529.6979 visitorsinn.com

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Enjoy

DUNDURN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 905-546-2872 Dundurn Castle Hamilton Military Museum The Castle Shop at Dundurn dundurn@hamilton.ca

Hours of entertainment for you and your family Guided tours with costumed interpreters Five National Historic Sites of Canada

WHITEHERN HISTORIC HOUSE & GARDEN 905-546-2018 whitehern@hamilton.ca

Experience

BATTLEFIELD HOUSE MUSEUM & PARK 905-662-8458 battlefield@hamilton.ca

40 rooms on three floors at Dundurn Castle One of the finest intact historic homes at Whitehern

HAMILTON MUSEUM OF STEAM & TECHNOLOGY 905-546-4797 steammuseum@hamilton.ca

An early 19th century homestead at Battlefield House Hamilton’s first Waterworks at the Steam Museum Arts, culture and heritage at Fieldcote

HAMILTON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 905-546-4848 childrensmuseum@hamilton.ca

Interactive galleries at the Children’s Museum

FIELDCOTE MEMORIAL PARK & MUSEUM 905-648-8144 fieldcote@hamilton.ca GRIFFIN HOUSE 905-648-8144 griffinhouse@hamilton.ca

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Unique exhibits at the Military Museum War of 1812 history and heritage Restored landscapes and gardens More than 100 annual events

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Every day is a colourful experience with blooms celebrations, music, art, cuisine and outdoor adventure

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www.rbg.ca/events RBG Centre, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington/Hamilton, Ontario

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