Several months ago, the Ontario Association of Architects, in partnership with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce presented a panel discussion, “Hamilton Placemaking as a Driver for Economic Growth.” The event featured talks by Jason Thorne (General Manager of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Hamilton,) Steve Kulakowsky (Partner, Core Urban, Inc.,) Sonja Macdonald (Principal, Civicplan,) Rob Zeidler (Partner, The Dabbert Group,) Richard W. Allen (Director of The Renew Hamilton Project, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.) Continue reading
The ‘Wentworth Stairs’ is one of five set’s of staircases that run down the Hamilton Escarpment. Consisting of 498 steps, it is the largest structure compared to the others, running from the bottom of Wentworth to Upper Wentworth and Mountain Park Avenue. But there was a time when traveling up and down the face of the escarpment was not so readily accessible. Continue reading
Tis the season for outdoor festivals, exhibits and community events.
Here are just a few taking place this month:
Serpentine Pavilion 2015
June 25, 2015 to October 18, 2015
June 27, 2015
Open Streets Hamilton
June 28, 2015
June 29 – July 5, 2015
Photo by from torbakhopper Flickr CC
With a population of over 500,000, Hamilton, is one of Canada’s major cities and is one of Ontario’s most economically diverse. With new developments in the downtown core as well as a new transit expansion in the north-end, it’s no wonder is was named ‘Top Investment City in Canada’ and ‘Top Location for Investment in Ontario’ in 2012 and 2013. OpenCity Projects recently had the opportunity to interview the new General Manager of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Hamilton to find out what really makes Hamilton a great place to live. Continue reading
As a native Hamiltonian, I have heard of the Supercrawl, but have never really gone to it. This year was the year that I would go ‘downtown’ to experience this annual cultural event for art, music, dance and theatre.
“Hamilton” is photographer Joseph Hartman‘s largest body of work to date; it spans seven years and includes more than 40 photographs captured with a 4 x 5 view camera on colour film. Hamilton, a city best known for its steel industry, a town I grew up in, is now in a state of transition as heavy industry slowly leaves. Continue reading
Several Sundays ago I ran the Hamilton Marathon. Thousands of runners and I gathered together and raced on roads that were dedicated and designed for cars yet became the grounds for human movement. Starting at the top of the escarpment and ending at the edge the waterfront, the total distance was 42.2 kilometres. Continue reading
The Road Sign Project is a production of Centre3 for Print and Media Arts in Hamilton, Ontario, presented in partnership with Atelier Imago in Moncton, New Brunswick. The two art centres each invited artists to create road signs that incorporated the vernacular and syntax of email and text messaging. The initiative served two goals: to bring awareness of printmaking by presenting art in public space, and to show what was being produced in the studio. Continue reading