hamilton rising on 07/19/2020

Summer 2020

2020 what a year! And it’s not over yet!There are so many tough things we’ll remember about the year 2020! Most especially the loved ones we lost! And the challenging shut down reality we learned to live with. We lost some special Hamilton businesses, too. We missed precious time with family, friend

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hamiltonrising on 04/07/2020

Hometown Hub

For the last few weeks, we’ve been hunkered down and hard at work in collaboration with the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development Office in order to build and bring to you our new initiative, Hometown Hub.Hometown Hub has been built and implemented in response to the current COVID-19 health crisis

hamiltonrising on 02/07/2020

220 Dundurn Street South Hamilton

Experience the Unlimited Residential Difference at Dundurn Lofts ApartmentsIn 2020 the building changed hands and is now rentals. Unlimited Residential is now leasing these modern, light-filled lofts with high-end kitchens, luxury wood flooring, lifestyle amenities, and onsite parking! Unlimited Res

Stephanie Montani on 01/17/2020

Local Show: Chastity Live at The Casbah

Chastity is a multi-genre band hailing from Whitby, Ontario. Frontman Brandon Williams is acclaimed for his thematic and focused lyricism brought forward in quiet whispers and heated screams. Hot off the release of their sophomore record “Home Made Satan” Chastity began their year with a show at The

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Stephanie Montani on 01/07/2020

Local Show: Artist Feature // Capitol

Capitol is a Hamilton-based Indie Rock band that hopes to add their nostalgia infused shoegaze sound into the ever-growing Dream Pop landscape. Hot off of the release of their debut full-length “Dream Noise”, Capitol was added to the Hamilton stop of the Exclaim! Class of 2020 concert series which i

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Stephanie Montani on 12/24/2019

LOCAL SHOW: JRDigs Acoustic Christmas

A very Merry Christmas it was to anyone lucky enough to attend the 11th Annual JR Digs Acoustic Christmas Concert, yet an even merrier Christmas to the many men and women who will benefit from the donations made from attendees. Anyone who has been to a JR Digs Christmas show would recognize many fam

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Stephanie Montani on 12/09/2019

LOCAL SHOW: Banners Live at Absinthe

Banners is the moniker of Alt-Rock songwriter Michael Nelson. Hailing from Liverpool, Nelson writes and performs music that blurs the line between alternative and pop. As a recording artist Banners has dialed in his sound with acclaimed producer Stephen Kozmeniuk. With his band, Banners has toured e

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hamilton rising on 11/24/2019

Hamilton Holidays Keeping it Local!

Hamilton Celebrates the Season! The holidays in Hamilton are a magical time with seasonal community events, inspiring arts and craft markets, traditional holiday food, lights and decorations, one of a kind local shopping, and classic holiday music!Strata Vocal EnsembleHoliday Decision 2019–Shop Onli

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Stephanie Montani on 10/16/2019

LOCAL SHOW: Hollerado & Luna Li

New Vision Church on Main St is one of those venues that truly defines the scene. With the buildings position relative to the heart of Hamilton, its age dating back over 150 years and the supportive and engaged team behind the project, the big church next to the MacNab terminal has a become a vital

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Stephanie Montani on 09/20/2019

LOCAL SHOW: An Interview with Ellevator

I recently had a conversation with Nabi from the band “Ellevator” after their headline set on the Hamilton stage at Supercrawl. We discussed the bands latest project currently in the works, what it’s like working with a big name producer and what her favourite experiences have been fronting a tourin

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Stephanie Montani on 09/16/2019

LOCAL SHOW: Supercrawl Saturday

This past weekend James St. N was transformed as it is every year from an already bustling hub of art and food into a SUPER bustling hub of art and food. The 11th annual Supercrawl couldn’t have happened at a better time, with the announced sale of the Artword Art Bar, and the closing of Zylas, and

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Stephanie Montani on 09/04/2019


Who doesn’t love a good supergroup?Cream, Them Crooked Vultures, Anyways Gang, Crosby, Stills and Nash and as of Tuesday Night, Blue. Fronted by Hamilton rock n’ roller Ross Miller of The Dirty Nil, the band began as an idea shared between himself and guitarist Vince Soliveri (Stay Down) and came in

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Stephanie Montani on 08/20/2019


The historic corner of James and Murray was home to a beautiful night of music, support and awareness this past Friday.This Ain’t Hollywood was host to a benefit supporting SACHA (Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton). At face value it seemed business as usual for the venue, packed inside and out with

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hamilton rising on 08/12/2019

2019 Dundas Cactus Festival

August 16-18, 2019!Come to the 44th annual Cactus Festival in Downtown Dundas this weekend! On Friday at 6pm the festival kicks off with live music including Headliner Steven Page! Saturday is a full day of music, and family fun activities! Don’t miss the festival headliner entertainment on Sunday 1

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hamilton rising on 05/28/2019

Spotlight Hamilton Food Trucks

Celebrating Food Trucks in Hamilton!Hamilton festivals, events and farmers markets always include a celebration of great food with amazing Hamilton food trucks! Creative fresh cuisine from schnitzel to tacos, smoothies and desserts keeps us happy year round–and especially in summer!Making Summer Wee

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hamilton rising on 05/27/2019

Spotlight on Market in the Creek

Summer in Stoney Creek!Mark your calendars for Thursdays this summer to shop at the Market in the Creek! Open 4pm to 7pm in Downtown Stoney Creek!When and Where!Market in the Creek is open every Thursday starting June 20 to October 24, 2019! The Market is located at King St E and Mountain in downtow

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hamilton rising on 05/12/2019

Patio Season 2019 Tour Challenge

Hamilton Patio Season Kicks Off!What’s better in May than a drink and a meal on a beautiful patio in Hamilton? Warm weather is here, let the celebrating begin!Are You Up For A 2019 Patio Tour Challenge?How many patios can you visit this summer? Here are just a few of the many amazing tour-worthy cho

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hamilton rising on 05/09/2019

May ArtCrawl

May 10/Friday Night Live!Celebrate ArtCrawl May 10! On James St N, stop into the Centre3 (173 James N/7-10pm) free reception for 2 new exhibits! Shop Makers Market Season Opener/free entry (252 James N/ 7-10pm) in the Cathedral Courtyard. While you’re here, check out the unique James N shopping, ha

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hamilton rising on 04/16/2019

Earth Day 2019 Hamilton

Ready for Earth Day 2019 Hamilton? Monday April 22! Let’s celebrate all of April as Earth Month! It’s definitely time to get outside! And why not tidy up the neighbourhood!You’re in good company! According to earthday.org today’s worldwide Earth Day Network has 192 participating countries and over 1

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hamilton rising on 04/01/2019

Steven Page

May 2019 is a month-long whirlwind, Canadian Tour for Steven Page! Ontario native, singer, songwriter, musician and former frontman for the Barenaked Ladies has 19 shows in 31 days! Tickets are selling fast and at least 3 shows are already sold out! Steven Page and his Discipline Tour 2019 will be a

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hamilton rising on 03/17/2019

Hammerhead’s on Ottawa

Hamilton Rising Inside Scoop!We recently visited Hammerhead’s March 12 to give you our inside scoop:Hamilton GoTo for Fish and Chips!Hammerhead’s celebrated their one year anniversary on March 6, 2019! Fish and Chip lovers discover so much more to try here—with scallops, shrimp curry, asian coleslaw

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hamilton rising on 02/22/2019

220 Cannon Street East Hamilton

“Better Rentals, Better Service, Better Living”- Unlimited ResidentialIn just 3 short years 220 Cannon St E has transformed from an empty lot to a modern highrise with professionally designed, light-filled apartments. 220 Cannon offers convenient street level spaces for shopping and services, and se

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hamilton rising on 01/18/2019

Hamilton Comedy

Hamilton’s Busy Comedy Scene!Join Hamilton’s thriving comedy community of performers and audiences! Discover occasional comedy shows at great venues around town! Laugh with local performers at Hamilton venues committed to frequent comedy nights!Hamilton Comedy Hot Spots!No excuses! Jump right into

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hamilton rising on 01/14/2019

2019 Food Trends

2019 Food Trends!Food forecasters predict 2019 will bring more vegan and vegetarian cuisine, more food delivery options that ever before, and more people eating insects! Wait! what? Insects? It turns out we already eat insects in processed foods like peanut butter.Guesstimates claim from 30% up to 8

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