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sari KNOT sari

When Priya Mohan started her journey as the creator of sariKNOTsari, she ventured into a world of slow fashion with an aim to reduce the carbon footprint on the planet and to inspire her consumers to buy less and wear more. Today, sariKNOTsari has morphed into a sustainable lifestyle store on James Street North in… Keep Reading

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Shop Local Island Hi

  The COVID-19 pandemic has been nothing short of unforgiving to many small businesses over the last year and a half but perhaps none have suffered more than Hamilton’s local restaurant industry. Fortunately for business owner Ian Carr, that statement does not apply to his Island Hi Eatery. Through multiple lockdowns and imposed lifestyle restrictions,… Keep Reading

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Shop Local Wireless Wiz

How many times have you had to reach deep into your hard-earned savings to replace a phone with a broken screen or a faulty battery because you were unable to find a reliable repair shop to fix your mobile issues? If you live in Hamilton and this problem applies to you, Mubarak Virani’s Wireless Whiz… Keep Reading

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Shop Local The Spa On Wilson

If you are looking for an intimate environment where you can shop local and at the same time improve your health and well-being, look no further than The Spa on Wilson in Ancaster, Ontario. Since opening her business in 2018, owner Amanda Plantinga has quickly caught Hamiltonians’ eye by creating a personalized experience that offers… Keep Reading

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The Marquee Hamilton

  Your new home is ready at The Marquee! Be part of Hamilton’s growing, contemporary urban lifestyle in your new modern home with exceptional spaces, finishes and amenities. Enjoy the high quality tenant experience provided by the Unlimited Residential property management team. Explore this walkable central Hamilton neighbourhood with parks and cafes nearby or take… Keep Reading

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Landsdale Lofts – 540 King St E

  Uniquely Renovated Apartments Now Available   Be the first to live in a beautifully renovated, mid-rise apartment at 540 King St E! Enjoy easy living in these courtyard homes with all the modern amenities! The professionals at UNLIMITED Residential Living are now leasing charming 1 and 2 bedroom apartments at 540 King St E.… Keep Reading

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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 in order to set… Keep Reading

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220 Dundurn Street South Hamilton

Experience the Unlimited Residential Difference at Dundurn Lofts Apartments In 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 Residential offers an exceptional tenant experience and unique urban loft style living!  It Really Is About… Keep Reading

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220 Cannon Street East Hamilton

  “Better Rentals, Better Service, Better Living”- Unlimited Residential In 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 secure upper floor apartments for comfortable urban living. Better Benefits… Keep Reading

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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 Hamilton’s active comedy scene! Many shows are free or very affordable! 905… Keep Reading

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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 80% of the world population enthusiastically eats… Keep Reading

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Top 5 Experience Gift Ideas

The most memorable gifts are often experiences that you get to share with your family, friends, or significant other. This holiday season, give that special someone a unique Hamilton experience! Here are the top 5 experiential holiday gift ideas! 1) Hamilton Beer Tour This is the ultimate gift for the beer lover in your family!… Keep Reading

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5 Ways To De-Stress In Hamilton For Under $40

Relax and unwind by experiencing a Hot Rock Massage in the heart of Locke Street at Kabuki: Spa and Skin Care Centre. Massage therapists place heated stones on specific parts of your body as they gently massage using tension-releasing techniques. Kabuki also offers a number of different services, including scalp massages, facials, hair treatments, and… Keep Reading

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Buying A Home – Take A Second Look

Take a Second Look! If you’re seriously considering making an offer, you can ask to take a second look yourself for potential problems and questions. Allow enough time. Make notes about things you may want to replace, and your concerns. Additionally, you can ask to accompany your Home Inspector, and compare your notes to his report. Spend… Keep Reading

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Buying A Home – Build Your Team

Build Your Team! Buying a home is a team effort! Having a trusted, professional team can give you a great experience!  When you’re building your team, ask for help from your realtor, friends, family, referrals and online research. Your Realtor. Your realtor is a valuable professional with extensive contacts in the housing marketplace! He/she can… Keep Reading

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Buying A Home – Get Yourself Ready

Get Yourself Ready! Buying a home can be very exciting and sometimes complicated! Be ready to ask lots of questions of everyone involved! Your Money! Shop Around for Mortgage financing—Meet with both mortgage brokers and bankers to get the best deal. A mortgage broker may have more financing sources to offer you. Mortgage lenders review… Keep Reading

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Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club

Hiking the Bruce Trail in Hamilton! After a long winter, are you ready to get outside and explore? The local Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail offers the perfect opportunity with 122.5 km of the Bruce Trail plus numerous side trail hikes. The local Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club hosts a variety of guided hikes, from… Keep Reading

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CanVan Living

Life in a Van, In Their Own Words! Short of knocking on their van door, the best way to hear this amazing story is to connect online! Hamilton couple Zoë Siskos and James Holmes and their dog Spanky are living a life changing adventure in their van! The couple is generously sharing their story on their… Keep Reading

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Merry Farms

Christmas Trees! Heads up for procrastinators, don’t wait! Last year Merry Farms sold out by December 12th! If you’re cutting your own tree the weekend entrance fee is waived. Otherwise it is $5/person on weekends. You’ll find Balsam and Fraser Firs ranging in size from 6′ to as big as 15′. Merry sells a tree… Keep Reading

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Rustic Designs by Rich

Live Edge Buzz! Rich Brackett’s stunning, live edge black walnut table is one of a kind! Rich sources wood from local mills, and reclaims beautiful barnboard and beams from Canadian farms. Rustic Designs highlights the natural beauty of wood in every “one of a kind” creation! Check out the gallery of beautiful benches, tables, doors,… Keep Reading

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Vintage Soul Geek

Curated Vintage! Whether you’re a vintage fan or not sure if you are, Vintage Soul Geek is so fun to visit! Owners Connie and Nikki Bulajic gather mint fashion classics from the past for us to enjoy! This creative couple have been vintage curators since 2011 and recently opened their new shop at 279 King… Keep Reading

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Steeltown Garage Co.

Expresso and Motorcycles! Steeltown Garage is a unique Hamilton espresso bar, retail shop and motorcycle hang out. You’ll find cool riding gear, leather jackets, boots and gloves, “free spirits never die” tees, vests, shirts, hats, books and art! Steeltown is also a music/art venue! At the expresso bar, you’ll get a perfect cup of organic,… Keep Reading

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Hamilton Film Festival 2017

November 4-12, 2017! Hamilton Film Festival invites everybody to see a film this November! HFF presents the “best of the best” juried films for Hamilton movie fans! 2017 is all about Music!  Nathan Fleet and his band rock HFF opening night on November 4th at The Zoetic! HFF November 11th event is a celebration of heavy… Keep Reading

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De La Sol Yoga Studios

Hot Yoga! Some like it hot! Some not! De La Sol offers yoga for everyone!  Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, you’ll feel warmly welcomed here. The De La Sol hot yoga room has infrared heat-much better than traditional forced air.  Infrared warms your body just like the sun warms you when you’re outside. The… Keep Reading

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Locke Street Festival

2017 Festival A Success! Saturday was a perfect day on Locke Street! The sun was out, the crowds were big, the food plentiful and yummy, the vendor stalls diverse and inspiring, and the music was amazing! Some visitors were so happy about it, after getting home they came back again later for a second time!… Keep Reading

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Yoga Time! After your active summer hiking, biking, and swimming outdoors, start planning to take care of yourself and your body this fall and winter. If you missed joining Summer Yoga in the Park, make this your Yoga Time now as you move indoors! OM has Inspiration and Gear! OM on Locke St S has… Keep Reading

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Supercrawl 2017

  It’s Here! September 8-10  Supercrawl is here! 2017 is predicted to be even bigger than 2016! Crowd estimates for last year say 200,000 people attended, and more are expected this year! A voluntary poll among last years “Supercrawlers” (that’s a thing now) found that almost 70% who answered the poll had been to one… Keep Reading

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Serve Ping Pong

Time To Play! Serve Ping Pong Lounge offers up great tasting food to share, a full bar and cocktail menu, ping pong tables, and a fun social scene with friendly competition! Stop by Serve any day after 4 pm right downtown in their spacious 2nd floor lounge at 105-115 King Street East.  Fall Ping Pong… Keep Reading

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Float Therapy

What’s a Float? Float Therapy is a wellness experience of deep, restorative relaxation. Floaters lie on their backs in a shallow pool of highly concentrated salt water for an hour or hour and a half.  The float pool is in a soundproof space that is completely dark to eliminate sensory stimulation.  Most floaters report easily… Keep Reading

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Mid Century Modern/Vintage/Retro Furniture

Where can I Find Mid Century Furniture? If you’re thinking about buying furniture and love the mid century look, there are two traditional furniture stores in Stoney Creek that may have what you’re looking for.  Urban Barn is located at 1807 Stone Church Road E #6003.  Stoney Creek Furniture at 395 Lewis Road also offers… Keep Reading

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Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

A Visit to Fieldcote Museum is a Special Treat! You can find the Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum in Ancaster just off Wilson St at 64 Sulphur Springs Rd.  The museum is open year round on Tuesday- Saturday afternoons from 1-5pm.  The lovely gardens are always open to visit, and special events and classes are… Keep Reading

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Dundas Cactus Festival 2017

The Dundas Cactus Festival is a 42 Year Tradition! In 2017, the “Dundas Cactus Festival” was celebrated August 17,18,19 and 20.  With 4 performance stages, there was music for every fan.  The Family Fun Stage featured performing dogs, and extreme bike and skateboarding demos.  In addition to music, extreme sports and performing dogs, there was… Keep Reading

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Tee Time in Hamilton

Hamilton has Golf! You may not have enough hours or days in a summer to play golf at all 20+ golf courses in Hamilton!  Course choices include professionally designed, private membership clubs and challenging public courses! Playing in Ancaster! Knollwood Golf Club offers two beautiful 18 hole courses- one at 1276 Shaver Road and the… Keep Reading

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Hamilton’s Beautiful Waterfront

What’s on the Waterfront? Just 10 minutes north of downtown Hamilton the Lake Ontario Waterfront is easy to get to by Bay Street or James Street North. Restored lakeside parks offer sweeping water views and relaxing green spaces to explore and connect with the natural beauty. The 7.5 km Waterfront Trail is a broad, paved path… Keep Reading

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Gage Park Active Fun!

It’s All Happening at Gage Park! Gage Park, at 1000 Main St E,  is the neighborhood green space for this east Hamilton community. Park regulars play tennis, and baseball and shuffleboard, photograph the iconic fountain, team up for lawn bowling, take a relaxing walk, share a picnic, ride the cycling pump track, enjoy the playgrounds,… Keep Reading

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Love the Food on King Street West!

Discover King Street West! King Street West features an amazing variety of multi-cultural restaurants and lounges.  This lively neighborhood, just west of the downtown core, spans the King Street West blocks between Caroline Street South and Queen Street South.  Visitors often walk over from the nearby Sheraton or Hamilton Convention Centre. King Street West business… Keep Reading

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Visit Locke Street Today!

Locke Street Welcomes You! Charming Locke Street shops and eateries value their customers, neighbors and community. You’ll find a warm welcome at shops, eateries and events on Locke Street South between Aberdeen Avenue and King Street West. Locke Street business and property owners joined together and working with the City of Hamilton received the official designation… Keep Reading

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Visit Stoney Creek Olde Downtown

A Day Trip to Stoney Creek! Plan a visit soon to Stoney Creek Olde Downtown where you’ll enjoy the historic setting, calming green spaces, a charming fountain in the park, and the unique shopping, dining, and special celebrations. You’ll find Stoney Creek Olde Downtown on King Street E.  between Lake Avenue and Applewood Avenue. Local… Keep Reading

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Visit Waterdown Village

The Waterdown Village Experience! In Waterdown Village you’ll enjoy big variety in shopping, food, and events with a small town friendly feel!  Unique shops, many choices for delicious eating, and family friendly events, make Waterdown Village a great place to live and visit! You’ll find Waterdown Village atop the Niagara Escarpment (“on the hill”) north… Keep Reading

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Hamilton City of Waterfalls

Hamilton’s 100+ Waterfalls! Most locals know that Hamilton used to be called “Steel City”, but do you know about Chris Ecklund? In 2008 Ecklund happened upon several photos of local waterfalls. Others had been documenting Hamilton waterfalls, but few people were aware of their work. Chris Ecklund turned the spotlight on this local, dramatic natural… Keep Reading

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Lawn Bowling in Hamilton

Lawn Bowling is for All Ages Now! Lawn bowling used to be a formal event (white clothing only) played by older adults. The good news is that today’s sport is colorful, casual and open to all ages! “Bowls” is a great way to get outdoors and be active and social in the summer! Play doesn’t… Keep Reading

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Destination–Westdale Village!

Visit Westdale Village in the West End of Hamilton! Have you been to Westdale Village recently?  Visitors enjoy the friendly vibe on King Street West in the Village.  Did you know that Westdale began as  a planned community in 1920 and today features green space, historic architecture and a walkable neighborhood? Being close to McMaster… Keep Reading

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Visit Historic Downtown Dundas

Welcome to Downtown Dundas Shopping! Downtown Dundas offers visitors a charming, historic streetscape, and a memorable shopping and dining experience.  Shoppers walk along tree-lined sidewalks and marvel at the diversity of choices. More than 100 shops offer an amazing selection of today’s latest fashion clothing and accessories, shoes, kitchenware, unique gifts, flowers, art, crafts, jewelry,… Keep Reading

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International Village in Downtown Hamilton

Welcome to International Village!  International Village is an eclectic downtown Hamilton destination for one of a kind shopping, unique events, fine dining, and entertainment in an historic city neighborhood! The Village is located on 3 streets, Main St E, King St E, and King William St, between Mary St and West Avenue.  This part of… Keep Reading

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Barton Village is Welcoming

Barton Village Invites You! The enthusiastic business owners in Barton Village joined together to become an official Business Improvement Area (BIA).  This local group takes great pride in Barton Village and in serving their neighbors and visitors! Barton Villagers are inviting you to visit their neighborhood and join in celebrating their community! Barton Village has… Keep Reading

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Experience Downtown Hamilton!

It’s Happening Now!  The Downtown Hamilton Revitalization!  Work, Eat, Live Downtown People living and working downtown are energized about the ongoing progress happening in the city centre. The downtown core is an officially designated City of Hamilton “Business Improvement Area”.  Downtown business owners joined together forming a non profit organization with more than 600 members… Keep Reading

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Visit Ancaster Heritage Village

Ancaster Heritage Village…a special pleasure to visit! Come and see for yourself this charming local shopping area set amidst unique historic architecture and rich cultural heritage.  Ancaster residents and visitors alike appreciate the pedestrian friendly vibe with green spaces and welcoming local shops. Heritage and History is Here! You can take a walking tour highlighting… Keep Reading

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Welcome to Concession Street!

Concession Street is a Unique Shopping Experience! You’ll discover one of a kind furniture, artwork, artwork frames, vintage finds, antiques, appliances, flowers, and crafts for home and office.  Specialty businesses offer animation and visual effects, Indian clothing, work uniforms, used cars, and medical equipment to name a few. Concession Steet has Personal Services! Visitors experience… Keep Reading

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Hamilton Culture Days

2017 Culture Days Canada Culture Days Canada has been a national celebration of arts and culture since 2010. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers, artists, cultural creators, supporters, and admirers participate and share activities during the 3 day event.  September 29, 30 and October 1st are the dates for 2017 Culture Days Canada. 2017 Culture Days… Keep Reading

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For Home Decor Visit Ottawa Street North!

Ottawa Street North is “Must See” shopping for home decor! Ottawa Street offers something for everyone and is the “first stop” destination for shoppers looking for home decor.  Furniture and antique shops inspire with their modern, vintage and antique furniture, and accessories for home or office.  Fabric and foam selections and upholstery craftsmen offer endless… Keep Reading

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