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Hidden Hamilton: Stinson Reclaims Abandoned Mini-Putt Course
Mini-putt course just off the Escarpment Rail Trail east of Victoria is being restored to a community asset.
by Ben Babcock
Published April 29, 2016 in City Life (19 comments)

Wentworth Stairs Survey Results
More than half of the 276 people who responded to the Wentworth Stairs online survey chose a safe crossing at the Sherman Access as their top priority for improvement.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 18, 2015 in City Life (4 comments)

Engagement Announcement: Hamilton Citizens Accept Proposal from Sassy Stairs
Please share your ideas for what Wentworth Stairs needs to serve Hamiltonians even better.
by Wentworth Stairs, Esq.
Published November 09, 2015 in City Life (29 comments)

Get Out and Enjoy Hamilton's Gorgeous Trails
Wherever you live and whatever your politics, make some time to get out and enjoy your city!
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 20, 2015 in City Life (11 comments)

Music, Merch, and So Much More at HamiltonArtists.Ca
Its fundamental purpose is to help artists and musicians by providing materials and methods to promote and market their work.
by Shiona Mackenzie
Published August 21, 2015 in City Life (0 comments)

Victoria Park at Dusk: A Photo Tour
Victoria Park is one of Hamilton's gems. It provides quiet sitting areas under beautiful trees, along with a myriad of activities to gain a broad range of users.
by Jason Leach
Published June 25, 2015 in City Life (6 comments)

Survey for Residents of Subdivided Houses
I am working on a research project through McMaster University with the goal of developing a better understanding about the quality of these units and the experiences of people living in this style of housing.
by Ashleigh Patterson
Published June 20, 2015 in City Life (0 comments)

People Getting Around in Winter: A Photo Essay
Hamilton is known as a city of drivers, but we are - and could be - so much more. A healthy city lets its residents choose how to get around instead of forcing everyone to drive.
by Jason Leach
Published December 12, 2014 in City Life (59 comments)

Urbanism is a Toolkit, Not a Wedge
The principles and benefits of good urban design are not limited to downtown.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 04, 2014 in City Life (0 comments)

Now 90, Bernice May Still Holds Barkeep's IOU
To survive in this town, it helps to be hardworking, good humored and tough. There, we've described Bernice May.
by Paul Wilson
Published January 21, 2014 in City Life (12 comments)

Strathcona Snowfall
The first respectable snowfall of the season is supposed to melt later today, but here's a selection of photos I took yesterday to celebrate my neighbourhood in winter.
by Jason Leach
Published January 31, 2012 in City Life (1 comment)

A Love song for Strathcona
Strathcona was the first place I have lived in which I immediately felt part of the community.
by Jason Allen
Published April 18, 2011 in City Life (20 comments)

Winter Cycling in Hamilton in One Easy Step
Riding a bike in a Hamilton winter doesn't require extra equipment or special clothing. An old-fashioned general-purpose bicycle lets me bike all winter long without doing anything special at all.
by Kenneth Moyle
Published February 20, 2011 in City Life (24 comments)

A Locke Street Christmas
Perhaps the best time to enjoy Locke is on a cool, crisp day in December, when the street is decorated festively for the Christmas season and browsers line the sidewalks.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 13, 2010 in City Life (24 comments)

Literary Jewel on James Street Turns a New Leaf
The James Street Book Seller has called this street home for the last five years, dealing in quality used books, selected new releases from local authors, and any book your heart desires via special order.
by Jonathan Dalton
Published December 08, 2010 in City Life (11 comments)

Eat Local - Really Local
Perhaps the key to weaning our dinner tables off of fossil fuels is to start right in our own backyard, or apartment balcony, or even south-facing window.
by Jason Allen
Published July 14, 2010 in City Life (8 comments)

Open Streets Hamilton: A City Built for People
The first Open Streets on James North was an inspiring proof of concept. The next step for this city is to make Open Streets Hamilton a monthly or even weekly event.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 06, 2010 in City Life (25 comments)

Lots to Like About Locke
Locke Street is easily establishing itself as Hamilton's premier destination of eclectic shops, services, and eateries. A new cheese shop soon to open will further increase the mix of amenities.
by Lorne Opler
Published November 12, 2009 in City Life (70 comments)

Raise the Pho
Five new projects will bring more Vietnamese restaurants to the downtown core, even along the unfriendly York/Cannon expressway.
by Jason Leach
Published April 07, 2009 in City Life (9 comments)

Simple Ideas to Make Hamilton a Safe, Liveable City
Let's all do our part to green Hamilton a little, as well as contacting our elected officials with simple, doable ideas to make our city safe and livable.
by Jason Leach
Published March 19, 2009 in City Life (16 comments)

Ethical Consumers Cooperative: Affordable Sustainability
What if there were an organization that offered ethical, environmentally friendly products and services and could fund itself by sharing the difference between retail prices and wholesale costs?
by Amy Kenny
Published January 08, 2009 in City Life (5 comments)

Hamilton Kids Need Summer Transit/Pool Pass
A Splash and Ride pass would really contribute to making Hamilton the best place to raise a child.
by Thom Oommen
Published July 07, 2008 in City Life (5 comments)

Sidewalk Snow Job
We reveal our values by our priorities.
by Jason Leach
Published December 20, 2007 in City Life (5 comments)

A Growing Trend
We are blessed to live in a city in such close proximity to the countryside, and doubly blessed that our countryside contains the best farmland in Canada.
by Jason Leach
Published June 07, 2007 in City Life (0 comments)

Think You Know Your City?
A Hamilton Photo Series on Skyscraper Page highlights just how beautiful our city really is.
by Jason Leach
Published December 13, 2006 in City Life (4 comments)

Chill Out
Hamilton could use a good dose of James North-like fun throughout the entire city and in every season of the year.
by Jason Leach
Published December 13, 2006 in City Life (0 comments)

Downtown Update
Jason tracks the ups and downs in the downtown.
by Jason Leach
Published November 08, 2006 in City Life (13 comments)

Photo Tour: King and James
Jason walks down King Street and up James Street to find beauty and potential in Hamilton's much-maligned downtown core.
by Jason Leach
Published October 06, 2006 in City Life (2 comments)

Turn! Turn! Turn!
Stop asking if the next project will finally revitalize downtown: it's already happening.
by Jason Leach
Published September 20, 2006 in City Life (1 comment)

Northwest Hamilton Photo Tour
Jason staggers around Strathcona Neighbourhood, camera in hand.
by Jason Leach
Published August 30, 2006 in City Life (0 comments)

Happy Birthday to a Great Nation
Canada is known around the world for our nature and beauty and even here in my downtown neighbourhood, that is evident.
by Jason Leach
Published July 05, 2006 in City Life (0 comments)

Summer Photo Tour
Hamilton's downtown is beautiful. Go turn off your computer and enjoy it!
by Jason Leach
Published July 05, 2006 in City Life (3 comments)

A Rainy Day in the Life
Grab your bike and take a trip downtown. Hit the waterfront, farmers market, and the historic neighbourhoods along James St. There is so much more to see when you do Hamilton by foot or bike.
by Jason Leach
Published April 09, 2006 in City Life (0 comments)

Downtown Update
Martini bar or coffee chain: Locke St. continues to evolve. James North hums, and King East shows signs of life.
by Jason Leach
Published January 27, 2006 in City Life (13 comments)

Photo Tour: Winter in Hamilton
Remember that brief period late last year when it snowed in Hamilton? Jason Leach caught some of it on film.
by Jason Leach
Published January 09, 2006 in City Life (0 comments)

'Country Living' in the City
While I understand the frustration of these Ancaster residents with respect to their traffic situation, I can't say that I'm overly sympathetic.
by Jason Leach
Published December 14, 2005 in City Life (0 comments)

Christmas Time in the City
Take the opportunity to do your Christmas shopping in a real neighbourhood instead of a suburban mall or big box strip.
by Jason Leach
Published November 28, 2005 in City Life (0 comments)

Photo Tour: Autumn in Hamilton
Hamiltonians are blessed to have a variety of vistas and urban scenes to enjoy as the leaves change colours and the days grow shorter.
by Jason Leach
Published November 10, 2005 in City Life (1 comment)

A Date With Dad
Living downtown can help children grow up with a much better perspective of life than living in a far flung suburb where nobody says hi and there is nowhere to walk.
by Jason Leach
Published October 07, 2005 in City Life (0 comments)

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