Canstruction Hamilton's inaugural event will be held on October 9, 2015 along James Street North.
Hamilton's canstruction will be a one-day collaborative and interactive event where individuals gather together to design and build can structures over the course of one day. Individuals will be sorted into teams on the morning of the event. Teams each receive the same "kit of parts" - a pallet of identical canned goods - and will work together to come up with a design for their structure. They will then have the rest of the day to build their can structure.
Once the can structures have been completed, we will tour all the structures along James North during October's Art Crawl, followed by a celebration of our efforts at the Spice Factory.
Structures will be left up for viewing by the community during Art Crawl and for the entire weekend. After this time, structures will be de-canstructed and food will be donated to Hamilton Food Share.
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Bill Freeman will outline the possibilities for mixed use development in Hamilton and discuss how our current round of urban revitalization relates (or doesn't) to 1960s/70s urban renewal.
Bill is well known for his book Their Town, which details Hamilton's political history from the 1920s to 1970s and offers valuable insight into how City Hall and development policies shaped downtown, core area neighbourhoods and the waterfront, especially in the '60s and '70s.
His new book, The New Urban Agenda (read the RTH review), outlines the need for a new way of city-building in the 21st century, and argues that what is needed is an active and engaged urban citizenry informed about the governance, planning and development changes we need to make in order to build more vibrant, inclusive and sustainable cities.
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Third Annual Cranksgiving Hamilton - a Bicycle Food Drive to support the Welcome Inn Food Bank
Registration starts in Gore Park at 1:00 pm, ride starts at 2:00 pm. Prizes awarded at 4:30pm.
It's easy. You show up with a bike, a bag, a lock, and at least $25 to buy groceries grab a map and manifest with the list of stores and food items, figure out the best route, and start riding when we say "GO!". Visit the checkpoints and purchase the items on the list then get back to the finish line with your groceries as quickly as possible!
Race to win or participate at your own pace scavenger-hunt style. All bikes and riders welcomed with both a beginner (~10km) and advanced (~25km) route - lets have fun!
Free registration at Gore Park at 1:00pm, ride begins at 2:00pm sharp! Prizes awarded at 4:30pm.
Preregister with Eventbrite to skip the registration line the day of the event - we'll have your manifest and spoke card ready for pick up when you arrive! http://bit.ly/1UPuNJm
Use a Sobi as your bike and your ride time for free!
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Are you looking for ways to reduce your energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and to reduce costs? Would you like to learn more about the the upcoming Province of Ontario greenhouse gas cap & trade legislation and how it will affect your business, public sector institution or other organization?
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Free Public Talk. Everyone welcome! McMaster map specialist Gordon Beck uses archival material to describe how the 'new' techniques of aerial photography influenced the course of WW1 and today's mapping. He is currently finishing a documentary with Canadian Geographic for broadcast this year. Wheelchair accessible venue is close to HSR bus stops. See the website for parking advice and a map.
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Leading into Hamilton's Mozart Festival, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and The Hamilton Association welcome you to hear David Bowser give a free public talk about Mozart and his music, enlivened by musical accompaniment from an HPO player. David Bowser is Artistic Director of the Mozart Project, conducts the Toronto Mozart Players, Hart House Chorus, the Oakville Choral Society and the McMaster Chamber Orchestra. Reserve a seat by calling the HPO at 905-526-7756. Seating is limited.
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Free illustrated public talk; everyone welcome! Writer Jill Downie published historical novels, plays and biographies before starting to write mystery novels set on the Channel Island of Guernsey. She follows clues leading from a Guyanese childhood to Hamilton and through Guernsey in life and writing.
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