Hamilton Hometown Love

By Ryan McGreal
Published June 19, 2013

Hamilton's Urban Arts Initiative, a local not-for-profit providing outreach to street-involved, homeless and at-risk youth, has produced a wonderful music video called Hamilton Hometown Love:

The video celebrates a city full of richness and beauty that is often overlooked at first glance.

Featuring spoken word and rapping by Leon Robinson and Thea Faulds, the video was created by Andreas King, Collette Schotsman, Carter Shadwell, EhKlay Law, Humam Shwaikh, Jamie Kasiama, Jared Escalante, Mateos, and PJ Singh Chinjer.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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By Proud Hamilton (anonymous) | Posted June 19, 2013 at 08:46:30

This is our Hamilton!

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By Rimshot (anonymous) | Posted June 19, 2013 at 09:52:00

CH is on the verge of its "We're 4 Buffalo" moment.

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By highwater (registered) | Posted June 19, 2013 at 10:03:09 in reply to Comment 89604

It might make a nice change. ;)

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By Ralph W (anonymous) | Posted June 19, 2013 at 10:08:08 in reply to Comment 89605

We CH-CH-Choose Hamilton!

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By dan medakovic (anonymous) | Posted June 19, 2013 at 11:47:08

loved that! Thanks for sharing!

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By SusanPathways (anonymous) | Posted June 20, 2013 at 15:50:56

this is FANTASTIC! makes me wish I lived in Hamilton!

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