In late March the smell of burnt coal hovered over east Hamilton’s Crown Point neighbourhood, not far from the steel plants along Lake Ontario. A March 25 article in the Hamilton Spectator reported that a temperature inversion (two layers of air, warm on top of cool) was keeping pollutants in a holding pattern that posed …Continue reading "That bad smell"
“We share the sense of wonder with people”, he said. There will be workshops, such as entomology and gold-panning, for different ages.Continue reading "The Strangest Place is Now Here"
Juliana’s influences include Art Nouveau, psychedelia, and meditation and intuition. Her artistic goal is to create beauty in the world and help highlight what is possible.Continue reading "Her Home is Ottawa Street"
Undeniably, all this creative street art brings the community together, and helps the small business to thrive. These wonderful pieces and many more, make our Crown Point vibrant and always fun to discover.Continue reading "Crown Murals"
The first Little Free Library book-sharing box was built in 2009 in Wisconsin, USA. After a decade, this award-winning program has become a world-wide movement.Continue reading "Little Free Crown Point"
The Ottawa Street Farmers Market on Saturday is here to stay and there is no tension nor rift with the retailers and merchants in the Ottawa Street BIA. Nica vanBeuzekom, co-owner of the Branching Path Farm, is of the view that an opinion piece in the Hamilton Spectator on Feb. 27 paints an erroneous picture …Continue reading "Updated: Family food, not feud"
Two recent instances at Ottawa and Cannon last year, where drivers lost control of their cars and smashed into buildings, have highlighted the issue of road safety for local residents and merchants in the Crown Point area. Fortunately, nobody walking along the sidewalk during these incidents were injured or killed, but many residents are deeply …Continue reading "Car crash central: Ottawa and Cannon"
The pandemic may have induced a lockdown and provincial state of emergency, but life and business continue in Crown Point. There will be two new cannabis stores opening up in the neighbourhood. Each are on the east side with one conveniently close to Roxborough and the other closer to Barton. True North Cannabis Co., near …Continue reading "Things are still happening on Ottawa Street"
Belview Park is preparing to be added to the list of community run outdoor ice rink surfaces that include locations like Gage Park, HAAA, and Inch/Eastmount which are already running.Continue reading "Outdoor Skating in Crown Point"
It was fall 2013 when I first talked to Khaldoon Ahmad, a planner with the City of Hamilton, who was developing a street master plan for the one-kilometre long stretch of Ottawa Street North between Main Street East and Barton. Major funds had not yet been put aside at City Hall for a makeover, but …Continue reading "Master Plan for Ottawa Street North?"