The ribbon cutting at the Gage Park Pump Park in 2015

Rolling along despite vandalism

In Crown Point we’re fortunate to have a number of people, groups and organzations that engage in activities that enrich the community and build up social capital. Among them, the people behind and within New Hope Community Bikes (NHCB) stand out as leaders. The work and legacy of NHCB reaches beyond the confines of their …

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Stilt walkers and actors perform the history of water treatment and delivery in Hamilton.
Stilt walkers and other performers the history of water delivery in Hamilton. Sean Hurley

Finale delights everyone

There was a standing-room-only crowd on hand for the closing reception to the month long DeLight Festival at the Hamilton Steam Museum on Woodward Avenue this past weekend. It was worth it. The Hamilton Aerial Group provided a unique telling of Hamilton’s water history that was spellbinding. With intricate costumes, puppets, and recorded music, a …

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Part of Donna Arkey's piece at night. Photo by Jeff Hayward.
Part of Donna Arkey's The Last icebergs at night. Photo by Jeff Hayward. Photo by Jeff Hayward.

‘Tip of the Iceberg’ vandalized at Andrew Warburton Memorial Park

Donna Akrey’s comment on the vandalism against her installation on the Pipeline Trail was candid: “…the layers of meaning in a work to ‘replenish’ icebergs being vandalized is pretty poignant.” Akrey’s work contains many layers of meaning for anyone willing to contemplate it. The installation provides moulds in which the Hamilton artist invites viewers to …

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Delight Festival Poster

deLight Festival: Last Days of Ice and Snow

Red Tree Collective, in collaboration with Hamilton Dialogues and Pipeline Trail Hamilton presents the 4th annual DeLight Festival February 1st to 29th, 2020 A multi disciplinary festival with installations of visual art, poetry, sound and community art along the Pipeline Trail between London Street North and Strathearne Avenue. Hamilton’s Pipeline Trail is an urban walking path with …

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Anna Gorman

Signs of spring, summer (and smoking!) in the Depave Garden

A tiger swallowtail butterfly flutters along the tops of the newly planted perennials now stretching towards the sky after a long winter’s sleep in the Depave Garden, while a sparrow bounces across the mulched ground searching for last year’s seeds. There is life in the garden and much has been done to keep this special …

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Volunteers are hard at working sorting and pricing items for sale.

Garden Day in Crown Point

Saturday is the annual Garden Day sales hosted by the Crown Point Garden Club in the parking lot of the Crown Point Community Church at 92 Ottawa Street North. There will be a selection of annuals, perennials,  natives, vegetables and varieties for every taste as well as free compost and woodchips. It all begins at …

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Garden Club members relax after a meeting. Sean Hurley

What’s going on with the Crown Point Community Planning Team?

Readers of The Point are probably aware that we have been the newspaper of the Crown Point Community Planning Team (CPCPT). While the paper has made the transition from newsprint to online, there have also been some changes in the Planning Team. For background, the CPCPT has been meeting for about 10 years as a …

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Delight Festival 2016
Delight Festival 2016 Jeff Hayward

Do you have a Delightful art installation idea?

We hear that some of you are missing Delight, Hamilton’s only light festival, and we wanted to tell you not to worry – Delight will be reborn this coming June, but with a twist. Calling all artists, students and community members – we want to hear your ideas and help you #MakeYourDelight during this year’s …

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