THIS WEEK IN THE HAMMER: MAY 1 - 7, 2017

A PEEK INTO SOME EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN AND AROUND HAMILTON

Monday, May 1, 2017

PED Talk @ McMaster University

Creating Hamilton’s Industrial Bayfront

Hamilton’s Bayfront is the city’s largest industrial area and a major revitalization opportunity. With the changes in the steel industry and in the manufacturing landscape, the Bayfront represents a significant city-building opportunity within the broader Hamilton and Greater Toronto Area.

In this PEDTalk, we trace the development of the “manufacturing district” that emerged in the decades that followed, a mix of heavy and light industry as well as working class neighbourhoods. We consider the challenges faced by Hamilton’s civic boosters over those decades as they sought to build liveable communities, ones that would avoid the blight that they associated with other industrial cities.

This talk will also provide an opportunity to learn about the City of Hamilton’s Bayfront Industrial Strategy. Planning and Economic Development staff will join the keynote speakers to introduce the comprehensive work that the City is undertaking to guide future improvements, investments and redevelopment of this important employment area.

When: 4:30 – 6:30

Where: David Braley Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University,100 Main Street West
Auditorium - 2032, Hamilton, ON

More info here

Wednesday, May 3 to Saturday May 6, 2017

Changing the Script Film Festival @ The Art Gallery of Hamilton

Changing the Script is a film festival that examines film through the lens of mental health. Thank you to our Community partner McMaster Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences for supporting this important festival.

List of days and films here

Saturday, May 6 & Sunday May 7, 2017

Cotton Factory Spring Market @ The Cotton Factory

The tenants of Hamilton's Cotton Factory are at it again! Don't miss this incredible two day outdoor handmade market!

Amazing shopping, live music, food and lots more! The talented artists and business owners of the Cotton Factory offer stunning and one of a kind art, clothing, classes and handmade goods from every medium imaginable. Bring the kids, call a friend and come enjoy a great weekend in The Courtyard - located off the back parking lot next to The Loading Dock.

When: 10 am - 4 pm both days

Where: The Cotton Factory Courtyard - located off the back parking lot next to The Loading Dock. 270 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton, ON

More info here

Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7, 2017

Veggie and Herb Sale @ Green Venture

Join us for Green Venture's 1st Annual Seedling Sale!

Let's get growing #hamont! Are you an avid backyard gardener or have a community garden plot that is waiting to be filled this year? Interested in experimenting with container gardening? Take a trip to the EcoHouse on the weekend of Doors Open Hamilton to pick out your seedlings!  We have a variety of heirloom tomatoes, bell and jalapeno peppers, eggplant, herbs, kale, broccoli and more!

All of the seedlings have been grown at the EcoHouse by our dedicated staff and volunteers.

When: Saturday from 10am - 4pm and Sunday from 12pm - 4pm

Where: Green Venture, 22 Veevers Road, Hamilton, ON

More info here

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Risky Business @ The Casbah

‘80s outfits and costumes are always welcome! There is also a confection table featuring ‘80s pinback button and candy. Presented by Hop City Brewing (http://www.hopcity.com/) and The Generator (http://www.thegenerator.ca/). And we cannot forget our ‘80s inflatable figures and decor are involved!

When: 10 pm

Where: The Casbah, 30 King Street West, Hamilton, ON

More info here

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Bike for Mike @ Collective Arts (Bikeables will be riding this year!)

The 7th Annual Mike Ride is on Sunday, May 7th, 2017!

Donate here!

Whether he was working as a bicycle messenger downtown, commuting to and from McMaster University, or simply cycling up Sydenham Hill or down Sulphur Springs, Mike loved to ride. Help us show [them] the way and spread Mike’s message of making Hamilton a more cycle friendly city at this year’s Mike Ride!

Join us at Collective Arts Brewing, as we experience the joys of being on a bike, while raising money to help provide bikes for kids and families in Hamilton.

Sign-in: 8:00 – 8:30 am.
Welcome and safety: 8:30 – 8:45 am.
Ride start: 8:45 am

Where: Collective Arts Brewery, 207 Burlington Street East, Hamilton, ON

More info here

 

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