The Showroom a flourishing fashion designer hub in Hamilton

There’s a new fashion hub in Hamilton And it’s a place that’s overflowing with innovation and creativity. I recently visited The Showroom, a large studio space located at the Cotton Factory, flooded with natural light from huge windows. I was fortunate to meet up with two of the fashion designers that use the space. Both Leslie Smith-Aragona and Ash Bullock

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The Arty Crowd launches as Hamilton’s online hub for artists and art lovers

The Hamilton Arts Council has just launched The Arty Crowd, a brand new digital hub that connects Hamilton artists with audiences and arts opportunities. Check out the website at theartycrowd.ca  If you’re an artist, you can sign up on the site for free. Hamilton Arts Council will promote your events to their 25,000 followers across their social media platforms. You’ll

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Women Who Rock awards to honour trailblazing women for a 6th year

Do you know a woman who has done extraordinary things during this past year? The Women Who Rock awards wants your nominations of women in the community who have forged a path, shattered a glass ceiling, or sparked a movement. October is Women’s History Month, and it’s the perfect time to honour women who are leading the community in so

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Hamilton entrepreneur creates shopping platform for local pottery artists

The Northern Kiln is a brand new platform, just launched for local Ontario potters to sell their amazing functional pottery amidst a pandemic that has seen their regular sales avenues cancelled.  The company was founded by Rhiane Heslop, a born and bred Hamiltonian (recently moved to Guelph with her boyfriend), a young female entrepreneur who started the initiative while also

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Girl on the Wing uses lockdown as opportunity to create online shop

Girl on the Wing has been a staple of Hamilton’s boutique shopping scene for years now. Even if you haven’t been in the store, you may be familiar with owner Whitney McMeekin’s handiwork around the city with community events like Hamilton Flea, the Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival, Good Foot Party, and more. Her creativity and entrepreneurial spirit combined

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FLOW by nicole brings unique and trending fashion to Hamilton

There’s a boutique in Ancaster with a hot pink carpet runway leading to the entrance, and walking it makes you feel like you’re about to experience something spectacular. As you enter the shop, the soaring ceilings, chandeliers and stunning fashions stop you in your tracks. You’ve arrived at FLOW by nicole, and you’re greeted by Nicole herself, who is as

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Fairly Frosted Vegan Bakery opens Valentine’s Day in Hamilton

Lise-Anne Gregoire fulfilled her dream of operating a vegan business back in 2012 with the beginning of Fairly Frosted in the Guelph area. The dream takes a turn into Hamilton this year, with the launch of a brick and mortar bakery opening on Valentine’s Day in the cafe space at the Kitchen Collective at 811 King Street East. The business

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East Hamilton Cheese celebrates two years on Ottawa Street

East Hamilton Cheese Company The big cheese on Ottawa Street A few doors down from Cannon Coffee, you’ll spot the yellow sign of East Hamilton Cheese Company. Step inside and be greeted by the smiling face of Yvette, the owner, and a lit-up display of cheese galore – glowing like a beacon on Ottawa Street North. One of the only

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