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Ashleigh Bell Ashleigh Bell is a designer and heritage project coordinator at the City of Hamilton’s Tourism & Culture Division. She is an alumnus and faculty associate of Willowbank School for Restoration Arts and has led heritage education seminars for the Hamilton-Burlington Society of Architects. Ashleigh lives and works on James Street North in downtown Hamilton. Follow her on Twitter @AshleighMBell. Her blog Heritage Hotspots invites readers to discover the city’s incredible heritage landscape that makes Hamilton unique in the region and the many new heritage projects creating vibrant places to live, work and play.

Beer Heritage in Hamilton

Hamilton’s has seen a steady flow of new craft breweries open in the last few years – a perfect pairing for the city’s red hot culinary scene.

This new wave of breweries are bringing back historic traditions in a new way, building on the deep roots of Hamilton’s brewing history.

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Get Out Into the Green: Upcoming Outdoor Events at Civic Museums

Here are just three upcoming outdoor events being hosted at Hamilton Civic Museums this summer, providing opportunities for people of all ages and interests to come outside and explore the landscapes of our heritage sites.

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Explore Hamilton’s Hidden Heritage – Enjoy Museum Month this May

Hamilton civic museums will be participating in Museum Month this May, kicking off the month by opening up many historic sites and cultural facilities (for FREE!) in partnership with Doors Open and Jane’s Walk, May 2 and 3 weekend.


Bringing Back the Block – The Story of Hamilton’s Iconic Lister Building

Hamilton is experiencing an incredible period of growth. The recent revitalization of the Lister has sparked significant increase in development interest downtown, resulting in projects that continue to shape Hamilton’s urban landscape. Find out about the Lister’s history and where we go from here!

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An Arts Heritage Walking Tour of historical James Street

The popular strip has been making headlines across the country for its uniquely charged grassroots arts scene. The story of the street’s incredible heritage can be told in part by exploring some its beautiful arts heritage pieces.


Places to Play

Hamilton is an exciting place to be right now, especially for those of us attracted to the amazing architecture this city boasts. Let’s take a look at some of these new places to play around town.

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