Today’s Blog features 3 exciting upcomming events:
1. Vintage Marketplace (April 13th and 14th 2013)

What started as a quest for a sole, local vintage retailer has now become Hamilton’s first annual vintage lifestyle show! Produced by two Hamiltonians, The Vintage Marketplace is a 2-day shopping event, celebrating vintage and vintage inspired products and services. It will have everything from clothing and furniture, to jewellery and collectables. And much more in between!
On April 13th and 14th, attendees will be treated to the unique offering of a hybrid show, with 40+ Vendors coming from all over Southern Ontario. There will be something for everyone, as local sights, sounds and tastes of Hamilton businesses are also featured.

2. Doors Open Hamilton (May 4th and 5th)

Hamilton’s landmark buildings and landscapes open their doors for the 11th annual Doors Open Hamilton. The event’s organizers are currently looking for volunteers. Apply by April 1st or call: 905-540-5086. Dowload the application form on the Doors Open website.

3. Renew Hamilton – Local Urban Renewal in Action (April 16th)

The Renew Hamilton Project — an initiative of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of Hamilton and myriad other partners — today announced the premiere public screening of five video case studies that track the changing face of Hamilton’s urban landscape over time.

The studies are a major component of a multi-year undertaking to document, promote and accelerate the regeneration of downtown Hamilton and adjacent neighbourhoods. They are meant to highlight individuals and organizations advancing renewal projects that range from the adaptive reuse of historic buildings to the revitalization of public spaces — initiatives that are attracting people and investments to the heart of the city.

The event — titled New Beginnings — takes place at the:
Art Gallery of Hamilton in downtown Hamilton
Tuesday April 16 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Tickets are $10
per person and everyone is welcome.

To register, contact Whitney Simmons at 905-522-1151 x 100 or

“These documentary-style videos offer hard evidence of progressive renewal activities now taking place in Hamilton,” said Richard Allen, director of The Renew Hamilton Project. “They reflect the city’s rich capacity for renewal and a growing pent up demand for downtown real estate. Most important, they reveal an authentic, community-based approach to urban renewal that is uniquely Hamilton.” Featured in the videos are leading local developers, urbanists and politicians, as well as national commentators Ken Greenberg, Christopher Hume and Bruce Kuwabara.