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Imperial Street

Just want to send a quick plug to a recent commenter’s blog.  If you live in KW, or just want to visit check out the Kitchener Life blog. With the stated aim of showing that life in Kitchener is tolerable, it promises to be a great read, if the first few posts are any indication. You will find a permanent link to the blog over there –>.

Reading that blog reminds me of the most common question I am asked about Hamilton, what is there to do?  In recent years I have met a lot of new Hamiltonians who wonder what they can get up to.  I usually mention the most obvious things like Webster’s Falls, the Farmer’s Market, the Art Gallery, or any of the lovely civic museums (my former employer).  Any of those would be a great choice.  Depending on what your interest is you can do just about anything either in Hamilton or just a short drive away.

For sports lovers we have the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the Bulldogs, Tiger Cats, Red Wings, Real McCoys, McMaster and Mohawk Varsity sports, and a thriving adult sports scene. I’d recommend Reach Forth sports and the South Hamilton Ball Hockey Club. If you want to watch harness racing or gamble on the slots, head out to Flamboro DownsFlamboro Speedway offers something for the speed freak in all of us.

The music scene is not on par with Toronto, or even Guelph, but there is still much to be enjoyed.  The Casbah and Hess Village are the two most obvious choices, but the Corktown offers a nice alternative to that scene. In addition we have lots of Jazz, Symphonic, and Blues music around.  The summer brings the Festival of Friends, It’s Your Festival, and streetfests on Locke, Concession, and in WestdaleFieldcote Museum offers an amazing summer concert series on Sunday evenings from June to August.

There are many more attractions that I should list, so I will follow up this post tomorrow with a part II looking at other attractions and the local theatre scene.

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