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Jun 21, 2016

Canada Day with Fireworks at the Waterfront

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Celebrate Canada Day with Fireworks and Family Fun at the Waterfront on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Bayfront (200 Harbourfront Drive) and Pier 4 (Leander Drive, west of Bay Street North) Parks.

This year, the City of Hamilton is pleased to welcome RBC as a presenting sponsor.


Family activities and entertainment throughout the parks will start at 4 p.m. and include: an interactive arts mural, aerial artists, face painters, balloonists and more!


Visitors can enjoy a huge selection of food trucks serving Southern BBQ, Mexican cuisine, Greek specialties, poutine, grilled cheese, locally roasted coffee, hot dogs, ice cream and more throughout the afternoon and evening. Most vendors accept cash only.


The fireworks display will start at 10 p.m. Fireworks will be launched from the north-west point of Bayfront Park requiring a section of the park to be...

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Jun 17, 2016

Mac Farmstand - Grand opening June 22nd!

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Mac Farmstand, the MSU's student-run farmer's market, is preparing for its grand opening on Wednesday June 22nd from 11am to 4pm in MUSC Marketplace. Alongside free local food and live musicians, the event will feature a ceremonial apple biting at 12 pm, celebrating the beginning of Mac Farmstand's sixth season. Mac Farmstand will operate throughout the summer in MUSC Marketplace, but will, from time-to-time, take to the great outdoors and enjoy the nice summer weather in front of the Nina de Velliers Memorial Garden near University Hall. Mac Farmstand will be open every Wednesday and Thursday from 11-4 until the end of October.

Sourcing their products from local Ontario farms and organizations, Mac Farmstand allows the McMaster community to discover a variety of food produced close to home, encouraging a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle. Through local...

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May 17, 2016

Greg Knox appointment McMaster Marauders head coach

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McMaster Marauders are excited to announce that former Defensive Coordinator Greg Knox has been selected to become the Interim Head Coach of Marauder Football for the 2016 season.

The appointment marks Coach Knox’s first head coaching opportunity at the CIS level, after previously serving eight years on the Marauder staff.

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May 14, 2016

Progress of the new Centre for Engineering Experiential Learning building

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The new $11-million Gerald Hatch Centre for Engineering Experiential Learning building is coming along well.

In case you've been wondering what that structure is that is being built to the left side of JHE, it is a three-storey, 28,000-square-foot building, that will house engineering teams, clubs, societies, student support services and collaborative workspace.

See photos taken recently:

The building is expected to be completed in early 2017.

"Equipped with meeting rooms, large building spaces and shared workspaces, the Hatch Centre has been designed as a hub for the Faculty’s 5,000 undergraduate engineering students to collaborate on projects and share ideas to foster experiential learning and support work being...

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May 14, 2016

New McMaster Students - This app will help you navigate campus

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Want to see inside of buildings on campus and quickly find the classroom you're looking for? Want directions to your next class? Want to quickly see when the next HSR bus arrives? This app does it all.

MacQuest is an Android app that was launched last year and developed by the Wireless System Research Group (WiSeR) from the Department of Computing and Software at McMaster University.

It provides on-campus navigation with mapping and comprehensive building floor plan visualization. You can see INSIDE of buildings on campus, where they've mapped out rooms, bathrooms, elevators, stairs, and hallways.

Features of the app:
  • Building index - Easily find a building from the list
  • Navigation - The app will guide you with directions between rooms, buildings, or any spot

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May 13, 2016

FREE movie ticket for Jackson Square

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You can get a FREE movie ticket to go see ANY movie at the new Landmark Cinema downtown at Jackson Square by downloading the new ATOM TICKETS app.

Landmark Cinemas has renovated the theatre at Jackson Square with beautiful recliner seating that is very luxurious. Go and try them out, support new local business downtown!


1) Download their ticketing app called ATOM (search your iOS/Android app store).

2) Pick Hamilton as your city

3) Pick a movie, and your first ticket is FREE! (the price will show as $0.00)

4) Choose a seat (Yes, you get RESERVED SEATING!)

5) Create an account on Atom Tickets. You will need a credit card (but it won't be charged)

6) Confirm your account, and phone number (via text message), and you will be given a graphic to scan when you arrive at the theatre.



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May 12, 2016

City moves ahead with plan to designate Westdale Theatre as a heritage building

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The city will inspect Westdale Theatre to potentially designate it as a heritage building, and will let the theatre's owners know of this plan in a letter later this month.

The Westdale Theatre was built in 1935 and is an iconic part of Westdale and the McMaster area.

Hamilton heritage officials will inspect the 1935 theatre to see if it's worthy of a heritage designation, likely in 2018. If the designation happens, it will make the theatre – Hamilton's last single-screen theatre and the first "built for sound" – harder to modify or demolish.

Residents are increasingly worried about the fate of the theatre, said Aidan Johnson, Ward 1 councillor. He's made several attempts to meet with the owners to find out their plans, and pushed the city to move ahead with the designation anyway.

"People want the Westdale protected and well...

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