Brian Roulston

Brian Roulston

Hello everyone, since 2015, I’ve been lucky to be among the many great volunteers and writers at the North End Breezes. It’s been fun researching and reading about our North End and the city in which we live, Hamilton, Ontario.

The Man Who Planned Hamilton

The Man Who Planned Hamilton

Louis Gentilcore, one of Canada's earliest historical geographers between 1787 and 1795, once wrote, "No other surveyor in Upper Canada surveyed and subdivided so much territory." He was referring to Augusta Jones, who originally planned our city. Jones was a farmer,...

A Lot Has Changed Since Then…

A Lot Has Changed Since Then…

by Brian Roulston The village of Hamilton, in the beginning, was shaded by large trees, some of which were hundreds of years old with several small ravines, bogs, streams and dense vegetation. The wind, frogs croaking, crickets chirping, birds singing; maybe the...

Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

By Brian Roulston It’s that time of year again when Santa and all the elves at the North Pole are hard at work making toys, cleaning the sleigh and checking Rudolph’s nose. Reading and writing letters from children all around the world is one of Santa’s most sizeable...