North End Nostalgia

The First North Enders

The First North Enders

A land recognition statement by McMaster University’s Indigenous Studies Department now precedes meetings as varied as City of Hamilton Council debates  to neighbourhood planning team gatherings. The Anishinaabe (Mississaugans) and Haudenosaunee (Six Nations...

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Train Wreck at the Desjardins Canal Bridge – March 12, 1857

Train Wreck at the Desjardins Canal Bridge – March 12, 1857

When I walk the Bayfront Park trail, Waterfront Trail to Princess Point, or even along any of the other walks, I enjoy the beautiful vista looking west across to the “high level bridge” over  the Desjardins Canal. I can see and hear birds, traffic and trains. And I...

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My North End

My North End

  I’m new to the North End but I’ve always known it was there. Originally from a small town up North, I wasn’t quite used to the hustle and bustle of a city. The first time I visited the Bayfront, I noticed this sign. I thought - wow - I’ve never seen anything...

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The History of Christmas Windows

The History of Christmas Windows

By Kathryn Smith I remember Eaton’s Windows…  The windows, like the famous department store, are mere memories now, but for those of us who lived through that era, we have many fond recollections of going window gazing during the Christmas season. It was Macy’s...

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