People & Events
ARTIST PROFILE: Halina Grzyb
Rather than considering her artistry a gift or a talent, Oakville artist Halina Grzyb calls it her “personal addiction.” She's been expressing her life experiences through art since she was a little girl living in Poland. More
ARTIST PROFILE: Julia Mori
At first glance Julia Mori's “Wedding” collection looks like a series of wedding photographs. Take a closer look and you'll see the guests' faces are blurred in her abstract representation of a faded family photo. More
SCENE & HEARD: January/February 2017
Maroon 5 has a lot going for them. The band has a hunky lead singer and frontman in Adam Levine and a string of hits to their name. And, they will be making a stop at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton on March 1. More
GOODWILL: Carpenter Hospice
GOODWILL: Carpenter Hospice
Palliative care has captured the attention of the nation. No longer a taboo subject, death or long term illness is a matter the aging population is beginning to look at. Quality of life is being honoured, increasing the need for hospice and palliative care facilities, programs and services. Read More..
BOOKS: January/February 2017
BOOKS: January/February 2017
New reads for the new year. Read More..
DESIGN STUDIO: The Shoppery
DESIGN STUDIO: The Shoppery
Clean classic designs, bohemian simplicity with contemporary updates, few seams and one quality piece of imported leather is what differentiates The Shoppery's vision of handmade bags, totes and wallets – each designed with longevity and versatility in mind. Read More..
Parks Canada joins in 150th celebrations
Parks Canada joins in 150th celebrations
Canada has never been so accessible thanks to a new initiative from Parks Canada. Read More..
James Corden to host Laugh Out Loud fundraiser
James Corden to host Laugh Out Loud fundraiser
James Corden, host of The Late Late Show and “carpool karaoke” star, will host this year's 5th annual Laugh Out Loud (LOL) fundraising event. Read More..
A natural nutrition boost
A natural nutrition boost
Give your meals a nutritional boost with new Haskap Berry Powder from Haskapa. Read More..
Shaw Festival lineup announced
Shaw Festival lineup announced
The Shaw Festival returns for its 56th year with new Artistic Director Tim Carroll at the helm. Read More..
The Great Trail will be complete in 2017
The world's longest recreational trail is set to reach completion in 2017. Read More..
GOODWILL: The Shoebox Project
GOODWILL: The Shoebox Project
Women love to feel pampered. Be it the latest shade in lipstick, a pretty fleece scarf or opulent bath lotion, it's the little things that make us feel good about ourselves. But there are women – countless women – that for reasons beyond their control have no access to life's simple pleasures. They are our neighbours, our friends, our family, and they are homeless, living in a myriad of controlled shelters. Read More..
SCENE & HEARD: November/December 2016
SCENE & HEARD: November/December 2016
Bif Naked is an interesting woman. While she's likely best known for her music career, she's also had a successful stint as an actor, a spoken word poet and just released her memoirs I, Bificus. She's also a cancer survivor. If you're a fan of her music, or just find her whole life story fascinating, you might want to check her out when she comes to The Studio at Hamilton Place on November 12 as part of her Songs and Stories Tour. Read More..
ARTIST PROFILE: Amanda Paterson
ARTIST PROFILE: Amanda Paterson
When an arts supporter approached artistic director Amanda Paterson about sponsoring a new production, she created Oakville Ballet, a youth company for classical ballet dancers. “We worked together on the production to figure out how we could start to bring in a new audience and educate them about classical ballet,” Paterson explains. Read More..
DESIGN STUDIO: Angela DeMontigny
DESIGN STUDIO: Angela DeMontigny
It's slow fashion,” designer Angela DeMontigny says as she discusses her edgy eclectic custom couture collection worn by celebrities across North America, many musicians and many First Nations customers. “I'm old school,” she says. It takes time to craft, individualize and tailor each DeMontigny piece, just as it takes time to develop a 21-year fashion career that took her from Vancouver to a fashion design internship with CCAB (Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business) in Toronto, and finally to a storefront in Hamilton and a residence near Ancaster. Read More..
BOOKS: November/December 2016
BOOKS: November/December 2016
New reads to keep you warm this winter. Read More..
Winter Fun Guide 2016
Winter Fun Guide 2016
Enjoy the season and keep your holiday merry and bright with this roundup of local winter and holiday-themed events. Read More..
Fashionable fitness tracker
Fashionable fitness tracker
Stay fit and fashionable with the new Fitbit Flex 2 and its stunning accessories. Read More..