Monthly Archives: June 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY – June 18th

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Medical Arts Building – 179 James St S, Hamilton

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June 18, 2013 · 10:25 pm

PHOTO OF THE DAY – June 13th

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Hamilton Fire Station 1 – 35-44 John St N, Hamilton

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June 13, 2013 · 6:17 pm

PHOTO OF THE DAY – June 9th

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Hamilton Port Authority – 605 James St N, Hamilton

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June 9, 2013 · 8:02 pm

PHOTO OF THE DAY – June 6th

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Lister Block – 28-50 James St N, Hamilton

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June 6, 2013 · 8:26 pm

PHOTO OF THE DAY – June 4th

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Cathedral of Christ the King – 714 King St W, Hamilton

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June 4, 2013 · 10:20 pm

I Heart Hamilton hosts “The Playlist 2.0” benefit at This Ain’t Hollywood

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I Heart Hamilton is celebrating its second anniversary with The Playlist 2.0 (Fundraiser for Food4Kids) at This Ain’t Hollywood on Saturday, June 8th.

The Playlist 2.0 will feature performances by New Hands, The Dirty Nil, and San Sebastian. There will also be guest DJ sets by Rockstars For Hire, the DJ team behind the weekly “No Standards Night” parties.

I Heart Hamilton began in May 2011 with the concept, “Be a tourist in your own city.” The goal of the blog is to not only discover Hamilton, but also encourage others to get out and explore the city. From boutiques to bars and everything in-between, blogger Kristin Archer is dedicated to promoting local businesses by visiting and sharing her findings on the blog.

Last year, The Playlist 1.0 was held at This Ain’t Hollywood, and raised $1719 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton.

All media are welcome and photo and video opportunities are available. Tickets are $12 and are available at the venue or at Dr. Disc. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the event is 19+.

All proceeds from the night will be donated to Food4Kids.

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Architectural Spotlight: Salvation Army – Lawson Ministries Autism Centre

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Salvation Army –  Lawson Ministries Autism Centre
533 Main St East
Trevor Garwood-Jones & Hanam Architects
Built: 2010

Built in 2010, the Salvation Army –  Lawson Ministries Autism Centre was the last building designed by the late architect Trevor Garwood-Jones.

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The centre’s distinctive architecture manages to fit seamlessly within the streetscape. It achieves this through its compatible scale with a high-peaked roof, punched windows, and house-like feel.

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The exterior of the building consists of a yellow compressed concrete cladding, as well as a subtle black cladding along the bottom and sides of the building. The bold yellow cladding creates a uniqueness that separates the centre from its neighbours.

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A rooftop patio provides outdoor space to the small infill lot. The frameless glass panels provide an enclosure that more defines the surrounding space.

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The entrance of the building has a suspended canopy with an accented wood underside. The porch-like entrance signifies the transition between public and private space.

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Inside the building, many of the outer walls consist of a glass block paneling, allowing natural light while maintaining privacy.

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The reception space has some notable features such as an elevator (the building is completely accessible), wood accenting, and a bright orange wall that adds visual weight to the hallway.

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The peaked ceiling is highlighted with timber bolted trusses, providing the reception space with a rustic feel.

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A feature room of the centre is the Snoezlen Room. This room offers therapeutic multisensory stimulation through the use of lighting, sounds, colors, scents, and other senses.

Other rooms in the centre include multi-purpose rooms, a literacy room, café, meeting room, offices, and a mini gym.

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