Monthly Archives: June 2014

PHOTO OF THE DAY – June 8th

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Geometry on James St N.

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June 9, 2014 · 8:56 am

I HEART HAMILTON HOSTS “THE PLAYLIST 3.0” AT THIS AIN’T HOLLYWOOD ON SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH TO BENEFIT FOOD4KIDS

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I Heart Hamilton celebrates its third anniversary with The Playlist 3.0 (Fundraiser for Food4Kids) at This Ain’t Hollywood on Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

The Playlist 3.0 features performances by l electronic duo Allosaurus, hip hop-infused jazz quartet Haolin Munk, the debut of The Tallest Tree (new project from Dawn and Marra), groovy pop- rockers Hands & Teeth, and eclectic indie band The Medicine Hat.

All media are welcome and photo and video opportunities are available. Tickets are $10 in advance and are available at This Ain’t Hollywood (345 James Street North), Dr. Disc (20 Wilson Street), and Cheapies (67 King Street East). Tickets are $12 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the event is 19+.

For more information about Food4Kids: www.food4kids.ca

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Architectural Spotlight: The New Royal Connaught Lobby

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With a mixture of both neo-classical and contemporary design, the double-height lobby at The Royal Connaught has been brought back to its former glory and then some.Image
Surrounded by six, two-storey corinthian columns, the sheer size and pure white paint not only makes the columns pop, but also help define the space of the lobby. ImageImage
The ceiling is coffered with an intricate crown molding and three elegant glass raindrop chandeliers, while the floor features a combination of restored original marble and terrazzo tiles.Image ImageImage
A grand staircase leads up to an impressive mezzanine, where the details in the foliage of the column’s capitals, and the lobby’s frieze design can be examined up close. The mezzanine also offers a great view of the space and the four large arched windows that look out onto King Street.Image
The restored lobby will undoubtedly be great to not only host events, but also greet residents and visitors alike into Hamilton’s illustrious past and it’s ambitious future.

For more on the Royal Connaught: https://rebuildhamilton.com/2013/04/02/the-royal-connaught-is-getting-a-second-life/

 

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