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Hamilton Employment Crawl

Live, work and play in Hamilton.

Hamilton Employment Crawl will highlight employers who get inspired, take action, and build community. Each tour will visit five locations across the city, which host a variety of businesses. Participants will be picked up at their campus, driven by bus to each location, and then dropped off on-campus after the event. On the bus, you will be greeted by staff that will provide you with a lot of information about Hamilton and why it is such a great place to live, work, and play.

Hamilton Employment Crawl is a partnership between McMaster University, Mohawk College, Redeemer University College and Hamilton Economic Development to showcase the industries and opportunities this city has for graduates, as well as some of the things that make Hamilton a great place.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Various locations in Hamilton

Introducing this year’s tours.

You will have the option to take one of two tours upon registration. Here’s a little bit about the organizations and the day.

Tour A:

We are coordinating transportation (including accessible transportation) to each tour stop location.

  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Campus Pick-Up.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Tour stop and check-in at McMaster Innovation Park (MIP). There will be breakfast, a welcome address, presentations and tours. Organizations will include Changing Tides, EnviroSim, Innovation Factory, and The Forge.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Boxed lunch and travel.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tour stop at mcCallumSather.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Travel.
  • 1:15 p.m. /1:30 p.m., – 2:30 p.m., Tour stop at Indwell.
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Travel.
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tour stop at Hamilton Spectator.
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Travel time back to campus.

Tour B:

We are coordinating transportation (including accessible transportation) to each tour stop location.

  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Campus Pick-Up.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Tour stop and check-in at McMaster Innovation Park (MIP). There will be breakfast, a welcome address, presentations and tours. Organizations will include Changing Tides, EnviroSim, Innovation Factory, and The Forge.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Boxed lunch and travel.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tour stop at CanmetMATERIALS.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Travel.
  • 1:15 p.m. /1:30 p.m., – 2:30 p.m., Tour stop at A Rocha: Cedar Haven Eco-Centre.
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Travel.
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tour stop at Hamilton Spectator.
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Travel time back to campus.

Interested in exploring Hamilton?

We have some recommendations.

Photo of a concert with the I Heart Hamilton Logo over it.

Be a tourist in your own city

I Heart Hamilton is a blog about the city written by Hamilton’s own, Kristin Archer. Kristin blogs about local shops, concerts, restaurants, tours, theatre, art, culture, and other fun events happening in Hamilton.

Photo of Hamilton with the Hamilton Hive logo

Connect with young professionals

Hamilton Hive is one of the city’s go-to networks for young leaders to connect and network. Gain experience, build your professional network, and meet inspiring leaders in your industry of interest.

Photo of Hamilton with the Global Hamilton Connect Logo

Live, work, and play in Hamilton

Are you an international student? Global Hamilton Connect is a network that helps international students and young newcomers learn about opportunities to live, work, and play in Hamilton.

Attend the Hamilton Employment Crawl this April to learn more!

Registration is available on OSCARplus.

Food and Drink

From downtown Hamilton’s under-the-radar wineries, cozy cafes, brunch spots on Locke Street and more, there are countless (and delicious!) ways to enjoy Hamilton’s food scene. Your stomach and Instagram will both be happy.

Michael Marini (featured in this video) graduated from McMaster with a BA and MA in Political Science. He currently works as a Co-ordinator, Marketing for the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development Office.

The first Tim Hortons

65 Ottawa St. N.

Go back in time and visit the first-ever Tim Hortons, which opened in Hamilton in 1964. Along with buying a Tim’s coffee, there is a re-creation of the original counter from the 60s.

Hamilton Farmer’s Market

35 York Blvd

hamiltonfarmersmarket.ca

One of Canada’s oldest markets, the Hamilton Farmer’s Market is the perfect place to explore local vendors. Along with the produce, there is a delicious “food hall” with hand-crafted ice-cream and many other local options.

Locke Street Shops

Locke Street

lockestreetshops.com

A great location to explore local shops, cafes, restaurants and bars in Downtown Hamilton.

Brunch

Various locations in Hamilton

Read the blog post

12 Brunch recommendations from Tourism Hamilton, a go-to source to find out what’s happening in the city.

Sew Hungry Food Truck Festival

May 4, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Ottawa Street

sewhungry.com

Check out Ottawa Street’s award-winning food truck rally, which features local vendors and entertainment.

Food and Drink Festival

Typically in November

101 York Blvd

foodanddrinkfest.com

Come and experience an exciting variety of Ontario VQA and international wines, spirits, craft beers, local gourmet food, specialty coffees, teas, decadent desserts and more, all while helping to support a local initiative, Food 4 Kids!

Attend the Hamilton Employment Crawl this April to learn more!

Registration is available on OSCARplus (under Special Events).

Art and Entertainment

Hamilton has a wide range of arts and entertainment, so you can find just the right way to fuel your creative side. From an annual art festival and Canada’s largest free music festival to the third largest permanent art gallery in Canada, there is something for everyone.

Michael Marini (featured in this video) graduated from McMaster with a BA and MA in Political Science. He currently works as a Co-ordinator, Marketing for the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development Office.

Art Crawl

Second Friday of every month

James St N

Happening every second Friday every month, Art Crawl is a chance to learn more about Hamilton’s growing arts, culture, and food scene. There is tons to do from street activities, shopping, and enjoying art to exploring galleries, stores, and restaurants. Businesses are open late to welcome thousands of visitors.

Supercrawl

September 13-15, 2019

James St N

supercrawl.ca

Supercrawl is Hamilton’s premier festival fusing new and independent music with art installations, fashion, performance, literature, theatre, and artisanal craft. Supercrawl was shortlisted for a 2017 Canadian Tourism Award for Event of the Year, received the 2015 Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence for Tourism Event of the Year, and has been recognized as one of Festival and Events Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals/Events for five consecutive years (2015-2019).

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King St W

artgalleryofhamilton.com

Opened in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH) is the third largest permanent art collection in Canada, and brings in nearly 300,000 visitors every year. The gallery rotates their exhibitions two to three times a year and will sometimes bring in travelling exhibitions or curate their own.

Arctic Experience McNaught Gallery

191 James St S

arcticexperience.com

This art gallery that specializes in Inuit Art.

gritLIT

April 11-14, 2019

Homewood Suites by Hilton

gritlit.ca

gritLIT is Hamilton’s annual literary festival, a four-day celebration of Canadian authors. Since its inception in 2004, the festival has built a reputation with readers in the Golden Horseshoe as a place to get “up close and personal” with their favourite authors and to discover new voices.

Doors Open

May 4-5, 2019

doorsopenontario.on.ca

The Ontario Heritage Trust launched Doors Open Ontario in 2002 and it became the first province-wide event of its kind in Canada, attracting visitors and residents to interesting sites across Ontario.

West Hamilton Artists Tour

May 11-12, 2019

westhamiltonartiststour.com

An annual artists event held in several locations around the Locke Street and Strathcona neighbourhoods of Hamilton on Mother’s Day Weekend every year.

100In1Day Hamilton

June 2, 2019

100in1day.org/city/hamilton

100In1Day Hamilton is part of a growing global movement that is changing how people interact with their cities. It provides residents with a platform to showcase their ideas aimed to spark change in their communities.

Festival of Friends

August 2-4, 2019

Gage Park

festivaloffriends.ca

The Festival of Friends is an outdoor music, art, and crafts festival, produced annually since 1976. Previous performers include: Gord Downie, Lights, City and Colour, Sam Roberts Band, and Buffy Sainte-Marie.

Westdale Theatre

1014 King St W

thewestdale.ca

The Westdale Theatre has been an important part of Westdale ever since the neighbourhood was established. In 2017, it was bought by the Westdale Cinema Group and restored. The budget for restoration of the theatre was raised in Hamilton by the residents of the city and the government. The new and restored theatre opened to the public on February 14, 2019.

Hamilton Theatre Inc.

140 MacNab S N

hamiltontheatre.com

Hamilton Theatre Inc is Hamilton Ontario’s oldest musical theatre company presenting the best of Broadway and offering the community an opportunity to get involved in all aspects of theatre.

Zoetic Theatre

526 Concession Street

thezoetic.ca

The Zoetic is Hamilton’s Historic Theatre. Located near the edge of Hamilton Mountain, in the Concession Street district, this almost 90-year old theatre has a vintage style and features different kinds of entertainment, including musicals and sing-a-longs.

FirstOntario Concert Hall

1 Summers Ln

Learn more here.

Featuring year-round concerts, dance performance and live theatre, FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) is known for its gorgeous interior and spectacular acoustics, making it the ideal space to attend events.

FirstOntario Centre

101 York Blvd

Learn more here.

FirstOntario Centre is one of North America’s premier entertainment venues, housing a variety of spectacular concert and sporting events each year.

Tourism Hamilton

28 James St N

tourismhamilton.com

Figuring out what to do in the city? Find out what’s happening in the city and what makes Hamilton great by exploring Tourism Hamilton’s offerings.

Attend the Hamilton Employment Crawl this April to learn more!

Registration is available on OSCARplus (under Special Events).

Outdoors

Known as the waterfall capital of the world, there are countless outdoor activities available in Hamilton. Visit the scenic waterfalls, hike through the trails, or even enjoy dinner at one of the patio restaurants. Hamilton is a great place to discover your outdoor side.

Michael Marini (featured in this video) graduated from McMaster with a BA and MA in Political Science. He currently works as a Co-ordinator, Marketing for the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development Office.

Gage Park

1000 Main St E

gageparkhamilton.ca

Gage Park is a large, multi-purpose park with recreational opportunities, passive areas, and historical significance. It offers a variety of sports activities, such as baseball, tennis, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and lawn bowling, and has lots of open space, which makes it an excellent location for festivals. Gage Park also has two playgrounds (one is wheelchair accessible), a bandshell, greenhouses, gardens, spray pad, wading pool, the Children’s Museum where there is a creative play structure with spring toys and swings, and the beautiful Gage Park Fountain.

Bayfront Park, Pier 4 Park and Waterfront Trail

64 Leander Dr

Learn more here.

Bayfront Park, Pier 4 Park and the waterfront trail are examples of the innovative and dedicated work of the City of Hamilton and its partners, to transform an unappealing industrial landfill site into a beautiful recreational public space. Once filled with hazardous waste, the shoreline of Hamilton Harbour was converted into a serene park offering residents a place to walk, bike and take a moment for quiet reflection.

Hamilton Waterfront, Pier 8

47 Discovery Drive

hamiltonwaterfront.com

From special events, like the Waterfront Festival of Lights, to regular attractions, like bike rentals, boat tours, and outdoor skating, the Hamilton Waterfront – Pier 8 is a great place to go with friends or family.

Hamilton’s Waterfalls

Various locations

Tourism Hamilton’s Guide to the Waterfalls

Hamilton is home to more than 100 waterfalls – all located minutes from the downtown core.

Bruce Trail

Various locations

brucetrail.org

Did you know Hamilton is connected to Canada’s oldest and longest marked path? Spanning 895 k.m., Bruce Trail is a must-visit attraction and the perfect route for visiting some of Hamilton’s waterfalls.

SoBi Hamilton

hamilton.socialbicycles.com

SoBi Hamilton (also known as Hamilton Bike Share) is a non-profit that maintains Hamilton’s bike-sharing, using “smart bike” technology. Bonus: Mac students get a discount!

Outdoor Workout Facilities

Learn more here.

Options include outdoor skating, freefit at City Hall, and QR-friendly fitness trails that incorporate instructional videos to optimize your workout.

100In1Day Hamilton

June 2, 2019

100in1day.org/city/hamilton

100In1Day Hamilton is part of a growing global movement that is changing how people interact with their cities. It provides residents with a platform to showcase their ideas aimed to spark change in their communities.

The day typically features many outdoor activities, including a biking challenge!

Attend the Hamilton Employment Crawl this April to learn more!

Registration is available on OSCARplus (under Special Events).

Sports

Did you know, the Hamilton Bulldogs are the 2018 OHL champions? From the historic Tiger Cats to the new and upcoming soccer team, Hamilton’s growing sports scene is the place to be for sports fans.

Michael Marini (featured in this video) graduated from McMaster with a BA and MA in Political Science. He currently works as a Co-ordinator, Marketing for the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development Office.

Around the Bay Road Race

Typically takes place in March

bayrace.com

The Around the Bay Road Race is the oldest long distance road race in North America. Started in 1894, the race is 30K that goes around the Hamilton harbour. There is also a shorter 5K version that goes down York St.

Hamilton Tiger Cats

ticats.ca

The Tiger Cats have called Hamilton their home for a very long time. Started in 1950, the team has won 8 Grey Cups.

Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club

hamiltonbulldogs.com

Started in 2015, the Bulldogs are proud to call themselves Hamiltonians. They are the current OHL champions.

Outdoor Workout Facilities

Learn more here.

Options include outdoor skating, freefit at City Hall, and QR-friendly fitness trails that incorporate instructional videos to optimize your workout.

Forge FC

forgefc.canpl.ca

Forge Football Club is a Hamilton’s new soccer club. The club will compete in the Canadian Premier League in the inaugural 2019 season and play its home games at Tim Hortons Field.

100In1Day Hamilton

June 2, 2019

100in1day.org/city/hamilton

100In1Day Hamilton is part of a growing global movement that is changing how people interact with their cities. It provides residents with a platform to showcase their ideas aimed to spark change in their communities.

The day typically features many outdoor activities, including a biking challenge!

Canadian Football Hall of Fame

58 Jackson St W

cfhof.ca

Do you enjoy football? Hamilton is home to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Flamboro Speedway

873 5th Concession Rd W

flamborospeedway.ca

Flamboro Speedway was established in 1961 and has provided a full summer schedule of high-speed, high-excitement grassroots stock car racing action every year since, making it one of Canada’s longest running stock car tracks.

2015 PanAm Games

tourismhamilton.com/panam

In 2015, Hamilton hosted the PanAm Games at the CIBC Pan Am Hamilton Soccer Stadium.

FirstOntario Centre

101 York Blvd

Learn more here.

FirstOntario Centre is one of North America’s premier entertainment venues, housing a variety of spectacular concert and sporting events each year.

Attend the Hamilton Employment Crawl this April to learn more!

Registration is available on OSCARplus (under Special Events).

Presented in Partnership

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