Hamilton Hosts 2015 Juno Awards

Ash and Bloom weren’t born in Hamilton, but learned to love the city they now call home.

The Hamilton folk duo – whose real names are Matt McKenna and James Bloemendal – wrote a song for the city in which they have lived for more than 10 years. They called it “This Town.”

When Hamilton was announced as the host city for the upcoming Junos, the pair decided to make a video of “This Town,” showing off some of the things they loved about the city.

Ash and Bloom also recruited some friends for the video shoot including Hamilton Spectator music editor Graham Rockingham, Mayor Fred Eisenberger, Brandon Bliss of Monster Truck, Scott Thomspon of CHML, Lou Molinaro of This Ain’t Hollywood, Bob Cowan of CHCH, Keanin Loomis of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, Peter Dyakowski of the Hamilton Tiger Cats, National Academy Orchestra conductor Boris Brott, Sunni Genesco of K-Lite FM and Brodie Schwendiman of The Casbah.

Ash and Bloom will perform Saturday, March 14, at The Gasworks, 141 Park St. N., as part of JunoFest.


City of Hamilton provides low interest loans to office tenants for leasehold improvements

The Office Tenancy Assistance Program aims to attract new office tenants and owner-occupied office uses from outside the City, and to assist existing businesses to expand by 1,000 sq.ft. or more. It provides a low interest loan to building owners or tenants to support eligible leasehold improvements to office buildings located within Downtown Hamilton, Community Downtowns , Business Improvement Areas and the commercial corridors along Barton Street and Kenilworth Avenue North as identified in the Downtown and Community Renewal Community Improvement Project Area. The intent of the loan depends on the square foot area and term of lease or owner-occupied status of the office space, to a maximum of $450,000 per application. Please contact Hazel Milsome at 905-546-2424 x. 2755.

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Real Properties / Jackson Square presents Promise Scholarship to BBBS recipient

Every September, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton Burlington (BBBSHB) hosts a Promise Scholarship evening, where 10 grade 7 “little’s” will receive a Promise Scholarship — that’s $2,000 toward their post secondary education tuition (kept in trust until they are accepted to university or college). In recognition of our hosting the Over the Edge fundraising event, BBBSHB honoured Real Properties Jackson Square by naming one of this years’ scholarships after us. It was our honour to present Yo’lomba Muma with a Promise Scholarship. Congratulations go to Yo’lomba for his hard work in earning the scholarship – we wish him best of luck!