Open Streets Hamilton


Mural celebrating McMaster’s 125th year done by Bomb Squad Art Crew.

Open Streets was held on September 23rd on both James St. N and Sterling St. & McMaster. Open Streets works to create an engaging and inclusive community by opening up the streets to everyone and constructing a shared space for all to explore. In short, they succeeded. The day was fantastic, despite the cold and dark, threatening clouds. Both locations were filled with vendors, activities, and people taking advantage of the streets’ shared space. Some highlights included: Smoke’s Poutinerie, 93.3 CFMU, Sweetness Inc, McMaster Marching Band, Planetarium Tours, and Hotti Biscotti among many others. There were also a number of amazing performances, including some from McMaster’s own Gospel Choir, Of Gentlemen and Cowards, and the Steven Strongman Trio. The Bomb Squad Art Crew also showed up to paint a mural celebrating McMaster’s 125th year (side picture).

The Pop the Bubble blog also had a table at the event this weekend, where we asked students and Hamiltonians to write down their favourite places in the city. Here are some of the responses:

Have a favourite that wasn’t mentioned or just want to tell us which place we should check out first? Leave a comment below!