Hanrahan’s in the News

Hanrahan’s owner Konrad Sit led a media tour for The Hamilton Spectator and CBC Hamilton last week. Cathie Coward and Samantha Craggs report. Spectator print edition: “Behind the curtain at Hanrahan’s” (Feb. 28, 2020, A6) | CBC Hamilton: “Take a look at the spooky underground vault of the former Hotel Hanrahan” (Feb. 29, 2020) Scot…

Historic Hanrahan’s Hotel Saved from Demolition

Hanrahan’s has a new lease on life — and it’s front page news this weekend. Read Matthew Van Dongen’s article in the long weekend edition of The Hamilton Spectator. Print: “Hamilton’s last strip club saved from demolition” (Feb. 15, 2020, A1–2) | online: “What a tease: Hamilton’s last strip club saved from the wrecking ball”…

Cadence Machry Nominated for WOD Award

Congratulations to Cadence Machry on being nominated for a YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Award! I was pleased to nominate Machry in the Arts | Culture | Design category. Launched in 1975 as the Status of Women committee’s Woman of the Year Awards, the YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards celebrate the achievements of Hamilton…

Honourable Mention for Industrial Evolution

My Hamilton Magazine feature, Industrial Evolution, has been recognized by the 2019 SWP Awards. Juror Shane Neilson chose the feature for an Honourable Mention in the Alvin A. Lee Award for Creative Non-Fiction category. Congratulations to all the award recipients! The Short Works Prize was founded in 2014 by Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine, Bryan…

Meet Me at Hanrahan’s

I met with Spectator columnist Paul Wilson to chat local history and the fate of Hanrahan’s, the historic railway hotel turned tavern on Barton Street. First opened in the 1870s, the former Mechanics’ Hotel / Hotel Hanrahan was the childhood home of prominent Canadian magistrate — and 1916 speed-typing champion — J. Arthur Hanrahan. As…

Cadence Machry Nominated for a Hamilton Arts Award

Congratulations to Cadence Machry on being shortlisted for the 2019 City of Hamilton Arts Innovation Award! As the author of her Hamilton Magazine cover story, I was delighted to nominate Machry for the award. The Hamilton Arts Awards have recognized excellence in the arts since 1976. The awards presentation, which launches Hamilton Arts Week, takes…