A New Life for the Old Hanrahan’s Hotel

My op-ed in the weekend edition of The Hamilton Spectator: “There should be a new life for the old Hanrahan’s Hotel.” With thanks to Diane Gower Dent, Bill Curran, Paul Wilson, Janice Brown, Carol Priamo, Laura Hanrahan, Peter Duffus, Jane Brennan Baker, Patrick Brode, Jason Schubert, Howard Elliott and Aviva Boxer of The Hamilton Spectator,…

At the Mechanics’ Hotel

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…

The Pope Does Pride

Carole Pope is the headliner for this year’s Pride Hamilton. I profiled the icon for The Hamilton Spectator. With thanks to Eric Alper and Brad Machry. The Hamilton Spectator (est. 1846) is published by Metroland Media Group, a division of Torstar. Photo: Tatijana Shoan The Hamilton Spectator | read online | read in print