Category: Featured

Mother Tareka – City Breathing

Tarek Ajak is a Hamilton-based musician and rapper who performs under the stage name of Mother Tareka. He left Syria with his family when he was in High School during the 1990s and moved to Toronto. Tarek is a youth...

/ December 10, 2015

2015 Hamilton Fringe Review: PAPERWEIGHT

Pagerweight Theatre: Outrun The Mill (Toronto, ON) Playwright: Outrun The Mill Director: Outrun The Mill Cast: Bessie Cheng, Chelsea Haraburda Warnings: Mature Content, Strong Language Show Type: Drama, Physical Theatre Audience: Mature Running Time: 40 min Reviewed by Amanda Cheung...

/ July 21, 2015

Beyond Survival: One immigrant’s triumphant journey to self-employment

With over 30 years of automechanic experience in his home country, Nusrat Mehmood did not want to settle for a ‘survival job’ in Canada. Now the owner of Hamilton’s Ustad Kar Kare, Mehmood opened his automobile repair shop just four...

/ June 3, 2015

Taste of Budapest: A Spicy Addition to Barton Street

The Taste of Budapest offers authentic Hungarian food in Hamilton’s James Street North neighbourhood. Entrepreneur Monika Deak Bocz opened the business in 2014 at 22 Barton St E. / MICHELLE BOTH By Maggie Macintosh A handwritten chalkboard menu greets Hamiltonians...

/ June 3, 2015

Fashioning her own future

With a passion for fashion, Olinda Manzano runs her own sewing design and alterations shop on Hamilton’s James Street North. / MICHELLE BOTH By Natalie Timperio Strolling down James Street North, Olinda’s Fashion Studio’s bright pink storefront and stylish mannequins...

/ June 3, 2015

Newcomer women learn DIY Home Repair skills at workshop

When Sumera Zaman moved to Canada two years ago, she didn’t have an interest in home repair. That changed when she learned the cost of hiring skilled labour in Canada. Now, she considers learning these skills a necessity for financial...

/ March 26, 2015