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Street Art: Graffiti Alley St Catherines

Our visits of “small town” Ontario continued to St. Catherines, Ontario.

The official nickname of St. Catharines is “The Garden City” due to its 1,000+ acres of parks, gardens and trails.

As a way to erase St. Catharines’ graffiti problem, local businesses Fulton Fitness and Mahtay Café teamed up to showcase the work of dozens of graffiti artists from across the province. The alleyway in between James Street and the parallel Garden Park is now a dedicated area for serious artists to spend days straight on their pieces without having to worry about policing. Every year since 2003 there has been a convergence of artists during the Garden Park Urban Art Festival Graffiti Jam where artists are encouraged to let their creative flair free. (source)

 

Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame and Museum

Earlier this spring we took a day trip to St. Marys, Ontario for a mini baseball tournament on the fields of Canada’s Baseball Hall of Fame. I had never been to the CBHOF. I was amazed at how small the actual Hall is.

The Hall (and Museum) is located in a former home on a parcel of land donated to the Hall by the St. Marys Cement Company.

Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame and Museum
Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame and Museum

While the home may be small, there is so much on display on the main floor and even more stored away on the second floor.

I remember watching this game in my parents living room. George Bell was, and always has been, my favourite baseball player.

Toronto once tried to acquire the Giants baseball team. They even had stationary made!

The Terminator!

Yes, the Babe played in Canada before his MLB career began.

 

Episode #75: Sameer Vasta and Jay Menard

Sameer Vasta is a Digital Anthropologist with the Government of Ontario. Jay Menard is a Content Strategist with Digital Echidna. Both are friends. And both currently call London, Ontario home. I recently met up with both of them in London to talk about London and so much more!

Recorded live at Covent Garden Market.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Covent Garden Market
Covent Garden Market

Street Art: London

Many urban cities across Canada and around the world feature street art of one kind or another.

London is one of these cities. Located a couple of hours in between Toronto and Detroit, London is a city that is “stuck in the middle.” Recently, while in London, I had the opportunity to walk around the city that is home to the University of Western Ontario and the London Knights.

Here are some photos of the amazing street art found in London, Ontario.

Street Art: Hamilton

Many urban cities across Canada and around the world feature street art of one kind or another.

In my first of this series: “Street Art: City” I present Hamilton, ON. Hamilton was known as Steel Town at point in time. At other times it has been known as the armpit of Canada. Today, Hamilton is known as the home of a world class university, hundreds of water falls, beautiful hiking and of being an affordable place to live not so far from Toronto.

 

Welcome! Episode #7: Gregg Tilston

Just before he finished working with Flight Centre as it’s global head of social media, Gregg Tilston and I sat down to chat about music, touring, Toronto, travel, social media and lots of other things.

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, in Hamilton, Ontario  is a Canadian aviation museum and has over 30 military jets, propeller-driven aircraft and helicopters on display. However, it is so much more than a display. With the amazing volunteers, staff, exhibits, and workshops, the Museum is a fascinating place for kids (and adults) of all ages and interest levels.

This past weekend our Cub Scout pack visited the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum for a special Night Ops event. Outside of accompanying my son (who is a member of the Cub pack) my real desire was to talk to someone who could shed a little light on the whole Avro Arrow mystery. I have my theories. 😉

It was a wonderful event and I’m glad I went. Here are some photos for all of you to enjoy.