Canadian Culture

All things cultural are on offer in Hamilton Halton Brant this year, many with a Canadian connection. You’ll find our country’s best talent at our performing arts venues, exhibitions of Canadian artists like the Group of Seven, quintessentially Canadian fall fairs, and special exhibitions, art commissions and events dedicated to celebrating Canadian culture. You can also keep exploring with our many ideas for creative escapes.

Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, Hamilton
Housed in a 150-year-old Waterworks, this National Historic Site has preserved two 70-ton steam engines and offers various exhibits and special events including Live Steamer Days from May through October.

Personal Computer Museum, Brantford
With over 45 interactive computer displays and over 1,000 computers, this shrine to the PC houses the largest known collection of computers and video games in Canada.

Hamilton Harbour Queen and The Hamiltonian, Hamilton
Whether you're a local or out of town guest, you can cruise the Hamilton Waterfront in style with dining, dance party, sightseeing and special event cruises.

Check out our many performing arts venues such as the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Art Gallery of Burlington, Glenhyrst Art Gallery, and Theatre Aquarius

Here are a few ideas to start the celebrations:

  • Stand on Guard: Sport in Canada

    An amazing look into the history of some well-known sports that Canadians enjoy that have been influenced by a number… More >

    An amazing look into the history of some well-known sports that Canadians enjoy that have been influenced by a number of factors including our four seasons and our geographic and social diversity. Learn the cultural origins and some cool facts about hockey, basketball, lacrosse, rugby, karate and cricket among other sports and Canada's role in their development.

    Web http://www.oakville.ca/culturerec/canada-150.html


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  • Canadian Craft Bienniel

    The Art Gallery of Burlington, in collaboration with Craft Ontario, is organizing the first Canadian Craft Biennial to be held… More >

    The Art Gallery of Burlington, in collaboration with Craft Ontario, is organizing the first Canadian Craft Biennial to be held August 19 to October 29, 2017. The biennial will include a national master craft exhibition, an emerging craft maker exhibition, as well as a two-day conference (one day in Toronto and one day in Burlington). The conference will be presented with multiple partners in both cities. An international ceramist will be invited to present recent work in a solo exhibition, as well as to conduct master workshops and deliver the keynote address. Up to ten Canadian makers and two curators/writers will be invited to participate in a ten-day residency. The writing residency will be under the direction of Studio Magazine, which will publish their final piece in one of its following issues.

    Location 1333 Lakeshore Rd. , Burlington, L7S 1A9

    Web http://artgalleryofburlington.com/upcoming-exhibitions/canadian-craft-biennial/


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  • From Far and Wide: Tales from a Suitcase

    Using the museum’s suitcase & costume collection, as well as archival documentation, we will tell stories of immigration from over… More >

    Using the museum’s suitcase & costume collection, as well as archival documentation, we will tell stories of immigration from over 150 years as a collective history of becoming Canadian.

    Web http://www.oakville.ca/culturerec/canada-150.html


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  • Celebrating Connections

    Throughout our gardens you will discover unique horticultural displays that celebrate our nation’s 150th anniversary while exploring multicultural, ecological, historical… More >

    Throughout our gardens you will discover unique horticultural displays that celebrate our nation’s 150th anniversary while exploring multicultural, ecological, historical and sustainable perspectives.

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/150-nature


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  • Centennial Rose Garden Refresh

    Our centennial Rose Garden is getting a facelift! Watch this exciting project as it gets underway in 2017.The refreshed Rose… More >

    Our centennial Rose Garden is getting a facelift! Watch this exciting project as it gets underway in 2017.The refreshed Rose Garden will allow RBG to interpret and promote Ontario’s innovation in sustainable gardening practices for visitors.

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/150-nature


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  • Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Collection

    The International Sculpture Collection to Royal Botanical Gardens. In 2017, new sculpture will be added to celebrate the Sesquicentennial. More >

    The International Sculpture Collection to Royal Botanical Gardens. In 2017, new sculpture will be added to celebrate the Sesquicentennial.

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/150


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  • Home and Native Land: Being Canadian Exhibit
    Oakville Museum at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

    A story of 150 voices! Artifacts, photographs and interviews of current Oakville residents, 150 voices tell our story! Representing different… More >

    A story of 150 voices! Artifacts, photographs and interviews of current Oakville residents, 150 voices tell our story! Representing different cultures and traditions from around the world, woven together to showcase Oakville’s vibrant community and its Canadian identity.

    Location 1225 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville, L6H 0H3

    Web http://www.oakville.ca/culturerec/canada-150.html


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  • Canada 150 Mural

    The Canada 150 Mosaic Mural Project commemorates Canada’s 150th Anniversary by bringing together 150 communities and thousands of participants to… More >

    The Canada 150 Mosaic Mural Project commemorates Canada’s 150th Anniversary by bringing together 150 communities and thousands of participants to create community murals that visually reflect the history and culture of Canada. Once complete, the community murals will be virtually connected to form one gigantic mural mosaic with a railway theme that connects the country from coast to coast.

    Our mural is composed of 750 tiles, each measuring four inches square and painted by Oakville residents. The official unveiling of Oakville's 150 Anniversary community mural took place on February 16, 2016 at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC). Oakville’s community mural is now on exhibit at River Oaks Community Centre.

    Location 1225 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville, L6H 0H3

    Web http://www.oakville.ca/culturerec/canada-150.html


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  • Eileen Collard Exhibit

    Eileen Collard (1912-2002) was a couturier, costume collector and instrumental in founding the costume collection at the Joseph Brant Museum.… More >

    Eileen Collard (1912-2002) was a couturier, costume collector and instrumental in founding the costume collection at the Joseph Brant Museum. She was a pioneer of her day, becoming one of a few self-published authors and resident authorities on historical fashion. Eileen was passionate about her craft and between the years 1969 and 1983 wrote 12 books on Canadian fashion history. This exhibition will explore the Collard costume collection and the lady behind the designs.

     

    Location 1240 North Shore Blvd. E., Burlington, L7S 1C5

    Web https://museumsofburlington.com/joseph-brant/exhibits/1-eileen-collard-gallery


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  • Homegrown

    Drawn from the Permanent Collection of Canadian Ceramics, this exhibition traces the history of ceramics in Ontario over the last… More >

    Drawn from the Permanent Collection of Canadian Ceramics, this exhibition traces the history of ceramics in Ontario over the last forty years. Starting with the refined functional ware of Ruth Gowdy McKinley and her effect on the program at Sheridan College and elsewhere, this exhibition will look at the development of the more sculptural approach by younger artists such as Reid Flock and Mary Philpott.

    Location 1333 Lakeshore Rd. , Burlington, L7S 1A9

    Web http://artgalleryofburlington.com/past-exhibitions/permanent-collection-exhibition/


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  • Kim Adams: Bruegel-Bosch Bus 

    Repeatedly in his work, Canadian artist Kim Adams has explored the patterns of a mobile society, creating works of art… More >

    Repeatedly in his work, Canadian artist Kim Adams has explored the patterns of a mobile society, creating works of art that are eccentric hybrids of the readymade. Blending humour, satire and seriousness, he builds “worlds” as a means of social critique. Adams’ installations exist comfortably in the space that divides life and art. His works have been presented in two very different social worlds: in a densely social environment such as a park or street and in a museum setting like the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Neither setting is privileged.A magnificent visual masterpiece, Bruegel-Bosch Bus consists of a 1960 Volkswagen that appears to pull a post-industrial universe displaying a cornucopia of fantastic and seductive worlds that play with our senses. It was produced over a 7-year span. This futuristic diorama is a permanent fixture in the AGH Sculpture Atrium overlooking the Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden, past Hamilton City Hall and the Niagara Escarpment. Reminiscent of a previous installation by Adams titled Earth Wagons that presented a micro-model North American society fixed on leisure and entertainment, the Breugel-Bosch Bus encapsulates the next whole world picture, a world in which reality and unreality, logic and fantasy, banality and sublimation of existence, form an inexplicable unity. This ‘bus’ is a Kubrickesque megalopolis made of icons symptomatic in present society and draws upon urban fantasies, phantasmagoric, post-apocalyptic landscapes, and a plethora of different times and cultures. Buildings from different epochs are aligned side by side and space becomes an imaginary territory where chaos prevails.

     

    Location 123 King St. W., Hamilton, L8P 4S8

    Web http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/ex_current.php#bbb


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  • Lawren Harris Week in Brantford

    Happening across Brantford at various locations. Lawren Harris Week in Brantford celebrates Brantford-born Group of Seven member Lawren S. Harris,… More >

    Happening across Brantford at various locations.

    Lawren Harris Week in Brantford celebrates Brantford-born Group of Seven member Lawren S. Harris, and highlights the abundance of cultural assets in Brantford. The premiere annual celebration will include a week of free, participatory events, as well as the unveiling of a permanent piece of public art in downtown Brantford. 

    Events Listed Below:

    Lawren Harris, Machine Age Artist, with Roald Nasgaard, former Curator at the AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario - Tuesday, October 17 at 7pm Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts Registration: https://lawrenharrisweek-roaldnasgaard.eventbrite.com Paint like Lawren Harris with Paint-Club Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant (Coach House) Registration: https://lawrenharrisweek-paintclub.eventbrite.com/

    Paint like Lawren Harris with Paint Club - Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant (Coach House) Registration: https://lawrenharrisweek-paintclub.eventbrite.com/

    Lawren Harris Homes Open Houses - Thursday, October 19 at 6-8pm Lawren S. Harris Medical Clinic (150 Brant Ave.) & the private home of Johannes Huntjens (41 Dufferin St.) Registration: https://lawrenharrisweek-openhouses.eventbrite.com/

    Brant Theatre Workshops presents The Art of War - Friday, October 20 at 7:30pm Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant (Coach House) Registration: https://lawrenharrisweek-theartofwar.eventbrite.com/ 

    Lawren Harris Walking Tour with the Brant Historical Society - Saturday, October 21 at 10:30am Meet at the M. Chandler Heritage House at W. Ross Macdonald School Registration: https://lawrenharrisweek-walkingtour.eventbrite.com/ 

    Lawren Harris Birthday Party - Sunday, October 22 at 5pm Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant Registration: https://lawrenharrisweek-birthdayparty.eventbrite.com/

    Unveiling of the Lawren Harris Public Art Piece - Monday, October 23 at 5pm Brantford Public Library Registration: https://lawrenharrisweek-unveiling.eventbrite.com/


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  • Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures at Fieldcote

    Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote, held on the third Thursday of every… More >

    Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote, held on the third Thursday of every month. A lecture or film is presented, with coffee and snacks.

    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Location 64 Sulphur Springs Rd., Ancaster, L9G 1L8


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  • T.B McQuestion Sculpture

    RBG founder Thomas Baker McQuesten B. McQuesten The T.B. McQuesten Sculpture Competition will celebrate the legacy of the community leader… More >

    RBG founder Thomas Baker McQuesten B. McQuesten The T.B. McQuesten Sculpture Competition will celebrate the legacy of the community leader and set in motion the process of honouring him in perpetuity.

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/150-arts


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  • Winter Traditions!

    We’re celebrating Canadian Winter Traditions with food, heritage and environmental programing as well as children’s musical, theatrical, and story performances.… More >

    We’re celebrating Canadian Winter Traditions with food, heritage and environmental programing as well as children’s musical, theatrical, and story performances. Holiday Traditions returns with the RBG Botanical Train Show and a Signature Santa Experience.

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/150-exhibitions


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  • Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit

    Gather your family together. Take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to experience the warmth, welcome… More >

    Gather your family together. Take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to experience the warmth, welcome and simplicity of an early 19th century Christmas. The Gage family home comes alive with evergreen boughs on the mantles and enticing aromas in the air

    12:00 pm – 4:00pm (Tuesday to Sunday) closed December 25th and 26th.

    Adults: $7, Seniors/Youth: $6, Children: $5, Infants: Free, Family: $20

    Location 77 King St. W., Hamilton, L8G 5E5

    Email battlefield@hamilton.ca

    Web http://www.hamilton.ca/battlefield


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  • Holiday Light Show

    This Multi-Media Light, Sound and Theatrical presentation will celebrate Ontario and Canada’s Sesquicentennial in the setting of the picturesque Rock… More >

    This Multi-Media Light, Sound and Theatrical presentation will celebrate Ontario and Canada’s Sesquicentennial in the setting of the picturesque Rock Garden.

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/150-exhibitions


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