An official delegation from Canada’s biggest urban comeback story headed to Toronto for a two-day pop-up. If you have yet to hear about the transformation taking place in Hamilton these last few years, the city planned a pop-up event called the Hamilton Consulate, and it took place in Toronto for two days.
Headed up by Hamilton’s Economic Development Office, in collaboration with private, cultural and public partners, the Hamilton Consulate was designed to give Toronto a sampling of “The Ambitious City”.
“The goal is to set-up an accessible business and cultural exchange in the heart of Canada’s leading economy and media market. We want to work closely with our partners in Toronto while educating people about all the changes taking place in our city,” says Glen Norton, Director of Economic Development for the City of Hamilton.
I tasted food, fell in love with art from Supercrawl, listen to music from the Hamilton concert featuring Terra Lightfoot, Thompson Wilson and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, discovered real estate, Tech Toronto and the Ontario Fashion Exchange.
“We still make steel in Hamilton, but we make a lot of other things as well,” says Norton. “We have a vibrant arts and culture community, our restaurant scene is thriving and real estate market is getting hotter by the day. We have the most diversified economy in the nation.”
The food was superb! Wine from Ontario local 13th Street Winery – love the rose.
“The programming is eclectic and fun and designed to showcase everything Hamilton has to offer,” says Norton. “It’s a testament to our city that so many organizations and businesses have stepped up to participate in this initiative.”
For more information check out hamiltonconsulate.com