It's so great to see downtown Hamilton neighbourhoods being discovered by people who love old houses, walkability, and the proximity to music, art, good food and trails. Dylan Hudecki, Skye Collins and their young family love the pulse of their Strathcona Neighbourhood. Like many young couples, their house is a centre for creativity rather than consumption. Surrounded by art, photos, handcrafted furniture, their house holds the personality of those who live in it. In the basement, Hudecki's music studio captures the organic vibe of a 60's coffee house. Young families committed to living downtown, and involved in civic issues add a lasting vitality to the core. My story and Scot Gardner's photos are on the Hamilton Spectator website.

Still time to see Canada Blooms at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto

A closer look at the worker's cottage home of Phyllis Tresidder

The surprising worker's cottage

Simple on the outside, sensational on the inside. A worker's cottage in Hamilton finds new life in the loving hands of its talented owner. MY story tomorrow in the GO section of the Hamilton Spectator

Working on a feature for the Hamilton Spectator on Chef Rich Francis of Six Nations, the first indigenous chef to compete in Top Chef Canada.