• Flashback: Spectator garage The garage at the former Spectator building downtown at the corner of Catharine and King William streets in the summer of 1959 (above) trumpeted the newspaper as the “Sportsman’s Choice”. How it looks today in 2015 (below).
  • Namesakes: Buried treasure hidden beneath Hamilton city scapes By Mark McNeil, Hamilton Spectator There is a lot of interest these days in James Street Art Crawls and Supercrawls. But who was James, the guy for whom the street, and the crawls, are named? If you think — because James crosses King Street — that it must be a nod to King James I, […]
  • Flashback: Barton and Ottawa A view of the south side of Barton at Ottawa Street in 1953. The buildings (below) still stand today as seen in this recent photo.  
  • Flashback: Barton and Parkdale Flashback is a regular feature of the Hamilton Spectator that reopens the vault of archive photos and updates them with snapshots from today. In this pair of photos, a historical scene (above) looks west on Barton Street at Parkdale Avenue North. Below, is modern-day Barton Street, looking west from Parkdale.