In case this heat wave isn’t giving you summertime feels yet, the urbanicity team designed this issue to kick off the summer vibe. In the spirit of investigative journalism, we sent our writers to discover Hamilton’s Top 10 Patios, drink beer and, of course, interview the Arkells ahead of The Rally – Arkells’ official summer kick-off concert.

Events like The Rally are what makes this city so darn special! Not only have the Arkells decided that their only summer show will take place in Hamilton, but they have also promised that $1 of every ticket sold will go to The Refuge Hamilton Centre For Newcomer Health.

Pride Hamilton is also determined to make a lasting impression this summer. With over 40 diverse events planned throughout the month, Pride Hamilton celebrates and honours diversity with family and youth-centered activities.

So get your planners out Hamilton and start pencilling in these dates because this city has you covered and set to enjoy a memorable Hammer-styled summer!