The Hamilton Spectator celebrates its 170th birthday

This past weekend, The Hamilton Spectator published a special anniversary section ‘170 years, 170 stories that shaped Hamilton’ to celebrate the newspaper’s 170th birthday.

“This newspaper was born with the city itself. Hamilton has grown up with it, as so many of you have grown up reading us,” says an editorial published this past weekend.

Indeed, as the Spectator notes on its website, Hamilton, Ont. became a city on June 9, 1846. Only a little more than a month later, on July 15, did the first edition of ‘the Spec’ roll off the presses.

To view more stories and archived material from the paper’s special anniversary project, please click here.