Welcome to Concession Street, or as it has been known in the past, Stone Road... Mount Hamilton... and Little Africa. We're so glad that you've arrived.
PLAY THIS: Concession Street is found in a collision of poetry, storytelling, history, and truth. Written by Hamilton poet Klyde Broox, this piece explores the history of early Black settlement on the mountain and invites us to consider how stories and - more importantly – whose stories are told, shared, and remembered.
We invite you to begin your journey at the Concession Street branch of the Hamilton Public Library on the corner of Concession and Cliff Avenue. The tour will take you to four points of interest along the Concession Street strip and will last approximately 25 minutes. The tour is best experienced 'on location' and from a mobile device with headphones. Please remember to be aware of your surroundings and that Covid-19 protocols are in place.
Whenever you're ready, we invite you to press 'play' on location #1 and begin your journey.
Maps below pinpoint these locations, and our distance calculator will tell you how far away you are from each experience. Once inside the geo-located 'bubble', the audio should launch automatically.
If you're having difficulty launching the audio, you can also do so from the menu (in the top right corner) by selecting the experience you wish to view. Please ensure that you allow our site access to your phone's location for optimum performance
Written by Klyde Broox
with dramaturgy by Robert Motum
Performed by Sébastien Heins and Sam Mercury
Audio editing by Zach Parsons
Created with the generous support of the Concession Street BIA
Special thanks to Evelyn Myrie and Josh Taylor
Click here for more information on: Paola and the history of Concession St.
Having trouble with the audio? Download the files here.
The three audio plays are best experienced 'on location' and from a mobile device with headphones.
Each one lasts approximately 10 minutes.
Please remember to be aware of your surroundings and that COVID-19 protocols are in place.
Please also feel free to fill out a Google Form Response with your feedback of PLAY THIS: HAMILTON
Tottering Biped Theatre is thankful for the generous support and funding from the Mainstreet Community Activator Program through the Canadian Urban Institute.