On Friday July 22, Happy Hour with Nieghbours takes on a new flavour. You have a chance to meet our featured artist for July, Nancy Benoy, you’ll have a chance to sample some of the finest craft beer in Ontario, compliments of Cameron’s Brewing and all of this to the swinging tunes of the Highnote Ramblers.

On the subject of craft beer, here is a well researched and well written piece from Raise the Hammer that all you craft beer lovers should read.

On the subject of great music, here‘s what one person wrote after the Highnote Ramblers’ last visit to the Heart of the Hammer.

Come on out for people, performers, paintings and perhaps a bevvie or two. I love it when it all comes together this way! See you on Friday.



This is a busy month at the Heart of the Hammer. We’ll update the events page with new events as they appear. And yes, if you’d just love to treat your team to happy hour at the cafe, give us a call!

Thursday Dec 2: TK Dallman live at 8pm

Friday Dec 3: Happy Hour with Guernsey Girl 5-8pm

Saturday Dec 4: Cartoons & Cappuccino, 7am-10am

Saturday Dec 4: Kid Crafters with Sarah Merritt at 3pm; make hand made Christmas stockings!

Saturday Dec 4: Live Jam with Steve Currie, 4pm

Sunday Dec 5: Crepes Brunch from 9am-2pm

Tuesday Dec 6: Book Club with Julie Gordon, 7pm

Thursday Dec 9: Shelley Adams, live at 8pm!

Saturday Dec 11: Cartoons & Cappuccino, 7am-10am

Sunday Dec 12: Crepes Brunch from 9am-2pm

Thursday Dec 16: The Bloody Five and Chris Hau live at 8pm

Friday Dec 17: Beer tasting with Cameron’s Brewing, 5-8pm

Friday Dec 17: Happy (Birthday!) Hour with Julie and Karen, 5-8pm

Saturday Dec 18: Stories from the North Pole with BJ Elf, 10am

Sunday Dec 19: Crepes Brunch with Chef Danielle, 9am-2pm

Wednesday Dec 22: Heart of the Hammer Christmas Party, Ornament Exchange and Cookie Contest, 4pm-Ornament Exchange with BJ Elf, 6pm Holiday Cheer – All Welcome! (Bring your best home-made cookies to share, be judged and win a prize for yummiest or most artistic!) Oh- and Karaoke Christmas Carols!!

Holiday Hours TBA (We’ll be closed for a bit, suffice it to say!)

Community Christmas Ornament Exchange

Friends and neighbours are invited to create an ornament for the cafe’s Christmas tree. Make it, bake it, create it but bring it in as soon as possible to share with the neighbourhood. Then at the Christmas party on December 22nd, Santa’s own BJ Elf will be on hand to facilitate an ornament exchange so that you will have a different ornament to hang on your tree at home!

In addition, our featured artists have been asked to create original ornaments which will be hung on the gallery wall – and will be for sale!

We know there are a lot of very creative people in our city and we hope this collaborative art project showcases some of your talent.  Have fun!

Have I mentioned the Christmas Party? Stay tuned for a note about all the great stuff going on at the cafe this month!