November 24th, 2016
Cotton Factory making headlines
Canadian Geographic features an article on The Cotton Factory.
“The metal treads in the stairwells of the former fabric mill in Hamilton, Ontario’s industrial north end still bear the stamp of the Imperial Cotton Company. The year they were fabricated, 1900, Hamilton, Ontario was on the brink of an economic boom fueled by steel, the product that would come to define it. No less important were textile manufacturers like Imperial Cotton, which churned out heavy-duty canvas for sails, mechanical belts and hose, and roofing for railway cars. ”
Read more of Alexandra Pope’s article:
How a former cotton factory became a creative hub in Hamilton, Ont.
Art is now the hottest commodity in the city that steel built