PLAY THIS: CONCESSION STREET

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.

Hamilton Public Library

565 Concession St, Hamilton, ON, L8V 1A8

Come by this location for the first surprise!

543 Concession

 543 Concession St, Hamilton, ON, L8V 1A8

Come by this location for the second surprise!

335 Upper Wentworth

 ​335 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton, ON, L9A 4T4

Come by this location for the final surprise!

Creative Team

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.



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SPONSORS
Tottering Biped Theatre is incredibly grateful for the support of our partners at Dundurn Castle, the Concession Street BIA, and the Cotton Factory;
and for the generous support and funding from the Mainstreet Community Activator Program through the Urban Institute and the Federal Government.