Heart of Hamilton at Heart of the Hammer

Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to connect with many people who are committed to making their neighbourhoods safe, quality places to live, work and play.  One of these people is Rebecca Doll – volunteer extraordinaire in the South Sherman hub and owner of the “Heart of the Hammer” café at King and Sherman.

I knew that Rebecca had the café for quite some time, but never had the chance to visit until this week.  Suzanne Brown and I were doing a walkabout in the area and stumbled across the café.  The timing was great since by this time we were dying for a cup of tea.  What a lovely surprise to find this oasis tucked within a street that is obviously going through difficult times.  From the bright and cheery art on the walls to the comfy couch and chairs, there is truly a sense of community in the café.  It is a gathering spot for neighbours and friends to hear music, discuss their aspirations for their neighbourhood and enjoy the most wonderful brownies I’ve ever had.

If you are looking for somewhere to ease the stress of the day, grab a coffee or light lunch, stop in – and give my best to Rebecca.   More information is available atwww.heartofthehammer.wordpress.com.