ONA 2019 AWARDS NIGHT – Save the date!

The 2019 Ontario Newspaper Awards take place Saturday, April 25, 2020, in downtown Hamilton at The Spice Factory, built in 1889 and restored in 2016. The event takes place in the venue’s Cilantro Room on the ground floor with adjoining patio.

If you are a returning ONA guest, please make note of changes to the evening’s format. A cocktail hour from 6-7 p.m., courtesy of sponsor Labatt, will be followed at 7 p.m. by the awards’ presentation. Enjoy food stations after the presentations conclude.

Finalists receive a complimentary event ticket; guest tickets cost $40. Please reserve your spot and indicate if you would like to purchase a guest ticket by emailing your name and newspaper to newspaperawards2019@gmail.com. You will receive an email confirmation once your request has been processed. All attendees will be asked to sign in upon arrival at the venue.

Staybridge Suites – Hamilton Downtown is offering an ONA rate of $159 per night for out-of-town guests until March 27. The hotel address is 20 Caroline Street South. To book, please use this link with the group code ONA.

Parking is limited near The Spice Factory. Please consider alternate travel arrangements.

  • Hamilton Cab, 905-777-7777
  • Blue Line Taxi, 905-525-0000

2019 Ontario Newspaper Awards

The Spice Factory
121 Hughson Street North
Hamilton, ON L8R 1G7

Staybridge Suites Hamilton – Downtown
20 Caroline Street
Hamilton, ON L8P 0B1
Reservations 1-877-660-8550
Front Desk 1-905-527-1001


Event schedule

6 p.m. – Doors open
7 p.m. – Awards presentation begins
Post-presentation – Food stations and mingling



To reserve tickets, both complimentary and purchased, email your name and newspaper to newspaperawards2019@gmail.com.