From housing and healthcare to transit and taxes, The Hamilton Spectator reports on what matters to the community. Get the power of The Hamilton Spectator in the palm of your hand.

What you'll experience:
- Complete coverage of breaking and local news
- In-depth reporting from our investigations team
- Provincial, national and international stories and feature articles
- The latest in sports, business and entertainment news
- Opinions and commentary from our columnists
- Article sharing
- Push notifications
- Dark mode reading

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By installing and using the App, you agree to our Privacy and Anti-Spam Notice (available at, our Privacy Policy (available at and our Terms of Use (available at, each of which is accessible with the App's settings menu.

This App (including any updates or upgrades) may (i) automatically communicate with The Hamilton Spectator's or its third party service providers' servers and record usage and browsing pattern metrics, (ii) manage App-related preferences or data stored on your device, and (iii) collect personal information, all as more particularly set out in our Privacy and Anti-Spam Notice and our Privacy Policy. You may withdraw your consent to the above at any time by removing or disabling the App.

The Spec mobile application, an application offered by Metroland Media Group Ltd., One Yonge St., 4th Floor, Toronto, ON M5E 1E6
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What’s New

Version 8.13.0

• Now we will automatically display dark or light mode, depending on your device settings
• When you are on the home screen, tapping on the home icon will scroll you to the top of the screen
• Bug fixes and app improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
477 Ratings

477 Ratings

Sagebush1 ,

Well laid out and easy to read

This left wing newspaper is informative and has interesting local news.

a nearby town ,

Too big

Loved your previous app.
It was easy to scroll around and read the different articles that I wanted to read.
This one is too in your face!

Nigel Davenport ,

Can’t copy and paste

Still a Liberal propaganda piece

App Privacy

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The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
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  • User Content
  • Identifiers
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Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
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  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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