Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am - 5:00pm.
The Cellar also has a rich history. In fact, its history dates back to 1891! When you’re sitting in The Cellar catching up with friends and thinking about the history, you can also admire and relish some of the work of Mohawk’s own Graphic Design Program students. Inside the coves of The Cellar, six art murals were created and designed by Mohawk students. The newly re-opened space will also be serving drinks and food from our fresh new menu. Check it out below!
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Fun Fact: Did you know that The Cellar is the oldest building at Mohawk’s Fennell campus?
According to Mohawk College’s Student Lifecycle Communications department, the Fennell campus was built on farmland that the Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital – 'the Hamilton Asylum for the Insane' – once owned. And, as noted in a 2002 City of Hamilton meeting report, in 1891 a root cellar – a structure, usually underground, used to store food – was constructed for the asylum. Years later, according to the report, in 1968, the Mohawk Students’ Association – MSA – discovered the root cellar when the construction of the first Fennell Campus building was taking place.
Then, over ten years later, in 1985/1986, the root cellar pub was connected to a new Student Centre that was constructed, as noted in the report. Once the larger pub in The Arnie opened, the original pub closed. In 1992, by popular demand, The Cellar re-opened as a pub and restaurant.