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Cassidy, Queen's Square | September 1, 2021
Autumn is the perfect time to sign up for a brand new membership or renew an existing one at Idea Exchange. As temperatures start to cool, now is the... Read More»
A orange maple leaf
Cassidy, Queen's Square | September 1, 2021
The weather is still hot and humid, but September has arrived! Along with the return of school bags, favourite pumpkin-flavoured drinks at local... Read More»
A person watching a program on a laptop with headphones on and eating popcorn
Jessica, Preston | September 1, 2021
Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ have really stepped up their game over the past couple of years. With such high... Read More»
Grandmother and Grandaughter baking together
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | September 1, 2021
“A grandparent is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.” – Unknown When I was growing up my Nana was my favourite... Read More»
Person with a questioning look on their face holding an open book.
Amy, Queen's Square | September 1, 2021
In a world where anyone can whip up a convincing-looking article online, and any big business head, public figure, or celebrity can traditionally... Read More»
Typerwriter on a table
Meghan, Queen's Square | September 1, 2021
With the community emerging from lockdown again, this is a perfect time to catch up with writers who’ve been busy working on new stories throughout... Read More»
A person with a book sitting outside in leaves that have changed colour
Leah, Queen's Square | September 1, 2021
Did you think that the excitement stopped with our sizzling summer reads? Not to worry, we’re bringing you extra heat with our hot Fall reads. Check... Read More»
An orange shirt
Idea Exchange | September 1, 2021
September 30 is Orange Shirt Day, a day to honour Indigenous children who were sent to residential schools in Canada. Orange Shirt Day challenges us... Read More»
The picnicn table on the OPO green roof
Anne, Old Post Office | August 1, 2021
The Old Post Office has a hidden gem on the second level terrace.  Our terrace is brought to life by a green roof, creating the perfect Zen community... Read More»
Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals
Meghan, Queen's Square | August 1, 2021
The Tokyo Summer Olympics is underway, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This decision isn’t without controversy. Still, for many, the Olympics... Read More»