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Family sitting in front of a laptop
Veronica, Queen's Square | April 30, 2020
This virtual series is all about having fun! Some of our pals will be showing up on the Idea Exchange Facebook page with special performances that... Read More»
Not Just A Game Image on Kanopy
Phil, Queen's Square | April 29, 2020
Can't play sports? Can’t watch sports? Don’t feel like watching repeats of past glories? (Or maybe you've already watched them all). Why not read... Read More»
View of Earth from a spaceship
Shawna, Old Post Office | April 29, 2020
Before I celebrate the unofficial holiday of Star Wars this May 4, I decided to look at the origins of the science fiction (Sci Fi) genre.  Sci Fi is... Read More»
Healing Spices
Trish from the Old Post Office | April 25, 2020
Herbs are one of my favourite things about spring! Each year I spend time researching and planning my garden. This year I have turned to Libby for... Read More»
Girl under a cover eating popcorn and looking scared
Meghan, Queen's Square | April 21, 2020
Everybody copes with uncertain times differently. Some people seek out cozy, familiar entertainment to de-stress —maybe a musical or a romantic... Read More»
City of Toronto
Brittni, Preston | April 21, 2020
Can’t go on a day trip to Toronto right now? No worries, tour the city's attractions here! Virtually ride 16 of the roller coasters at Canada’s... Read More»
Pregnant woman
Meredith, Queen's Square | April 21, 2020
Being pregnant is magical, overwhelming, stressful, and—usually—a fairly social experience. If you're feeling like you're missing out on important... Read More»
Sarah in scrub cap
Sarah, Clemens Mill | April 14, 2020
For those of us who are makers, this pause from life has given us time to exercise our creative muscles. Social media is full of people's creations,... Read More»
printed music page
Lisa, Hespeler | April 14, 2020
Ours is a musical family with several generations of singers and musicians. I am a singer and my 2 daughters are both musicians; we often spend time... Read More»
Boy with head on desk with help sign
Jamie, Queen's Square | April 14, 2020
With school online, we are providing even more new, free content for you to access while doing research for your assignments. We've got essays,... Read More»