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Still Life DVD cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Jessica, Queen's Square | July 1, 2015
I recently watched The Grand Seduction, a Canadian film where a small Newfoundland town needs to convince a doctor to stay and live in their... Read More»
Pot over campfire
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | July 1, 2015
The air is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and on the evening breeze you can smell the faint aroma of the most wonderful smell there is... Read More»
Gore Building, 1910. (Courtesy of the City of Cambridge Archives)
Linda F., Queen's Square | July 1, 2015
Some buildings and structures in Cambridge haven’t been restored, but there is something left to remind us of what used to be there. It’s always good... Read More»
Idea Exchange Volunteers
Shannon, Queen's Square | June 30, 2015
The 2015 Idea Exchange Anniversary Volunteers National Volunteer Month offers us the chance to take notice of all our volunteers, and give a special... Read More»
Chocolate birthday cake with candles
Emma, Preston | June 30, 2015
Celebrate Canada's birthday by taking our July Birthday Challenge! Idea Exchange has put together a list of authors, illustrators, musicians, actors... Read More»
Starfiled and nebula
Caitlyn, Queen's Square | June 26, 2015
Change. It is a word that fills some of us with a feeling of excitement and others a feeling of dread. In a rapidly changing world, we are frequently... Read More»
Red maple leaves in shape of Canadian flag
Karissa, Clemens Mill & Hespeler | June 12, 2015
No matter what kind of story you want to read, someone in Canada is writing it - beautifully, cynically, and probably with a poignant sense of tragic... Read More»
Keep on Keepin' On Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Phil, Queen's Square | June 12, 2015
It has been a good year for jazz releases so far. I’ve highlighted the work of Billie Holiday (here), and I expect more tributes to her coming out... Read More»
Headphones and laptop
Phil, Queen's Square | June 10, 2015
It was on a recent long car journey that the real value of podcasts really clicked for me. While travelling along the 401 corridor, the paucity of... Read More»
The Galt Hospital on St. Andrew’s Street, c1912
Linda F., Queen's Square | June 1, 2015
Anyone giving a walking tour of Cambridge will need to mention ghost buildings – buildings once important but since demolished. Some of these... Read More»