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A watery landscape
Shannon, Queen's Square | October 1, 2021
Aren’t we all longing for a little peace and tranquility these days? We’ll you know what they say “Don’t wait for it, create for it!” Join us this... Read More»
Puzzle pieces in the shape of people fitted together
Shannon, Queen's Square | July 5, 2021
Your tile, just like you, matters… and every one of us fits. We belong together. Feeling a bit fragmented and disconnected? We get it! So many of our... Read More»
Hands raised with cartoon icons above
Shannon, Queen's Square | May 1, 2021
This past year has brought more than a little change for everyone – and the Idea Exchange Volunteer Program has been no exception. As our facilities... Read More»
Post it note with words "Thank you" written on it
Shannon, Queen's Square | April 1, 2021
If 2020 taught us anything, it is that our lives, and the lives of those in our community, are connected. We’ve learned that our behaviour impacts... Read More»
Sample Posters that have been created for the Poster Project
Shannon, Queen's Square | March 1, 2021
Cambridge Memorial Hospital and retirement home staff have been taking care of our loved ones for a year now – tending those in the hospital, and in... Read More»
illustration of orange girl playing guitar and blue man drawing. Pink background
Shannon Markle | February 12, 2021
"I wish there was something I could just do!" We've all said that in the past year, haven't we? Wanted to 'just do' something to ease the stress,... Read More»
Tabletop cluttered with paint brushes in murky water, dried orange rounds, and a paper with a painting in progress.
Shannon, Queen's Square | December 1, 2020
Don’t we all just need a little feel-good project this winter? A way to keep our thoughts uplifted and uplift others. A way to say ‘I’m thinking of... Read More»
Older man holding a book
Shannon, Queen's Square | November 1, 2020
The Visiting Library Service is Back! If COVID-19 has given us a silver lining, it is a deeper understanding of what it means to be homebound and... Read More»
Crowd of children in the library
Shannon, Queen's Square | February 1, 2020
March Break is a time every school child waits for all year. A break from bleak, cold winter days, time of freedom and exploration, of morning... Read More»
Volunteer Profile: Jeevan Vivanganathan
Shannon Markle | October 16, 2019
Volunteer Profile: Jeevan Vivanganathan Like many, Jeevan Viveganathan escaped his early years in mundane suburbia by moving to hip downtown Toronto... Read More»