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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»
Volunteer Profile: Charlotte Turner
Sheridan Flietstra | September 26, 2019
Volunteer Profile: Charlotte Turner Grade eleven student Charlotte Turner has accumulated a surprising hoard of life experience. Charlotte can play... Read More»
Volunteer Profile: Sherry Dai
Sheridan Flietstra | September 24, 2019
Volunteer Profile: Sherry Dai Ever need a breath of fresh air? A departure from the daily grind that brings some variety and well, – O2 – to your... Read More»
People using the maker space
Shannon, Queen's Square | June 1, 2019
You’ve spent the last eighteen months at home, perfecting your favorite Pinterest projects and teaching yourself new things, right – ready to teach... Read More»
Idea Exchange Volunteers Ajit and Maria
Shannon, Queen's Square | April 4, 2019
"Volunteering at Idea Exchange makes me feel useful to my community and empowers me to be more confident in life." – Maria Bolhuis Are you new to... Read More»
Double the Impact, Double the Fun
Sheridan Flietstra, Jacob Hespeler Secondary School Co-op Student | February 7, 2019
Mike and Kim Palazzo like to do things together. These former teachers, who each taught for 30 years in Toronto, recently retired and now indulge in... Read More»
people clapping and smiling
Shannon, Queen's Square | February 1, 2019
Finding your way and building your life in a new place can be a challenge. So roll up your sleeves and get busy with us as a volunteer. Here are... Read More»

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