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The heritage staircase restored
Nicole, Queen's Square | February 1, 2019
Of all the beautiful architectural features in the Old Post Office, the Heritage Staircase is certainly one that catches the attention of all who... Read More»
emoji coming out of a phone
Jessica, Hespeler | February 1, 2019
Remember emoticons? If you’re of a certain age you remember this precursor to the modern day emoji. When the word “emoji” gained popularity I... Read More»
lit candles and rolled towels
Meghan, Queen's Square | February 1, 2019
A confession: February is my least favourite month of the year. Why? The holidays are gone but the credit card bills for all those presents, food and... Read More»
movie reel, clapperboard, and heart made of popcorn
Jessica, Preston | February 1, 2019
We all love watching people fall in love in movies but unless you’re a voracious reader of Hollywood gossip magazines, you might not be in on the... Read More»
1950s car radio
Cassidy, Queen's Square | February 1, 2019
On the evening of February 2, 1959, American teenagers in the central Midwest were getting dressed up and heading out for a night of music and... Read More»
Idea Exchange | February 1, 2019
Now in its 130th year, National Geographic Magazine is possibly the preeminent magazine in the world. First created in magazine format, National... Read More»
Sarah, Queen's Square | February 1, 2019
Idea Exchange is excited to welcome back families for an entire weekend of free Family Day activities. Check out the full schedule below and get... Read More»
Erick Traplin, Children's Entertainer
Sarah, Clemens Mill | January 30, 2019
On Family Day (February 18, 2019), Idea Exchange is excited to welcome back an old friend. The one and only Erick Traplin will be joining the... Read More»
the power of yet
Marg V. | January 28, 2019
What dreams do you and your child have that you haven't you been able to do YET?  Persevere, ask for help, and stay in the world of possibilities. My... Read More»
cutting tools for CNC machines
Makerspace, Old Post Office | January 24, 2019
The Makerspace is looking for your feedback! Please indicate what equipment you would like to see added to the Idea Exchange, Old Post Office,... Read More»