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Child's hands holding a homemade snowflake ornament
Natasha, Hespeler | November 1, 2019
There is something so special about giving a homemade gift to someone. Homemade gifts don’t need to be expensive or difficult to show someone how... Read More»
Fake News
Kevin Swayze | October 29, 2019
A harsh truth about Fake News:  it’s nothing new.  “Dirty tricks” to confuse and persuade have been around for millennia. Fake News is a catch-all... Read More»
Grandmother and teen holding many parrots.
Madeleine Banman | October 29, 2019
"Parrots aren't common pets, but I've grown up around them, and they're such amazing creatures! So here are some interesting and useful things to... 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»
Grand River View
Anne, Old Post Office | October 2, 2019
When you think of wildlife living in the city - what species come to mind? Maybe you picture Squirrels, Coyotes, Pigeons, or Canada Geese. But there... Read More»
Smart Device using Newspaper App
Meghan, Queen's Square | October 2, 2019
With many news media websites moving to digital subscription models, it’s become more expensive to access popular newspapers and magazines through... Read More»
Power of Fiction
Phil, Queen's Sqaure | October 1, 2019
Last month I commented on the embarrassment of riches in new fiction titles.  I believe the Fall release period will only accelerate this trend. And... Read More»
Group of Children Listening to a Story
Shannon, Queen's Square | October 1, 2019
When you read a children’s book, do you make up funny voices for the characters? Do you love the feeling of a toddler on your knee and a giggle in... Read More»
Teen Tastemakers Group Photo
Teens | October 1, 2019
Idea Exchange is proud to introduce our 2019/2020 Teen Tastemakers, our teen ambassadors and authorities on good taste. The Tastemakers provide input... Read More»
Person Writing in a Book
Meghan, Queen's Square | October 1, 2019
Do you have a story to tell? If so, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is the time to make your writing dream a reality, without fear or... Read More»

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