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justice scale, gavel and law books
Services | July 9, 2018
On Tuesday afternoons from 1-4pm, you can drop in for free advice from Giordano Modesto, a Community Legal Worker from Waterloo Community Legal... Read More»
Canada Flag and History Buttons on Keyboard
Leah, Queen's Square | July 5, 2018
History fans rejoice! Immerse yourself in Canada’s past with first-class reporting from Maclean’s, Canada’s preeminent news magazine. You never know... Read More»
Clemens Mill during the day
Idea Exchange | July 3, 2018
Clemens Mill is temporarily closed for renovations. It will re-open on Tuesday September 4, 2018. There are exciting changes ahead! Our Clemens Mill... Read More»
Canada USA border
Dawn, Clemens Mill | July 3, 2018
Do you know about this amazingly unique National Historic Site of Canada, The Haskell Free Library & Opera House? This library and opera house is... Read More»
1890 Galt Summer Carnival medallion, front
Nicole, Queen's Square | July 3, 2018
Idea Exchange’s new digital library opens July 6, 2018, and with it are many exciting new possibilities. This building will have innovative... Read More»
Photo of Mas Kickboxing Group
Brandon | June 27, 2018
This year at Idea Exchange, we decided to seek out “positive experiences” as incentive prizes for our Teen Summer Challenges. Aware that... Read More»
blue spraypaint
Dawn, Clemens Mill | June 1, 2018
What exactly is street art? In the minds of many this term likely conjures images of spray painted brick walls, but street art continues to be an... Read More»
Kelly, Heritage Architect for the Old Post Office
Nicole, Queen's Square | June 1, 2018
Construction began at the Old Post Office in November 2015. This was when the many talented architects and artisans, who have poured so much time... Read More»
Thomas Fuller, Canadian Architect
Nicole, Queen's Square | May 22, 2018
When Canada became a confederated nation in 1867, our first Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald, launched a national campaign to bring the country... Read More»
Photographer's Computer with Photo Editing Software
Meghan, Queen's Square | May 22, 2018
Creative projects have a life of their own. Sometimes what starts out as simple series of photos is re-imagined as a range of gorgeous T-shirt... Read More»

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