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Canada Day Celebrations In Your Area

This coming July 1st marks Canada’s 155th Birthday! Canada day activities and events have been organized nationwide to honour our Canadian history and culture, so why not get together and celebrate with your family and friends wherever you may be.

Use the links below to discover what is going on in your area:

Click here on July 1st to watch the daytime ceremony and the evening show anywhere in Canada: 

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/canada-day/watch-live.html

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Parks Canada – The Best Biking Destinations

Going for a bike ride is a healthy way to spend quality time together, get active and enjoy the outdoors.

Whether you enjoy road biking, mountain biking, fat wheel biking, Parks Canada has the recommendations on where to go for a bike ride in your area.  

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/experiences/sports/velo-biking

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Apartment Patio Ideas – Chic Ways to Introduce Colour, Planting, and Furniture

This summer, make the most of your outdoor apartment space by creating a beautiful area to relax, dine and enjoy!

Whether it be by adding colour, plants, or furniture, Homes and Gardens has the following decorating ideas to get you inspired.

https://www.homesandgardens.com/gardens/apartment-patio-ideas

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Covid Etiquette

Navigating the politeness minefield in the COVID-19 era, a bioethicist has some tips.

Many people have become accustomed to keeping in their bubbles with minimal interaction; So, what happens when you’re unconfined? Should you kiss someone on the cheek, invite an anti-vaccine co-worker to your wedding, or even ask if they’ve been vaccinated when you first (re)meet them?

The Canadian Press has some advice on navigating social relationships in the pandemic era. Click here.

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Micro habitat 7 Benefits of Urban Agriculture

In 2021, GWLRA participated in an exciting urban farming pilot project. Partnering with MicroHabitat, an urban agriculture collective, we established farms at 11 of our downtown GTA commercial buildings and two Montreal buildings. The innovative project helped to reduce our environmental footprint while at the same time contribute to local food banks that experienced increased demand during the pandemic.

Here are seven positive effects of urban gardening on our society.

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Spring into a food adventure

The Toronto Star recently ran a list of 25 fun ‘food’ things to do in Toronto this spring. Find similar food inspired adventures in your city and share your discovery with neighbours in your building. Nothing says community like breaking bread.

Click here for the complete list.

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Spring Cleaning hacks

The arrival of spring is the perfect opportunity to deep clean the house. Once it’s finished, your place will look terrific, and you’ll feel great!  

Follow these 15 tips to make the most of your spring-cleaning activities.

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10 Sustainable habits

When it comes to being environmentally conscious, even small changes can have a big impact.

Get started with these 10 sustainable habits from Hapiful.com.