Seasonal

Hot ticket: Cherry Blossoms in High Park

With spring seemingly in full swing, thousands of visitors will flock to High Park to take in the sights and scents of ‘Sakura’ or cherry blossom trees. According to the High Park Nature Centre, 20 to 65 per cent of the flowers opened as of Sunday morning, with optimal bloom expected between Sunday May 7th…

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Why you should house-hunt in the rain

As the old adage goes, April showers bring May flowers…but they may also help you find your next home, too. June through October are always the best and busiest months for house hunting – the sunshine of summer and full colours of fall have everyone and their homes looking their best

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Today is #BellLetsTalk day. It’s a day we open the lines of conversation and discuss mental illness, and mental health. According to the latest statistics, “One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime…two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help.”

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Hygge: The Art of Getting Cozy

Hygge. If you heard someone nearby say the word out loud, you’d likely be tempted to offer a “bless you!” or “gesundheit!” in return. And who could blame you? Hard to spell and even harder to say, hygge (pronounced HEW-guh or HOO-guh) is the Scandinavian word for the feeling of or desire to seek coziness

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In memory of Dr. King

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a holiday here in the US, in honor of a great man and inspirational figure; a leader in the movement…

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Keep your furry friends protected

Here in Toronto, we seem to be enjoying a bit of a reprieve from the vastly cold temps we’ve been experiencing for the last few weeks. It’s definitely been the time to stay indoors and cozy up by a fire or with a blanket.

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Cheers to 2018

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful and wonder-filled holiday season. January 2nd feels entirely too early to be back to work, doesn’t it? No matter, shake off the post-holiday fog, dig in your heels and get right down to it.

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Home safety tips for holiday travellers

The days immediately following Christmas are common destination days, with people and families opting to ditch the cold for warmer climes. To keep your family and property safe until your return, her are a few tips that can help deter thieves and lurkers from targeting your home.

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Practice safe lighting this season

The mesmerizing twinkle of lights is one of the hallmarks of the holidays. To ensure the magic doesn’t turn tragic, here are 10 lighting safety rules to keep in mind this season:

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