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8 weekend getaways a short drive from Ottawa

With a gorgeous French chateau in the middle of the city, a buzzing all-season farmer’s market and the pristine Rideau canal running alongside, there are plenty of things to do and explore when you live in Ottawa [...]

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19 patios to check out in Montréal this summer

Patios are open for business at long last – and if you’re planning to head to Montréal anytime soon you’ll find no shortage of cool terrasses to sit outside and catch some rays. Check out this list of 16 patios and terraces that are heating things up in Montréal this summer […]

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Roundup of local farmers' markets

To market, to market! It’s one of the best times of the year – when vendors begin opening up their stalls at local farmers' markets across our cities. Fresh fruits and veggies, delicious farm fresh eggs, and more! Let’s reap the benefits of all the goodness our local farmers have to bring to the table this summer with this farmer's market roundup […]

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Local businesses to support for Pride Month across Canada

Happy Pride month! If you’re out and about in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton or Montréal check out these LGBTQ2S+ businesses we know you’ll love […]

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A guide to the Glebe in Ottawa

The Glebe, located just south of downtown Ottawa, is a historic, vibrant, charming neighbourhood with no shortage of things to see and do. We’ve put together the ultimate guide to the Glebe so you can explore everything it has to offer (and possibly live there, too) [...]

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Local businesses across Canada to support this season

To encourage shopping local this holiday season, we’ve put together a starter list of small businesses in major cities that Minto Apartments operates in across Canada. There are way too many good ones to mention, so here are some ideas to remind us all to look local when searching for gifts […]

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5 ways to give back right now

The minute we put away the Halloween goblins and ghouls, that urge to decorate for the holidays kicks right in. And while we’re looking forward to the celebrations ahead, this pandemic still has a firm grip on us – and this season of giving takes on new meaning for those who could use a little more support. Read on to find ways to give back when and where you can, and spread joy and generosity right now […]

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Fun things to do in London this fall

Looking for some fun fall-related activities in London this fall? Whether it’s taking a walk through your local market or launching corn from a cannon (for real), we’ve got you covered [...]

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The best patios to visit in Ottawa this fall

Just because summer has come to an end doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy patios well into the fall season. Check out this guide to the best patios to visit in Ottawa this fall [...]

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Neighbourhood Guide: Yonge & Eglinton

Spent any time exploring Toronto’s Yonge & Eglinton lately? Whether you’re from the area or are planning your next visit, you won’t want to miss out on the best hot spots this midtown neighbourhood has to offer [...]

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This is why living in downtown Calgary is so amazing

One of the great things about living in the downtown core of a dynamic city like Calgary is having access to all the good things in life – like restaurants, shopping, business and pretty much every convenience and experience you can think of. Check out all the reasons why we think living connected to the core is where it’s at […]

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Calgary’s +15 skywalk network: An elevated experience

Calgary was ranked 2019’s fifth most liveable city in the world by The Economist magazine. But why, you ask? Among other things, this city is famous for its Plus 15 Network – a series of indoor, above street-level tunnels that connect the downtown core. With over 50 bridges and 16 kms of sheltered pedestrian walkways, planning for cold and rainy days isn’t required. We’ve got all the deets on the +15 here […]

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These are the top 6 things happening in Ottawa in August

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to. Ottawa is filled with lots of recreational activities, and August is jam-packed with incredible diversions – from night markets, food festivals and concerts to world-class museums with special exhibitions. Check out our list of the top six events happening in the city to help end your summer with a bang […]

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Top 20 restaurants in and around downtown Calgary

Calgary is bustling with a diverse restaurant culture that’s difficult to ignore. Comparable to other major metropolitan areas, Calgary’s culinary industry has foodies flocking to the city for unique and innovative dishes filled with spice and lots of flavour. Whether you’re craving a big ol’ juicy burger or some yummy ravioli with herbed ricotta and white wine, our list will help navigate your way around Calgary’s scrumptious food scene […]

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11 fun things to do in Calgary this summer

Calgary is a beautiful city, filled with amazing views and growing neighbourhoods. And there’s so much to do – from outdoor activities to cultural celebrations and musical events. We’ve done the research and pulled together 11 fun things to do in Calgary while the weather outside isn’t frightful […]

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Montréal – the perfect balance of old and new

Montréal is one of the oldest cities in North America – and it’s the perfect blend of old and new. Whether you’re in the mood for delicious food, taking in some culture, or lounging with friends on a terrace, you’ll never run out of things to do in this city. We pulled together a list of the best places to visit in Montréal – read on […]

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5 things to do in Downtown Calgary

Calgary is a city rich in historical landmarks and adventures waiting to be uncovered. Whether you're in town visiting or a seasoned local looking for new and exciting things to do, you'll love these five fun attractions in and around Downtown Calgary [...]

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