The together archives

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Canada Day 2023: Ways you can celebrate

Canada Day 2023 is almost here! With it comes an opportunity to celebrate what it means to be Canadian—from our diverse culture to our commitment to equality and inclusion. This year, we’ve compiled a list of Canada Day 2023 celebrations taking place from coast-to-coast, along with ways to recognize and support our Indigenous artists and communities [...]

4 ways to make this a Thanksgiving to remember

Stunning colours, cozy sweaters and pumpkin-spiced everything aside, fall is the perfect time to take stock of what we have and count all our blessings with the celebration of Thanksgiving. We’ve put together a list of 4 ways to make this holiday one to remember – no harvest required [...]

7 Tips for Newcomers to Canada

Stepping foot into a new country can be both scary and exciting. It can often have you longing for the comfort of family and everything familiar to you. Having faced the same waves of emotions as most newcomers, Mohini Mohandas, a wellness blogger who recently moved to Canada, shares a few tips to make this journey smoother [...]

Mother's Day 2022: 15 Ways to Celebrate Mom This Year

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you’re celebrating the person you call mom, your grandmother, or a mother figure in your life, we’ve got you covered. Show them how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication this year with these unique ideas that go above and beyond your average bouquet of flowers

10 fun things to do at home this family day

While many like to use Family Day as an opportunity to get away for a long weekend, some prefer to stay at home. If you’re part of the latter, here's a list of 10 fun things you can do at home [...]

Celebrate Black History Month in Canada

February is Black History Month in Canada. Here is a list of resources you can explore to help celebrate the legacy, traditions, and culture of Black Canadians.

Top local shops to visit on Main Street in Unionville

Located in the heart of Markham, Unionville is a postcard-perfect town that has all the charm of small-town living. While visiting Main Street, you can discover some unique stores while supporting and shopping local. Here are the top local shops to visit on Main Street in Unionville [...]

10 Quiet Spots for a Sunday Picnic in the GTA

There are so many great parks and spots offering beautiful views in Toronto and the GTA for a picnic. So pack your bag and get ready to enjoy a day catching up with family and friends outside at these 10 quiet spots for the perfect Sunday picnic in the GTA [...]

30 public art works to check out in the GTA

In cities across the GTA, you can find exciting public art installations and murals. In honour of Toronto’s Year of Public Art, we’ve compiled a list of 15 public art works you need to check out all across the GTA [...]

Canada Day spotlight on Indigenous culture

This year, Canada Day brings with it an opportunity to pause and reflect on our country’s past, present, and future. It’s an opportunity to listen and learn, and to amplify and uplift the voices of our Indigenous communities [...]

6 ways to celebrate Father's Day safely this weekend

The reality is that even though it feels like we’re getting back to “normal”, being smart, cautious, and safe should still be a priority when celebrating certain momentous occasions. That’s why we’ve rounded up 7 Covid-friendly ways to celebrate the special men in your life this weekend [...]

18 fun things to do as a family this long weekend

All that together time as a family can be a blast when you have a list of things to do. Turn boredom into fundom with these 15 activities you can do at home – from watching nature-inspired documentaries to painting birdhouses and camping in your own backyard. Check them out [...]

4 creative ways to celebrate your birthday while self-isolating

Are you a Taurus, Gemini or Cancer? Celebrating a birthday in self-quarantine doesn’t sound like much fun, but with a little imagination, some creativity, and a positive attitude, it can still be a memorable affair. Here’s a list of four creative ways to celebrate your birthday while in self-isolation [...]

10 tips to throw the best summer party

You don’t need a civic holiday to throw the perfect summer party, longer days and sunny skies are reason enough to celebrate! Whether impromptu or planned, here's a list of 10 tips for hosting a summer bash to remember – from budget-friendly ideas to fun, festive food and drinks. No backyard required […]

Spring clean your community

Spring is the season of new beginnings, but as snow melts it uncovers garbage and debris. Why not step into the sunshine and help spring clean your neighbourhood? Here’s a few ideas to get you going […]

5 winter activities to get you outside

Canadian winters, eh? They’re infamously cold, snowy, icy, and can be just plain blah. If there’s anything we know for sure, it’s that we Canadians can plough through it. Here are 5 fun winter activities to get you outside and make the most of this beautiful (albeit chilly) season [...]

A holly jolly holiday event roundup

Tis’ the season for holly jolly-days filled with food, family and never-ending holiday festivities! Celebrations this time of year are all month long and everyone has their own way of rejoicing [...]

Labour Day weekend events in Ontario

Labour Day – a federal statutory holiday on the first Monday of September in both Canada and the US – officially celebrates workers and the labour union movement (AKA the last long weekend of the summer). Canadians everywhere will be BBQing, pool partying, or simply just relaxing. If you have yet to make plans, our list of long weekend happenings in Ontario might come in handy […]

How to make a co-worker’s day

Sometimes the smallest gesture can have the biggest impact. Surprise someone at work with a random act of kindness and we bet you’ll make their day! Read on for a few fun random acts of kindness […]

Help change a community for the better

For many people, living better is about giving back and knowing you’ve done your part to help make the world a better place. When was the last time you did something to help change a community for the better? We’ve put together a few ideas to help guide you on your philanthropic journey – take a look […]

Random acts of kindness

‘Tis the season to be kind to others, and what better way to do that than through small gestures that cost little to no money. It’s an easy way to make your day – and a stranger’s spirits brighter, too. Even better, being nice is quite contagious and there’s a good chance your random act of kindness will be paid forward [...]

Giving back to your community

Feeling generous? This time of year is the perfect time to give back to the community. Whether volunteering time at a shelter or collecting cans to donate to a local food bank, here are some feel good ideas on how to spread the love this season [...]