"The 'Shwa:" It Ain't So Dirty

Friday Aug 23rd, 2019

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We've all heard people say it: "The Dirty 'Shwaaaaaaaa." Oshawa, Ontario - often referred to as a 'bedroom' community as many residents commute into Toronto on a daily basis. It does however have its own ecosystem, or at least it did for nearly 100 years. Oshawa is an old city with many historic buildings, including many beautiful century homes. It also has many newer homes at a variety of price points. When new houses are built, amenities for the residents... [read more]

Paycheques and Poutine

Wednesday Jun 5th, 2019

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A few weeks ago I was sitting on a VIA train, somewhere between Belleville and Cobourg, heading back to Durham Region from Montreal. My wife and I spent a few days there touring the sights, eating, drinking (more me than here) and trying to fit in as best we could as obvious anglophones. “Je m’excuse – je parle un p’tit peu de francais, mais je n’edute pas, uh, since, uh, l’ecole secondaire.” “That’s OK bro, you’re in... [read more]

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