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By Zack Fleming – Kanata, ON   For some time, the humble and ingenious single-use plastic bag has been on the endangered species list. But in some jurisdictions it’s making a comeback. The state of Michigan recently enacted a ban on the banning of plastic bags. It’s a breath of fresh air amidst a maelstrom of environmentalist alarmism. It’s a move that cuts through the sludge of political correctness like a hot bulldozer through a landfill. And it should embolden us Canadians to stand up to our power-mad legislators, who’ve been prosecuting a savage witch hunt on plastic bags...

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White Night is well on it’s way

By Brie Jarrett – Dundas, ON   Rain was in the forecast on the evening that up-and-coming filmmaker Dan Slater was set to shoot his full-length feature film, White Night. It was a special night on which to film… the night of the annual art festival. Nuit Blanche, fills the streets of Toronto from dusk to dawn with spectacular art and over one million people. A one of a kind night, with no chance for retakes, Slater had prepared for two years leading up to this night, along with his business partners Matt Purdy and Adam Booth of Multiname Productions....

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URBAN ROOFTOPS – The Sky Is The Limit

By Richard Beattie – Campbellville, ON   Living in the city means outdoor space is at a premium, but it shouldn’t mean you have to sacrifice enjoying the great outdoors altogether. Building a rooftop patio is the perfect way to turn wasted outdoor space into your own personal oasis. Combine creativity and functionality A rooftop space offers a creative way to enjoy the outdoors, but it also has a functional purpose – extending your home’s living space. First, think outside the box and explore design options: Have a dog? Consider planting real grass so that you can let your...

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“In creating beautiful spaces, we see and celebrate something bigger and more inspiring than ourselves.” – Darren Bosch- the landmark group   Winners of the Dunnington Grubb award for two years running is a pretty impressive feat and a hard act to follow, but its just another notch on the proverbial belt of landscape design firm The Landmark Group (as seen on our cover). Their belief that design is intrinsically tied to the human experience is at the heart of all of their designs. “Design is about shaping and helping the human condition. We have a responsibility to help...

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DECK VS PATIO – A Decision based on space

By Carson Arthur I am one hundred percent committed to the belief that an amazing backyard is built around the useable space. For all of the gardeners out there, I will concede that plants are an important ingredient to a harmonized yard but if you don’t have a spot to sit outside with family and friends and enjoy them, then those blooms are a wasted opportunity. When it comes to creating useable space, I tell homeowners that while there are so many options out there, it ultimately comes down to one of two choices: Deck vs. Patio. Here are...

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