International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Each year, March 8 is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of women and renew our efforts in achieving gender equality in Canada and around the world. The beginnings of this global day traces back to the early twentieth century, emerging from the activities of labour movements in North America and Europe, reflecting a growing movement for women to participate equally in society. IWD was first observed on March 19, 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. On that day, more than ...
International Women's Day
March 8, 2018
Things To Do With the Family on Family Day!
February 19, 2018
The Iris and Evelyn Team want to ttake this opportunity to wish all a hapy family day! Despite the rain, there's a lot of things families can be a a part of in the GTA! 1. KIDAPALOOZA FAMILY FESTIVAL: It's a 3-day indoor and outdoor festival with fun for the whoe family! The event will feature kidapalooza's signature activity stations, interactive inflatables, mechanical rides, stage shows, meet and greet with characters, a video gaming RV, bike courses, skateboarding lession plus so much more! Date: February 17-19th, 2018 Address: Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road, Markham Price: Adults $40, Child $25 2. FAMILY ...
Happy Lunar New Year; Year of the Dog!
February 16, 2018
The Lunar new year is an important chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. This is the year of the dog and the eleventh of all zodiac animals. According to chinese horoscopes, those born on the year of the Dog have unique personalities and characteristics. A Dog's most defining characteristic is their loyalty as they will never abandon their friends family of work. Honest and just, they are popular in social circles ...
Tis The Season...to Go To The Toronto Christmas Market!
December 8, 2017
The Toronto Christmas market takes over the Distillery District for the 8th consecutive year! Bring your family, friends and significant other to this land of holiday magic and Romance! This event has become one of the city's favourite holiday traditions. It has been ranked one of the world's best christmas markets by Fodor's Travel, USA Today, Mashable and more! Enjoy the sparkling christmas light canopies, traditional music, carols and dance performances! You can also take delight in family friendly activities like santa's house, a ferris wheel, carousal and life sized gingerbread houses! If you're a foodie, you can taste the traditional ...
Questions to ask when choosing a Realtor to Buy your Dream Home!
November 15, 2017
Thinking of hiring a real estate agent? Roughly 88% of buyers purchased their home through a real estate brokererage according to the National Association of Realtors! If you are thinking of hiring a real estate agent, here are some questions to ask: 1. IS THERE ANYTHING ABOUT THE HOME THAT CONCERNS YOU? Sellers might not tell you everything you need to know about the home. Your buyer agent however, will know a bit more about properties than an average person. Take time to ask your agent if there's anything about the house that could be a potential problem. 2. DO ...
Support Young Creatives at TMS School's Holiday Market
November 7, 2017
Richmond Hill's Toronto Montessori Upper School will be hosting their first annual Holiday Marketplace on Saturday, November 18th to help raise funds for the school and local community programs. Come out to support young entrepreneurs and artisans as they sell their unique hand-made crafts and other goods. Local celebrities will also be stopping by to help promote the event and encourage and empower the youth of today. Maybe you'll find your next mantlepiece among the goods or your next special treasure that'll bring a smile to your face knowing that you supported a great cause. Richmond Hill is a great ...
Celebrating 15 Years of the Richmond Hill Studio Tour
October 13, 2017
Want to get to know the local talent and culture of Richmond Hill? Starting on Friday, October 13th until Sunday, October 15th is the Richmond Hill Studio Tour. This city-wide tour has stops at significant local galleries, clubs and centres like the Burr House Craft Gallery, Heritage Centre, Boynton House, Mill Pond Gallery, Richland Academy, Curtain Club whose spaces will be transformed into gallery space for talented local artists. The day-long event will conclude at 5 PM every day and is free for anyone to attend. Richmond Hill is a fantastic place to consider putting down roots if you're thinking about relocating. With ...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
September 25, 2017
As a woman who believes in girl power, Iris is proud to be taking part in this year's CIBC Run for the Cure. The event is dated for October 1st, 2017 marking the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5k or 1k walk or run that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. It is the LARGEST single day volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the Breast Cancer cause! Cancer is known to be the leading cause of death in Canada and is responsible for 30% of all deaths. Cancer ...
It's Solar Eclipse Day
August 21, 2017
News is buzzing around about today's solar eclipse! Anyone within the path of totality can see one of natures most inspiring sights that happens once every 18 Months on average! However, North America is not expected to see a Solar Eclipse until 2024! This path will be seen fully in completion where the moon covers the sun from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Toronto and the GTA only got to see part of the eclipse (about 70%). Although to some individuals it did not seem very impressive, for those who watched, a part of the sun was hidden by a ...
Canada's Unemployment Rate Reaches its Lowest in Nine Years!
August 15, 2017
This summer has brought upon a series of amazing news! Not only has the housing market been in a stabilizing transition but the economy extended its winning streak in July, posting its 8th consecutive month of job growth! This led to the unemployment rate to drop to its lowest ever since the finnancial crisis 9 years ago! Unemployment rate dropped a drastic 0.2% leading to a total of 6.3%. According to statistics Canada, the number of people looking for work declined significantly. A staggering employment growth of 45,300 was acheived in June along with a growth of 54,500 jobs back ...