In the Spring 2021 Issue

The dock days of summer

The highs and lows of installing a new dock: let the berthing – and the floating parties – begin.

Sunshine inside and out

The aerie-like position of this cabin offers a living experience like no other. Cue epic views, and a modern kitchen that burns bright like the sun.

Log cabins two ways

To paint or not to paint, that is the question. The rustic vibe of a classic log-built home is as popular as ever, but which one do you like better?

Maple syrup isn’t just for pancakes

Susan Brooks shares two of her favourite recipes featuring the sweet sap from her sugar shack.

Escape to the country

Rick and Susan Brooks built their home on land once owned by Rick’s great grandfather.

Veggies on the rocks

Food gardening on the Canadian Shield can be done, it just takes a lot of patience. The payoff, however, is extraordinarily tasty.

Heat wave

Red is hot. Red is associated with energy, love, power and danger. Pepper your home with this vibrant tone and let the flames of passion dance high.

Canadian cheers

Canadian spirits are the best way to celebrate the Canadian Spirit! For that reason, Toasted Bliss serves up two special cocktails to toast our joie de vivre.

All hail the mighty Caesar

The creative talents in the Canadian artisanal drink scene are making some exceptional products. Here are some of our favourites.

Here’s to short but sweet summers

Barbecues, family gatherings, reading in a comfy chair, comfortable clothing … it’s all about the magic of a Canadian summer.

By Colin and Justin

Bring the outdoors in

The screened porch is an utter must have. If, that is, you hope to enjoy summer days devoid of entomological invasion.

Bring the outdoors in

The screened porch is an utter must have. If, that is, you hope to enjoy summer days devoid of entomological invasion.

The dock days of summer

The highs and lows of installing a new dock: let the berthing – and the floating parties – begin.

Sunshine inside and out

The aerie-like position of this cabin offers a living experience like no other. Cue epic views, and a modern kitchen that burns bright like the sun.

Shower with praise

Good surface design is nothing without a proper foundation.

Guest services

With many people opting to holiday at home this summer, there’s no better time to trick out your cottage and make it the best it can be.

Cabin Style 2021

Sanctuary, escape and reward: buzzwords associated with lifestyle in 2021. Cue the Key Trends tip list, guaranteed to bring out the best in your cabin on a daily basis.

Keeping it real estate

Even astride a buoyant real estate market, you can still tailor your cabin’s aesthetic to maximize profitability. Here are the basic steps to help tempt those big bucks.

Log cabins two ways

To paint or not to paint, that is the question. The rustic vibe of a classic log-built home is as popular as ever, but which one do you like better?

Here with Colin and Justin - Issue 1

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A Note from Colin and Justin

Hello, and welcome to Here with Colin and Justin. The very essence of life in the rural space, Here is an exciting, quarterly magazine based in Ontario’s magical Cottage Country. With the emphasis on informative, inspirational content, our new mag will be a style bible, a lifestyle compass and a guide to all that's good in cottage country.

Here: Exploring the New Rural Lifestyle

The New Rural Lifestyle is what happens when you add thousands of new, capable people to established, small country communities. It’s entrepreneurial. It’s real. It involves shifting the focus from oneself to what’s around you, fully engaging with the people and landscape of one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Here With Colin and Justin is the standard bearer of the New Rural Lifestyle. Here shows newcomers how to settle, connect, grow and make a difference. Here gives them the tools and information they need to make the most of rural life, and the most of life itself.

Advertise with us and reach one of the highest value markets in Canada

Here is about:

  • Building homes that reflect values of quality, durability, sustainability and responsibility;
  • How towns are revitalizing and reinventing themselves;
  • Setting up successful professional practices, businesses, shops and workshops;
  • Engaging in volunteer opportunities;
  • Solving problems and building communities;
  • Enjoying the outdoors and nature;
    Living an authentic life.

Here connects you with one of the highest value markets in Canada. Our readership has sold their city homes – often with huge profits. They need new homes, renovations and everything those involve. Here readers are high consumers of recreational equipment, travel, dining, watercraft, sustainable building products, alternative energy systems and energy-efficient appliances. They have the income and wealth of city dwellers, without huge mortgages and other expenses that limit their disposable income. Here readers are all-in, full-time, and you have the opportunity to help them settle and grow.

On any given day, Here readers are buying and leasing commercial properties to start businesses; looking at better ways to heat their homes; considering the right vehicle for tougher winters and country roads; thinking about local adventure activities and distant adventure vacations; hosting friends and family; taking up new sports; managing their income and investments; starting new hobbies and pursuing old ones; optimizing their lives with technology, from internet services to smart homes.

Here is where they are. Here is where you need to be.