In the Fall 2021 Issue

Escape to the country

A passive home in a beautiful setting on Eagle Lake lured Dana and Rose from Arizona for the good vibes of a four-season wonderland

Solar power

After a year of anxiety, a sunny splash of colour will make you happy. Yellow also represents the light at the end of the tunnel. We can hope!

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.

Egg-cellent chickens

The hunt is on to find golden eggs. That is, golden-yolked, farm-fresh eggs from your own hens. What better place to make it happen than Ontario’s Cottage Country?

Just add water

A pond can cool down your yard on a hot day, it never requires mowing and it will seldom require weeding.

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.

Let’s go outside

It’s the time of year when the great outdoors is looking even greater: days are longer, temperatures are on the rise and we’re spending more time alfresco, minus the woollies. With that in mind, here are some of our favourite fresh-air things.

Come from away

Lakeside living encourages people to scale back and explore the New Rural Lifestyle.

By Colin and Justin

Cottage industry

Colin and Justin discuss the whys and wherefores of creating a home office. Planned carefully, they counsel, business can indeed be brisk.

Sweet truths

A trilogy of Scottish sweeties to challenge the most ardently tooth conscious amongst you.

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.

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Escape to the Country

Escape to the country

Moving to a historic home in Gravenhurst was part of the healing process for Andy and Kelly Warne and their children following a life-changing car crash.

Escape to the country

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

Escape to the country

A passive home in a beautiful setting on Eagle Lake lured Dana and Rose from Arizona for the good vibes of a four-season wonderland

Come from away

Lakeside living encourages people to scale back and explore the New Rural Lifestyle.

Architecture and Design

On the rise: A Drag Lake beauty

Designers Suzanne Dimma and Arriz Hassam throw open the doors to their elevated Haliburton cottage.

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.

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.

Quiet moments

Queen of texture Lynne Knowlton inspires us to create a tranquil oasis with her recipe for touchy-feely calm.

Read the complete Fall 2021 issue

Outdoors and Entertainment

Star in a bottle

Forget celebrity tequila. And whisky, too. A veritable Who’s Who of the entertainment industry have recently launched some exceptional new wines.

Home bar none

When it’s time to welcome guests back to your rustic retreat, up the ante with a home bar that screams ‘Lounge Lizard.’

Seasonal tune up

Stop, stoop, pick, smell, observe and contemplate the many changes taking place in your garden at this precise moment.

Shedding light on a garden escape

Bring a little cottage vibe to any backyard by transforming a shed into a private retreat.

Environment

Aliens in your backyard

UFOs – unidentified flora (and fauna) objects – can be overpowered if you nurture native plants and animals. In the process, your environment will become substantially more welcoming.

Citizen science

The value of community involvement in research can be measured in part through results that reach far beyond the original project scope.

The Ribbon of Life

The ribbon of life

The transitional area between aquatic and terrestrial is a critical habitat for local wildlife and requires our collective small-scale efforts to reduce the effects of climate change.

Filling the gaps of knowledge

From protecting lake health to battling homelessness, research projects involving community members and student scientists provide critical support for researchers.

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.