For decades, Caroline and I visited the 1000 Islands and Gananoque, first by boat, then a cottage and we now live here permanently. As ex-city folk, we often hear, “you must miss Toronto though?”
Truth is we don’t. We don’t miss the traffic, the need to drive everywhere, $20 parking or the incessant noise. Honestly, we wish we had moved here sooner. The setting is spectacular with the 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal and when we feel the need for a hit of big city, we have choice. Ottawa is 90 minutes, Montreal 120 minutes, Toronto 135 and all are accessible by VIA rail. Some days we can be in Toronto in the same time our friends take to navigate Hwy 401 and the Don Valley ‘Parking Lot’.
You’re thinking that’s great if you are retired … but we’re not.
When the National Post was doing print and video pieces on entrepreneurship in the area, we jumped in. Our business, LTR Corp., serves clients locally and across the country (as you can see in our online portfolio) and we are well situated geographically with access to high speed fibre and creative talent.
Here is the 3-minute National Post video: