[CS Monitor Feature] Endless summer? More Canadians embrace a getaway lifestyle.

[CS Monitor Feature] Endless summer? More Canadians embrace a getaway lifestyle.

“…Last fall, he and his husband Chris Van Lierop decided to relocate to that cottage, setting up their design company, Home By Tim+Chris, in the town of Fenelon Falls. Their market is other cottagers who want to prepare their properties beyond simply summering, and their growth shows the demand: they’ve expanded to eight employees in a year.”

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[Toronto Star Feature] Canadians are increasingly putting the ‘remote’ in working remotely

They made the move last September after constantly prolonging the time they spent at the cottage. “Eventually we just decided that we think we can make a go of our business up here and why not just stay at the cottage,” he said."

[Toronto Star Feature] Can cottagers keep Ontario’s lake regions afloat?

[Toronto Star Feature] Can cottagers keep Ontario’s lake regions afloat?

It wasn’t enough for Chris Van Lierop and Tim Wisener to move their home design business from Toronto to cottage country. They wanted to contribute to the vitality of Fenelon Falls with a shop that would attract passersby.