Annual Team Getaways @ PD Cottage

Invitation & Information

All team retreats, getaways, and other extracurricular trips are optional.


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Every summer, for as long as we can remember, the Pixel Dreams team (PDT) retreats for a few days to somewhere lakeside, and shares another unforgettable team bonding experience. Some of them were immortalized into these videos. Taking in everything with your own eyes in person is a whole another story.
 
 

2019

2018

2017

2016

2016 – Bloopers

2012

 
 


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This year 2021 is going to be the best one yet.

And how do we know this for sure?

☝️ For one, we are going to PD cottage (it’s official) — a place our team can call home-away-from-home for years to come.

✌️ For two, with our team doubled in size in the past year of working-from-anywhere, some of us haven’t met each other in person. Ever. That’s sort of weird for a company that loves hosting and gathering, giving bear hugs, cooking and cleaning together, singing and dancing like everyone is watching, plus other old fashioned things people do before the age of lockdowns.  And so, this trip will be the first occasion for some of us to meet each other in person, and prove that we’re really not someone’s imaginary friend. Disclaimer: if you aren’t clear on required safety protocols, speak to your team lead. 

🤟 For three, there are always someone laughing so hard, they cry. You probably would want to see it for yourself. Maybe it would be you. Maybe it would be all of us this year.

🖖 For four (strange, there’s no four-finger gesture in emoji form)… OK now you’re just being a deep fact finder. Serve yourself, there are a lot more facts below.

 


 

#TrueFacts

Delicious food!

We make delicious food. Want to see? Check out our PD Eatz Insta page.

All the facts below are provided by the property management company who takes care of the cottage while we are not there.

The Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (sleeps 8-10)
  • Screened-in porch
  • Gas fireplace
  • Pine-trim, and wainscoting in the living and dining areas
  • Covered porch over-looking the lake
  • Basements for storage
  • Custom-designed pine furniture throughout
  • Muskoka chairs and tables for porches
  • Fully equipped kitchen with four appliances and pine cabinets
  • Laundry room with full-size washer and dryer
  • BBQ
  • Linens and towels
  • Satellite TV
  • Pine exteriors and 25-year roof shingles
  • Superior insulation for four-season use

Property and amenities

  • 42 private acres
  • 1900 feet of shoreline on Sparrow Lake
  • Saltwater swimming pool
  • Great boating – connected to the Trent Severn waterway
  • Cedar boat docks – bring your boat
  • Beach
  • Great fishing
  • Tennis court
  • Beach volleyball court
  • Playing field
  • Hiking trails
  • Two lakeside decks
  • Bikes
  • 3 campfire sites
  • Skating rink – winter
  • Gazebo

The Waters

While Northern Ontario offers an abundance of natural lakes, few can rival the beauty of Sparrow Lake. Bordering the southern rim of the Canadian Shield between Muskoka and Simcoe County, Sparrow Lake offers a perfect combination of size and privacy. Big enough for boating and exploring, but small enough to avoid overcrowding, it’s ideal for swimming, boating and all water sports. As an added bonus, Sparrow Lake is connected to the world famous Trent-Severn waterway making it a boater’s paradise.

Location

Sparrow Lake is located at the south end of Muskoka making it a short 90-minute drive from Toronto via highway 400. The Muskoka region is a world-class 4 seasons playground. It offers numerous championship golf courses, Nordic and downhill skiing, dining, live theatre and snowmobiling. Whatever the season there is always something to do in Muskoka.
 


All team retreats, getaways, and other extracurricular trips are optional.