Eye on Business (March 20)

Dr. Tyrrell Ashcroft

Omega Health + Fitness is a recently-opened, cutting edge health and fitness facility at 1089 Kingston Rd., run in partnership by Dr. Tyrrell Ashcroft and Dr. Thien Dang-tan.

Dr. Ashcroft has been running a clinic from her home for the past eight years as a referral service. After meeting Dr. Thien Dang-tan, who had been working at several large US hospitals, they decided to combine their complementary skills and open a facility to, as they say, take their patients to the next level.
Omega Health & Fitness combines top quality treatment with medically supervised personal training. Programs are specifically tailored to your personal needs by qualified experts who, using state-of-the-art equipment, will safely help you attain your fitness goals.
Omega Health & Fitness is also there to treat ‘underlying dysfunctions’ and remove barriers that limit your performance so that you can get back on the road to optimal health and fitness. Both Drs. Ashcroft and Thien and their staff have worked with professional and Olympic athletes, including those who participated in the 104th Milrose Games in 2011.
To find out more, or to get a personal tour of the new facility, call Omega Health & Fitness at 416-903-3789, or visit the website at www.omegahealthandfitness.com.

Sanderson Entertainment Law is moving its office to the Beach. The firm provides legal services to music and arts clients regarding copyright, contracts, trademarks. Clients include recording artists, songwriters, engineers, music publishers, managers, fine artists, painters, photographers, and art galleries to name a few.
“This move comes down to family,” said attorney Paul Sanderson. “The new location is walking distance from my home. It will allow me more time for my family, plus it permits me the opportunity to get more involved in the Beach community.” Sanderson is also a musician, author and photographer. His book Musicians and the Law in Canada is in its third printing.
For more information on Sanderson Entertainment Law, visit sandersonlaw.ca.

You may remember the Shabsove brothers, Eric, Stuart and Alan, who used to run The Roastery on Queen across from Kew Gardens. The guys are still in the coffee business with their new factory outlet café, called Mountain View Coffee, located at 26 Logan Ave.
Eric called us to say that they continue to roast 100% shade-grown organic coffee every day at their location near Weston and Wilson, for wholesale delivery to restaurants, cafés, and offices. The new outlet acts as a distribution centre.
“We are open Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,” said Shabsove. “We do sell coffee by the pound to the public. It is a popular spot for early morning commuters jumping on the Lakeshore and Gardiner.”
For more information on Mountain View Coffee call 416-694-5455, or visit estatescoffee.com.

The Nutty Chocolatier, 2179 Queen St. East, is celebrating 15 years of business in the Beach.
“We have watched all the neighbourhood kids grow up through our store, and watch new families develop,” said Brenda Brooks. “In some cases we have hired the kids as their first jobs.”
So drop around to The Nutty Chocolatier, and help them celebrate their 15 years in the Beach. For more information call 416-698-5548, or visit them on-line at facebook.com/nuttychocolatier.

Trendsetters has been a well-known hair salon in the Beach area for many years. Owner Lisa Balslov is branching out with a new project in connection with local Royal Canadian Legions.
Balslov attends the Legions’ Ladies Nights with a team of models, hairstylists, and make-up artists. She does a demonstration of hair styling and make-up on a model, then invites ladies from the Legion up for a make-over.
“I think it’s a wonderful way to brighten up their lives,” says Balslov.
The main store on Kingston Rd. closed awhile ago, and Balslov operates the business out of her home. Lisa is also very active in training and job placement in hairstyling. If you would like to find out more about this call Lisa Balslov, at Trendsetters, 416-690-2454.

Carlo Baldassini emigrated to Canada in 1958, graduated as a barber in 1960, and began working at Harry’s Barber Shop at 1080 Kingston Rd. The shop moved to 1048 Kingston Rd. in 1964, and Carlo bought it from Harry in 1974. He retired in 1985.
Now Carlo is back, with his son Robert who has been a barber himself for 20 years. Together they have renovated the old shop and renamed it Wilkinson Barbershop and Hairstyling. Drop in and have a visit… maybe get a good haircut. Call them at 647-349-4015.

Alysa Golden of Eggy Weggs

Are you a fan of pasture-fed, free-range eggs, but tired of spending the hugely inflated price for them? Beacher Alysa Golden sure was… and decided to do something about it. Golden has started a social enterprise called Eggy Weggs where she has sourced ‘happy chicken eggs’ from Hope Eco Farm, an Amish farm co-op in Alymer.
“I can access a limited supply of these most beautiful eggs for only $6.50 a dozen. I know that you and your family will enjoy eating these healthy, lovingly produced eggs,” said Golden.
The social aspect of the enterprise comes from Golden’s commitment to donate 25 per cent of the profits from Eggy Weggs to a community not-for-profit.
You can begin by emailing Golden at alysa@eggyweggs.com and filling out the on-line form. Then just wait until the following week, and you can pick up your small flock, free range eggs at one of her local depots. What could be easier? For more information visit her website at alysagolden.com/eggyweggs.

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