Eye on Business

Greg Demelis is the owner of Home Pro Plus, a new business that provides homeowners with prequalified, reputable contractors who are insured, have an HST number, can provide references and are licensed.
“I am a third generation contractor that has been in business for more than 30 years,” said Demelis. “During this time I have witnessed and heard many stories about nightmare contractors that don’t fulfill obligations, take money, and don’t return to finish…or just plain do poor work.”
Demelis and his family have been residents of the Upper Beach for over a year, and  he has had great response and feedback from the neighbourhood. “People seem to really like that they can call us for virtually anything relating to home improvement and maintenance.”
Home Pro Plus is a free service for the homeowner. Some of the wide variety of services it can help you with include architecture and design; decks and fences; junk removal; plumbing; roofers; pest and animal control; landscaping and tree services; and movers, to name just a few. To find out more about Home Pro Plus, please call Greg Demelis at 1-888-565-4597, or visit the website at homeproplus.ca.

The Works has arrived in the Beach. The gourmet burger bistro is celebrating its grand opening at 1953 Queen St. East, at Kenilworth by providing more than 70 different fresh gourmet burgers, along with fresh-cut fries, classic shakes, and cold beer. The Ottawa-based company, which is 100 percent Canadian owned, opened in 2001 and has been growing steadily, bring its popular brand of burgers to an ever-growing list of Ontario communities.
For more information, or to check out the extensive list of burgers, visit theworks.com.

Nadia Christie has recently opened Kindermusik with Nadia and Friends, 2485 Queen Street East, just in time for the fall school session.
Kindermusik is considered the world’s leading music and movement program for children from birth to seven years old, and their caregivers. Parents, care givers, and the children can jingle bells, pound drums, float scarves, sing, and learn to move in time to music.
“The many songs and activities in Kindermusik classes enhance a child’s total development by strengthening physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills at a very early age,” says Christie. “Teaching children through Kindermusik has allowed me to experience the joy of watching children learn and grow through music.”
Christie is a licensed Kindermusik Educator with a background in education and music.
Fall classes begin September 9. To register, or for more information, call Nadia Christie at 416-832-8528, email her at kindermusikwithnadia@gmail.com, or visit the website t kindermusik.com.

Planet Dog, “Your neighbourhood pet health food store, and friendly dog ‘spaw’” has recently opened at 136 Main St., just south of Gerrard. Owner Karen Palmer said that she decided to move the store from its original Kingston Rd. location because there was more retail space available in the new location, and lots more families with dogs in the neighbourhood.
“We’re loving it!,” she said. “I should remind your readers that we have been in the Beach area for 20 years. We’ve just moved.”
Planet Dog offers natural and holistic, raw food diets, dry and canned, as well dehydrated mixes, along with a variety of treats for your special pooch. They will also deliver it to your home.
As well, Planet Dog offers a full dog grooming service by appointment, or just a quick bath and towel dry while you wait in the ‘spaw’. In the larger retail space of the new store you can purchase a complete range of collars, leashes, harnesses, toys, coats, and accessories.
For more information, to book an appointment for the ‘spaw’, or to order and arrange for a food delivery, call Karen, or manager Melisa, at 416-690-7391, or email: planetdog@me.com.

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