All dogs go to Haven

Haven Rescue founders Brandon Lee and Alexander Stevenson have a mission: to provide loving, permanent fostering to senior and special needs dogs who would otherwise live the rest of their life in a shelter. Their plan is to spend the first year building a business from their homemade, organic dog treats “and after the first […]

Afterglow Studio offers a variety of yoga instruction in its new 3,000 square foot facility on Queen Street East at Lee Avenue.

Eye on Business for August 28, 2016

Broad Lingerie owner Sam Conover has been in the bra business for over a decade. Over those years she’s had many conversations with women – particularly busty women – about their experiencing finding a bra that fits, in an environment that’s comfortable, and at a price that’s reasonable. Those conversations, combined with her own experience, […]

Unlimited Arts Studio co-founders DeAnn deGruijter, left, and Fiona Bramzell at their Main Street studio.

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A chance reconnection between two old friends has culminated in a new art and craft studio in the Upper Beach. Unlimited Arts Studio opened in late April at 152 Main St., just south of Gerrard, and offers a variety of classes and workshops for children and adults, from experts to complete beginners. “This is something […]

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Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock might not wear Babsocks every day – dress socks that feature a graphic image of his face – but he says he appreciates what the East End socks’ creators are doing. “I’m glad someone out there’s got a little business going and they’re making a little money,” said Babcock […]

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Dawg Grillz is a dog toy developed in the heart of the Beach by a couple who want to “put a smile on the face of both you and your pup.” The brightly-coloured dog toys feature cartoon-like teeth that make it appear dogs are smiling, and according to product designer Scott Luscombe, the idea is […]

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Residents who shop in East Danforth are joining a contest to uncover the neighbourhood’s hidden gems. Until May 7, residents are invited to nominate an East Danforth business they think more people should know. The winner will get a free marketing package that includes professional staging, photography, and web design. More than 80 businesses have […]

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By 2017, people walking past the Kingston Road Y will see a brand-new basketball court and pool right from the street. “It’s like you’re at gallery level,” says local developer Bob Mitchell. “The idea is to make it very transparent and inviting to the neighbourhood.” Above the new YMCA, Mitchell Lofts is building Beech House, […]