Meet the makers building Winter Stations

  Seven years ago when Alex Wilson and Alan Johnston founded their building company Anex, it was a more utilitarian venture than it is today. “Our main focus was furniture at first,” said Wilson. “And then that switched to custom everything.” That everything has come to include 12-foot-tall hands, the reconstruction of a full-grown tree […]

Eye on Business: At Mind-Set, philosophy and fitness go hand in hand

At the crack of dawn on a recent Friday morning, rock music blares inside a 7,000-square-foot warehouse unit in Scarborough, overpowering grunts and the clang of equipment as it hits the padded ground. Several participants push themselves through grueling athletic routines. They switch from Olympic-style weightlifting to rowing machines to something called an assault cycle, […]

Beach businesses nurture mind, body, soul – and fill hungry bellies

This is part two of two issues of Eye on Business coverage, featuring businesses local to the Beach and surrounding neighbourhoods. Here’s the link to the first installment: Afterglow Yoga The sun streams in through the front windows of Afterglow’s Queen Street East location as co-owners, Julie Watson and Elizabeth Doyle Harmer wait behind […]