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Kingston & Co, a new condominium coming to Kingston Road Village, has put the neighbourhood on a map – a hand-drawn map showing local shops, cafés, parks and galleries, not to mention the way to the beach. Designed by Teeple Architects, the building just east of Kingston and Victoria Park Avenue will feature a multi-dimensional […]

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• Beach business Little Kickers, which offers an introduction to soccer to children from 18 months up to seven years old, has won a major award. The program was founded in the UK in 2002, and brought to Canada five years ago by founder Christine Stanschus and her husband Frank. The couple now coordinates 21 […]

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Royal LePage Estate Realty has won the Shelter Award for Office of the Year from the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, the largest public foundation in Canada dedicated to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs. Royal LePage Estate Realty owners Jennifer and Keith Burton were honoured to receive the award at the annual Royal LePage […]

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Trevor Jablonowski and his friends – mostly fellow University of Toronto theatre grads – think the bard gets a bum rap from students and even from their fellow grown-ups. “We’re a bunch of theatre kids. We love theatre, and we always run into people who groan and roll their eyes and say, ‘I hated that […]

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                                  Above, sporting her own hand-knit toque and scarf, Chef Jenny Guillemette of Ackroyd’s Fish n’ Chips shows off The Balmy – halibut served with house tartar and coleslaw – on a day when the -17°C temperature was anything […]

Beech Tree pub warms carollers at opening

As an English-style gastropub looking to rekindle old traditions, the Beech Tree had a fitting opening night Dec. 6 when it welcomed a troupe of Victorian carollers. Fresh from a reading of A Christmas Carol put on by Kingston Road Village businesses, the singers warmed their pipes at Beech Tree with hot chocolate and candy-cane […]

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Beacher Mark Bishop and his business partner Matt Hornburg were recently honoured at a gala event with an Outstanding Acheivement award from Playback Magazine, the bible for the media industry in Canada. “For us it’s a huge honour, because it’s coming from our own industry and our peers,” said Bishop. Bishop’s and Hornburg’s company, marblemedia, […]

Queen car dealer celebrates 40 years

One Monday morning 40 years ago 24-year-old Mario Geremia opened the door for the first time to what is now Queen Compact Cars, and said “well, here I am.” Laughing at the memory, he said, “what did I know about running a business?  I’m a mechanic.” From the time he was a youngster in Bianco, […]

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• Total Renovations is 25 years old this year. Owner Mark Madigan started the company in 1988, when he was in his early 20s, although he had been working in the renovation business since he was 15. “This is what I’ve always done,” he said. For his whole career Madigan has worked on residential renovation […]

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Two Beach craftspeople are behind a new, curated flea market set to debut on Father’s Day just west of the Beach in Leslieville. Christine Roberts and Brigid Elmy both make and sell furniture, and had been looking for more ways to market their unique products to the public. “We both knew that we didn’t want […]