Issue: June/July 2018
- What does Father Really Want for Father’s Day?
- Swim Suits for Every Body Shape
- Be Kind To Our Pollinators
- Your Own Garden Patch: Less than 100 Miles!
- Let's Talk Local Patios and Win!
- Local Farmers’ Markets
- Let’s Celebrate Canada Day Together!
- Eat the Rainbow to a Healthier You!
- Ice Cream, Ice Cream, We All Scream For Ice Cream!
- Summer Reading
Category Archives: Business Profile
Maurice Fiorio loved The Beatles when he was a young boy living in France in the 1960s. In fact, he and his friends desperately wanted to look like the hottest new music group, with haircuts like John, Paul, Ringo and George. “Our local barbers only knew how to give us crew cuts,” Maurice recalls, “But we wanted to look cool, … <entire article…>
While studying for her nursing degree at Ryerson University, Christina Mitanidis worked at a well-known Toronto skin care spa. It was then that she began to learn about the skin care industry. She discovered that she want to provide the services that is not just about selling products but serving clients by providing professional skin care treatment. So, she … <entire article…>
Monica Hough faced an unexpected challenge when she and her mother began to notice that her young daughter was struggling with letter recognition and reading. She had to wait 3 years to have her daughter tested and was formally diagnosed Dyslexia (difficulty with reading), Dysgraphia (difficulty in hand writing) and Dyscalculia (difficulty with calculations). After researching and learning more about … <entire article…>
When Carmen Doyle set out to run her own business, she had to think first of what she might enjoy doing. A CA by training, Carmen was no stranger to the ins and outs of running a company. She also is a part-time CFO of a software company so she knew what its like to be a small business owner. … <entire article…>
“I have ketchup in my veins,” Tony Colonna, franchise owner and operator at the local McDonald’s on Eastern and Woodward Avenues, tells us. “That’s what other long-time employees say. I love what I do. Every day is a new day, with great people and a positive outcome.” Tony’s career started when he was fifteen at one of the world’s largest … <entire article…>
Working as an electrician, one day Joe Rizza got tired of “just talking to wires” so he announced to his wife Carm, “I’ve always wanted to be a hairdresser.” That was 20 years ago, and as Joe tells the story, while he was telling Carm the news, he picked up her curling iron at the wrong end and burned himself! … <entire article…>
Many may remember the movie Mary Poppins when the children, Jane and Michael Banks, visit a bank with Mary Poppins and their father in downtown London, England in order to see where their father works. With its tall columns, cold stone architecture, and the collection of older gentlemen inside, the bank was a very scary place for them! These days, … <entire article…>
A month before Real Storage had opened the door for the first day of business, the facility manager knew the business would be a big success. “I was literally wearing a hard hat, steel toed boots and a safety vest, walking around the construction site,” recalls Ferris Mohammed, “and people walking by the street kept asking if they could rent … <entire article…>
When Lynn Mulroy and her husband Sean first started their business in the fall of 2008, they had zero customers and 4 staff. By the end of the first year, their business had been recognized as Start-up of the Year at an International convention. The Maids (East Toronto, The Beaches and Durham Region) has 22 employees, and over 200 regular … <entire article…>