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October 31st, 2014
Beaches Living Guide - Featured Businesses

A business nurtured by family

In many ways Nadine Steinberg, the owner of Memories Now and Then (at 992 Kingston Road), epitomizes the residents of Toronto. Her grandparents came from the "Old Country", in this case Russia and Poland. She was born and raised in Toronto, but now lives in Richmond Hill but works in the Beaches.

An appreciation for beautiful things made by the hands of man runs in her family. Both her mother and sister were in the antique business and Nadine acquired much knowledge helping them out. For a number of years Nadine also sold china and crystal in shops owned by others. And in her spare time she fashions jewelry and knits.

Nadine loved the business, but as has happened to so many of us, a change in the fortunes of employers led to Nadine's being laid-off.

This provided Nadine with an opportunity to capitalize on her expertise. Traveling to Europe 2 years ago, her eye on fine jewelry and china, Nadine was inspired her to open her own store, featuring items she purchased on her travels.

Nadine created a treasure house on Kingston Road. It differs from many antique shops in that business is on a consignment basis Listening to the music of Josh Groban, she finds her shop ever so much more interesting and fulfilling. Nadine gets much satisfaction from helping others whose changing life circumstances make available or provide a need for items of furniture, china, jewelry and art, much of it Victorian or Art Nouveau.

Nadine raised four daughters by herself when they were very young and now is a grandmother of nine kids. Always maintaining close family ties and values, every Sunday, the entire family, usually numbering upwards of 22 people, get together for brunch.

By John Wallace

John is a photographer and he can be contacted by Email.


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