Category Archives: Business Profile

Features local businesses, owners and services that you don’t see from the store front

More than just doors & windows – First class products, services & installation

Jaimco Doors and Windows gives its customers much  more than the name suggests. “We provide the complete package, product, installation and service,” says James Griffin, store manager and one of the sons of the founder, “We can provide any kind of door, but a car door!” Jaimco Doors and Windows has sold and installed quality doors, windows, hardware and door … <entire article…>

Beautiful Skin for Life Now Available in the the Beaches

Maryjo Koschel celebrated a year on Queen Street this past July. Her business at Paramedical Skin Care has grown because of its success helping patients achieve attractive, healthy skin. As owner and clinic director, Mary Jo emphasizes that the clinic offers medical aesthetic services formerly not available in the Beaches. These include permanent hair removal, various rejuvenation and skin treatments … <entire article…>

Totto Spa & Salon – Come see this Spa to Believe it!

A visit to Totto Spa is worth it just for the tour around the facility. Stretching over 6 floors, if you count the tip-top roof top patio, it is filled with spa wonders – massage tables set beside gentle waterfalls; state-of-the-art massage pedicure chairs facing a panoramic lake view; relaxing lounges with operating fireplaces; and an outdoor, year round hot … <entire article…>

Casa Di Giorgio: A Slice of Italian Romance – and good pizza–in the Beaches

UPDATE: This story was first published in 2008. Since then a lot has changed but we know the Casa di Giorgio on Queens Street is still one of the place for a delicious meal/pizza, friendly atmosphere and great service. <End note> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There’s no better test of a restaurant’s food than seeing plates of food disappear, and return clean to … <entire article…>

Fresh from the farm – Beachers and local celebrities shop at Meat on the Beach

Step inside Meat on the Beach and you enter an indoor marketplace abundant with fresh from the farm quality, wholesome meat, organic and local farm produce, home made ready to serve meals and sides plus a vast collection of fine foods. This is no ordinary grocery store. Meat on the Beach oozes friendliness and demonstrates “family business” unlike the more … <entire article…>

Looking for fashion with function or function with fashion? Find both at Threads Lifestyle

Threads Lifestyle both surprises and delights its visitors. New and return customers to 1842 Queen Street East find themselves in 3200 square feet packed with quality, great looking, functional clothing for living, playing and traveling. “It’s rare that someone comes in and doesn’t love the store,” says owner Steve Cross, “Whether you’re a traveler, mother with kids, or outdoor enthusiast, … <entire article…>

What is your business image? Thriving Ad Company selected beaches, by choice.

The Ad Company at Queen and Coxwell discovered the secret that aften escapes the world of design, that is, “We design for our paying customers.” Owner and designer Gerry Tate, along with Creative Director Joan Mann, understand that listening to customer needs is what it’s all about, particularly when you are designing company catalogues, corporate identities, web sites and ad … <entire article…>

Royal Bank Leslieville Branch asks: What can we do for you today?

The Royal Bank Leslieville opened its doors a year ago (Sept. 2007) as a brand new branch looking for brand new customers. Almost 12 months later, the beautifully appointed branch has established a strong reputation in the Beaches and Leslieville community as super friendly and service-orientated for both retail and small business customers. Branch Manager Erin Shields credits this response … <entire article…>

Signs of our times

Three generations of sign creation and still printing! A visit to Club Ink teaches you more about sign production in the 21st century than you may have ever thought possible. Formerly an industry known for hand painted letters and screen printing, the pristine Club Ink at Main and Gerrard is a quiet, clean shop with digital equipment to fill your … <entire article…>