Category Archives: Business Profile

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

What Would You Like Cleaned Today? The Maids make the magic happen

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…>

A Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name

  Twenty-five years ago, two long-time “East Yorkers” decided that their beloved community needed a neighbourhood meeting spot. It would be a place where friends and families could gather together over food. “It was a different time back then,” explains founder Tom Zoras, “It was a time when it was possible to move ahead on a dream right away.”   … <entire article…>

One Woman’s Passion for Fashion Directed to “Girl Power”

A soft purple T-Shirt reads, “The world’s first computer programmer wore a dress.” It’s not the kind of T-shirt you see everywhere. There’s another one, featuring the inspirational Helen Keller, and a third with Misty Copeland, first African American Female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. These are just a few of the unique, “girl powered” items in the … <entire article…>

Swiss Chalet Owner, Golfer and Entrepreneur

Anisur Salim is the franchise owner of two Swiss Chalet Restaurants, one in the Beaches at Queen and Glen Manor and the other at Kingston and Lawrence. The Queen Street restaurant in the Beaches is a long-standing Swiss Chalet location in the city. When Anisur became franchise owner in 2009, it had been a mainstay in the community for over … <entire article…>

Dentistry in the Beach – A Real Family Affair

It’s a real family affair at Dentistry in the Beach. For over 20 years the practice treats patients as young as 3 years old to those well into their nineties. Many are connected as family, as grown children return to the Beaches to raise their own families. In fact, some days the waiting room at the office becomes a place … <entire article…>

Centric Health: One of Ontario’s Two Public Private Hospitals

Most people drive by Centric Health Don Mills Surgical Unit every day and don’t even realize that it’s anything other than a commercial office building. Centric is actually a surgical hospital, one of the only two public private hospitals in the province of Ontario (the other being the Shouldice Hospital for hernia care in Thornhill). It is licensed by the … <entire article…>

Keeping A Good Roof Overhead – Beaches resident is a long-time roofing specialist

Toronto’s extreme weather – some of the hottest summers and the coldest winters on record – play havoc with the roofs on our houses and buildings. But with the right materials, workmanship and installation, a good roof should last 25 years. What makes the difference? According to Tim Mulroy, President of Toronto Roofing Industries (TRI), it’s all about choosing wisely. … <entire article…>

Custom Cabinetry Down to the Same Tree!

Have a quirky corner? Just ask Kevin. A prairie boy who came to Ontario to further his studies in design and cabinet making, Kevin Karst brings out the best in one of nature’s most beautiful gift — wood. Using only wood from domestic trees, he designs and fashions custom cabinetry and furniture, and does home renovations from his studio, Kevin … <entire article…>

Beauty is More than Skin Deep!

Everyone wants beautiful, youthful skin. But it’s easy to forget that beauty and skin care go hand in hand. Your skin needs help retaining moisture, resisting the elements, and getting the nutrients it needs. It’s why Esther Avanesova, owner of Eauné Natural Skin Care Studio, has been successfully selling her products online for the past 5 years; and since May … <entire article…>