Category Stories

Local success stories featuring entrepreneurs from all walks of life.

What’s Under The Mask?

We've all been wearing masks long before Covid-19, and nobody knows this better than MASK Toronto, a clothing company focused on personal identity.

Juice That Lives On

Toronto based Classic Juice Co. changes the game; their juice is not just a beverage, it's a lifestyle.

Neale’s Ice Cream Changed a Nation

Written By – Erica Matsui Lately the temperatures are really hiking up. All you want to do after a nice shower or a long walk is take a bite of some cold, creamy ice cream. That’s when Neale’s Ice Cream…

Kimono Kraft

Creator Yuki Tokita from Japan has a background in the Japanese art of Sado, or tea rituals, which she carries into he daily business ventures at Tokita-kobo.

Soap Saves Lives!

Made from high-quality ingridients, such as detoxifying charcoal, Kikuchi Soaps offer a moisturizing and nourishing skin experience.


Written By – Erica Matsui We can’t go without introducing the wonders of the key ingredient, kanten. Kanten is high quality agar that was discovered and has been traditionally used in Japan for about 400 years. Kanten is made from…

Be VIVID As You Fight Covid

Julia Alimova, founder of VIVID Clothing Toronto, creates clothing and face-masks at the intersection of pattern, formal, and uniqueness.

Get Your Wood On!

BO by Mansouri offers bold wooden fashion statements for the 9-5 grind and special occasions and events.

Multiple Earrings For The Price Of One!

Shirley Searle and her Ear Curls save the trouble of getting multiple painful piercings. Her unique design lets a single earring give the appearance of multiple earrings, through one piercing.

Healthy Snacks You & Your Dog Can Share!

Stephanie Kapetin has consulted for big food brands, learning the ins and outs of food production. She took her knowledge and developed snacks she could share with her furry friend in the afternoon.

Teething Baby Problems? Try This!

Jorja Lindley had a teething son, and she couldn't find solace in unfashionable teething jewellery options, so she started BoBeads; beautiful teething jewellery for parents

Colourful Art For A Cheerful Life!

Amanda strand lives a colourful Toronto life. Her artwork shows a love for all things local and a knack for 3D design, there's nothing Amanda can't bring to life.

Your Coffee Is Handcrafted, Your Mug Should Be Too!

Michele MacDonald carved a path into the world of ceramics beginning with an extensive high school arts progrm before entering the Ontario College of Art & Design. She now owns her own studio where she perfects a detailed glazing technique.

Books With Life Lessons For Kids

Meaghan Hadwyn & Niki Snjaric were two moms tired of reading fluffy kids books and wanted to offer a realistic outlook on life. Together they founded Other Life Lessons, writing a series of books discussing the struggles of life.

Show The Planet Some Love Today

Cutting down on carbon footprints is something the owners of Love your Planet specialize in, pursuing a life of zero-waste with their array of green products including Unpaper Towels.

Your Story Begins In These Books

These Toronto notebooks from Hannelore Sotzek, a woman who dedicates her life to books, can be customized with different paper types and are bound through a centuries old coptic binding technique.

The Return of Morse Code

The morse code alphabet has never looked better. Calgary's Alene Shannon is building meaningful jewellery collections with sentimental and personal morse code messages.

These Watches Are Smoking!

And that's because they're infused with cigar resin, a specialty from the elite craftsmen at Maker Watch Company in Mississauga Ontario.

Everything Should Be Aluminum

Alumination is a family business specializing in crafting everyday items, like candle holders, from raw aluminium. The company has founded an interesting new technology that connects candles together to create magical centrepieces.

Go To War In Your Bath Tub

Before bath bombs exploded, Meg served 5 years as a pallative care nurse with entrepreneurial dreams. She eventually founded her 100% vegan and cruelty free company, Blazing Bombs.

These Watches Will Give You Bonheur

These Toronto watches will certainly bring you some happiness. Lead designer Jay A is the ticking heart of Bonheur Watches, combining rare exotic woods and Japanese machinery.

I’m Mad For This Hot Sauce!

Spicy mayo is not enough. Mado's Pepper Sauce, founded by husband and wife Erin Dowse and Winston Abernethy, is a strictly vegan scotch bonnet kick for any meal.

Cheeky Cards For Any Occasion!

Aparna, born and raised in New Delhi, spent her formative years learning patterns, colours, and storytelling. This lead her on a journey to find her unique company, Green Bean Studio, working with her whole family!