Kaboom Fireworks stocks a large assortment of pyrotechnics, including sparklers, fountains, and mortars that launch into the sky before bursting into showers of brilliant colour. Throughout the year, they also offer special giveaways to customers depending on how much they purchase in-store.
Shoppers can also find party favours such as confetti cannons and glow-in-the-dark jewellery. Before lighting a fuse, check out the company's safety tips, where you can get information about everything from what makes a good fireworks show to where fireworks should be stored and why they aren't efficient at toasting s'mores.
Boasting more than 20,000 titles, VideoQuest schools the eyes with entertaining DVD, Blu-ray, and video-game rentals. While clutching the 10-rental punch card (a $50.84 value) in a recommended bullet-proof satchel, peruse the shop's smorgasbord of distracting discs, including PSP, Wii, and Xbox titles, or check out recently released Hollywood hits and classics. Renters can pocket their videos for seven full days, ensuring enough time for a viewing party, to conquer a game, or to perfectly synch any film to Jagged Little Pill.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, Framing & Art Centre can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (diploma framing starts at around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (under $100 for 24"x36" pieces). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoe-box photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts.
Even as the original store has expanded to include 23 locations across Ontario, Love Shop has never wavered in its singular purpose: to enrich the experience?and art?of making love. Inside each store, employees dole out insight on the varied merchandise, which includes everything from popular toys, clothes, and lubricants to Blu-Rays, books, magazines, and novelty items. For a more private experience, customers can shop for items online and have them shipped in discreet packaging. Above all, Love Shop strives to sweeten life's most intimate moments so companions can grow even closer than a pair of turtledoves trying to use the same mirror at once.
The winemakers at Vin Bon, using juices from international harvests, invite customers into the winemaking process, helping them craft their own vintages without the time-consuming steps of squeezing, straining, and background-checking their own grapes. After helping guests select their juice, the winemakers monitor and blend ingredients in each batch on its journey through fermentation and filtration. In addition to their winemaking services, Vin Bon sources premium juices and grapes, such as cabernet sauvignon and riesling.
Through the 80s and early 90s Graham Rawlinson accumulated more than a decade of experience piloting jets, hot air balloons, and ultra lights. Knowing how moving soaring through the sky can be, he opened Skyward Balloons in 1993 to share the experience with others. Today, Graham leads a team of Transport Canada–approved commercial pilots that ferry guests into the sky in kaleidoscopically coloured balloons. Leisurely sky-floats take guests 500–3,500 feet in the air, cruising over cities and the countryside for scenic champagne tours. Sightseers revel in aerial views of yawning pastures as they soar along, waving to earthbound onlookers and comparing lakes and ponds to unassuming puddles as lush treetops appear small enough to use for cleaning one's ears. The crew can accommodate corporate and group outings and are also certified to train student pilots. Their fleet of 10-storey-tall balloons can even help companies and public communication programs get the word out through airborne advertising.