The journey from confusion to organization doesn't have to be a long one. Often enough, it's the length of one tiny strip of metal—the staple that holds a school paper together, or attaches a cover letter to a résumé. Staples doesn't carry staples exclusively, of course, but for 26 years, they've aspired to create that same sense of effortless order. Their library of products covers everything from pencils and fire extinguishers to all-in-one machines and facility supplies, all of which aim to make jobs easier.
The technology aisles feature more advanced gear: cameras, phones, label makers, tablets, and laptops from popular brands. Onsite copy and print centers churn out professional documents, business cards, and several other types of paper and photo goods. And, though Staples' focus is work, the stores can also furnish break rooms with chairs and coffeemakers.
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 around $125), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $400), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (most 24"x36" pieces start under $150). 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.
Interiors Plus Decorating’s professional painters have been at it for 15 years. Armed with brushes, cans of paint, and steady hands, they wash walls inside and out with even coats of Sherwin-Williams paints. They also pretty up homes with faux finishing, staining, and plastering services that give owners an opportunity to dazzle guests and inspire at-risk outhouses.
Runner's Den fits feet for fast fleeing and fitness fashioning. Elongated ankle bases brawn up and cradle comfort in the myriad quality running shoes found at Runner's Den, from such brands as Adidas ($119.99–$159.99), New Balance ($119–$189.99), and Saucony ($129–$169.99). Staffed with runners, Runner's Den expertly suits up figures in apparel from Sugoi ($29.99–$159.99), Nike ($29.99–$99.99), and New Balance ($24.99–$69.99) appropriate to the task. Keeping up on accessories, runners track time on Timex watches ($89.99), heart rates on a Polar heart-rate monitor ($79.99–$319.99), and the megafauna ruthlessly pursuing them through rearview-mirror headgear.
The creative minds at Silvana's Hair, Esthetics, & Spa indulge the desires of each client with salon services that trim, tease, and twist hair into gorgeous styles and luxurious spa treatments, soothing sore muscles and reviving overworked fingers and toes. Envelope luscious locks in a new, hip look with a cut and style (starting at $59), permanent colour (starting at $58), or partial highlights (starting at $71), or settle civil unrest amongst digits with a calming spa paraffin manicure ($53) or a hot stone pedicure ($71). Silvana's uses top of the line products, including AVEDA and Yon-Ka, and employs high-tech equipment that, like a Sicilian grandmother, smells like cannoli and is imported from Italy.
Started in 2008, Conlux Shoes stocks footwear designed to make hikes more enjoyable, rain more bearable, and walking more fashionable. The shoe emporium carries a range of sneakers, boots, and eco-friendly sandals, featuring Canadian brands such as Hanagal. Burnetie’s colorful skate shoes and plaid hi-tops champion individuality, and toes are kept cozy in UGG’s popular boots. A selection of bright rainboots protects feet from sudden food fights.