The image doctors at Black’s transform damaged snapshots into mint-condition memories with their photo-restoration service. A seasoned staff member artfully scans aged pictures in disrepair from years of nostalgic glances, sending the original home with the owner for safekeeping. Camera-captured likenesses then undergo a digital time warp that expunges them of all scratches, tears, and poltergeists lurking in the background in three days or less, regardless of the amount of initial damage to the source print. After the corrected portrait has been inspected by the customer, the rejuvenated image takes its frameable form in a 6"x8" print, and a CD traps both the restored and original images in its data-storing underbelly to use for additional prints or as references for photorealistic macaroni portraits.
Aquarius Men’s Wear offers off-the-rack, high-quality menswear, made in the store's onsite factory. Aquarius's apparel is custom tailored seam by seam and stitch by stitch to your size and stature for a celebrity-worthy fit from the same duds-makers who've outfitted such stars as Kiefer Sutherland, Robin Williams, and P. Diddy. Entice materialistic moths with pristine bespoke pants ($295–$395), sheath your silhouette in a custom-measured suit ($995–$1,495), or get the bespoke dress shirt ($225–$325) that best brings out the colour of the eyes of your soul. A number of ready-to-wear items are available as well. Clients can buy two Groupons and stack them together toward one of Aquarius Men’s Wear's higher-end high-end items. Make an appointment for a measurement at Aquarius Men’s Wear, and release the suave fashion plate you've been hiding from the world behind stained tunics and leather tuxedos.
Inside five separate locations, K.Jamson and Luggage City equip customers not only with quality luggage for their worldly travels, but with the information they need to choose the bag that best fits their journey. Duffel bags, messenger bags, totes, soft- and hardback luggage, and backpacks enable customers to store their belongings while sporting popular baggage fashions from brands such as Samsonite, Heys, Delsey, Guess, and Jansport. Other brands include Kenneth Cole, Swiss Gear, Hedgren, LeSportsac, Pacsafe, and more. Sales associates aid customers in finding their ideal bag by tapping into their wealth of luggage knowledge and asking questions, and the website's FAQ page answers online shoppers' questions.
Paul Stewart's passion for pottery is genetic. And, as The Pottery's resident potter, he spins more than 25 years of experience between his steady hands. It was 1985 when Paul decided to follow his father's footsteps and enter the profession. For some time after, Paul bounced around Toronto-area studios until landing in Bloor West Village, where he's remained for more than a decade.
Over that time, Paul has created award-winning works that have appeared in magazines, on TV, and in films, and many of his pieces can be bought and added to private collections or worn as part of all-ceramic wardrobes. More than just the birthplace of porcelain decor, Paul also utilizes The Pottery's space to lead lessons and workshops–something he's done for a dozen years. He instructs all ages of students during introductory sessions, as well as during themed workshops and curriculum-based courses.
Flipping through the pages of a Style at Home magazine reveals a world of design and decorating tips. Full-length editorials outline up-and-coming trends in interior design, analyze the style secrets behind real-life homes, and even curate the latest and greatest home appliances and accessories. For readers seeking breezy features, the magazine curates how-to guides and easy-to-browse lists (think "Top 10 Spring Decorating Ideas" or "11 Inspiring Outdoor Living Spaces") that, when paired with carefully snapped photos, instantly conjure up creativity and the suspicion that your walls are not green enough. Although Style at Home primarily focuses on interior design and gardening, the mag—and its online space—also covers a surprising range of topics, including food and entertainment and home organization.
Chocolate Tales owner David's childhood crush on confections multiplied each time his father would bring home chocolates after trips throughout Europe. Years later, David's unconditional love for chocolate would resurface during his own exploration of the Old World, eventually leading him to open Chocolate Tales with his wife and fellow chocoholic. The enthusiastic chocolatiers share their knowledge of generating fine, cocoa-based creations as well as tasty tidbits of chocolate history. Their typical 90-minute workshops engineer impressive sweets such as Belgian bonbons and chocolate soufflés. Chocolate Tales provides all necessary chocolate-building materials, including kitchen utensils, high-grade Belgian chocolate, and cages for chocolate bunnies.