What began as an art-supply store in 1978 has since grown into a full art centre helmed by husband-and-wife team Lynnie and Richard Rosenthal. The inventive duo harnesses their extensive experiences in the art world to teach students at Lynrich Arts Fine Arts Centre how to create their own masterpieces. Adults delve into watercolour, acrylic-painting, and drawing projects; children try their hands at mixed media and cartooning, sketching out imagined superhero feats or adventures in accounting. In addition to creating business cards, brochures, and banners, the accommodating staff also hosts parties, ringing in birthdays, bridal showers, or other notable occasions with plenty of paintbrushes, canvases, ceramics, and inspirational work lining the walls.
Pink Lemon Bakeshop's bakers forgo mass-production methodology in the creation of their nut-free cupcakes, opting for the more homespun approach of hand making each treat, tucking it into a gleaming oven, and meticulously icing the diminutive cake. This hands-on approach to baking enables the confectionary crew to create personalized and themed orders for all manner of special occasion such as weddings and birthdays. While specializing in the architecture of shrunken cakes, Pink Lemon Bakeshop's staffers showcase their varied baking talents as they whip together sugar and creamy butter to form crumbly shortbread cookies or ice full-sized cakes into centerpieces for any celebration.
Fair Flowers’ fresh blooms and gifts capture sentiments of all kinds with their stunning looks and fragrances. Whether thanking a friend, honoring a coworker, or welcoming a new baby into the world, the store’s florists craft arrangements that flood visual and olfactory inboxes with messages of joy and gratitude. Sunflowers spring from striped pots and baskets filled with teddy bears, who peek out from behind the yellow blooms to admire red-rose triplets and bouquets. Colorful corsages accent formalwear for proms and weddings, and man-eating flytraps thank overbearing bosses for their tutelage. To spread good cheer as quickly as possible, the shop’s delivery service carts its aromatic wares throughout the greater Toronto area.
Customers can transform digital photographs into elegant coffee-table books with the help of Photobook America's intuitive photo-book-designer program. Each book is handmade with superior-quality materials, such as linen, silk, leather, and newt skin, all available in a variety of striking colors. Accessories, such as slipcases and presentation boxes, can add a dash of pizzazz to each order, and acid-free paper ensures long-lasting photo quality. Orders are typically completed within five to seven business days, ensuring that customers will be able to promptly obtain their own memorable keepsake book and avoid carving sentimental images into a wall-mounted Etch A Sketch.
With frames from dozens of brands backed by a staff of eyesight experts, Focuspoint Optical helps their clients' faces look as sharp as their vision. Designs by Tom Ford, Tory Burch, Emporio Arman, and Diesl frame prescription lenses to ensure everyday specs and sunglasses maintain a crisp outlook on the world and a proper dress code during library sting operations. Meanwhile, onsite opticians perform full eye examinations and ocular health checkups, and ophthalmologists treat clients in need of specialized care.
Niemeyer Dutch Imports' Dutch owners furnish their Ontario patrons with more than 3,500 traditional Dutch-brand foods and other products, supplemented by frequent trips to Holland. Customers peruse a gallery of imported cheeses, giving a mouth-away-from-home to packages of three 275-gram gouda slices ($14.99) or piquant tour groups of clove and cantenaar. Uncover package disguises to expose incognito cookies such as Van Hees koffiewafel ($2.69), or smell the bonus Holland air sealed inside beef croquettes ($6.99). Indonesian products such as Calve peanut sauce ($6.49) cross several oceans to meet taste-bud soulmates.