Under the guidance of recently appointed owners Eve McAllister and Steve Johnston, The Wine Place's award-winning experts continue to help customers craft more than 60 wine varieties. After adding yeast to your favourite red, white, or ros? culled from top wine-growing regions such as Australia, Chile, and Spain, personnel oversee the four- to six-week brewing process. Once brews have spilled out from cocoons, oenophiles return for bottling and labelling sessions. The Wine Place's stock of measured electric wine pumps, compressor corkers, and electric shrink-wrap machines ensure a stress-free experience for each eager imbiber. In addition to its standard labels, The Wine Place supplies personalized labels for weddings, birthdays, and cubicle-warming parties.
The dedicated framers at Ferrante Picture Framing draw on more than 40 years of experience as they outfit works by Ontario artists James Lumbers, Trisha Romance, and George Upper as well as personal photographs and mementos with frames of all shapes and styles. Wood, metal, and matting accent the edges of posters and paintings in picture sandwiches protected by glass; display cases can commemorate a retired licence plate or a toddler's dinner plate scraped clean of its vegetables. Staffers can also create pop art pieces that transform ordinary photos into masterpieces more Warholian than Marilyn Monroe in a tub of Campbell’s tomato soup.
A government-certified educational institute, Ontario Conservatory of Music has fostered the musicians of tomorrow since 1939, when tomorrow had just been invented. Its teachers believe that playing music acts as a gateway—to building character, boosting confidence, and improving self-discipline. The school helps students of all ages explore those benefits through lessons in instruments ranging from drums and guitar to piano, voice, and violin. Band programs get even beginning students working together and performing in front of live audiences, giving them a space to hone their chops outside their basement, where mole people might hear them through the walls and steal their songs.
The staff at O'Neils Gourmet Foods delights in introducing foodies to their next culinary obsession, from buttery extra-virgin olive oils to spiral-sliced ham. While much of the shop's bounty is imported, aromas from prepared foods such as comforting soups and lasagnas that break free of the traditional cheese and spaghetti-o fillings also waft through the aisles. On any given day, shoppers might find a sample display of picnic snacks or one of the owners sharing warm hors d'oeuvres amid the sleek black cubbies where jars and boxes nestle. Online, customers are encouraged to share successful recipes born from the store’s unique items, be they in written, photographic, or hickory-smoke-signal form.
Run Girl Run wants to keep ladies stylish and performing at their maximum capacity when they’re hitting the pavement. It carries running-related apparel, including performance tops, bottoms, outerwear, and accessories that range from hoodies to visors and totes. Run Girl Run also sponsors a women’s running club designed for beginner or intermediate runners who wish to learn about training, stretching, and nutrition. Regatta Sport located inside of Run Girl Run, features men's rowing apparel such as performance tops , uni-suits, outerwear, and headwear.
At Tangled Yoga & Activewear, balanced instructors help each individual student improve his or her practice in ongoing weekly yoga and Pilates classes. In addition, the studio outfits participants with activewear and accessories crafted in North America and designed to comfortably accommodate yoga poses or Greek-statue poses. Instructors Kathy McWilliam and Jen Newby guides students through invigorating classes that strengthen physical muscles while also toning mental and emotional biceps.