After prosperous beginnings in 2002, Northside Autosports quickly became too popular for one location, expanding to more than 15 one-stop shops for all auto specialty needs. Skilled car techs execute services such as meticulous detailing, installs, repairs, and refinishing tires and wheels. Additionally, the team can boost auto's sagging self-esteem by performing exhaust maintenance, keeping the car hygienically attractive to eligible convertibles. By offering stereo system and performance installations, the shop keeps audiophiles surrounded by a wall of sound and road huggers souped up with a selection of top-of-the-line products.
Staffed by a team of glass experts, Auto Glass Ottawa specializes in everything from stone-chip repair and glass replacement to window tinting. The glass shop's certified techs fill and buff chipped windshields with diamond-clear resin, thwarting small nicks before they spider into larger cracks or blossom into beautiful butterflies. For panes too damaged to repair, the techs replace entire windshields and windows with first-rate glass from brands such as Pilkington, Ford, and PPG Industries and back their handiwork with a warranty. Auto Glass Ottawa caters to busy customers with free mobile service and a complimentary shuttle, which travels in between customer homes and the shop via an underground river system.
Black-and-white billboards of beautiful, scantily clad men and women have become synonymous with Calvin Klein's underwear line. In 1982, the company debuted its designer underwear with artistic ad campaigns that grabbed the attention of the public as they passed through Times Square or slurped up cereal milk in between commercial breaks. The impression the gray-toned billboards made in the ‘80s has had a lasting effect—Calvin Klein remains one of the top underwear retailers in the world to this day. That, of course, is not the only reason for its enduring success. The garments include seamless hipsters, all-lace triangle bras, and low-rise trunks made from 100% cotton.
TigerDirect.com's vast virtual warehouse distributes computer parts, software, and gadgetry around the world, backed by their brick-and-mortar stores around the nation. Home to PC and computing experts, the stores dole out repair and advice in equal sums, answering questions about virus issues such as pop-ups or nasty computer-sneezing fits. Founded on the principles of putting the consumer first, TigerDirect offers same-day shipping and business-to-business sales, and they boast a spyware-tight website security guarantee that will cover customer liability up to $50.
Three generations of chefs passed on their talents to Sweet Sushi by Jessica's eponymous founder, who brings an epicurean flair to her baked goods, which are shaped to look like sushi. Colourful bands of fondant on top of petite rice-krispies treats emulate nigiri sushi and make for a low-fat, low-calorie goodie. Her kitchen also creates bite-size cake balls in flavours such as coconut dream cake, lemon meringue, and chocolate mint. Flavoured popcorns, from cheddar to milk-chocolate caramel, round out the menu.
Strands of hair have travelled from India, Brazil, Europe, Mongolia, Malaysia, and China to make up Kapenzo Hair's lace wigs. Made from 100% human hair, the wigs provide a natural-looking cover for thinning hair and baldness. In addition to replenishing hair atop barren heads, the salon also replenishes eyelashes by creating fuller, longer lashes with mink extensions. And, without a hint of irony, the salon also removes hair from bodies with waxing services for men and women.