Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Electronic-cigarette starter kits
Pro Tip: Ask plenty of questions so we can help you find what works best for you.
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Big Apple Music outfits vehicles of all types with brand-name audio equipment, remote car starters, and hip gadgets—which aren't necessarily for your hip. From keyless entry and security systems to in-cabin LCD screens and booming subwoofers, the technicians transform rides. The company has supplied the area with their useful car accouterments for more than 25 years.
After punching his last timecard at Labatt's Breweries in 1981, Marven Veinot couldn't get brewing out of his system. That's why he got Homecraft Brew & Wine quickly up and running, excited to share his knowledge of the art with others. Since then, Marven handed over the reigns to Joseph Sulley and the little brewer's haven has grown to become one of the largest home and wine beer stores in Kingston. They supply wine- and beer-making enthusiasts with kits to craft their very own special concoctions, including red and white wines varietals and craft beer ingredients. To ensure hobbyists have all the tools need to create the finest libations, they also lead classes and workshops.
A tree swing sways in the breeze beneath a willow near gardens of large perennials sprouting in rows and flourishing in greenhouses. When Laura Tattersall founded Made in the Shade Perennials in 2006, she wanted to build more than a simple nursery, she wanted to create a destination. She envisioned a lush environment where customers could stroll among large clusters of violet hydrangeas, duck under the bulky green leaves of wild ginger, and admire the yellow and white blossoms of star grass. Teaming up with her daughter, Lynn, they till the ground and plant shade-producing perennials and plants suited to the eastern Ontario climate, growing everything available in their catalogue onsite. Working with both landscapers and home gardeners, they invite all horticulturists to peruse their lush country landscape for water plants, vines, and a wide variety of hard-to-find hostas. When the team can fit it into their schedule, they also lead free workshops on topics such as garden design and why an actual green thumb is a serious medical condition that should be attended to immediately.
Since 1972, Renaissance Music owner Gary Mullen has lived out his philosophy—that anyone can learn to express themselves through music—by selling instruments from makers such as Yamaha, Gibson, Fender, and Martin. The shop’s deft repairmen tend to all the wear and tear musicians inflict, building up a cache of services that ranges from guitar restringing to giving the Heimlich to blocked trumpets.
He facilitates patrons' enjoyment of the music world not only through sales but through lessons; the shop’s team of more than 30 instructors teaches almost 800 students on instruments from the piano to the harmonica. Students can show off their newly learned techniques during in-house concerts, and peruse a vast in-house supply of sheet music for classic concertos or newer works, such as Bach and Mozart mash-ups.
Since 1984, the framers at Creative Framing have worked with clients to encase treasured photographs, paintings, and keepsakes on premises. Drawing inspiration from the colour pairings in the shop's attached gallery, they match artworks with wood and metal frames as well as shadowboxes. The framers also shield works from sun rays and the withering eye contact of art critics with UV-blocking and glare-resistant glass. Gallery liners come in linen or custom-painted Medite; mats in hundreds of colours complement pictures and make diplomas look smarter. The Creative Framing team will also reuse or resize an existing frame on request, counselling it for adjustment to life after cosmetic surgery.