When Carmen and Pina Simone emigrated from Italy, their knack for cooking traditional Italian cuisine made it through customs unscathed. The Past House founders' authentic tortellini, ravioli, and gnocchi are crafted from durum semolina flour and real whole eggs, and blended with meats such as Ontario certified corn-fed beef. Their meat lasagna is made without preservatives or artificial flavours, giving diners a hearty meal and Garfield a reason to continue on in spite of his inexorable battle against Mondays.
Zip.ca's three movie-distribution methods, by mail, kiosk, and streaming, bring flickering movies into viewers' homes without the hassles of traditional movie rental, the cost of purchasing films to watch, or the inaccuracy of friends reenacting blockbusters with cardboard props. Mail subscribers digitally thumb through Zip.ca's website, selecting titles from more than 82,000 movie and television choices that arrive in mailboxes within a few days. Watched films may be mailed back to Zip.ca, which sends the next flick on the subscriber's list once a movie is returned.
A trip to a nearby movie station lets Zip.ca kiosk users choose from up to 1,000 new, recently released, and classic titles, as well as Blu-ray copies of popular films, all available for rental with an easy selection process and the swipe of a credit card. Those who refuse to leave their house until the earth is in HD may enroll in Zip.ca's streaming plan, whose ever-growing selection of titles may be streamed to one's computer, television, or gaming system.
Photographer Amy Britton suavely aims her lens toward infant, portrait, and glamour shoots within a well-lit, 2,200-square-foot studio. Preserve memories for children, grandchildren, and their wind-powered robo-children with a 30-minute photo shoot, during which children, families, and pets are welcome and get help expressing themselves through playing with Britton. After the session, clients flock back to the studio on a separate occasion to review every dimple-capturing image with Britton, selecting which one will be transferred onto a 12"x12" canvas print. After clients clear their walls of lingering shadow puppets in preparation for the print's arrival, they may pick up the finished product from the studio.
Drawing on 20 years of shooting experience, Sooters Photography's skillful camera-pointers capture client portraits in one-hour studio sessions. Based on the desired service, photographers can immortalize visages in one of 15+ specialty-session styles, capturing moms-to-be, glamour shots, engagements, graduates, and pets, a versatility formerly possessed only by double-jointed oil painters. Subjects pose in front of pastel-coloured screens accompanied by set pieces and props if requested. Sooters artists allow any number of subjects in a single session, gamely snapping tableaux of extended families or documenting peace treaties between rugby teams. After sessions, Sooters staff develops a chosen image in-house for conversion into an 11”x14” print.
The Magic Closet owner Sandra Riccio-Muglia is no stranger to the stress of planning a birthday party, since she has two kids of her own. That parenting experience, combined with 14 years of hosting VIP events for adults, equipped Sandra to plan themed parties for children to teenagers in a 2,400-square-foot location. Although they're welcome to stick around, parents can take a load off and sip coffee as the staff take the reins for parties centred around Barbies, Harry Potter, Rockstar Diva, Lego, create-a-bear, or other kid-friendly themes.