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Dentists on Queen West in Toronto? Worries mount about professional offices replacing retailers on main streets

September 10, 2018 | News

September 10, 2018 | News

Keen observers have noticed an unexpected trend in the ultra-hip West Queen West area of Toronto – a proliferation of dentists’ offices. “Right across from the Drake Hotel there’s a dentist’s office and half block south another …

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Digital Main Street launches across Ontario to help small businesses adopt digital practices

August 27, 2018 | News

August 27, 2018 | News

Just under two years after launching in Toronto, Digital Main Street, an online program targeting main street businesses, has launched across Ontario. Digital Main Street will expand across the province with the support of the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association …

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Why immigrant mom & pop shops are really social ventures

August 14, 2018 | News

August 14, 2018 | News

Icy cold winters and culture shock are not the only things newcomers face when they move to Canada; they also have a hard time fitting in and finding meaningful work. We accept people with the hopes that …

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In a city desperate for more transit, for Toronto’s Little Jamaica it could be bad news

May 24, 2018 | News

May 24, 2018 | News

These days, Monica Lewis spends her time at work waiting for customers who never arrive. The owner of Monica’s Cosmetic Supplies Ltd. on Eglinton Ave. West just east of Oakwood Ave., Lewis has operated a business in …

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