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29 Jul 2020

Illustrative.TO Tattoo Parlour Specializes In Dark Skin Tones

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Coming across a tattoo parlour that celebrates and prioritizes darker skin complexions is somewhat of a rarity within the tattoo community.

20 Jul 2020

Construction and COVID-19: How Little Jamaica Is Still Holding On

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(PHOTO: Joe Sherlock, owner of Celebrity Vegetarian Restaurant) A construction site with seemingly limitless orange cones, detour signs, cranes and large pulsating machinery has now become part of the cityscape along a good chunk of Eglinton Avenue in Toronto. The development of the Crosstown LRT has turned the historic area known as Little Jamaica (which runs from Allen road, west to Keele Street along Eglinton Avenue) into a virtual shuttle run for cars and an obstacle course for pedestrians.

17 Jul 2020

Ontario Teen Launches Glovely, a PPE Supply Company

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At 16 years old, Marcus McGowan is quickly becoming a serial entrepreneur with the launch of his third company, Glovely. It’s a PPE supply company that allows people to put their own safety kits together with high-quality gloves, face shields, masks, hand sanitizer. You can also create safety gift baskets for loved ones.

14 May 2020

These Black Canadian Businesses Are Thriving Despite The COVID-19 Lockdown

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Businesses, big and small are closing at unprecedented rates globally, but that doesn’t mean some of us aren’t still thriving. In fact, some of us have mastered the pivot and are making serious bank!

06 May 2020

The Rhapsody of Winemaking: Nyarai Cellars

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Steve Byfield started off pursuing a career as a music educator, studying at York University and playing in a jazz band in Southern Ontario. After his first year in University, he started working part-time for a recently retired police officer who had his own beer and winemaking business in Concord, Ontario. 

05 Apr 2020

Sasha Senior Is Paving The Way With Windsor's Only Skateboard Shop

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Sasha Senior never imagined her first business; Bliss Skateboard Shop, would be the only one of its kind to serve skaters in the border city of Windsor between Ontario and Michigan. After an inspiring conversation with the owner of the Wood Shed Skate Shop in Westland, Michigan - she jumped at the chance to secure the perfect space in a prime location.

26 Mar 2020

How This App Developer Makes Your Life Better In 'Small But Meaningful Ways'

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Everyone has ideas, but not everyone acts on them. A lot of us are even strongly passionate about those ideas, but yet we never realize them. This is why Robleh Jama prefers curiosity over passion. Jama is the founder of Tiny Hearts, an award-winning digital product studio whose apps have been downloaded over 6 million times.

13 Mar 2020

He Could Barely Feed Himself, Now He's Feeding The City

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Did you know that about 4 million people in Canada are food insecure? Did you know that this country has a $49 billion food waste problem? Or that food waste emissions are 25 times more damaging to the environment than CO2 emissions?

28 Jan 2020

How Odeen Eccleston Turned Her Love For Real Estate Into A Thriving Business

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As a child, Odeen Eccleston enjoyed reading the New in Homes pages of the Toronto Star, which she admits was her favourite section. She would read the newspaper with her mom every weekend and became fascinated with the featured properties. Additionally, her parents would take her to see the model homes at open houses in their neighbourhood at every opportunity.

24 Jan 2020

A Pop-up Mental Health Clinic For People Of Colour, By Therapists Of Colour

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Carole Sandy, a Toronto therapist, knew something had to change after she kept on getting phone calls week after week from people expressing the exact same need. I would get calls along the lines of, “I’m trying to find a visible minority therapist, a black therapist, someone who looks like me.”

14 Jan 2020

Creating Healing Spaces Through Digital Art

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Tanya Turton, 30, vividly remembers the painful moment that birthed what is now the Adornment Stories, a 24-week digital arts education program. After walking through the streets of downtown Toronto with her partner who was new to the city, her partner posed a question that would stick with Turton for years to come.

26 Dec 2019

Beating The Holiday Binge: How These Co-founders Stay Healthy In And Out Of Season

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33-year-old Tameika Gentles grew up in a Jamaican household where good, but often unhealthy food was always in abundance, especially during the holidays. She slowly found herself gaining an excessive amount of weight.

22 Dec 2019

Lisnen For The Sounds

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Eyra Abraham grew up with hearing loss, so she learned how to navigate the world without one of her senses. But as an adult, she had an experience with a fire alarm that made her realize she was at serious risk. Out of this fear-filled experience, she embarked on creating Lisnen, a mobile sound awareness application. When there is a fire alarm or siren in the environment, the app uses artificial intelligence to give a notification, whether it be a buzz or a flashing light, it informs the user of what's going on around them.

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