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69 Vintage Collective

Living for the vintage city: Upcycling Bloorcourt and Queen West

Kealan Sullivan spends a lot of time at the local dry cleaners. You could say it's the boardroom of her 69 Vintage Collective empire, where between giant loads of new-old clothes, she's leading Toronto's vintage scene in new directions.

Dubbeldam Design Architects

The entrepreneurial architect

Heather Dubbeldam left the safety of one of Canada's premier architecture firms to follow her own path and start an independent and expanding green design company.

Brian Curtner of Quadrangle Architects

Q&A with Brian Curtner on Toronto's adaptive reuse scene

Brian Curtner, a partner with the architecture firm Quadrangle, is one of the leaders of Toronto's adaptive reuse movement. Here he discusses why we should reuse our old buildings instead of tearing them down, and some of the challenges and rewards of doing so.

Eric Kamphof of Curbside Cycle

A bike for Toronto: a Q&A with Curbside's Eric Kamphof

Frustrated by the problems and oversight in the bicycle market, an Annex bike store manager designed a bicycle specifically for Toronto's geography and climate, realized he'd found a niche need, and started manufacturing and selling the two-wheeler across North America.

Tom Hobson at Toronto Hacklab

Play leads to innovation at Toronto Hacklab

Part workshop, part tree house, and part revolutionary lair, the Toronto Hacklab is a home for geeks that mixes the urge to create with the ideals of a venerable movement. Also, there's a laser in the bathroom that plays the theme from Super Mario Brothers.

Fair Trade Jewellery Co

Locally made and fairly traded.

A Q&A and photo tour of the Fair Trade Jewellery Company where faith, integrity and a family legacy are the forces behind this local ethical business.

Laura, Founder of Lola & Gigi

Old fashioned glamour on the Bloor West runway

Lola & Gigi is changing the way we think about fashion and weight while serving a style-savvy niche market.

AJ Jamani of the Handsome Clothing Co.

Handsome Clothing

How young, Toronto-bred entrepreneurs got creative and mastered social media to win a global audience and influence buyers with messages of positivity and peace.

Lubo Designs

Q&A with Lubo Brezina: Breathing new life into old growth

Furniture-maker Lubo Brezina is busy turning other people's junk into functional art and furniture on Dundas West.

Bill Park of Design Hope Toronto

Putting Parkdale's artists to work for shelter

Design Hope Toronto is raising funds for Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre's new supportive housing complex, Edmond Place, with a grassroots art auction.
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