In 2003, Nathalie Barcelo began tinkering with a concept for a novel construction system using O-shaped building blocks. A year later she launched Dragons & Reptiles, the first kit in a line known as Bloco.
Deep in Ontario’s Mennonite country, Bauman Sawmill produces beautifully crafted Streamridge brand sleds, sleighs and toboggans.
B.C. retailer Angela Powell keeps Phoenix On Bowen tuned to the needs of her unique island community. Although tourism is important, it’s the full-time residents who have really shaped the business.
The Weersinks didn’t know a lot about toy retailing other than what they’d learned when shopping for their own kids. But that didn’t stop the Midland, Ontario-couple from purchasing the town’s well-known Minds Alive! store when it came up for sale.