Business development seminar at public library

‘A wonderful time for small business in Toronto’

Lindsey Taylor isn’t quite sure what business she wants to start. But she does know that she wants to get something going.

“Side hustles are pretty popular with the millennial generation so I wanted to learn more and potentially see how I could something in my spare time,” she said.

She was at the Danforth/Coxwell branch of the Toronto Public Library on the quiet evening of Sept. 26 in a meeting room bustling full of people of all ages and backgrounds.

City Counc. Mary-Margaret McMahon (left), The Nooks owner Colleen Imrie (second from the left), Tara Jeronimus (second from the right), and Laneway project co-founder Michelle Senayah pose at Saturday's nookFEST

nookFEST brings together artisans and entrepreneurs

For creative entrepreneur Sean Kung, his concrete homeware business 1842 is a way for him to work with his hands.

Compared to his “real boring adult job” in digital media, creating concrete planters and lights is “a way to get that hands-on tangible work in,” Kung said.

streetscape with buildings and cars

Maintenance issues plague Flemingdon Park community housing

Some of the residents in one of Toronto’s oldest community housing complexes have waited as long as seven years for the City of Toronto to make property standards repairs. Data released by the city’s Municipal Licensing and Standards department shows over 100 tenant complaints have been made to the city about Vendome Place, with some dating back to 2010.