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.

Three owners of a convenience store

Gentrification: Why the owners of Pape Avenue’s Milk Mart are retiring

Every day for the last 19 years, Salim “Sam” Hadad, his daughter Mary and his son-in-law Emel were up at 7 a.m. to open Milk Mart Convenience at Pape and Cosburn avenues in Toronto’s Pape Village. Milk Mart serves hundreds of customers daily, all with different needs and wants. Hadad said they’ve been around so long they’re like […]