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Merchant Feature: Bounty Hunter Toys

Mike has always had an interest in action figures, toys, video games and comic books. Having had a collection of toys growing up, he found that there was interest and value in his collection so he began to sell at trade shows and online as well as expand his repertoire to comic books and trading cards. 27 years ago, Bounty Hunter Toys was born. His interest eventually inspired him to step away from a his day job at the age of 26, and opened up a shop in Stoney Creek. Joining Ottawa St. N 7 years ago, he has seen his business continue to grow. Drawn to the street not only because of it’s convenient location in the city but also because it’s a nostalgic street for Mike – as a child, he used to shop on the street with...

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Merchant Feature: The Art of Tea and Tasseomancy

Amy's first time reading tea leaves was 30 years ago, while enjoying a cup of tea in a cafe in a Chinese restaurant in Toronto. Since then, her passion has continued to grow and you can find her Mystical Tearoom at 116 Ottawa St. N. Drawn to the location for the variety of businesses, street traffic as well as being a resident of Crown Point herself, Amy offers tea readings, workshops and other educational components to regulars and walk-ins alike. Over the last 30 years, Amy has deepened her knowledge and understanding of tea and tea leaf reading through her time working as a horticulturalist, becoming a certified tea sommelier and discovering that tea leaf reading runs in her biological family! She is currently working on a book about the mystical side of tea and will include a substantial section...

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Merchant Feature: Keto Kravings

Crystal has called 323 Ottawa St. N home for over 2 years with her first business, Sola Flowers Canada and just last week, opened her second business, Keto Kravings. Having gone through her own Keto journey, Crystal struggled to find products that fit within the lifestyle and saw the need for better access to Keto-friendly products to others. Crystal has seen an amazing response from the community! Knowing that most people assume the Keto diet is a fad or approach it in an unhealthy/unsafe way (just consuming bacon and cheese), Crystal strives to properly educate people so that they know that it is safe and beneficial for weight loss and other medical concerns. Keto Kravings provides low-carb and Keto friendly products including baking and pantry supplies, breads and desserts. Continuing in her Keto lifestyle, Crystal stands behind every product she...

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Merchant Feature: Hamilton Vacuum Supply

Calling Ottawa St. N home since opening in 1957, Bill took purchased the business from his father in 1985 and moved the store to its current location at 110 Ottawa St. N. Having worked in computer programming, Bill found the lack of interaction with others to be too dry and he was drawn to get involved in the customer service driven business of his family. Most of Bill's customers come from within a 20km drive of the store but he has drawn customers from Mississauga and Niagara as well. Not only does he sell vacuum supplies and repair vacuums in house, but Bill also sells central, household and commercial vacuums at a competitive price to box stores. Able to supply customers with a vacuum that fits a wide range of needs and budgets, Bill strives to maintain superior customer service...

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Merchant Feature: Skizzers Hair Design

Darnell had always dreamed of being a hairdresser since she was a little girl and owning her own hair salon. Luckily for her, her dream came true and after hairdressing for 20 years, she opened her own salon 13 years ago at 108 Ottawa St. N.! Originally from Toronto, Darnell was drawn to Ottawa St. N. by the variety of the street businesses, feeling that the store is able to offer so many services and by the prettiness of the Crown Point neighbourhood. Darnell specializes in both men and women's cuts, as well as colouring and highlights. You can find her on Instagram (@skizzers_hair_design) as well as her website (skizzers.com). To book an appointment, go to her Facebook page or call 905-544-0815.

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Merchant Feature: Ottawa Key Shop

The Ottawa Key Shop opened its' doors at 81 Ottawa St. N in 1939 and over the last 81 years, it has grown to its' current size with the last expansion taking place in 2016. Having been a family business since 1972, Ron took over for his father and his daughter who has been at the Key Shop for 15 years, is slated to take over for Ron when the time comes. Ron's father decided to purchase the business because the Ottawa Key Shop was well located in the Crown Point neighbourhood. The Ottawa Key Shop offers a variety of services including all door hardware, handicap door access needs, safes as well as selling and repairing door locks. With 5 service trucks on the road, they are well equipped to respond to the needs of the needs of their residential,...

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Merchant Feature: Antique Avenue

Opening in Summer 2010 after acquiring a large collection from a single seller, Adam and Tom looked for a space in which they could sell the collection. They were drawn to Ottawa St. N due to the known antique stores that were and still remain on the street. Finding their home at 329 Ottawa St. N., they established their joint venture of 'Antique Avenue', blink and you might miss their entrance, but they boast a large treasure trove of beautiful furniture. After establishing themselves, they now specialize in mid-century and teak furniture as well as boast a well stocked record collection. Come down to the store to see the pieces or peruse their selection online, although do note that their whole selection is not available online. Every piece is unique and specific, so come take a peek at what they...

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Merchant Feature: The Back Shop

The Back Shop opened it's location at 78 Ottawa St. N in 1985. Diane, one of the owners, recalls being drawn to Ottawa St. due to the well-known name of Ottawa St. being a part of the up and coming neighbourhood of Crown Point and the high traffic exposure of the street. Getting into the business due to the rise in age of the baby boomers and seeing that a need for home healthcare would be increasing, the owners felt that it was a secure business to get into. The Back Shop is a home healthcare equipment provider, specializing in the motor vehicle accident sector. However, they do carry a variety of aids and system devices for the ageing population to use in their homes. Mainly dealing with occupational therapists, The Back Shop finds that most of the customers discover...

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Merchant Feature: Super Style Beauty Salon

  Super Style Beauty Salon at 70 Ottawa St. North in June 2015. Zhila worked behind the chair as a hairdresser for over 20 years and wanted to make the move to own her own salon. Zhila and her business partner, Guliana, were drawn to the variety of locally owned shops on Ottawa St. N. and it majorly influenced their decision to open their business 5.5 years ago. Their salon provides a variety of services including haircuts (both adult & kids), colouring, highlighting, lowlighting and perms. Zhila is sure to keep up on the latest styles and trends by refreshing her knowledge at hairdressing courses every year. They provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and provide their services at their best ability. Their biggest concern is to be confident their customers are happy when they leave! Call to make at appointment...

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Merchant Feature: The Wedding Depot

The Wedding Depot opened 24 years ago on Ottawa St. N, drawn to the people of Crown Point and the commuters that pass through Ottawa St. N daily. Starting in the wedding industry at 19 years old, Reyco started working for a ceramic business making wedding favours. Through this experience and witnessing all that goes into wedding decor, she decided to open her own decor business. Being a family-owned business, she keeps busy during the wedding season with her husband and kids, decorating over 20 wedding this season alone! Though she specializes in wedding decor, Reyco is available for corporate events and other special occasions. With her wedding package, she truly delivers with all rentals including chairs, backdrops, linens and invitations! When you arrive at The Wedding Depot, you will experience her showroom of rental options as she helps couples...

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