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Cousins: Serving up quality food for four decades

By Allie Murray As Cousins Gourmet Market celebrates its 40th anniversary, the family behind the successful store is reflecting on its history serving the community and future expansion plans. Pasquale Battaglia and his two cousins first opened Cousins Market in Mississauga in 1978. Since then, the store has been passed …

Knar Jewellery: Shining on its Ruby anniversary

By Allie Murray The shopping landscape certainly has changed since Knar Jewellery first opened its doors four decades ago. The year was 1978, and brothers Greg and Jeff Buzbuzian launched Knar’s first location in Guelph during an era when malls and online shopping weren’t a part of the norm. As …

Kerr Street Cafe

By Sherina Harris You’ll always find a slice of sunshine tucked away just north of Lakeshore Road at Oakville’s Kerr Street Café. Owner Alex Flye says her inspiration for this popular space originated from one of her favourite outdoor cafés in California, which features a courtyard with plants and umbrellas, …

Upscale Country

Photography: Nikki Wesley Models: Rebecca and Mohammed, Vogue Models & Talent (Hamilton Toronto) Stylist: Sandra Krueger, Vogue Models & Talent (Hamilton Toronto) Hair Stylist: Carrie Whitehead, for The Hair + Makeup Studio Makeup Artist: Lipstickquick by Tara Ashley, for The Hair + Makeup Studio  |  thehairandmakeupstudio.com Vintage suitcases and rug …

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The Apple Pie Trail

A culinary adventure along Georgian Bay, Ontario By Sherri Telenko Fresh baked apple pie. If you think I’m tired of it after my fourth slice in two days, you’d be wrong. This time I’m at Blackbird Pie Company in the Beaver Valley hamlet of Heathcote, exactly the type of quaint …

The Colours of Love

International concert at Living Arts Centre celebrates diversity By Allie Murray Diversity and love — when the two forces are combined, they create a safe place for everyone to come together and celebrate their own cultures. That’s exactly what local photographer Maggie Habieda strives to achieve with the Colours of …

The Wonderful World of Za

Gourmet pizza on trend locally and beyond By Kelly Putter What can be said about pizza that hasn’t already been tossed in the air and chewed on many times before? Clearly, everyone has their favourite. Whether it’s Chicago-style deep dish or the thinner and softer dough in a Neapolitan, whether …