Success Stories

Amidst a growing call for digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, the ShopHERE program has supported businesses and artists across Ontario with their very own online stores. Find some of our graduate success stories below and see how we help participants succeed online. Learn more about the program here.

Stay Creative With These Local Craft Kits 

While working with the ShopHERE team, Shadane received the help she needed to get started online, and the continued support to learn her way around the new platform. Learn more about Original Noir Custom Creations' new ecommerce website here!

by Lauren PublicoverLauren Publicover March 03, 2021
Durham Designer Shares Her One Of A Kind Jewellery With The World

In 2013, Sadé James opened Madeoneofakind by Sadé, an upscale boutique for handmade jewellery, clothing and accessories in Durham, ON. With a new online store, Sadé can reach a broader audience and market to jewellery lovers everywhere!

by Justine RileyJustine Riley March 01, 2021
Local Toronto Designer And Artist Crafts An Online Store

Clare McIntyre is an interior designer from Toronto, Ontario. She runs Clare McIntyre Studio where she draws on her experience in visual art and interior design to create innovative projects, and can now be found on her online store from ShopHERE.

by William MooWilliam Moo February 26, 2021
Venezuelan Arepas Made With Love In Canada

Arepas, made from pre-cooked cornmeal and stuffed with different ingredients, are a Venezuelan flagship. Thanks to the ShopHERE Program, Carla and Maria's Arepa Ink can now be found online and their customers can order directly from their website.

by Valentina NavasValentina Navas February 24, 2021
Newcomer To Toronto Realizes Dream Of Opening Online Business

The ShopHERE Powered by Google program not only assisted Lorena in creating a fully-functional online store, but it also gave her the digital marketing tools she needed to connect with the busy parents who can benefit from Amamil in Toronto.

by Justine RileyJustine Riley February 23, 2021
Organic Beauty Trailblazer Forges A Digital Path

Courbet Beauty Culture is an expansion of Monique's spa and hair studio, retailing all Canadian, organic and vegan beauty products. She now has an online store to distribute these items to a much larger audience, with Shopify!

by Sarah CresswellSarah Cresswell January 19, 2021
Adapting To Provide Insurance Coverage Online

With the help of the ShopHERE Program, Insurance Toronto gained an online platform to continue providing coverage to those who need insurance. Operating for over 20 years, Gerry Avram and his team provide affordable insurance from top carriers. 

by Julia OverJulia Over December 17, 2020
These Brothers Are Doing More Than Just Brewing

Brothers Brewing Company is more than just a brewery; it’s also a bar, bottle shop, and a communal hub. They offer workshops, music and entertainment, accompanied by one of their 12 taps of house-brewed craft beer. They now have an online store!

by Valentina NavasValentina Navas December 11, 2020
Entrepreneurs Providing A Splash Of Colour To The Online World 

Oriental Arts is bringing Islamic art and Arabic calligraphy to Canada, and the rest of the world with a little help from the ShopHERE Program. They now have an online store to showcase their pieces.

by Julia OverJulia Over December 08, 2020

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