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.

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
Local Artist From Creemore, ON, Brings Her Pieces Online

Graphic Designer and visual artist Jessica Tamlin recently started an ecommerce store to open up another selling channel for her business to reach a larger audience. She speaks about how important it is now to have a reliable, one stop online shop.

by Ashika VermaAshika Verma November 30, 2020
Entrepreneur Brings African Values To Life

Chakou Collection, a brand dedicated to keeping African traditions alive, is now able to reach more customers with a brand new online store. Chakoutio’s main goal is to build a dynamically impactful brand by celebrating African values and history.

by Menna ShawkyMenna Shawky November 30, 2020
Creating Art For The Senses

With the inevitable cancellation of in person events, artist Prada needed an effective way for The Prada Gallery to have a strong online presence, while still maintaining her brand. She now has this with an new ecommerce website on Shopify!

by Ekua SekyereEkua Sekyere November 30, 2020
Oakville Artists Sell Pieces Across The Border With Online Store

Foley Music and Arts is a multifaceted company, offering piano and music theory lessons to all age groups. Wendy acts as voice talent for descriptive video in addition to being a professional opera singer. She also sells original acrylic paintings!

by Ashika VermaAshika Verma November 26, 2020
The Power Of Art Healing The Mind And Body

Avery Dawn, a mixed media artist, found comfort in creating art. She realized the power of art in healing the mind, body and soul and looked for a way to share that incredible power with others. She now has an online store to share her message!

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel November 26, 2020
Micro-Bakery Transformed Into A Sweet Digital Kitchen

Jennifer Arnold offers it all at her micro-bakery The Sweet Kitchen in Lindsay, ON with her new e-commerce website. Jen recently became a tech-savvy baker with curbside and delivery options on her Shopify online store.

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel November 26, 2020

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