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.

Bringing Back Toronto's Travel & Tourism One Pedal at a Time

Timothy Watts has taken his passion for cycling and his love for the city of Toronto and turned it into his own business called Cadence & Volta. Timothy joined the ShopHERE powered by Google program with hopes to take his business online!

by Michael Assaf August 17, 2022
Let's Go Fishing: Sharing the Joy of Fishing with Our Youth

Grampy’s Tackle Box is a new venture for Marc (Grampy) and his wife Leeann (Nanny) after they decided to share their love of the outdoors with the fishing community, their grandkids, and family.

by Michelle Foster June 22, 2022
Dorothy’s Lodge: Vacation Rental Booking Online

Julie and Christopher Cooper are the owners of Dorothy’s Lodge, a family vacation haven in Elgin, Ontario. Knowing anyone can put a cabin up online to rent, Julie signed up for the ShopHERE program to establish credibility for their business.

by Digital Main Street June 15, 2022
Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club: Playful Apparel Online

Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club (OTLBC) is known as one of the hidden gems in Ottawa, Ontario. OTLBC launched the online store in 2021 with the help of ShopHERE, taking inspiration from the club and applying it to their online apparel store.

by Digital Main Street March 02, 2022
Time To Bring On The Dancing!

Andy’s Dance Party was created after owner, Andy Dewar spent time on different dance floors anywhere he could find music. He’s always the first one on the dance floor and the last one off.

by Michelle Foster December 14, 2021
We're Hooked...On Canadian Baits!

Canadian Baits was created after owner Eric began making fishing baits for his friends. Eric’s creative freedom and feeling of accomplishment lead him to the ShopHERE Program, where he launched his own online store that is available across Canada.

by Michelle Foster July 28, 2021
Ottawa Friends Successfully Complete 100 Luxury Pop-Up Picnics

With indoor dining closed and events on hold, picnics have been a great and safe alternative to gathering outside with friends. Luxury pop-up picnics have gone viral on social media as a new aesthetically pleasing way to upscale outdoor gatherings.

by Brigette Aguilar July 26, 2021
A World Class Performer Is Closer Than Ever Before

From performing for the Raptors’ halftime shows, the CNE, IBM commercials, and with the actor Jackie Chan’s stunt team, Brant the FireGuy is bringing his shows right to your driveway with his new website.

by Jane Cho October 08, 2020

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