In addition to visiting the Toronto Gift Fair every year we also attend the By Hand show. This show is in Brampton and hosts ONLY Canadian artists. It’s so amazing to see all the talent and creative genius of these artists. We have added cards by Lisa Martini-Dunk a Peterborough artist, more beer glasses from […]
Every year we visit the Toronto Gift Fair along with 1000’s of other retailers looking for new and exciting things for the shop! We are always on the look out for Canadian made and this is just one of the places where we’re able to find a few things, although the majority of items at […]
On our last episode of the Garden Gate we met Michael Burrell and he told us about the book he and is brother recently had published. On this episode we delve a little deeper into places locally that are his favourite birding hot spots. Including the Lakefield lagoon!
It’s no secret: Ontario’s rich natural landscape and diverse wildlife provides some of the most exceptional birdwatching Canada has to offer, attracting thousands of bird-lovers each year. In this user-friendly guidebook, local experts Mike and Ken Burrell show us why. Outlining thirty of their personal favorite spots at which to enjoy the province’s birding, […]
I left a job with Peterborough GreenUP almost 20 years ago to help start the Avant-Garden Shop with my then business partners. My primary focus (and worry) at that time was, of course, on whether or not I could actually make this new venture work. That fact that the store is now in its 18th […]