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|| Bike Works mechanic and active living coordinator at Evergreen Brick Works || You know what, I love this place [Evergreen]. It’s an interesting feeling to connect so deeply with a space you work in. It’s relaxing. […]

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|| Sales & production assistant for Culture City || I have nothing against the city. I just prefer the country. — Paul I help my friend, Damon, make and sell fermented foods such as tempeh. Our […]

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|| Leather craftsman || When I arrived in Canada, I started working as a cleaner. “I make $7 an hour,” I thought. “There must be something else I can do.” — Jorge When I was […]

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|| Baker & founder of Teeny Tiny Bakery || I’m not an artist, but somehow in this medium I became comfortable. — Jackie I’m a stay at home mom with three kids. The twins are […]

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|| Clothing designer & Founder of Maybe by Catalfo || I wanted to wear party dresses inspired by the runway fashions I saw on Fashion Television, so I figured, “why not design my own?” — Sarah […]

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|| Student, artist & curator || I like the idea of artist run centres that work collaboratively to give creators more control of their work. It’s comforting to knowing that there are places and possibilities in […]

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Caro

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|| Jewellery designer & business owner || I came from a little town where everyone has their own business. This is our culture. Everyone knows about my work, and they knew about my craft projects, […]

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|| Chef and owner of My Little Dumplings || Many customers look at my dumplings and say, “but you’re not Chinese?” And I tell them, “I wonder if my mother knows that?” — Bashir I […]

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|| Founder and owner of Bar Ape gelato || We make our gelato bars $5 so that we can hand out hundreds an hour. It’s meant so that you don’t have to wait. I’ve never […]

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|| Student || We did a project last year for the Gladstone Hotel. The hotel president gathers artists and creatives and allows them to design each room. It’s all on display for a week or […]