Its never been more crucial to shop local and support businesses and jobs within our community! startGBC is happy to present “Shop Local”, where we are featuring local businesses run by George Brown College entrepreneurs. Many are offering their services with added value in these uncertain times and we can do our part by supporting now!
AUTO The Label was founded in early 2021. I was inspired to create this brand after hearing about how many had lost health insurance due to COVID related job loss. As someone who suffers from a chronic illness I know just how much medication can cost and the dire side effects of stopping treatment. I wanted to make it my mission to bring awareness around the chronic illness community and let those affected know that they are not alone in their suffering. AUTO is a comfort wear brand, designed for working and lounging at home.We strive to provide clothing that is thoughtful, comfortable, and made locally. Giving back to the chronic illness community will always be an essential part of our brand. Proceeds of these pieces will be donated to selected charities that deal with chronic illness communities.
To learn more about AUTO, please visit our website www.autothelabel.com or visit our instagram @autothelabel
Mattive produces sustainable jewelry made from recycled beads, and organic materials from the local store. We strive to be an eco-friendly company.
We donate 5% of each sales to different charities like Nature Canada, Street Health, Archdiocese of Toronto, and PAWSsion Project
Not only will you look fabulous, you can also help the environment.
Check out their website: https://mattive.shop/
We love shoes just like you
But not just any shoe. We bring the unique Brazilian concept of beauty and style to North America by importing footwear from Brazil. Our brands are committed to always deliver quality, innovation, and unique design, with an aesthetic and a variety of colors that reflect our diverse culture. Shoes made in Brazil are just like Brazilians – they reflect a vibrant soul with the distinct fun, creativity and charm of the Brazilian culture.
Check out their website: https://www.brazilheels.ca
Supramorphous is an inclusive fashion label created in 2017. Disruptive genderless fashion. All their pieces are made with sustainable practices and natural fibers of the highest quality textiles.
Find them now on Etsy as well, with 40%-70% off on certain designs!
Check out their website: https://supramorphous.com/
There’s an understated beauty in timeless design. This was the philosophy out of which Cedar & Vine was born. What started as a simple passion has evolved into a mindset that encompasses more than just clothing design.
What’s new? A timeless collection of linen ware for home. Functional pieces made to be used every day, that get better with age.
All products are available on our website www.cedarandvine.net
Any updates to products and website are shared through our instagram and our facebook page. We will continue to offer FREE SHIPPING and RETURNS on all in-stock garments + an additional 10% off all garments with the code ‘COMETOGETHER’ as this current situation continues.
Comfort and elegance combined. Aimed to marry classic details and modern flair. Easy, effortless, stand out pieces you will cherish for years.
Adapting to these strange times, the designer is also offering to ship and help people decide what’s best to choose (re fit, etc) to order online if they need.
Gift certificates at 3 different values are available.
Free North American shipping with promo code FREESHIP
Diana has also switched to helping our healthcare workers by sewing PPE (Masks, caps & gowns) as supplies are desperately needed. She requests anyone who has N95 or surgical masks or gloves to donate them to hospitals immediately. If there are home sewers that want to join her facebook group “The Sewing Army” there are patterns, video tutorials and info there on how to start and supply to local hospitals.
Check out their website: https://dianacoatsworthdesign.com/
ŪNIKA comes from the Latin word “Unica” meaning – only one, one of a kind & unique. ŪNIKA was created with a clear vision in mind: to provide body-specific swimwear for all women – regardless of age, shape, or size. We aim to empower every woman in recognizing and appreciating her own individuality – the end goal is to make you feel confident in a swimsuit.
Check out their website: https://www.unikaswim.com/
Made You Look has been in Parkdale since 2001. We represent over 100 local jewellery designers with 20 self-employed jewellers who create their work on-site in our large state of the art jewellery studio. We are known for creating unique one-of-a-kind pieces that are made by hand and with love. Our jewellery ranges from $15 to $15,000 and we have something for everyone. We specialize in wedding and engagement rings and offering jewellery repair and alteration services. We are a proud brick and mortar business and run our operation with old school values believing in offering only high-quality products with outstanding customer service.
People can still buy jewellery from our store by checking out our huge inventory online and telling us what they are looking for. We do not sell directly from our website due to the unique nature of our product, but a customer can give us an idea of the things they like and via text or email we can narrow it down. Payments can be made via etransfer or by calling in with a credit card number. Pickups can happen at the door, or if you are local we will deliver, no charge.
Owner of QUEST XO – Quest, has always had an inclination towards chocolate. Love is at at the core of QUEST XO. From unique confections, to fun packaging, right down to personalized and hand-written notes, it’s all done with delightful affection. Why? simply because Quest feels that every person on the receiving end deserves to feel loved.
Check out their website: http://www.questxo.ca/
Join Canada’s best Wine of the Month Club (WineClub.ca) and get 2-12 bottles of excellent wine from top Canadian wineries sent to your home or office every month. All subscriptions include all shipping and taxes, tasting notes and reviews by our wine experts, and suggested food pairings.
PROMO CODE: GBC staff and friends can use GBC2020 for a 5% discount on any Wine Club gift!
We are chocolate lovers, who also happen to be chocolate-makers. We source quality ingredients that make us happy. We work with those who excite us and drive us to do better. We love what we do, and want to share it with you. We are Soul Chocolate, and it’s nice to meet you!
We are excited to launch our Bake This! Monthly subscription.
Each month we’ll send you the dry ingredients to make a delicious, chocolatey, one-of-a-kind treat in the comfort of your home.
Each subscription includes free Canada wide shipping. If you’re in the GTA we’ll be dropping it off at your doorstep.
Check out the website: https://www.soulroasters.com/
Check out Stout Irish Pub take out menu!
Louis Cifer is doing beer delivery and pick up. Delivery to Toronto, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton.
FREE DELIVERY with orders more than $75. Enter promo code FREEDELIVERY at checkout.
Marble Meals is a meal service company that provides a variety of gourmet offerings prepared with the attention and care you can expect from a home cooked meal.
You will enjoy expertly prepared food that helps you live an active and healthy lifestyle. We deliver across the Greater Toronto Area.
Check out their website: https://marblemeals.com/
Let us introduce you to Dom – a 22 year old patriotic, entrepreneur, from London, Ontario. He wanted a cooler that offered strong ice retaining performance, but also reflected the national Canadian pride. It was at this time Maple Mountain was born. After months of research, hard work, dedication, and successful pre-sales, the products were ready for launch. Now that you’re all caught up-
Welcome to Maple Mountain.
Their products at the moment are Hard Coolers, Gear and Drinkware.
A Mum Owned-Montessori Inspired Boutique Toy Shop
Everything starts with being a mum. I realized the importance of a toy on child development. I want to sell unique and educational toys. I want to make kids and families happy and fall in love with my products.
During this time of needs, e3 is trying to partake in helping stop the spread of the COVID19. To that end, we are introducing the e3 mask.
Last couple of days we have seen the unavailability of the mask in the market. Hence, in support of public protection, we have started prototyping a new low maintenance reusable facemask with special unique features.We turned our studio into a small mask production facility over a week. We hired, and trained George Brown Fashion Design students to make the high quality mask using safety certified material.Our e-Masks are now available online “at-cost” for the public to order.SUBSCRIBE AND ENJOY 10% OFF ON YOUR FIRST ORDER! FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $150 WITHIN CANADA.
A video game studio in Toronto making The Big Con!
Check out THE BIG CON, a new adventure game about being a con and hustling your way around 90s America to save the family video store. Preview the game and get on the list for their official launch.
Created by Dave Proctor, alumni from the School of Design.
Launched in 2017, our online wellness shop offers a wide selection of wellness products. Inspired and created by Youtube healthy lifestyle creator Nikole Goncalves.
Customers can place order directly through: http://healthnutshop.com/
We will be offering 20% off for ALL frontline workers including healthcare professionals, emergency services, military, first responders, fire fighters, and government workers who are keeping our communities safe.
The code is HEALTHHERO for 20% off the HealthNut Shop
FREE SHIPPING IN CANADA ON ORDERS OVER $100 | FREE SHIPPING TO THE USA ON ORDERS OVER $75
13AM Games is an upstart gaming studio operating out of Toronto.
Our team came from a variety of diverse backgrounds: creative advertising, civil engineering, film, writing, graphic design, programming—to make video games, the one thing we’re all passionate about.
We like building games that are as much fun to design as they are to play. We encourage people to self-isolate playing our games! Runbow is on sale now on steam.
Paper & Poste is a service based, wedding stationery business.
Paper & Poste is continuing to host appointments with potential clients, either on the phone or over video call depending on client preference. We realize that our usual in-person consultations aren’t an option right now, but we have lots of resources in order for clients to receive the full Paper & Poste experience from the comfort of their home. Even though some wedding dates may need to be postponed in these uncertain times, we are recommending that clients still proceed with planning behind-the-scenes. Our custom design process is done completely online, with high quality proofs e-mailed to clients. While understandably, many of our clients are opting to put a hold on orders before they’re actually sent to print should any details change, we are still happily starting orders, and completing the entire design process, so by the time clients are comfortable to proceed with confirmed wedding plans, we’re ready with an approved invitation design to send to print!
Check out their website: http://www.paperandposte.ca/
Photo Credit: 5ive15ifteen Photo Co.
A young girl starts her day with a practice of mindfulness. As she moves through her morning, she experiences moments that allow her to pause, place her hand on her heart, while paying attention to her breath and how she is feeling.
Wake up with loving attention. Pause, place your hand on your heart, breathe in and out. Wake up to mindfulness and start each day with a grateful heart. May you be peaceful.
Available on Amazon.
Gift someone you care about with a Think Dirty Clean Beauty Box featuring clean luxury beauty products.
Promo Code: GBC staff and friends can use GBC10 for a 10% discount.
25% OFF APRIL BEAUTY BOX USE THE CODE: EARTHDAY25
Andre Jones Design is a small design firm founded by Brandon Andre Jones. They focus on sustainability and environmentally friendly smart designs through creativity, technical skills, and CAD modeling.
Andre Jones Design is based out of Toronto, Canada.
Check out their website: https://andrejonesdesign.ca/
The THINKER Journal helps you hone in on your ideas with prompts and planners. With the THINKER Journal you will never forget your ideas and are challenged to create bold new ideas everyday.
Check out their website: https://thinkerjournal.com/
Mindful Mentorship Program– Through my signature mindful mentorship program, I help hard working women overcome their limiting beliefs and discover their soul purpose improving overall health and wellness.
Is this you?
Are you working diligently on your career …focused on meeting “standards” …taking care of others and forgetting about yourself?
Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed, uncertain and a little off with all that’s going on right now. Should you keep calm and carry on? Or should you shift your focus?
I don’t have all the answers. I’m not sure anyone does. But, I want you to know that I’m here and I’m riding this with you. I have been Dental Hygiene practitioner and educator for over 20 years, finished a Masters in Health Studies, started a Doctorate and was fed up. More recently with COVID restrictions and changes in my health, I FINALLY acknowledged my true passion and skill set.
I am here to help.
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We are providing free consulting to anyone who needs it, with a specific focus on hospitality. Around the topics of-
– Government support/resources,
– Pivoting business strategy
– Infrastructure and projections including burn rates etc.
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UNSGND is a female-powered design agency focused on branding and print for small businesses and creatives. Customers can reach out for branding consultations, graphic design and web design services on our site at www.unsgnd.ca. They can also order printed apparel at print.unsgnd.ca.
Deals: We’re currently offering all of our excess apparel stock for $10 and under at overstock.unsgnd.ca – hoodies, joggers and more all for $10 with a one colour print.
Over the next two months, we’ll be offering discounted prices on all of our services to help small businesses, especially brick and mortars transition into an online brand.
@unsgnd on all social platforms
Your message matters. At Eloquent Expressions, our services are designed and tailored to clearly communicate your message with impact while distinguishing your brand using the best medium. Creativity, originality, and quality are at the core of our company. Our commitment is to craft compelling content that meets the unique writing, communications, design, and branding needs of your company, brand or organization.
Owner and founder, Angela Grant Buechner has assembled a team of amazing professionals who have a passion for caring for new parents, babies and their families during Pregnancy, Birth, and the often stressful and exhausting Postpartum months after having a baby.