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New community-wide campaign to move Bronte Forward!

We are very excited to launcha new community-wide campaign to capture what people value most about and aspire for our Bronte Village community. Over the next two months, Bronte Forward! will be an opportunity for residents, business owners, employees, and visitors of all ages and backgrounds to shape the future of Bronte. We want to […]

Starting a Business in the Pandemic: EcoFillosophy

Hear from Thanh To, co-owner of EcoFillosophy, who, along with business partner Renata Darling, opened a retail storefront in July 2020. It’s one of Bronte’s new businesses that have successfully navigated through the pandemic despite the barriers. What was it like starting a business during COVID-19?   “It was hard!” she says. “We signed our lease […]

Starting a Business in the Pandemic: Goldwyn & Sons

It’s been one year since the WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and it’s been a difficult time for all small business owners. The Bronte BIA interviewed Ryan Mascarenhas, co-owner of the barbershop Goldwyn & Sons with his brother Russell who opened in March 2020. What was it like starting a business during COVID-19?   […]

Deadline March 31: Ontario Small Business Support Grant

The Ontario Small Business Support Grant provides eligible businesses with a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 and can be used in whatever way makes the most sense for individual businesses; from paying employee wages, to offsetting the cost of rent, to purchasing inventory. Applications are available until March 31, 2021. Apply today 

Celebrating Female Entrepreneurs: Lana’s Boutique

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we look to one of Bronte’s longest running businesses, Lana’s Boutique. Lana’s has been open since 1989, and the Bronte BIA interviewed owner, Lana Miller, to talk about her experience as a successful female entrepreneur:  How has your experience been as a female entrepreneur since opening? “I cannot say […]

Apply Now: Patio Starts April 1

Applications are now being accepted for the Spring/Summer patio season starting April 1. Read more and apply. Connect with the Patio Team at to discuss your plans or to arrange a site visit. All 2021 program participants must submit an application package and sign the use agreement before operating a patio/bistro. The earlier start […]