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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 […]

Public Consultations on Lakeshore Road West Coming

Public consultations will begin this Spring on the Town’s Lakeshore West Improvements Study that assessed the current and future transportation along Lakeshore Rd. W. from Mississauga St. to Dorval Dr. Read the letter. The Bronte BIA will provide input from the business perspective and keep businesses updated on consultations so individuals can provide feedback directly. […]

At Home in Bronte: Artist Profile

The At Home in Bronte: Winter Edition outdoor art show showcases 50 professionally painted Muskoka chairs throughout Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park and the business district. The BIA hired local artists to create the colourful artwork.  Robert John Paterson is a freelance illustrator from Toronto who painted five chairs for the show. Through his art, he […]