Shannon Passero


Shannon Passero is a true destination store offering a unique shopping experience at a beautifully restored heritage building. It is a lifestyle store that imparts beauty and optimism to its customers. Passero is a world traveller and has uncovered many one-of-a-kind products throughout her journeys. The store offers women an eclectic assortment of high quality clothing, accessories, home furnishings, global finds, gifts and décor that exhibits influences ranging from vintage to global.

What to Expect:

  • A unique collection of clothing and accessories plus a changing array of rare global finds
  • Shannon Passero designs Pure Handknit sweaters that celebrate life’s rich craft of hand knitting and Neon Buddha lifestyle clothing for travel, home, work, yoga and you. Both brands are the inspiration and focus of the store.
  • Many exclusive brands to Niagara:
    • Ginger
    • Before & Again
    • Lisette
    • Natural Life
    • Mata Traders
    • Coobie
    • Empowered By You
    • Von Vonni
    • Churoncalla
    • Chart Metalworks
    • Saga
    • Three Stones

Tide and Vine Oyster Company

003-TV-Sinage-WindowBringing the sea to Niagara’s wine region. Find us at farmer’s markets and wineries. Available for catering & Guerilla Shucking.

The Tide and Vine Oyster Company was intellectually conceived in March of 2012. Only two months later it was a reality, with a crew of five people shucking oysters for the 6000 person, 2 day Food Truck Eats event at Peller Estates, Niagara on the Lake.

Owners and operators Mike Langley and Kat Steeves met working in a famous, downtown Toronto, Oyster House. Their passion for Niagara wine along with their experience with seafood revealed an obvious pairing. They packed up their Toronto condo and literally hit the road to take up residence in Mike’s hometown of Niagara Falls.

“I never thought I would live in Niagara again, especially Niagara Falls. But in the past few years I have seen the wines really make their mark. Kat and I have found our favorite wineries and really dig the lifestyle. We saw a need for someone to take control of the oyster scene and bring some really great product that would compare to the stuff you find in the successful oyster bars that big cities get to enjoy. I guess we saw a demand and had a bright idea of how to fill the void.” Mike Langley to local writer.

Kat wanted to sell oysters from the back an old Volkswagen pickup truck. After some research they found that to maintain something that old they would need to become Volkswagen enthusiasts rather than food enthusiasts. So they found a 1974 Volkswagen camper van in Keswick Ontario, in excellent condition; brought it to local Volkswagen mechanic John Spirenello, owner of John’s Bug Shop; gutted the interior and installed a workable floor, then added the simple Tide and Vine logo to the already show worthy body. Pearl the Shuck Truck was born!

The Tide and Vine Oyster Company quickly made a splash at wineries, Farmer’s Markets and weekend events. Chefs, foodies and local supports quickly created a buzz about this new and unique company’s way of bringing seafood to the consumer rather than hoping to be found.

You can find the Tide and Vine at Farmer’s Markets in the Niagara Region, wineries, and special events. Mobile Oyster Bar, Guerilla Shucking and fully catered events, the Tide and Vine is dedicated to honest service, fresh product and the fairest possible price. Follow us on social networks to find where we are popping up and drop us a line to get us at your party or event!

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St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre


Opening its doors in Fall 2015, The New Performing Arts Centre will be a 95,000 square foot academic and cultural complex comprised of four state-of-the-art performance venues. Future Brock University students taking programs facilitated through the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will benefit from two of the performance venues which will double as learning environments – The Recital Hall and The Film/Video Theatre. This Diamond + Schmitt designed facility will be located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines, on the corner of Carlisle and St. Paul streets, adjacent to the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.

The New Performing Arts Centre is a vital component in the renaissance of St. Catharines, serving as the catalyst in thoroughly modernizing the area and reinforcing the brilliance of Niagara Region’s diverse cultural cluster. The Performing Arts Centre will draw patrons, offer local arts groups unprecedented opportunities to practice and perform, and redefine the downtown core as a hotbed for culture and the arts. The local economy is poised to boom through attracting not only new visitors, but also new business development.

Fast facts about The New Performing Arts Centre:

  • 4 performance venues:
    775-seat concert hall
    210-seat dance/theatre venue
    300-seat recital hall
    187-seat film venue
  • 600 events annually
  • 125,000 visitors annually
  • 500 Brock University students daily
  • 7 day-a-week activity for 48 weeks a year
  • 20 full-time staff, 70 part-time staff, hundreds of volunteers

For the latest construction news Follow the PAC on Facebook or visit

Redstone Winery


Redstone Winery is located in Beamsville ON and is the latest project from Moray Tawse and his award-winning winemaking team. Named for red clay soil & large stones, the 38-acre, the 38-acre Lincoln Lakeshore property was purchased in 2009 and will be home to a new hospitality centre and locally-inspired restaurant in the fall of 2014.

Contact us
4245 King Street Beamsville ON, L0R 1B1

Phone: 905-563-9463
Toll-Free: 1-844-563-9463

Creekside Estate Winery

Creekside has been doing its premium thing on the Niagara Peninsula since 1998, when owner Laura McCain jumped at the opportunity to pursue a growing passion for wine, purchasing a 15-acre vineyard and winery on Fourth Avenue near Jordan, ON. Early on, the darlings of the Creekside portfolio were, like the people who created them, a little outside of the mainstream fold. Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, despite being viticulturally off-kilter for the region at that time, showed particular promise and the altogether rosy outlook inspired further investment in the winery’s facilities.Creekside’s portfolio is the story of a winery that refuses to be pigeon-holed. Across varietals, styles, and vintages, Creekside wines continue to garner critical acclaim and accolades from peers and industry professionals alike. As a testament to the consistency of the winemaking team and the strength of the bottled product, several nominations for Canadian Winery of the Year have been awarded by various authorities at home and abroad. In a brief 10 years, Creekside Estate Winery has assembled a formidable mix of winemaking know-how and sales and marketing savvy.

Lousje and Bean


Combining fresh style and essential comfort, Lousje & Bean is the realization of the shared dream of mother-daughter duo Lous and Tessa Oort.

Lousje & Tessa Oort are living out their dream by designing and creating youthful pieces for women of all ages. Their studio/boutique located downtown St.Catharines features their own exclusive Canadian Made collection as well as other distinctive Canadian made accessories. Lousje & Bean are proud to contribute to and support Canadian Made products.

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Roly Poly Records & Retro


Roly Poly Records & Retro has LPs, cassettes, turntables, needles, vintage stereo equipment, mid-century furniture, hand-picked vintage clothing and accessories, unique jewelry and handmade items.  Open Sundays 9 to 4:30 at the St. Catharines Factory Outlet Flea Market, 46 Turner Crescent (off Hartzel Rd.) Booth Numbers 9, 10, 70, 71, 72.

Check out their Instagram:  ROLYPOLYRECORDS


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The Garden City Food Co-op

Imagine a downtown grocery store filled with fresh, locally produced and fairly priced foods directly from local farms. In this store, the money you pay for your groceries is a contribution to the sustainable development of your local community. All for the better, you feed yourself, your family, your neighbours, and the local economy.

By 2015, Garden City Food Co-op will bring this version of a grocery store to downtown St. Catharines. Our many volunteers, members, farmers, producers, and community partners are working hard to bring wholesome and fairly priced food closer to where we live or work. Our vision is to achieve four key elements in our co-op:

Downtown considered as centred on St. Paul Street and bounded by Welland Ave., Geneva Street, St. Paul Street, Ontario Street;

Storefront considered as a convenient fixed retail location, with regular hours, that may also serve as a food hub to host or facilitate other community food activities;

Food considered as wholesome (not restricted to natural, organic, vegan) accessible nutrition, with preference given to local production, and with equity throughout the production-distribution-consumption chain; and

Co-operative considered as a member-owned, sustainable social enterprise that delivers community benefits.

Garden City Food Co-op will provide a fresh approach to food and food shopping. This means local food that is high-quality, homegrown, wholesome, and reasonably priced. It means food shopping that supports the local economy, honours our community and consumer issues, and nurtures sustainable food practices. In short, you will be choosing from the best local produce and products around while adding tremendous value to your own community. Farmers, friends and families will all be connected—via real food.

Expect a change in attitude towards groceries and community. Expect a more sustainable, cost-effective and inclusive local food system. Expect a unique and vibrant alternative to the conventional grocery store experience. Watch for Garden City Food Co-op to open its doors in 2015. Better yet, join us and become a part of the change!



Crewzine is a St.Catharines based skateboard ‘zine.

In collaboration with other local artists, skateboarders, and photographers, it is published quarter annually.

Crewzine is committed to preserving the local skateboard scene and its rich history.

It is also a way for the next generation of local, talented skateboarders to get their names out there, and hopefully motivate them to achieve their goals.

Crewzine is funded out of the pockets of the local skateboarders that pit the ‘zine together.
instagram @crewzine

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STORM Hair Group

STORM HAIR GROUP opened its doors in 1996 with a mission to inspire and create change in the beauty industry. Now with two locations, one in St. Catharines and the other in Fonthill, Storm is now one of the leading Aveda Lifestyle Salons in Canada.

The vision behind Storm was to create a salon founded in the principles of sharing, teamwork and environmental leadership in the beauty industry. Today these qualities are fully embodied in the STORM brand. With 38 passionate and dedicated beauty professionals Storm brings to its guests the best of what the industry has to offer. And through our partnership with Green Circle Salons, we ensure that 100% of our hair, foils, colour tubes, papers, plastics and excess chemicals are recycled and/or repurposed in an environmentally responsible way.

With a commitment to education and passion for making each guest look and feel their best we never want to lock you into one stylist. We encourage and support our guests to experience all the talent on our team. From time to time we all need to release the demands of everyday life and re-energize. A fresh new look or a new personality behind the chair, may just be what you need! So go ahead and change it up! We love change too!





Stoney Ridge Estate Winery


Located at the base of the Niagara Escarpment in the heart of Ontario’s wine country, Stoney Ridge Estate Winery is a leading producer of exceptional VQA wines and VQA Icewines.

Stratus Vineyards


The Stratus winery, like our signature assemblage wines, is a composition – a whole greater than the sum of its parts. On their own, the individual elements are distinctly unique – a diversely planted vineyard with unusually rich soil; a sustainable facility that unites tradition and science to serve the winemaker’s art; and a retail gallery with adjoining tasting rooms that are both chic and welcoming. Working together, they create wines and experiences that are truly memorable.

Stratus Vineyards, established in 2000, is a sustainable, innovative winery located in the heart of Niagara wine country in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Stratus is dedicated to growing and producing limited quantities of premium wine in the VQA Niagara Lakeshore appellation.

Stratus is committed to responsible stewardship of the land. As a result, the winery is the first building in Canada to achieve LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the Canada Green Building Council. Stratus was the first winery worldwide to fully achieve this designation. Environmental sustainability is a core value of all involved in the design and operation of Stratus.

Stratus Vineyards sits on 62 acres near the southeastern border of the Niagara Lakeshore sub-appellation. It shares the benefits of the region with its neighbours, while enjoying advantages that are uniquely its own. The vineyard is far enough away from the moderating influence of Lake Ontario to grow grape varieties that need warmer temperatures in the summer. At the same time, the lakes proximity helps protect the vines from early frost in the fall.