St. Thomas is a city full of history. Today, we're excited to highlight some of our local businesses that have been in operation for over 50 years! These businesses have deep roots within our community, and we couldn’t be more proud. Below we have compiled a list of businesses from oldest to youngest, all of which are over 50 years of age!
Enjoy our handy guide to exploring the holiday season in St. Thomas! Find everything from Christmas markets to local bazaars, parades, parties, music, theatre and so much more!
Ahhh, fall - the crunchy leaves, the crisp autumn breeze, arguably the most romantic time of the year. So much to do, so much to see, so much pumpkin spice to consume, where do we even start?
Thankfully, we have some spectacular, spooky suggestions for you and your boo this harvest season!
Despite heading into Fall, city-wide events are still in full swing! Over the next month we encourage you to go out and support local businesses and organizations with their exciting initiatives and projects. Listed below are some great ideas to get out with your family, friends, enjoy a date night, or even explore these events solo!
As summer comes to an end, we are reflecting on some of the events and happenings that we experienced over the past couple months. One in particular that was very special to us was the Mural Festival!
Over the past few years numerous murals have been added to our community through the Track to the Future Mural Project. Over the past couple months, the project has continued and new artists have completed some beautiful works expanding our mural collection in St. Thomas in wonderful ways. The purpose of the mural festival was to get people out and about while immersing themselves in the arts! On that note, we also would like to extend our gratitude to the many local businesses and studios who took part and participated in the event.
As a result of this initiative, we are proud to share that approximately eight new murals have been painted! Check them out below...
Here in St. Thomas we have many amazing local businesses that offer amazing food and drink options.
We wanted to dig a little deeper into what makes some of these unique establishments tick, and today we are highlighting Steelhead Food Co. located on the North end of the city at 5 Barrie Blvd. Steelhead Food Co. created an innovative business where they operate a public Fish & Seafood Market, in addition to the wholesale aspect of their business. We caught up with Meg McTaggart, one of the co-owners, to find the story behind Steelhead.
Looking for a sweet read? We’re bringing one right to you as we have the latest scoop on another amazing local business.
Did you catch all our ice cream puns in the introduction? Then you probably guessed right, we are featuring The Ice Box, located at 125 Ross Street. Joining our community back in 2020, The Ice Box makes in-house ice cream and gelato, some of which feature ingredients from other local businesses. They also have frozen yogurt, soft serve ice cream and are loved by local pets for their famous Pawsicles! We connected with Markus Hawco, the owner, to find out more on The Ice Box story...
We are back with another great local eatery! During the summer is the best time time to get out and grab some sweet treats.
We wanted to know more behind the amazing Seed Confections, an expert business at creating hand-crafted artisan chocolate and confection. You can find Seed Confections over at the Ross Street Food District, located at 159 Ross St. Genevieve Kroeker is the owner of this wonderful shop, and we connected with her to learn about her story and the formation of Seed!
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