Success Stories

Amidst a growing call for digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, the ShopHERE program has supported businesses and artists across Ontario with their very own online stores. Find some of our graduate success stories below and see how we help participants succeed online. Learn more about the program here.

A Piece of Turkey From Ceren Korsal Jewellery (EN +FR)

Ceren Korsal brings unique jewellery and gifts to Canadian shoppers from Turkish artists, based in Turkey and Toronto. Now you can experience Turkish heritage from the comfort of your home with their new Shopify store.

by Kristina Adel August 10, 2020
Meet the Artist Who Gives a New Meaning to the Phrase “Life Imitates Art” (EN)

Noah Ocran-Caesar is a Toronto-based artist whose creations are just as compelling as he is. He found the ShopHERE Powered By Google Program through a fellow artist and friend who recommended the initiative to help him expand his client base.

by Alexandra Jones August 10, 2020
Toronto Performing Arts School Gets Down And Digital In Response to COVID-19 (NO LANG SEL)

The S.P.A.C.E is a centre in Toronto dedicated to building self-esteem, inspiring creativity, and challenging students to persevere and believe in themselves onstage - and they now have e-commerce to support the business in growing to new heights.

by Alexandra Jones August 05, 2020
I Had Nothing To Lose And Everything To Gain From ShopHERE

Within a matter of weeks, Really Organized Now (RON) had a beautiful online presence that not only provided a basis for customers to learn about RON and their services, but purchase these services directly from the website.

by Morgan Baker July 31, 2020
ShopHERE Program Is The “Best Thing That Happened To Launching The Business”

HKR Solutions Team recognized the increasing demand for personal protective equipment needed for everyday life in Toronto, and used the ShopHERE program to launch their new online business.

by Morgan Baker July 29, 2020
Acclaimed Soccer Player Goes Pro With ShopHERE

Massimo Di Ioia turned his passion for soccer into a successful lifestyle clothing brand, and now has the opportunity to sell online. Through becoming an e-commerce business, Di Ioia has the potential to reach soccer-lovers all over the world.

by Joshua Pineda July 29, 2020
Using An Ancient Art To Bring Joy To New Customers

Jamie Bennett is one of the many business owners who now has an e-commerce platform to sell her unique ceramics, thanks to the Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE Powered By Google Program.

by Digital Main Street July 29, 2020
Building An Artist's Network In A Digital World

By building and implementing a digital strategy with her ShopHERE Helper Deanna now has the ability to document, showcase, and promote her newest series titled “Through the Looking Glass”.

by Paige Fernandes July 29, 2020
Toronto Designer Tala Kamea Sells Handmade Masks In Response To COVID-19

Tala Kamea applies her background in fashion design to help her community by making handmade masks, which are now available for order through Shopify thanks to the ShopHERE program.

by Sara Reynolds July 29, 2020

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