Our Initiative: Giving a Voice to Ontario Businesses

March 14, 2022

It’s hard to quantify the impact covid has had on local businesses. Lockdown measures have drastically changed the consumer habits of Canadians over the past 2 years, but it’s also given people a chance to explore their own neighbourhoods, parks, and cities. Through keen entrepreneurial adaption and the support of local residents, small businesses have found ways to continue serving Canadians throughout the toughest periods of the pandemic.

As proud residents of Ottawa and Toronto, the team at Duco Media put together this initiative to shine a light on some of our favourite local spots that we’ve frequented over the past few years. By sharing these stories, we’re hoping to inspire our readers to make a visit themselves and discover all that our great cities have to offer.

Over the next few months, we’ll be publishing a series of blogs each focused on one local business in the Ottawa and Toronto area. For each participating business, we'll conduct and upload a video interview with a written transcript in order to learn how restaurants, grocery stores, breweries, cafes, and more have adapted to the climate of covid.

If you’re a business owner yourself from the Eastern Ontario Region and would like to be featured in this interview series, we’d love to hear from you. Please reach out to us at info@ducomedia.ca and we’ll be in touch. While we can’t guarantee every applicant a spot, we’re more than willing to extend this campaign to get through every submission.

To our readers, we thank you for your continued support and we strongly encourage you to go out and explore the business that we’ll be highlighting. If you’ve got a local recommendation for us, please reach out at the same email address listed above.