“It really is the greatest neighbourhood in the world. I’m chairman of the BRZ, and I’m totally in love with this community. We always try to incorporate local artists and pottery makers in our store. Even the labels on our tea tins feature local artists, and more than a few of the pots and mugs are made local. The chocolate bars are local, the mugs are local, that one’s made by an ACAD student, the honey is from The Bee Hive… it’s all local.

I love the feeling here. The residents are really involved in their community. People try to support the small businesses here, whether you’re from this neighbourhood or not.” Jonathan Kane, Owner, The Naked Leaf