“We’ve been in business for a year and half. The Kensington Art Supply store was moving, so it seemed like the right thing to do: to open a store.

Sunnyside feels like a small village. We feel like we don’t need to leave the neighbourhood for anything – we truly live and work in the community. We’ve become celebrities and I think most local business owners feel that way. We’re greeted by people on the street and Pat will lean over to me and ask, “Who was that again?”

We’re happy to be here. Our employees are art students, we have comrades and colleagues in the industry – it’s good for everybody.” Shirl & Patrick Rowsome, owners and founders of Sunnyside Art Supply.