Vanier: A great place to start a business
Vanier is becoming a great place to live, work and play, regardless of whether you think a T-shirt is underwear or formal wear.
Millions of dollars of new commercial and residential investment is already pouring into this area. The population is growing, incomes are rising, and so too are expectations for goods and services that are just a short walk down the street.
The area is proud of its Francophone roots and French is still the mother tongue of some 40 per cent of residents. However, Vanier is fluently multilingual, with locals and visitors easily conversing in English, French and a host of other languages from around the world.
This is reflected in the variety of businesses that operate in the area. Don’t come to Vanier expecting to find the big box landscape of the ’burbs. Vanier businesses are as unique as the people who run them.
Grants available for Vanier merchants to embark on ‘digital transformation’Read more.
Meet your merchants: Fine art and great stories
When Abed Younes decided he was too young to retire and looked to start up his next new business, heRead more.
Modbox to revitalize St. Charles Church into community hub
St. Charles Church in Vanier was a community focal point for more than a century before declining attendance forced itRead more.
Opening a pop-up store
Tarek Hassan launched his first enterprise, Gong Fo Bao, serving traditional Taiwanese steamed buns out of a food cart stationedRead more.
Meet your merchants: Riding the crest
Lauren Power was no stranger to Vanier when she and Greg launched Red Door Provisions two years ago. She hadRead more.
Meet your merchants: Tex mex with a Salvadoran twist
The combination of strong Francophone roots and multicultural diversity drew Maria Ventura and her family to Vanier more than 25Read more.