The 6th Annual Take a Walk on the Riverside design walk will provide the opportunity for everyone involved to see the creative side of the Riverside District. Kalaamkar is one of the businesses that will be participating in this year’s design walk—playing host to curious patrons eager to explore the aesthetics of the riverside. Kalaamkar’s business owner Zahid gave us a small preview of what visitors will have to look forward to.
Founded in 2006, Kalamkaar is a business whose goal is to revive the art of solid-wood, handcrafted furniture. People have gotten too accustomed to the mass produced furniture found in stores like Ikea, and the Brick. Zahid hopes to introduce people to quality furniture with South Asian influences. Each piece is unique, and each has a story behind its creation.
Kalamkaar also touts the fact that its furniture is eco-friendly. The wood that is used in the creation of the furniture comes from farm forests in South Asia that have been specifically grown for the purpose of furniture making. Quality woods like teak, rosewood, mahogany, and mulberry are grown and crafted into a variety of pieces.
Visitors are encouraged to ask many questions. Each piece of furniture found in Kalamkaar has a story, and Zahid seems to know them all.
Walking into 639 Queen Street East, you’ll be instantly enveloped by a warmth that is familiar to many—an aroma that represents an ode to tradition and a testament to the joys that simplicity brings. Mary MacLeod’s shortbread is one of the businesses that will be participating in Culinary Walk, during the 4th Annual Take a Walk on the Riverside.
Sharon Macleod was kind enough to speak with me about the history of Mary MacLeod’s, and share some delicious shortbread as well.
Mary MacLeod’s has been in the Riverside District since 1997, and Mary herself has been making shortbread since 1981. The mission of Mary MacLeod’s shortbread is to make the highest quality shortbread available in Canada. I can attest to both the variety and delectability of the shortbread available. By sourcing the highest quality ingredients and experimenting with new ways of reinventing shortbread Mary ensures that her customers keep coming back for more!
Mary MacLeod will be giving away free cookies on Saturday, October 20 during the Culinary Walk. On the walk, you can learn more about the history of Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread, enjoy some delicious treats and maybe even meet Mary herself.
Find out more about Mary Macleod’s before the walk by visiting the shops website.
P.S Mary Macleod’s is also looking for a seasonal sales rep. It’s going to be a busy holiday season and they will need that assistance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.