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     Spring 2007
                                 HITBY                           ROOKLIN

                                                                                                               ON THE COVER - PHOTOS             BY
                                                                                                                                                       A.J. GROEN
 In this issue

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 06        OLDE WHITBY                                    18       PLANNING THE                                  26       PUBS, PATIOS, CLUBS
           Victorian-style homes and charming                      PERFECT WEDDING                                        AND CAFÉS BECKON
           streets define unique neighbourhood                     Taking care of business, from rings to                 Outdoor dining, patio season returns

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                                                                   flowers, photographer to honeymoon

           ON THE COVER                                                                                                   WHITBY COURTHOUSE
           Sunny days beckon downtown shoppers                     LOOK BEAUTIFUL ON                                      THEATRE

                                                                   YOUR SPECIAL DAY                                       Making audiences laugh, cry and
           SPRING, SUMMER FASHIONS                                 Sparkle with bridal makeup and                         cheer for past 50 years

           Dresses, trench coats and tunics among                  wedding-day tresses

           season’s must-have items                                                                                       UPCOMING EVENTS

                                                                   HELPING YOUR BODY                                      Mark your calendars with fun
           DÉCOR TRENDS                                            HEAL ITSELF                                            spring and summer events

           Bring the outdoors in with nature-inspired              Spring cleansing, chiropractic care tips

           accessories, colours                                                                                           SPRINGTIME PET

                                                                   DOWNTOWN EATERIES                                      CARE TIPS
           CHOOSING                                                TEMPT THE PALATE                                       Taking care of your four-legged friends
           BEDROOM FURNITURE                                       Discover a rich variety of takeout Menus
           Tips on creating a welcoming retreat

      www.downtownwhitby.ca                                                                                         www.downtownbrooklin.ca

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Mayor's Message
Dear Neighbours and Friends,

Please accept my personal invitation to visit our two
Historic Downtowns in Brooklin and Whitby. You
will find an endless variety of restaurants, shops,
entertainment facilities, spas, health care providers,
and services that cater to all of your family and
business needs.

There are so many things to see and do. Stop
into the Whitby Public Library to take a tour of the
award winning building. You will find more than
books. From the Library, access information about
                                                                                                                                                                 Proudly representing the families of Whitby-Oshawa
organizations, clubs, services, government programs and other resources available
in Whitby and the Durham Region.                                                                                                                                     The Honourable
Drop by the Brooklin Youth Room to share some fun with friends. Get a warm                                                                                       Jim Flaherty, P.C., M.P.
welcome by stopping into the Brock Street Activity Centre to see what they have
planned for Seniors and Youth. Attend a show by the Whitby Courthouse Theatre
                                                                                                                                                                     Member of Parliament,Whitby-Oshawa
group. Make plans to bring the whole family to any or all of a number of downtown
events. Finish your visit with fresh produce or home-baking from the Farmers’
                                                                                                                                                                              Community Office
Market.                                                                                                                                                                  701 Rossland Rd. E., Suite 204
                                                                                                                                                                             Whitby, ON, L1N 8Y9
The Downtowns of Whitby and Brooklin have small town charm combined with
outstanding opportunities. Please use this 2007 Downtown Magazine as your guide                                                                                  Internet: www.jimflaherty.com
as you wander around and get acquainted with our community.                                                                                                      E-Mail: jimflaherty@rogers.com
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Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                       Fax: (905) 665-8124

Pat Perkins

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                     OLDE AWHITBY:
                     MORE THAN NEIGHBOURHOOD
     W E L C O M E                          T O          E X P E R I E N C E                            O U R        D O W N T O W N S

                 Written by Mark Gladysz                               Written by Barry D. Briggs

                                                                                                                         Olde Whitby
            e tend to think of Whitby as a community         "Frank G. Underwood was appointed assessor by
            with a wide choice of new housing                Whitby Town Council at a salary of $350 a year,"
            options. However, Whitby is one of the           says a battered and yellowed news clipping given to
                                                                                                                       The Neighbourhood bounded
oldest communities in the Greater Toronto Region,            me recently by my mother. It refers to January 23,
                                                                                                                       by Dundas, Henry and Brock
with a lineage dating back to the early nineteenth           1935, in the midst of the Great Depression. Frank
century. Did you know the Town of Whitby has listed          Underwood was my grandfather, and he, along with         Streets, North of Highway 401
hundreds of residential buildings as having heritage         his brother Russ, was a builder of homes and other
significance?                                                structures in and around Whitby. In a career that
                                                                                                                     In a rather steady real estate market,
                                                             ran from the 1920s to the mid-1960s Frank built the
In the next two issues, the magazine will explore the        Underwood family home, on Centre St. South, as           an informal survey shows property
rich architectural legacy found in the early residential     well as several other homes on King and Byron, in
neighbourhoods in the downtown areas of Whitby               what is sometimes referred to, especially by realtors   sales in Olde Whitby ranging from a
and Brooklin. In the first article, we have asked local      with a property to advertise, as Olde Whitby."
                                                                                                                     low of $182,000 for a semi-detached
realtor Barry Briggs to bring his special insights into
the neighbourhood southwest of the four corners              There is no indication, on any map I‘ve seen, of what     home, to a high of $550,000 for a
in Downtown Whitby.         In the fall issue, we will       makes up Olde Whitby, or even that Olde Whitby
profile the residential area in the proposed heritage        officially exists. Admittedly, there are wonderful       grand three-storey detached on a
conservation district in Brooklin.                           examples of old and unique architecture throughout
                                                                                                                       large lot. The average sale price
Both areas are reminders of “Old Ontario” – with             the Town of Whitby, but the large rectangle southwest
big maple trees, large lots and Victorian architecture       of the four corners, bounded by Henry Street to the        for this time period is $284,300.
highlighted by decorative gingerbread, complex               west and by Hwy. 401 to the south, encompasses
brickwork and generous porches.                              a neighbourhood that shoulders the mantle of 'Olde        Such a wide range suggests that
                                                             Whitby' well.
                                                                                                                       there is opportunity for buyers of
If you live in these neighbourhoods, or aspire to, you
                                                                                          continued on page 07
undoubtedly appreciate the historic ambiance and                                                                        differing financial means to live
lifestyle found in these areas. If you don’t live in these
neighbourhoods, take a stroll- enjoy a walk back in                                                                     in this wonderful heritage-rich
time and savour these special places.

                                                                                                                     Comparing bungalows show an average

                                                                                                                      sale price in 2000 of $170,285 (high of

                                                                                                                     $220,000, and low of $141,000), and a

                                                                                                                      2005-to-present average sale price of

                                                                                                                     $246,269 (high of $400,000, and low of

                                                                                                                     $190,000). This is roughly a 46 percent

                                                                                                                           increase over five to six years.

                                                                                                                      Note: These numbers reported are from an

                                                                                                                       informal survey of MLS reported property

                                                                                                                     sales for the time periods indicated and are for

                                                                                                                              informational purposes only.

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                                                        that once stretched for whole blocks facing north-      The Olde Whitby neighbourhood is characterized
                                                        south have been broken up so that the original          by its many residents who embrace and celebrate
                                                        grand homes now sit behind newer houses built           the unique physical charms of their homes and
                                                        on surrounding east-west-facing parcels of land. In     their neighbours' homes. It is, overall, a well-
                                                        sharp contrast, some of the other older homes are       kept neighbourhood, with homes from many eras
                                                        so tiny that you wonder how the original occupants      maintained, as much as possible, in keeping with
                                                        raised whole families in such close quarters. It is a   the style in which they were originally built. The
                                                        reminder of changing expectations and, perhaps,         area contains the highest concentration of heritage
                                                        that family and love are what make any house a          structures in Whitby: 82 listed historic structures,
                                                        home.                                                   ranging from the old County Courthouse to a
                                                                                                                cottage built in 1832 by one of Whitby’s earliest
                                                        What these homes and other buildings share,             settlers, 19 are designated under Part IV of the
                                                        however, is a geographic locale wrapped by              Heritage Act.
                                                        mature trees, some almost as old as the earliest
It is not that the neighbourhood is made up of a        homes. The noises from the 401 and Brock Street         Many of the non-residential buildings seem to share
single style of homes, or school of architecture,       are scarcely audible—the sounds of crickets, birds,     this sense of community, of blending in with the
or even size of lots. It is, in fact, a surprising      and wind-blown leaves still prevail. St. Mark’s         heritage of the area. From the beautifully restored
mixture of large and small homes, old and not-so-       Church, and the apartment building on Colborne,         Centennial Building on Centre Street, to the many
old structures, public and private non-residential      soften the transition from the northern commercial      previously-residential buildings closer to the Four
buildings, and several churches. Along Brock            and parking lots to the scenic residential further      Corners that have been taken over by various
Street, there is the Price Chopper retail centre,       south. The streets are paved, yet still irregular       professional businesses. Many commercial owners
once the site of the O’Donovan Carriage Factory,        and charming, with roadside ditches and a lack          are dedicated to preserving the "look and feel" of
and the historically-designated Market Block that is    of raised curbs contributing to a Victorian small-      the neighbourhood. Even some new construction
now half Rotary Park and houses.                        town feel. Yards are often marked by low wooden         has been designed in such a beautiful heritage
                                                        or wrought-iron fences—nothing to obstruct the          style that you need to look twice to see if it is really
Some Olde Whitby homes are of such grand scale          view. There is a real sense of get-to-know-your-        an old building or just looks like one. Just minutes
that the buildings have been divided into multiple      neighbours community felt here. Olde Whitby is a        walk to downtown, Olde Whitby is great place to
apartments, and others were built as units, like Burr   place to move into because it’s a joy to live there,    live or work, with the flavour of yesteryear.
Lodge located at 918 Centre Street South. Lots          and not just a good investment.

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                                                                                                                                On the
                                                                                                            Carol with “best friend” Megan
                                                                                                           enjoy an afternoon of pampering
                                                                                                          in Downtown Whitby. Strolling the
                                                                                                         boardwalk of Pearson Lanes is just
                                                                                                        the place to window shop for all the
                                                                                                             brand new looks for spring.
                                                                                                      Carol wears a Franco Mirabelli Trench Coat with
                                                                                                      Dex brown cotton pant and white shoes and
                                                                                                      handbag from Nine West. Thanks to Lafontaine
                                                                                                      on Dundas Street West in Downtown Whitby for
                                                                                                      co-coordinating her outfit.

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                                                                                                      and Jesse Mattice from Papillon Salon & Spa
                                                                                                      located on Dundas Street West for their generous
                                                                                                      contribution of providing Carol with a new spring
                                                                                                      hair style, colour and makeup.

                                                                                                      Also, special thanks go to the Paw Spa on Brock
                                                                                                      Street South in Downtown Whitby for beautifully
                                                                                                      grooming and pampering Megan.

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                                     Dresses dominate
                                spring & summer fashions
                                      The dress is the season’s most-important garment this spring
                                    and summer, while trench coats, T-shirts and Japanese-inspired
                                                              tunics are other favourite styles.

                                    “Dresses are back with a vengeance,” says Cathy Rousseau, co-owner of Lafontaine in downtown
                                    Whitby. “A real shirt dress is an important look and it can be worn with leggings or on its own, depending
                                    on its length."

                                    “We’re getting back to light cotton dresses, an almost romantic style. Dresses are very feminine and
                                           some are very long and to the ankle. They’re very bohemian with some sophistication that gives
                                                      the dress some edge, like an asymmetrical bottom or partial ruffle on the bottom.”

                                                               Dresses that are fresh and feminine with bold floral prints and shorted hem
                                                               lines are a must have this season, agrees Cathy Groff of Envy Boutique in
                                                               Downtown Brooklin.

                                                              “Pretty tops with details – such as frills, ruffles and lace – in soft shapes look
                                                                  fresh and flirty. Vests are arriving in all our collections adding a tailored
                                                                    look to be worn with jeans. Polka dots are a youthful addition to any
                                                                    wardrobe evident in the season’s tops, dresses and accessories. “

                                                                 Red, yellow and blue are prominent colours in this season’s collections,
                                                               says Cathy. “If you’re timid about adding color, a great way to incorporate
                                                            these into your wardrobe is through your accessories. A trendy purse or shoe
                                                          can add colour and brigthen your look.”

                                                       Kimono-style tunic tops in feminine or very minimal patterns are also popular and
Connie's Brooklin                                 many can be worn over leggings or jeans. The trench coat in cream, tan and taupe is one
Village Shoppe                          of the season’s hottest looks and complements soft tones like blues, greys and greens.

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T-shirts feature plenty of interesting detail and style. “T-shirts aren’t just T-shirts
any more. A lot of work is going into them,” says Susanne Khajuria, owner of
Tall Like Me, a specialty store in downtown Whitby. “We’re seeing
washing, silk screens with amazing cottons and interesting

The season’s colour palette also includes muted olives, black
and midnight blue. “Creams, sands and chocolate are still
being carried forward this season,” says Susanne. “Denims
are still dark and raw, meaning they’re untreated with no
wash ... A medium tone is the lightest denim we’re seeing.
Indigos and deep, dark rich denims are strong.”

Natural fibres like bamboo are huge. “It’s soft and
breathable, so you’re not feeling hot and sticky
on a hot summer day,” Susanne advises.
Skirts feature ruffled trims, small patterns
and beaded detail. “There’s a minimalist
influence with more modern edges, but
still with a bit of detail like beading and
lace trim.”

At Nellie’s Fashions in Pearson Lanes,
you’ll find lots of mocha, reds, navy and
polka dots. “We’re also seeing everything
from vibrant blues and greens to softer
shades of those same colours,” says
owner Nellie Young. “Bermuda shorts
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with a cuff, all-round skorts and cargo pants
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are back. Sweater cardigans are replacing
blazers. Jag jeans, featured on Oprah, are very
popular and are available at Nellie's.”

This spring season is all about choice, reports Connie Heron, owner of Connie’s
Brooklin Village Shoppe. “In the colour department, women can choose between
eye-popping, rich, vibrant shades like ruby red and a softened, dusty pale palette,
the high drama of black and white and cream pairing or the crispness of classic
navy, white and red. Metallic shots of silver, bronze and gold punch up this season’s                                  LADIES
look.”                                                                                                                  FASHIONS
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Must-have items include the sharply-tailored city suit, shorts worn with a lightly-
shrunken jacket, shirts and full skirts that appear to have been injected with a bit of                                          “The Art Bag”
helium, advises Connie.                                                                                                                Featuring 5
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When it comes to bottoms, every length is in: Capri, Bermuda, ankle, crop, scooter,
gaucho, pedal pushers and shorts. Complete your look with natural stone or shell
                                                                                                                                With Sandwich purchase
                  From pastels and metallics to animal prints and chic sneaks,
                                                                                                                                       over $100
                       this season is about kicking up your heels when it comes                                                   (Reg. priced merchandise)
                           to footwear, reports Martha Hanley-Orton of Hanley’s                                                        One per person.
                                                                                                                                     While supplies last.
                                 Shoe Shoppe in Pearson Lanes.

                                           This season’s biggest footwear collection
                                             highlight is the high heel. Chunky-heel
                                                platforms and wedges in luxurious
                                                      skins, exotic prints and feminine
                                                         fabrics take centre stage.
                                                                Fashion and function
                                                                 come together for the
                                                                 gym-friendly, bike-
                                                                 riding, errand-running
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                                                                                                                                   Endless Ideas

                  Nature inspires spring décor trends
                  It’s the season of renewal. The days are growing longer and our gardens are finally wakening

                  from their winter rest. Capturing the essence of the season means bringing the outdoors in

                  with a fresh coat of paint and nature-inspired accessories like bamboo and stone.

                   Don’t know where to begin? Sue Pitchforth of Brooklin-based Designing Durham suggests taking an objective look at your home
                   and answering the following questions: Is my home capturing the feeling I want? Am I pleased with wall colours, furniture placement,
                   accessories and window treatments?

                   There are many quick and inexpensive ways to give a tired space a facelift, such as
                   decluttering a room, relocating furniture and trading items from one room to another. “Paint is
                   the quickest and most inexpensive way to change your home,” says Sue.

                   For inspiration, consider Benjamin Moore’s Trends 2007 forecast. It focuses on
                   texture and features three colour palettes, all available at Whitby Decorating Centre
                   and Brooklin Paint. Natural Textures include nature-inspired colours like moccasin,
                   potters clay, scenic drive and champagne dreams.

                   Weathered Memories like foggy morning, calming cream and porcelain create
                   aged and worn surfaces, while Cultural Tapestry features global textures in
                   colours like passion blue, rhubarb, adobe dust, potpourri green, wood grain brown and
                   fools gold.

                   Window treatments are yet another way to update a tired room. “Window treatments like
                   draperies are popular as people are getting away from hard window treatments,” says Marissa

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Graham of Endless Ideas in Brooklin.
“They’re versatile and soften windows
while still giving you privacy. You can
personalize them and can create a
punch of colour you just can’t get in
hard window treatments.”
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Arrangements        featuring      natural                                                                            Choose Any Style!
botanicals remain strong, while fresh
flowers are always in style. “It can be as                                                                            Choose Any Stain!
simple as planting paper whites in an
old soup terrain, adding some moss and
placing it on your dining room table,”
says Marissa. “Add punches of lavender
in a power room or pile fresh granny
smith apples, pomegranates or other
seasonal fruit in a glass container and
place it on your counter.”

The nature trend continues with
accessories like bamboo, slate, stone
and chunks of minerals. “We’re seeing
bamboo in many things, including vases,
placemats and decorative boxes,” says
Barb Power, co-owner of Lafontaine
in downtown Whitby. “It’s a renewable
resource that is environmentally friendly
and looks great ... Home décor follows
fashion and just like fashion, black and
white never goes out of style. It’s a way                                                  Grand Upholstery
to modernize a traditional setting.”

Kitchen gadgets spice up the heart
of your home. “Because people are            Spring-cleaning tips
enjoying cooking and being in the kitchen,
                                             Diane Howson of Whitby-based howsonhomeorganizers.
we’re seeing a lot of attractive gadgets     com offers the following spring-cleaning tips:
you can leave on the counter, from
                                                  Assess your house and write down goals for each room.
a cappuccino maker to whisks and
pastry brushes in fabulous accent
                                             1    Do you want to clean behind every piece of furniture and
                                                  take down and launder window treatments? Do items need
colours,” says Barb.                              repair? Do you simply want to declutter?

continued on page 14
                                             2    Determine how much time you will need to complete your
                                                  goals and schedule that time into your calendar. Secure
                                                  extra help if needed. Don’t try to tackle the entire project in
                                                  just one day.

                                             3    Prior to starting, collect necessary supplies: a vacuum with
                                                  full suction and an empty bag, lint-free dust rags, paper
                                                  towels, cleaners (window, bathroom and all-purpose),
                                                  bucket, mop, scrub brushes, garbage bags, and empty

                                             4    Tackle one room at a time. Step 1: Declutter, toss, donate
                                                  and remove items that don’t belong. Step 2: Wash linens,
                                                  launder curtains and mats. Step 3: Wash furniture,
                                                  baseboards, doors and décor. Step 4: Vacuum and mop.
                                                  Step 5: Put back only what belongs. Step 6 – Maintain.

                                             5    Drop off or arrange pick up of donation boxes and remove
                                                  the temptation to retrieve tossed items.

                                             6    Having difficulty maintaining the freshly cleaned space?
                                                  Consider hiring a professional cleaning service.

                                             7    Don’t forget to get outside and enjoy spring.
                                                  You’ve earned it!

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                                                                                                 This spring, Rousseau’s Fine Furniture in downtown
                                                                                                 Whitby introduces naturalLEE sofas from Lee
                                                                                                 Industries. They feature certified sustainable wood
                                                                                                 frames, water-based wood finishes, soy-based
                                                                                                 cushions, recycled fibre filling in pillows, and organic
                                                                                                 and natural fabrics.

                                                                                                 Rain & Shine rugs from Dash & Albert come in a
                                                                                                 huge variety of colours and patterns, are mildew
                                                                                                 resistant and easy to wash. “They will be a super
                                                                                                 fun product,” says Peggy Gillis of Rousseau’s.
                                                                                                 “Until now, indoor-outdoor rugs have been primarily
                                                                                                 beige and black. These come in pink and brown
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Unlike any other room in your house, the bedroom is a retreat
designed to help you recharge your batteries. Selecting the
right furniture is the first step to creating a room you’ll love.

“In my opinion, bedroom furniture is the most important
furniture you’ll ever buy because it’s the furniture you use every
                                                                                Built to last. Built to fit. Built to grow.
day,” says Robert McAllister of McAllister’s Traditional Interiors
in Whitby. He offers the following tips:

Less is more. Buy one piece, then add another piece as you
need it, so that your room doesn’t look or feel overcrowded. Consider
purchasing only a headboard if a footboard will make your room
appear smaller.

Size matters. Ensure there’s no less than 30 inches between
pieces of furniture – from the front of the dresser to the bed, for
example. King- or queen-sized is a personal decision.

Choose a design you’ll love for years to come and buy the
best quality you can afford. It’s much less expensive to transform the
look of your bedroom through paint, bedding and accessories.

You’ll also want to consider how much storage you
need. Many new homes feature large walk-in closets with built-in
storage, reducing the need for dressers. Nightstands, an ottoman and
small desk may suffice.

When choosing children’s furniture, make sure it’s
safe, sturdy and won’t tip over. Look for simple, functional pieces
that will grow with your child, while offering plenty of storage
room. If purchasing a twin bed, consider a trundle underneath to
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 Key to a

                                            wedding is in the planning
                                                                               Taking care of
                                                                             Whether you’ve been dreaming
                                                                             about your nuptials since you were
                                                                             a child or have been frantically
                                                                             making plans since setting the
                                                                             wedding date, the key to a perfect
                                                                             wedding is in the details. Consider
                                                                             the     following         tips     from       local
                                                                             downtown shops:

                                                                             WITH THIS RING ...
                                                                             For centuries, engagement rings and wedding bands
                                                                             have been the ultimate symbols of love. Thanks to
                                                                             cutting-edge Computer-Assisted Design/Computer-
                                                                             Assisted Manufacturing programs, today’s rings are
                                                                             often one-of-a-kind creations.
  Local couple Beau & Maggie Reine recently wed on the beautiful white
  sandy beaches of Punta Cana this past December. Tropical weddings          “Everyone wants something completely different,”
                                                                             says Ralph Schroetter of Gems in downtown
  are becoming increasingly popular these days.                              Whitby. He has noticed a renewed interest in stones
                                                                             like natural white, natural yellow and pink sapphires.
                                                                             “Every girl has a diamond, but fewer have a sapphire

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                                                                                     Liffey Gold
or Alexandrite, which changes colour from red to green,” the gemologist
designer explains. “It can take the conversation away from how big your
diamond is to how unique your stone is.”

Liffey Gold Jewellers offers diamond rings and Celtic wedding bands rich in
imagery and symbolism. What better way to start your life long journey together
than with a one of a kind creation from John Byrne at Liffey Gold. John is a
seasoned jewellery designer and model maker, who began his career over 30             Handmade Custom Jewellery by
years ago. Along with his wife they have owned Liffey Gold for the past 10
years.                                                                                       John Byrne
You, too, can custom design a ring for that special someone, says owner John
Byrne. “Visit our showroom and together create a one of a kind piece to cherish
for a lifetime.”                                                                                 All White Gold Celtic
Also located in downtown Whitby is Tass Jewellers, which offers unique                                Knot Band
Canadian diamonds, including Aurora Canadian Diamonds mined in the
Northwest Territories.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION                                                           3 Stone Princess
With its pillared dome and white fluted columns that flank its front entrance, the
Whitby Centennial Building is the ideal location for couples wanting to host their      Cut Diamond
wedding reception close to home.
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The historical landmark opened its doors in 1854 and served as a courthouse
until 1964 before functioning as a community centre for three decades.
The newly-renovated facility features an elegant and intimate banquet hall
overlooking two of the building’s most spectacular views: the original cupola
and the foyer.
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Destination weddings are another choice popular among today’s brides and
                                                                                                     Wedding Set
grooms, reports Marnie Alexander-Clarke, a travel specialist with LatitudesPlus
– Smart Travel in Brooklin. “The simplicity is what makes destination weddings
so attractive,” she explains. “Pick a destination and resort, book your wedding
package and date and you’re pretty well done.”

While many couples travel to their destination on their own, others invite           Single Stone Diamond Rose
family and friends along. Be sure to speak to your travel agent about legal
requirements, which vary from one location to another, Marnie notes. If you’re               Gold Engagement
getting married on Spanish-speaking islands like Cuba and the Dominican
Republic, for example, your documentation must be translated.
“There really isn’t a season for destination weddings. It’s really all year long,”
says Marnie. When it comes to traditional honeymoons, the Mayan Riviera in
Mexico, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and St. Lucia are top choices.
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                                                        A PICTURE-PERFECT DAY
                                                        A wedding photographer will forever capture
                                                        your magic day. That’s why it’s important
                                                        to meet prospective photographers before
                                                        making a final decision, advises Lorna
                                                        Dougherty of The Photographic Group in
                                                        downtown Whitby.

                                                        “The trend in wedding photography is
                                                        journalistic style, which is candid moments
                                                        throughout the day that aren’t posed,” Lorna
                                                        notes. “But wedding photography still comes
                                                        back to tradition with family portraits ... Every
                                                        couple is unique and it’s important to capture
                                                        their personalities in the portraits.”

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                                                                                    When choosing bouquets, brides are selecting monochromatic colours
                                                                                    (different shades of the same colour, often featuring foliages and greens) or
                                                                                     bright and vibrant hues like pinks and greens, advises Martha Vandepol of
                                                                                         Van Belle Flowers in downtown Whitby

                                                                                                 “Each year, there tends to be one colour combination that always
                                                                                                   stands out and this year that colour is brown with pink or
                                                                                                    brown with blue,” she says. “Brown is a challenging colour to
                                                                                                      implement, but can be used with hypericum berries, brown
                                                                                                       mini cymbidium orchids, and taupe Sahara roses.”

                                                                                                       Favourite flowers include calla lilies in pinks and whites,
                                                                                                       gerbera daisies and roses. Though the clutch-style bouquet
                                                                                                       is the most popular design, other styles include cascade,
                                                                                                       crescent and arm bouquets. Crystals and beads have
                                                                                                    become quite popular in the last two years. “The extra hint of
                                                                                              ‘bling’ can emphasize the pearls or detailing on the bride’s dress,”
                                                                                              Martha notes.

                                                                                             She recommends booking a consultation with prospective floral
                                                                                           designers rather than just dropping into a shop. A designer will want
                                                                                           to know the colour of the bride’s and bridesmaid dresses, the size
                                                                                              and location of your wedding and reception, and your floral budget.
                                                                                                 Take along pictures or magazine clippings of arrangements and
                                                                                                     flowers you like.
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                                                                                                                              Stephanie Laporta
                                                                                                                             Stephanie, a veteran at Axxess, specializes in both cutting and
                                                                                                                             colouring techniques and is truly devoted to the industry.

                                                                                                                                  Afsoon Mushtaq
                                                                                          Afsoon, originally from Afghanistan and now calling Whitby home, is
                                                                                                                a colourist and stylist that loves what she does.
                                                                                                                                         Come and visit her soon.

                                                                                                                              Suzan Hicks
                                                                                                                            Suzan loves to make people look and feel beautiful. A native of Toronto
                                                                                                                            happily settled in Whitby, Susan strives for perfection with a personal touch.
                                                                                                                            She specializes in colour and cutting, and her updo’s make her a master for
                                                                                                                            that special occassion or everyday event.

                                                                                        Spending prior years in New York and coming from the Toronto film
                                                                                   industry, Stacey is new to Durham. Her natural flair for Avant Guard and
                                                                                      passion for classic form gives this hairstylist her creative edge. Stacey
                                                                                             believes in delivering “big city” quality with small town appeal.

  Brooklin Bakery                                                                                           Axxess
Like other wedding traditions, the wedding cake dates back centuries. But
today’s cakes are much simpler than in years gone by. “They’re very minimal
– not ornate or extravagant – and often feature fresh flowers,” says Zsuzsanna
                                                                                                          Hai                       n
Zsidai, owner of Brooklin Bakery. “Cupcakes are also very trendy and are a                                        r Desig
popular choice because they are easier to display and serve than a traditional
cake.”                                                                                                                       Frankey Di Genova
                                                                                                                           Frankey has been cutting and colouring hair in Toronto and area for over 20
                                                                                                                           years. His continued passion and and love of the industry have allowed him
Many couples are even choosing a wedding cake with a faux top, which allows                                                to refine his skills to a point where he can really understand a client’s needs.
                                                                                                                           Call Frankey to create a look that will truly express who you are.
them to pose for a traditional portrait while still treating guests to a sweet
table. Layered cakes typically feature a variety of flavours, such as lemon with
raspberry or chocolate with mint.                                                                                                          Lisa Rinaldi
                                                                                        Lisa, a liscensed esthetician for the past 5 years, specializes in a wide
                                                                                                         variety of services where her passion is truly evident.
Clip photos of cakes you love and share them with prospective bakers,                                                         Come in and get pampered today.
Zsuzsanna advises. Your baker will need to know the size and theme of your
wedding and how much you’ve budgeted for the cake. Many invite you to
sample cupcakes of various flavours before you make your decision.                                                           Krystal Hooker
                                                                                                                            Krystal, a recent graduate of hair school, excels in both cuts and colours
                                                                                                                            and loves to make people feel good. Come visit her for a great new
                                                                                                                            look for spring.

                                                                                                                                   Julie Thivierge
                                                                                      Julie, proprietor of award winning Axxess Hair Design, has been in the
                                                                                      industry for over 15 years. Julie’s experience has allowed her to hone
                        Think                                                         her skills to an art. She is very proud to introduce her talented team of
                                                                                   stylists who will take care of you in true professional form. Axxess is now

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  Look                                                                          beautiful on your special day

                                             You’ve booked the church and the reception hall, mailed out the invitations
                                             and registered for gifts at your favourite shops. But don’t let the chaos of
                                             planning your special day keep you from perfecting the ideal look.

“Bridal makeup for the spring is all about the
                                                                   • Two weeks in advance: Do a makeup trial.
eyes,” says Cindy Hill of Papillon Salon & Spa                     • One week in advance: Have your waxing
in Whitby. “Brides are accentuating the eyes                         done so post-waxing bumps and redness will
by using deeper shades of eye shadow and                             disappear, reducing the chance of pigmentation
                                    darker liners. This adds         from sun exposure on your honeymoon.
                                                                   • A few days before to the day before:
                                      drama to the traditional
                                                                     Have your manicure and pedicure.
                                       bridal look.”
                                                                   • Wedding day: Have your hair and
                                                                     makeup done. Remember to
                                          Berry-coloured    lips     purchase the lipstick used so that
                                          are also popular,          you can reapply throughout the
                                           Cindy reports. “For       day.
                                           those who prefer a                                                            perfect shade, Laura notes.
                                           more natural look,      When it comes to wedding-day
                                           soft neutral shades     tresses, start speaking with your                     Book a trial appointment one to three weeks before
                                           of colour are always    stylist several months before your wedding about      the big day. Take your headpiece, veil and camera.
                                           appropriate       for   the style you want to achieve, advises Laura Lankin   Have your colour touched up one to two weeks
                                           brides.” But makeup     of Valentino’s Grande Salon in Whitby. “This way,     before your wedding. “Also, remember to shampoo
                                          is just part of the      you can have your hair cut to benefit the wedding     your hair the day before the up-style,” says Ms.
                                     equation. Cindy offers the    look.”                                                Lankin. “This will prevent the hair from being too
                             following tips:                                                                             slippery.”
                                                                   Browse through magazines for looks you love and
• One month in advance: Have a facial to                           share the pictures with your hairstylist. Consider    Finally, book your wedding-day appointment as
  remove impurities, even complexion and                           clip-on extensions and hidden hairpieces for added    early as possible to ensure you get the day’s prime-
  hydrate the skin. This allows for any underlying                 volume and length. If you want to tinker with your    time slot. Wear a button-down or zippered top to
  impurities to raise to the skin’s surface and                    current hair colour, start experimenting a few        the hair salon so you won’t ruin your tresses when
  clear up by the big day.                                         months in advance so you have time to find your       changing into your wedding gown.

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“The most important thing to think about at this time of year is spring cleansing,”
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"Spring is a good time to up your multi vitamins and eat and drink more greens
and proteins,” Nick advises. “Follow the four principles of good health: sleep well,
exercise well, eat well and think good thoughts.”

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Many patients choose chiropractic care as preventative medicine. “With proper
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                                                                                                    Downtown eateries

                                                                                     the palate with takeout dining
                                                                                  You’re rushing home from               work and don’t know if you’ve got the
                                                                                  ingredients – or even desire         – to make dinner. Or perhaps you’d
                                                                                  love   to    entertain             friends one weekend, but can’t imagine
                                                                                  finding time to tidy       the house and whip up an appetizing meal.

                                                                                  Whatever your reason for choosing takeout, downtown eateries in Whitby and
                                                                                  Brooklin are ready to cater to your needs. And with a rich variety of menus
                                                                                  – including Chinese, Caribbean and Italian – a culinary adventure awaits!

                                                                                  Pimentos Restaurant on Brock Street, for example, offers pasta, chicken, beef
                                                                                  tenderloin, lamb, salmon and tilapia. “It’s restaurant-quality, healthy takeout,”
                                                                                  says owner Penny Kertsos.

                                                                                  “Our whole wheat fettuccinne is prepared in olive oil to our customer’s liking.
                                                                                  It’s fast, convenient and customized to your tastes and needs. Chicken can be
                                                                                  baked, broiled or seared. Your pasta can have a lot of sauce or just a bit. It’s à
                                                                                  la minute takeout, packaged well and served like it’s served here.”

                                                                                  For many, takeout is a convenient and delicious choice when entertaining
                                                                                  friends. "They may want an entire meal or a selection of side dishes, such as
                                                                                  goat cheese salad", says Penny. Others simply want to treat themselves to a
                                                                                  gourmet meal without the fuss – particularly when accommodating a variety
                                                                                  of tastes.

                                                                                  Antonio’s Italian Deli, on Byron Street South, offers homemade egg noodle
                                                                                  lasagnas. All made to order and ready to heat and serve at home. Or choose
                                                                                  manicotti, cannelloni, chicken tetrazzini and cheese or meat tortellini.

                                                                                  Complete your meal with a variety of side dishes and salads, such as peppers
                                                                                  and potatoes, roasted potatoes and garden, macaroni, potato, Caesar, Italian
                                                                                  or Greek salad.

                                                                                  Spice it up with Polo’s Caribbean Delight, which opened its doors on Byron
                                      Caribbean Delight
                                                                                  Street South in January 2007. Tempt your palate with curry dishes


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is Gino’s Famous Pizza and                                                                                                    905.668.2229
Wings. “Everything is done in
                                                                                                            104 Consumers Dr., Whitby ‘In The Heart of Durham Region’
house, from the dough to the sauce. The ingredients are freshly cut,” says owner
Gino Medaglia.                                                                             www.ClassActDinnerTheatre.com

Pick and choose your favourite toppings or select one of Gino’s favourites:
Sicillian Delight (featuring roasted red peppers, sundried tomatoes, artichoke and
black olives), Calabrese Specialty (Genova salami, tomatoes, sausage, meatballs
                                                                                                           White Heather
and spicy homemade sauce) and Philly Steak (marinated steak, carmelized                                     Scottish Bakery Ltd.
onions, roasted red peppers, cheddar and mozzarella cheese and mushrooms).
                                                                                                All Types of Scottish Confectionery available.
Captain George’s Fish & Chips, Byron Street South, is a seafood lover’s delight.                    Fresh-baked Steak Pies, Bread, Rolls,
Its menu includes halibut, haddock, cod and Alaskan white fish – served with                         Tattie Scones n’ other Magic Stuff!
homemade chips or on a bun – and a variety of shrimp and scallop entrées. It
caters to a variety of tastes and also serves chicken or pork souvlaki, chicken,
                                                                                                          Humongous pies, jis’ packed wi’ meat
burgers and salads.
                                                                                                             An’ tottie scones ye cannae beat.
                                                                                                             Weddin’ cakes n’ Scottish breid,
Of course, this is just a sampling of the takeout options ready to tempt your
                                                                                                            An’ a’ the good stuff that ye need.
palate. Other favourites include pitas and burgers, subs and wraps, Chinese and
                                                                                                           Pudden’s black as Auld Nick’s vest,
Japanese, will make for endless options for choosing a "take out" meal.
                                                                                                               Mealies, haggis n’ a’ the rest.
                                                                                                               Nice soft rolls an’ bridies tae
                                                                                                             - Ah bake them fresh every day!
                                                                                                           Baxter’s soups, an’ Marrowfat peas,
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                                                               Pubs, patios, clubs and cafés beckon

  Durham’s Best Jumbo Wings
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                                                                                                                            Cass Fine Foods

                                                               For many, the return of spring is a welcome opportunity to bid farewell to bulky
        Authentic French BISTRO Daily Market Menu
                                                               coats and mismatched mittens and greet the return of window shopping and
                      Friendly Service
             Listed “Where to eat in Canada”                   leisurely afternoons and evenings on their favourite outdoor patios.

                                                               The season even ushers in impromptu picnics,            cheese gratinée and ‘Genovese pasta,’ penne with
                                                               barbecues and other gatherings. Drop by the             pesto, olive oil and fresh parmesan cheese. For
                                                               newly-expanded Cass Fine Foods in downtown              dinner, choose entrées like ‘grenadins de veau,’
                                                               Brooklin for all the fixings, including deli            medallions of veal tenderloin with mushrooms in
                                                               sandwiches, meats and cheese, freshly-baked             a cognac cream sauvé.
                                                               baguettes, loaves and Panini buns, homemade
                                                               village-style Italian sausage, and tantalizing          Patio season heralds the return of spring at
                    Tuesday to Saturday                        sweets.                                                 favourite pubs like Aura and The Tap & Tankard
                11:30 to 2:30 5:30 to closing                                                                          in downtown Whitby, home to both a fully-
               117 Brock St. North
               (905) 668-8839                                  Cozy armchairs nestled next to a welcoming              winterized patio and outdoor patio. In Brooklin,
                                                               fireplace invite you to catch up with friends while     Shoeless Joe’s in the Brooklin Towne Plaza offers
                                                               enjoying cappuccino, lattés, steamers, full-leaf        an outdoor patio where patrons enjoy music,
                                                               teas and Dufflet pastries. Discover tasty and           summer drinks and other cold refreshments.
                                                               healthy treats like certified organic meat, olive oil   Watch for a new summer menu, to be unveiled
                                                               potato chips and Joy of Harvest pineapple/ginger        soon.
                                                               chutney. Expansion plans at Cass Fine Foods
                                                               continue, with an outdoor patio, hot takeout            The club scene welcomes the addition of Club 1
                                                               counter and liquor license all on their way, reports    Ten on Dundas Street, which opened its doors in
       Phone for Pick-up or Walk-in only                       co-owner Shawn Szorady.                                 November. It’s open Fridays and Saturdays from
   MEDIUM LARGE X-LARGE PARTY                                                                                          10 p.m. and caters to the snowboard and skater
    PIZZA PIZZA PIZZA PIZZA                                    Enjoy outdoor dining? The Nice-Bistro in                crowd, reports Wally Cousineau. Its exclusive
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                                                        TAX    This quaint bistro features traditional chalkboard      New Age music.
     13 inch
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                                                                                                                       “The club has a real Toronto feel,” says Wally. It
   905•430•8464                                                Its lunch menu features favourites like ‘croque         features a large dance floor and exposed brickwork
         113 Byron Street • Whitby • Ontario
                                                               monsieur,’ an open-faced sandwich with ham and          that pays tribute to the historic building.

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                          50 years
                   of tears, laughter and memories
                                                                      By Donald Langley

         fter 50 years of making audiences laugh,     the Town renamed the courthouse the Whitby             As the group approaches the end of their 50th
         cry and cheer you would think the Whitby     Centennial Building. At the same time, with the        season, plans are already underway for next year’s
         Courthouse Theatre (WCT) would be            Town’s blessing, a group of volunteers lead by         productions, which will include the Norm Foster
 ready to slow down and rest on its laurels. But      Bert Heaver, converted the former courtroom            golf comedy The Foursome, and the classic family
 with a successful gala in January and a two-night    into a 155-seat auditorium. Care was taken to          musical The Wizard of Oz.
 concert/revue fundraiser dedicated to the memory     preserve the original architecture and even today,
 of founding member Bert Heaver, this is proving to   after considerable upgrades and renovations,
 be one of the group’s busiest seasons.               evidence of the theatre’s historic courtroom origins
                                                      still remain.
                                                                                                             If you haven’t been to see a
 In addition to such special events, every year the
 group presents three subscription shows, plus a      The establishment of the Youth Group in the            play at the Whitby Courthouse
 full-scale production by WCT’s Youth Group wing.     1970s by Michael Roantree and Garvin Farr,
                                                                                                             Theatre, you are in for a lovely
 Rehearsals have already begun for the spring         represents not only the future of the theatre
 show, the 1962 musical comedy, A Funny Thing         company, but is a vital part of its unique history     surprise. This intimate theatre
 Happened On The Way To The Forum.                    and current activities. Full-scale musicals are
                                                                                                             has the charm and ambiance
                                                      staged in this intimate space and have since
 The group traces its origins to post-war 1940s       become a staple for the company, as well as the        you will be thrilled to discover
 and a dedicated troupe of theatre lovers who         youth group.
                                                                                                             right in your own backyard!
 called themselves the Whitby Modern Players.
 Entering the 1950s, the group became the Whitby      With a company of 30 young performers ranging
 Theatre Guild, which presented two plays a year      in age from eight to 16, youth members develop
 at various locations around town, including high     their skills by participating in various workshops
 school auditoriums and church basements.             and preparing for their spring production.             A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the
                                                      This season offers The Nifty Fifties, a musical        Forum runs every Thursday to Saturday beginning
 In the 1960s, the theatre group found its            valentine to the 1950s, complete with poodle           April 26th through May 12th. Showtime is 8 p.m.
 permanent home when the Town of Whitby               skirts, leather jackets, and rock and roll. For
 vacated the county courthouse building on Centre     more information about WCT’s youth group, visit        For more information on the theatre, visit
 Street. In honour of Canada’s Centennial in 1967,    youthgroup@whitbytheatre.org.                          www.whitbytheatre.org or 905-430-3774.

                                   Taste What’s In Season!
                                Brooklin Farmers’ Market                                      Whitby Farmers’ Market
                                       SATURDAYS                                                   WEDNESDAYS
                                   8:00 am - 3:00 pm                                           10:00 am - 6:00 pm
                                      64 Baldwin St                                       Old Fire Hall, Brock & Colborne
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                                May 26th - October 27th                              OPEN LY May 9th - October 31st

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          Celebration Square
                 405 Dundas St. W., Whitby Public Library
                                                 July and August
TUESDAYS                                                              THURSDAYS
July   3 – Random Acts of Rhythm                                      July   5-Bruce Gorrie Trio
July   10 – Cat and the Fiddle Children’s Show                        July   12-Brian Rose Band
July   17 – Whitby Youth Idol                                         July   19-Doug Watson/Donna Barber
July   24 – Driftwood Theatre - Shakespeare in the Square             July   26-Dave Statham Group
July   31 – The Shwa Native Indian Drum Circle
August   7 – Stella's                                                 Aug.2-Motor City Jazz Band
August   14 - Random Acts of Rhythm                                   Aug.9-Harry Ellis & Ritmo Caliente (Latin Jazz)
August   21 – Dancing to Dusk - Whitby Seniors Activity Centre        Aug.16-Tenor Madness-Doug Watson & Bruce
August   28 – Station Gallery in the Square – children’s activities   Aug.23-Peter Smith Trio
                                                                      Aug.30-Greg Ward & Standard Time

                                  Music in the Park
                            Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm; Rotary Centennial Park Whitby
                                 Thursdays 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ; Grass Park Brooklin

              *Movie in the Park* ~ Watch your local Newspaper for locations and title to be announced

                                   For ongoing Event information please visit
                   www.downtownwhitby.ca            www.downtownbrooklin.ca           www.whitby.ca

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                                     pet care tips
It may be raining cats and dogs again this season, but for pet owners, the return of
spring is often the time to book an annual checkup, schedule a grooming and think
about what you’ll do with your four-legged friends on summer vacation.

                                                                                                                                                          The Paw Spa
VETERINARY              CHECKUP.     The Ontario             GROOMING.          Spring is also an ideal time to have
Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) recommends             your pet groomed. “Winter is very dry and there’s also       Other groomers include Shirley’s K9 Klippery and My
your pet undergo a complete physical examination             a lot of salt, which your pet can absorb into their fur      Little Angel in downtown Whitby.
at least once a year and every six months once               and paws. It’s a drying agent and is terrible for cats
it reaches seven years of age. Regular checkups              and dogs,” explains Judy Murphy of The Paw Spa in            CHIROPRACTIC CARE.                  Is your pet having
provide an opportunity to prevent diseases, detect           downtown Whitby.                                             trouble jumping up onto the couch or bed? Does it
them early or avoid them altogether.                                                                                      avoid climbing stairs or flinch when you rub your hand
                                                             “Our homes are also a lot drier in winter and people tend    across its back? Is it less energetic? Has it sustained
Nutritional counselling, an essential part of the            to keep their pet indoors more often during this time of     an injury?
veterinary check-up, is an opportunity for you to            year. In the spring, our pets shed their coats. A good
gain valuable advice on what to feed your pet and to         grooming will not only clean their skin, but add humidity    Those are all signs that it could benefit from chiropractic
find out if it is overweight. You can also ask questions     to their skin and fur while getting rid of dead skin cells   care, says Dr. Fenella Ely of the Whitby Chiropractic
about hygiene and obedience training, both important         and dead hair. “                                             Centre. As a chiropractor specially trained to treat
for your pet’s health, the OVMA reports.                                                                                  animals and certified by the American Veterinary
                                                             A groomer can even help detect potential health              Chiropractic Association, she typically treats dogs,
Consult your veterinarian if you notice significant          problems. “A groomer has their hands all over your pet’s     horses and cats.
changes in your pet’s health, such as a persistent           body,” says Judy. “They’re trimming their nails, cleaning
cough, loss of appetite, vomiting, tender spots or           their ears and glands, bathing, brushing and giving them     “Chiropractic care for animals follows the same
a change in behaviour, weight, bladder or bowel              a haircut. If we see anything unusual, we can alert the      principles and goals as chiropractic care for people,
habits, says the OVMA.                                       owner who can then follow up with their veterinarian.”       but you have to rely more on the owner to tell you
                                                                                                                          what’s going on with the animal,” says Dr. Ely. “The
                                                                                                                          areas animals get injured is different than people. They
                                                             3. Ensure your pet has proper identification.                are on all fours and are rear-wheel drive, so they get a
                                                             4. Have your pet groomed.                                    lot of back-end problems.”
                                                             5. Be prepared for fleas and ticks, as warmer
                                                                weather marks the return of these unwelcome               Different breeds are also susceptible to different
                                                                pests.                                                    problems. Dachshunds and other breeds with short
                                                             6. Garden with caution: some plants and lawn-care            legs and a long back may suffer from low-back
    1. Have your pet spayed or neutered.                        products are harmful or even toxic to pets.
                                                                                                                          problems. “After treatment, a lot of people say their
    2. Schedule a routine physical examination.              7. Plan your summer vacation by making                       pets are perkier, seem happier and even wag their tails
       Ask about having your pet tested for heartworm           boarding reservations or booking pet-friendly
       disease and ensure its vaccinations are up to date.      hotels or campsites.                                      more often as dogs with low-back pain don’t wag their
                                                                                                                          tails often because it hurts,” says Dr. Ely".

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  Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 9-5
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• Same Day Emergency Treatment,          • Children’s Play Centre,
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