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  • June 12, 2020

    Mississauga construction firm providing meals to front-line hospital…

    A Mississauga construction firm is checking off two boxes, as far as goodwill is concerned, during the coronavirus crisis. BUILD IT By Design, which specializes in restaurant construction, is arranging for hundreds of meals, from a number of restaurants, to be delivered to front-line workers…

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  • June 12, 2020

    Mississauga firm enlists restaurants for COVID-19 charity effort

    A Mississauga, Ont. construction firm has come up an idea to recognize the efforts of health care staff and others working in the trenches during the COVID-19 pandemic and at the same time boost local restaurants that have been hit hard by the crisis. Build It by Design specializes in restaurant…

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  • June 12, 2020

    Restaurant Builder Supporting Local Restaurants

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Mississauga-based restaurant-construction company, BUILD IT, has launched the #buildittogether initiative to help local restaurants, frontline workers, food banks and those in need. The company has been purchasing large food orders from local restaurants to support…

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  • June 12, 2020

    Local construction company sending meals to Toronto hospitals

    A local construction company — which has had a hand in building some of the city’s favourite food joints — is sending meals from Toronto restaurants to hospitals. Build it by Design has brought to life local locations of Jollibee, Chick-fil-A , Extreme Pita, Mucho Burrito, and many more…

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  • June 12, 2020

    Mississauga-based company sending restaurant meals to local hospitals

    While the news surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been bleak, some people (and businesses) are stepping up and doing their best to help their communities cope with the crisis. Build it by Design, a Mississauga-based construction company that’s brought such…

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  • June 12, 2020

    Local business making deliveries in Brampton amid the COVID-19 outbreak

    While the news surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been bleak, some people (and businesses) are stepping up and doing their best to help their communities cope with the crisis.Among these businesses, is BUILD IT by Design, a construction firm based in Mississauga…

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  • June 9, 2020

    Popular fried chicken joint to open this fall in Brampton

    ried chicken lovers rejoice! Filipino fast-food joint Jollibee is set to land in Brampton. Jollibee, known for its famous fried chicken and spaghetti, will start construction on June 8 to build a 4,000-square-foot location at the main entrance of the Bramalea City Centre…

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  • June 9, 2020

    Jollibee announces fourth GTA location

    here’s good news in the GTA for those craving sweet spaghetti and “crispylicious” fried chicken. A fourth location of Jollibee, the Filipino fast-food chain that inspired epic lineups when it first opened in Toronto, is set to open a new location in Brampton this fall…

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  • June 9, 2020

    Jollibee Set to Open New Brampton Location

    WINNIPEG — Jollibee is bringing its chicken joy to Brampton, Ont. The Filipino fast-food chain, known for its fried chicken and spaghetti, will begin construction Monday on a 4,000-sq.-ft. location near the main entrance of the at Bramalea City Centre. The project, undertaken by BUILD IT…

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  • June 9, 2020

    Brampton is getting its first Jollibee Location

    Brampton is getting its first Jollibee — a Filipino fast food chain known for its fried chicken and spaghetti. Jollibee already has two Toronto locations, one on William Kitchen Road in Scarborough and one on Billy Bishop Way in North York nd both inspired major lineups when they opened…

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  • June 9, 2020

    Jollibee is opening another location in the GTA

    Do you need some good news, Toronto? Here’s a happy tidbit: Jollibee is gearing up to open a new location in the GTA. Brampton will be welcoming the eatery at Bramalea City Centre, and the 4,000 sqft joint will be situated right near the shopping center’s main entrance…

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  • June 9, 2020

    Popular Filipino fast-food restaurant opening a location in Brampton

    Jollibee, which already has locations across the GTA including Mississauga, Scarborough, Thornhill and Toronto will begin construction for its location in Brampton on Monday, June 8. The construction for this restaurant will be done by “BUILD IT By Design” and the project will take roughly…

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  • June 9, 2020

    Construction Art that Speaks to the World – BUILD IT By Design

    Buckminster Fuller, a famous American architect, once said, “When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. But when I’ve finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it’s wrong.”
    The right design will always end up in a beautiful form that impresses…

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  • June 9, 2020

    Here’s what’s replacing The Three Brewers…

    If you love to pair craft beer with elevated, pub-style food, you were likely sad to see The Three Brewers—a popular Quebec-based chain—shutter its relatively young Heartland Town Centre-area resto for good. Fortunately for beer lovers, a new brewery is set to pick up where…

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  • June 9, 2020

    Top 5 Beautifully Constructed Restaurants In North America

    If you are looking for a vegan and vegetarian restaurant in Toronto, then you should visit the newly opened LOV restaurant. This abbreviation stands for local, organic and vegan meaning that you will have the chance to taste the food cooked with fresh ingredients that will make you want to…

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  • June 9, 2020

    General Construction Firm BUILD IT Expands Its Footprint To Calgary

    BUILD IT By Design, ensures trust, talent, and transparency when working on bringing visions of brands and global franchises to life with constructions needs. By holding expertise in restaurant construction and having the latest technology to streamline communication allowing clients…

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  • June 9, 2020

    Peek inside Jollibee’s newest GTA location

    Jollibee celebrates the grand opening of its newest GTA location today, and the restaurant looks just cozy and filled with fun as its predecessors. Officially debuting on Friday, December 20 at 8 am, the eatery is officially serving up fans of fried chicken and slightly-sweet spaghetti at…

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  • June 9, 2020

    New Jollibee location to open in Toronto this fall

    Jollibee’s expansion into Canada continues at a clip with not one, but three new restaurants set to open across the GTA in the near(ish) future. We’ll most-definitely be waiting until at least 2020 for the hotly anticipated fried chicken joint at Yonge and Gould near Ryerson, as the new building in…

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  • June 9, 2020

    A New Jollibee Location Is Set To Open This Fall

    It’s obvious that folks continue to be excited with the popular Filipino fast food chain, Jollibee’s expansion into Canada. Right now, the chain has two stores in the GTA in Scarborough and Mississauga and another one is set to open this fall. Although there’s no opening date that’s been confirmed…

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  • June 9, 2020

    Popular noodle bowl chain ‘Basil Box’

    Basil Box, a fast-casual spot for eat inspired by the street markets of Thailand and Vietnam, is officially gearing up to open its first Calgary location. Just a few years after its founding in Mississauga’s Square One food court, the ranchise operates several locations in Toronto and the…

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  • May 27, 2019

    Simon & Alburt | Mississauga, ON | Unified Vision

    Co-Founders of Mississauga based Construction Firm “BUILD IT by Design”, Simon Shahin and Alburt Lefebvre specialize in full-service general contracting for restaurants, retail, commercial and healthcare spaces within the Greater Toronto Area. Here is their story…

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  • May 13, 2019

    BUILD IT by Design Pays Attention to the Details

    BUILD IT By Design has one focus when it comes to building beautiful restaurant spaces around the city of Toronto and that’s sweating the small stuff. They believe ‘the most important point of contact you’ll ever have with your customer comes the moment they step inside your doors…

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  • May 3, 2019

    Brand New Bakery With Unique Ice Cream

    If you love to buy fresh bread and other baked goods, we have good news for you. Bread and Salt, a bake-house that will create everything from freshly baked bread (including pita bread) to speciality ice cream, is slated to open in June in the Central Parkway West and Erindale Station Road area…

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  • May 1, 2019

    BUILD IT by Design Founders Reveal…

    BUILD IT by design is one company that has earned its bragging rights when it comes to shaping the city’s creative feel. This team works with entrepreneurs of all kinds to build a brand’s physical presence from start to finish. What makes them so unique is their ability to guide a project from the ground up…

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  • March 8, 2019

    LA’s Kardashian-approved Chin Chin eatery opening in Toronto

    Chin Chin Street Side Kitchen, the fast-casual spin-off from the famous LA restaurant Chin Chin, is finally opening its first set of Canadian doors in Toronto. A regular setting on episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Chin Chin is a Los Angeles institution, where it’s been in business since 1983…

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  • February 11, 2019

    How Sustainability Will Play a Part in the Restaurants of the Future

    Sustainability is the theme for RC Show 2019, but you could say, it’s also the theme for the future of the foodservice industry. As we move forward with new technologies, we can leverage these innovative ideas to produce a more sustainable future. Set to debut at RC Show 2019, our Restaurant of the Future…

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  • January 15, 2019

    Mississauga-Based Company Building Uniquely Stylish Restaurant

    While the main event at any restaurant is always the food—in fact, a great signature dish will often prompt diners to forgive all manner of aesthetic ills—there’s a lot to be said about the atmosphere While one can never underestimate the value of an on-point menu, most diners also appreciate a well-built…

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  • January 15, 2019

    American Pizza Restaurant Opening Second Canadian Location

    Mississauga’s food scene is always growing and expanding, and while the city has become known for its incredible ethnic food scene, it’s no slouch when it comes to attracting establishments that serve some of the world’s most beloved dishes And now, it looks another popular American export is coming to the city…

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  • December 19, 2018

    Upscale Home Decor Retailer Thirty Six Knots Opens Flagship

    Unique home furnishings retailer Thirty Six Knots has unveiled a 6,000 square foot showroom in Toronto’s Summerhill area which features high-quality rugs at a wide range of prices. The unique retailer carries a range of decor, also at various price points, and also includes a coffee shop carrying local food and beverage offerings…

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  • December 17, 2018

    Top 10 general contractors in Toronto

    BUILD IT By Design – Do you own a restaurant that’s badly in need of some fixing or do you want to launch a new one? This firm that’s completed over 600 projects including ones for Jollibee, Basil Box and Virtuous Pie specializes in design and building services for restaurants, stores and even spin studios…

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  • December 13, 2018

    These two popular Japanese spots are opening downtown this spring

    Two well-loved restaurants are about to land at 1 York Street, right in the heart of downtown Toronto. Construction is underway on new locations of Kinka Izakaya and Kinton Ramen, and it’s expected to be complete in April of 2019. The spots by Build it by Design and Dialogue 38 are going to be 2,800 and 2,000-sq-ft…

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  • November 8, 2018

    Vegan pizza joint Virtuous Pie finally opening in Toronto

    Taking over the heritage building at 611 College St., we can expect the store being constructed by BUILD IT By Design to have a pretty sleek look featuring some local artwork, where you’ll be able to custom order pizzas with nut-based cheeses and veggies. On top of small-batch plant-based ice cream, the pizzeria’s first Toronto…

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  • November 8, 2018

    There’s a doubly-good food spot opening soon in Toronto

    The Food Dudes are at it again, bringing Toronto some great grub. This time, the team is bringing together two city-favourites, Blondies and Pantry, to fill a new location at Commerce Court. The double-whammy spot will offer the quick and healthy eats of Pantry alongside the pink-boxed pizzas of Blondies…

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  • October 29, 2018

    This Popular Burger Chain is Coming to Burlington

    A new popular food chain is coming to the Burlington Mall. Five Guys is a popular burger and fries chain that was first started in Washington, DC in 1986 by the Murrell family. Now, there are almost 1,500 locations around the world and the opening of the Burlington Mall location will be the first in the Halton Region…

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  • October 2, 2018

    Very Popular Pizza Place Set to Open in Burlington

    Good news for pizza lovers (everyone). If you love a good pizza, and let’s be real who doesn’t, you’ll be happy to hear about this new restaurant opening. Blaze Pizza is getting a Burlington location. The new restaurant, which has California roots and is backed by LeBron James, will be located at the Burlington…

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  • September 24, 2018

    Popular Chain to Open in Oakville

    A new restaurant is coming to Oakville for those in search of the distinct flavours from Thai and Vietnamese food. Residents and travellers will be treated to a Basil Box location. This new location is predicted to open just before New Years of this year. So, start thinking about where you may want eat on New Year’s Eve…

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  • September 11, 2018

    Inside Market & Co, a First-to-Canada Large-Format Mall…

    A 40,000 square foot food market has opened at Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket, just north of Toronto, featuring 20 best-in-class local merchants and first-to-market eateries that enhance the overall shopping centre experience. The food market is called ‘Market & Co.’ and it’s the first of several planned large-format…

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  • August 17, 2018

    Popular American Chinese Restaurant Is Coming To Toronto

    According to Build It By Design, the iconic American restaurant, Chin Chin is currently under renovation and ready to join the Toronto foodie scene. With its debut in LA in 1983, it gained popularity by introducing dim sum and other Chinese favourites fresh to order (without MSG). Their current locations in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood…

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  • July 24, 2018

    This Is Toronto’s Destination For Fresh & High Quality Gluten-Free Food

    Impact Kitchen, the gluten-free restaurant with paleo and vegan options has opened its second location after the major success of their first. They serve an evolving and innovative menu of protein-packed power bowls, salads, brunch dishes, baked goods, and broths, as well as coffee, smoothies and wellness lattes…

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  • May 2, 2018

    This ‘Create Your Own Pizza’ Chain From Vancouver Is Opening…

    Pizza is literally one of the best foods in the entire world, I think we can all agree on that one. There’s a reason pizza is such a classic go-to when you’re hungry and don’t feel like cooking any food for yourself. You can’t go wrong with a chewy crust topped with a tangy tomato sauce, ooey gooey cheese and alllll the toppings your heart desires…

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  • May 2, 2018

    McMaster University set to launch new experiential learning program

    McMaster University is partnering with Riipen Networks on a new continuing education course. The first-of-its-kind program in Canada will provide continuing education to students with live, project-based learning. Students in McMaster’s Human Resources Management program took part in the pilot project…

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  • April 13, 2018

    Jollibee’s Mississauga location expected to open early-July

    Jollibee’s first Toronto location in Scarborough is already open but with line-ups still hours-long to get a taste, another location in the GTA can’t open soon enough. Built It By Design, the general construction company working on the project has provided a timeline…

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  • April 11, 2018

    Jollibee opening Mississauga location this summer

    The Mississauga-based general contracting firm BUILD IT By Design confirmed via email this week that they had officially started working on the GTA’s second Jollibee restaurant.Construction on the new store, which will be located inside Seafood City Supermarket…

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  • April 11, 2018

    Here’s When Jollibee Will Finally Open in Mississauga

    The soon-to-open Jollibee restaurant, a popular fast food brand from The Philippines, will take shape inside the recently opened Seafood City Supermarket in Heartland Town Centre. The brand began hiring for the new store back in 2017…

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  • April 11, 2018

    Here’s When Jollibee Will Finally Open Just Outside of Brampton

    For the past few days, the word “Jollibee” has been on everyone’s lips. Why? Because the Scarborough location has opened and is attracting throngs of people willing to wait five (or more) hours for the quick service resto’s beloved Filipino offerings…

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  • April 6, 2018

    Truly Special Commercial Spaces

    One of Canada’s most experienced restaurant builders consistently delivering high-quality commercial spaces throughout the nation. BUILD IT By Design continues to establish itself as one of the most competent builders…

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  • April 2, 2018

    Here’s When a Highly-Anticipated Egyptian Restaurant Will Open

    This year has been a good one for food in Mississauga. And it’s only going to get better. Anyone who lives, works or plays here knows that Mississauga boasts a uniquely diverse food scene that is–or should be–the envy of any up and coming city looking to brag about its enviable culinary landscape…

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  • March 14, 2018

    Design embraces culture, pays homage to remarkable city

    This fast-casual restaurant takes inspiration from the streets, tea rooms, and cafes of Mumbai. Transporting diners to another world, the project’s passionate spirit is on full display through a dazzling array of elements. Some are large, like the mural with Devanagari script…

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  • January 18, 2018

    Mercatino Expands Food Hall Concept

    Mercatino, means Little Market in Italian, but the establishment has made a big splash with the opening of its first location at the One York Street tower in Toronto. “One York is a flagship location for Mercatino, and fitting to make a real statement for our expansion to Toronto…

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  • November 15, 2017

    Harbour Eats Food Hall to open in Toronto’s South Core

    Calgary based food purveyor Mercatino is expanding to make Downtown Toronto it’s first location beyond Alberta, on the 5th floor of the PATH network-connected podium at One York (Sun Life Financial) & Harbour Plaza Residences…

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  • November 2, 2017

    Bringing Out The Best In Your Business

    Today’s customers expect an extraordinary experience when they visit a restaurant or retail establishment. To achieve this, owners know they need a construction team with the experience and expertise to turn the most complex concept into reality—BUILD IT By Design…

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  • October 11, 2017

    Award winning restaurant Alo to open laid-back spinoff spot next week

    The team behind Toronto fine-dining restaurant Alo will open a second, more casual sister establishment next week. Aloette will be located in the same building as Alo — 163 Spadina Ave., near Queen St. — but on the first floor, said spokesperson Sierra Percy-Beauregard…

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  • September 1, 2017

    Building a Lifestyle

    For many people, eating isn’t just a necessity, it’s an experience, and the right setting can either elevate it or detract from it. Savvy restaurateurs know that their guests come not only for the food, but for the atmosphere, making it crucial to find architects, designers and contractors who get it…

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  • August 11, 2017

    Patois 2.0 – Back And Better Than Ever

    Patois debuted July 5, 2015. The restaurant took the city by storm with its unique take on Jamaican-Chinese cuisine, based on owner/chef Craig Wong’s background. On June 30, 2016, a fire broke out next door and caused the restaurant to close for just over a year due to extensive smoke…

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  • August 9, 2017

    Jamaican-Chinese Spot Patois has Reopened

    When Patois closed after a massive fire engulfed the restaurant, people of Toronto were devastated. Fortunately, after the incident, owner Craig Wong was able to keep busy. He opened popular Chinatown spot Jackpot Chicken Rice, several Patois pop-ups, and a restaurant in Dubai dubbed Ting Irie…

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  • August 6, 2017

    Trend: Why Restaurants are Being Added to Shopping Centres

    Major Canadian shopping centres are adding full-sized, full-service restaurants to their properties like never before. It’s a trend recognized by a number of retail experts, with some landlords explaining that they are intentionally increasing space dedicated to food and beverage in order to…

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  • May 25, 2017

    Henry’s Cameras Launches New Brick-and-Mortar Strategy

    Toronto-based camera retailer Henry’s has launched an innovative new store format that it plans to implement in its existing locations, as well as with new stores as it launches a retail expansion. Built in partnership with design/build firm BUILD IT By Design…

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  • May 1, 2017

    Ride Cycle Club

    Ride Cycle Club debuted in Toronto after a months-long underground invite-only setup. Located on Lower Ossington next to Lululemon’s men shop, The Local, it’s a product of Ashley Ander and JJ Wilson, the son of Lululemon founder Chip Wilson and the former brand director at Kit and Ace…

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  • April 23, 2017

    Ride Cycle Club Launches Canadian Expansion

    Vancouver-based spin studio Ride Cycle Club has just opened its second location in Toronto, and more are expected to follow, according to one of its founders. The concept was founded by Ashley Ander, Moe Samieian Jr., and JJ Wilson — Mr. Wilson is the son of Lululemon founder Chip Wilson…

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  • April 17, 2017

    How to Combat “Selfie Culture” with Design and Ambiance

    Thanks to ‘Selfie Culture’ Millennials Are Eating with Their Eyes – Here’s How Canadian Restaurants Can Respond When millennials go out to eat, they’re hungry for more than just great food. In fact, I like to think that they’re ‘eating with their eyes’ now more than ever…

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  • April 15, 2017

    The construction contractor that manages everything

    BUILD IT By Design is internally structured in a unique way that yields a competitive advantage. They have vertically integrated trades into a holistic business. The design team, construction team and engineering team work together with the client to ensure all of the client’s…

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  • March 9, 2017

    Building Success for Your Restaurant Location

    The physical appearance of a restaurant franchise is an important part of its brand. From the layout and colour scheme to furnishings and fixtures, it’s important for all locations to have a consistent look and feel. While the franchise makes the design decisions and can provide franchisees…

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  • February 23, 2017

    Independent Optical Retailer Sees Success Through…

    Toronto-based optical retailer Glass Monocle, which recently opened near the former Honest Ed’s, is already seeing success through personalized products and services – and a space that helps it standout. Its co-founders are contemplating expanding into multiple locations…

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  • December 28, 2016

    Simon Shahin and Alburt Lefebvre: today’s notable…

    Today’s Notable Young Entrepreneurs are Simon Shahin and Alburt Lefebvre, Co-Founders of award-winning construction firm BUILD IT By Design. Located in the GTA, these two are not only business owners but also best friends who have worked together since 2008…

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  • December 20, 2016

    Now Open: Hopscotch

    TORONTO — Hopscotch — the highly anticipated new restaurant in Toronto’s Scotia Plaza — recently opened its doors. The new eatery, owned by brothers Aiden and Wyatt Booth, caters to on-the-go customers and offers chef-inspired dishes made with locally sourced, sustainable…

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  • December 6, 2016

    BUILD IT By Design Expanding into High-End Retail

    Condo towers continue to rise around the Toronto downtown area, especially in the popular King West and Queen West neighbourhoods. With the downtown population expected to almost double by 2041, the city will see even more rapid growth in density — and its residents are now…

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  • March 24, 2016

    BUILD IT by Design Expands Facility Amid Rapid Growth

    Mississauga, ON — (SBWIRE) — 03/24/2016 — BUILD IT By Design, one of Ontario’s top full-service general construction companies, announced today that it has expanded its facilities as the company experiences rapid growth. The expanded facility is now 25,000 square feet, allowing space for more…

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