Find a Business

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 15:01

Business Name & Address
Mogo Financial, 104- 2130 Lawrence Ave E, www.mogo.ca, 1-800-980-6646

Brief description of your business

We are a short term financial service company, we offer our customers the choice of loaning online or at our retail stores.
We are up to 90 % cheaper than any Payday loan in Canada or regular cash advance services.
We are out to disrupt the financial services in Canada, small loans and FREE Prepaid Visa cards are only the beginning.

How long has your business been operating in the Wexford Heights area?

We have been operating in Wexford Heights area since February 2007.

Why did you pick Wexford Heights?

Great store location, very assessable to our customers by Transit or walking, lots of parking space.

What makes your business special?

The internet has helped bring a new level of convenience to so many things and we think consumer lending should be next. Borrowing money shouldn’t be full of hassles, headaches and waiting for an approval. Instead, there should be transparency, anytime accessibility, multiple options and the ability to earn better rates and terms, even if you have less than perfect credit. This will be the future of consumer lending and we’re focused on leading the way.
We’re starting with an innovative line of short term loans that challenge conventional wisdom by giving people access to smaller amounts that are meant to be paid back quickly. Long term loans are next, and we’re working hard to launch them as soon as we can. Our “level up” program lets people with not-so-good credit work their way to better rates. Our goal is simple: convenient online access to a full range of loans, no matter what your situation.

Most interesting thing you've witnessed in the neighbourhood?

The Taste of Lawrence is always exciting. Lots of food, drinks, crafts and entertainment. Everyone always seems to be having a great time. This is a great event to help grow your business.

What has changed about your business since you first opened?

Well, we think it’s time for a change, and believe there’s been a real lack of innovation in Canadian financial services. We believe that consumers want more convenient and innovative solutions delivered in a simple and transparent way. We also think that adding a little fun and excitement may be just what the doctor ordered.

What do you enjoy most about your business?

The personal customers interactions. The majority of our revenue are generated from our repeat customers who have been using our services for years.

What is your customer's favourite thing about your business?

We think that one of the biggest problems with consumer credit is that most banks don't want to deal with you unless your credit is perfect. We've designed a model where even people with bad credit can get approval. With our unique Level Up program every loan you pay back helps you earn points towards unlocking the next level, giving you access to more options, lower rates and more money.

Any exciting news or events happening in the next 6 months in your business?

We are about to launch term loans that are suited for consumers with good to great credit, making Mogo the first and only online lender in Canada to offer a full spectrum of loans for anyone looking for fast and convenient access to money, regardless of their credit. Our term loans will start at rates as low as 6.99% on a 3 year term with amounts up to $25,000. All delivered through the same convenient and transparent online experience.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:44

Want to create a mediterranean theme in your space? Come check out our line of gorgeous mosaic chandeliers and lamps straight from Turkey! In addition, check out some of the specialty genuine rings from Turkey (*Only sold in store) as well as a great variety of accessories that make for great gifts, from keychains to pendants and rings! Visit Al-Isra at 2088A Lawrence Avenue East, call 416-755-8666 or check out their website at http://islamicsuperstore.net 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:20

Business Name & Address: 

Scarboro Mazda 2124 Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough, ON M1R3A3

How long has your business been operating in the Wexford Heights area?

Established in 1995. Over the years, Scarboro Mazda has grown with Wexford Heights.

Brief description of your business:

Scarboro Mazda offers assistance when it comes to finding the most affordable car financing options. We have a team of professional sales agents and service professionals, always available to fit in your schedule.

Whether you are a first time buyer or getting your second or third vehicle, you can trust that Scarboro Mazda will help you get the vehicle you prefer with professionalism and strong attention to your needs.

What makes your business special?

Come in for a new or used Mazda in Toronto, to have your Mazda serviced, or to arrange for financing, we'll provide a service experience you'll surely recommend. Excellent service and affordable pricing are what Scarboro Mazda is known for around Scarborough. Drop by our Mazda dealership in Toronto or give us a call if you have inquiries!

Most interesting thing you've witnessed in the neighbourhood?

The growth and change within the neighbourhood has been phenomenal.  The community has done a great job maintaning and improving Wexford Heights.  

What has changed about your business since you first opened?

Much has changed throughout the history of Scarboro Mazda.  A complete renovation was completed in 2011. Ongoing training within our staff to encourage and perform excellent customer service.

What do you enjoy most about your business?

Engaging in customers everyday and doing our best to provide a wonderful experience.  

What is your customer's favourite thing about your business?

We believe this coincides with what we enjoy most.  The best experience we can provide to our customers is something we strive to provide everyday.

Any exciting news or events happening in the next 6 months in your business?

Scarboro Mazda is always finding ways to pass on the savings to the customers!

 

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:00

Business Name & Address
Cafe La Roche
2139 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough ON, M1R 3A4

Brief description of your business
Café La Roche is a quiet and cozy lounge for your business or personal meeting. We can accommodate private parties, birthdays or training in our private room for up to 35 person.. Our entertainment hall has a capacity of up to 200 persons, you can enjoy playing cards, backgammon, chess, or foosball and poker. Our customers can also enjoy watching sports activities on big TV screens and while interacting with different games, we will take care of you and we will serve a delicious meal accompanied with La Roche specialty fruits cocktail.

How long has your business been operating in the Wexford Heights area?
Since November 2012

Why did you pick Wexford Heights?
The good and professional services.

What makes your business special?
Cafe La Roche is situated in a unique location with a private parking and patio. Early opening hours and several meeting/entertainment rooms. It is located 15 min from down town Toronto with an easy access to public transit.

What were you doing before you opened your business?
Working in marketing Communications with CIBC.

Most interesting thing you've witnessed in the neighbourhood?
The different and ongoing activities organized by Wexford Heights BIA.

What has changed about your business since you first opened?
We started to receive a completely new type of customers due to good service provided. 

What do you enjoy most about your business?
Customer service.

What is your customer's favourite thing about your business?
The ambiance, the shisha and the food.

Any exciting news or events happening in the next 6 months in your business?
In process for a general renovation to our entertainment hall to be a proper ballroom to accommodate large number of customers.

Sunday, 13 July 2014 12:11

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Taste of Lawrence last week. We were thrilled to see over 115,000 people come out to Scarborough's largest street festival. In the words of our founder Councillor Thompson, we saw this weekend how much "Scarborough Rocks."

At our opening ceremonies on Friday night we were graced with the presence of a number of mayoral candidates including Olivia Chow, David Soknacki, Rob Ford, Karen Stintz, and Sarah Thomson as well as John Tory on Saturday. It was great to see such support for the local community at our event.

Saturday night proved to have record-breaking attendance. It was our honour to present Rock 'n' Roll Legends, Lighthouse. The 10-piece band lit up Lawrence Avenue and attracted the single largest audience we have ever seen for any act at the Taste of Lawrence.

We still continue to receive compliments on the delicious options for food that were available at the festival. I believe we all had our fill this past weekend ;)

The addition of our Soccer Celebration area was a huge success especially during the World Cup season. For hours on end, children from all over kept active in this area brought to us by TFC and FIFA.

We were extraordinarily pleased with our new midway provider, World's Finest Shows. Their professionalism and quality is something that we look forward to for many years to come.

We would like to send a huge thank you to everyone who had a helping hand in bringing this project to life: Councillor Michael Thompson and his office, our volunteers, our sponsors, the members of the Wexford Heights BIA, the event planners at Sphere Entertainment, our suppliers, our vendors, and all the musicians and artists who brought our stages to life. Last but not least we would like to thank everyone who came out to the event to experience Lawrence Avenue. We appreciate your presence and continued support.

See you at Taste of Lawrence 2015!