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BUSINESS FEATURE OF THE WEEK: UPPER VILLAGE PAINT & WALLPAPER
Upper Village Paint & Wallpaper
1162 Eglinton Avenue West, 647-352-6119, uppervillagepaintandwallpaper.com
Upper Village Paint & Wallpaper, formerly Pro-Glo, might have a new name along with new ownership, but its excellent services and expertise remain the same.
“Anybody can sell paint,” says Joe, the new owner. “But we sell paint properly.”
Indeed, Judith, the store manager, is known as one of the best colour matchers in the city. She has been a paint expert for more than 20 years, and anticipates the client’s every need.
“It is not enough to just sell paint,” says Judith. “We make sure our customers know how to use the product, and that they’re satisfied with the result. This is a return destination for customers, and we’ve been able to help countless contractors with tough problems.”
Like Judith, other staff members at the Upper Village are also artists. Blair in marketing, for example, paints and is the Director of the Fine Arts Film Festival; and Nick in sales does carpentry and is a games designer.
“Colour is such a personal thing,” says Blair. “People don’t think about it, and it can get overwhelming. You can’t just say you want ‘white’ because there are hundreds of shades of white. We’re here to help.”
Many of the store’s products are Canadian made, including cottage paint from Etobicoke and custom closets from Kitchener.
With the new owner’s hardware background, the store has also introduced additional services, such as key cutting, knives sharpening, and window and screen repairs.
Frequenting local businesses – particularly during construction – is something the whole community should support! The Eglinton corridor offers a rich array of shops, restaurants and things to see and do.
Learn more about your Eglinton Business Improvement Areas:
- Mount Pleasant Village
- The Eglinton Way
- Upper Village
- Uptown Yonge
- York Eglinton - See the York-Eglinton profile!
- Fairbank Village
- The Eglinton Hill
- Mount Dennis
Throughout the duration of the project, the map below will be updated with specials and promotions taking place along Eglinton Avenue. So, please check back often and be sure to support your local businesses throughout construction.