Win This Space finalists!

Posted Jan 20, 2017

Top 10 Win This Space Contestants


The Win This Space judges have narrowed the competition from 41 to 10 finalists.

Judges and sponsors met Jan. 19 at Catalina’s at 131 Hunter Street West to go through all the applications. Contestants were asked to submit a 1 to 3 minute video pitch which the judges would use to help select the finalists.

The 10 finalists will go through a series of workshops on building business plans, creating marketing plans and financial forecasting.

The winner will be announced Feb. 16 at The Venue and will get the keys to their new space on April 1. The prize package includes not only a free lease to a downtown storefront for a year, but also thousands of dollars in donated prizes including office and computer supplies, marketing and financial services, and advertising and digital platforms.


The 10 finalists (in no particular order)

• Scoop

• Then and Now Goods

• Meta 4 Gallery

• Level Up

• Revival

• The Boardwalk Lounge

• Tiny Greens

• Statement House

• Community PatchWork

• Chalk Therapy


Thanks to everyone who put their time and interesting ideas into submissions for Win This Space.

Win This Space would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors:


Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area

Peterborough Economic Development

StartUp Peterborough

Community Futures Peterborough

Trent University

Venture North

BMO Bank of Montreal

Monkman Gracie & Johnson Insurance

Inclusive Advisory

Peterborough Distribution/Save On Energy

Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce

Gauvreau & Associates

Brant Basics

Shaw Computer Systems

Red X Technologies


Sofie Andreou & Associates

Marketing Refuel


The Brick Painters

MAX Communication

Kawartha Family Business Group



Commercial Press


Ontario Carpet Supermart

Canadian Lease Abstractor

Fawcett Architectural


Peterborough Examiner

Peterborough This Week


Oldies 96.7

90.5 Extra talkSPORT


“It’s amazing to see so many people with such creative ideas for storefronts downtown and it’s encouraging to have so many sponsors willing to put their money, services and products behind this,” says DBIA Executive Director Terry Guiel. “We look forward to getting to know our 10 finalists as we work toward selecting a winner.”

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AuthorJoel Wiebe

Date Posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:22 am