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What brings all these varied shops and entrepreneurs to Kerr Village? Find out here!

joh 16 resizedJohannes Linstead is a world-class guitar virtuoso who was born in and still lives in Oakville, right here in Kerr Village. And although he has travelled the globe and had countless articles written about him, no one knows how old he really is!

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DSC 0195 cropped framed smallThe time is always right for gelato, that creamy, flavour-dense, Italian invented ice-cream styled treat. And no one does it better than Corinne Filler and her business partner, Alex Fellmeth at Chocolate Alphabet and Casa del Gelato.

Add to the gelato menu gold-encrusted dark chocolates and colourful French macarons of various enticing flavours and the indulgences seem endless.

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Maggie Gibb considers the work that she does as the coordinator of the Oakville Seniors Centre on Kerr Street to be a calling - this is a place where she feels a match between her skills and interests and the needs of the people she works with that makes her happy.

And while Maggie responded to a calling to work with seniors, it is the people of the Kerr Village area who keep her in the field.

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Every now and then you meet someone whose personal story fills you with gratitude for the wonderful country that is Canada and for the people who surround us. Danays Herce Rivero's story is one of these.

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Closeup framedIt is hard to imagine a more circuitous and unlikely route to Kerr Village than the one taken by Vina Jagtiani Morland.

Born in India, raised in Bahrain, educated in California and Chicago, married to a Brit, resident of London, Portugal and South Africa, Vina is now a happily settled inhabitant of Kerr Village and a recently minted Pilates and Yoga instructor at the Oakville Seniors Centre.

How all of this unfolded is a tale of adventure, love and courage.

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DSC 0158 framedAmazing things happen when a woman realizes that cookies are not getting enough attention in the baking world and sets about to raise their profile. This was the mission upon which Janis Smith embarked after sixteen years as a stay-at-home mom to twin boys. Even though there was not a strong baking tradition in her home as she was growing up, Janis cannot recall a time when she was not interested in baking and in particular baking cookies.

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DSC 0136 cropped and adjustedFor evidence that the Kerr Village neighbourhood is undergoing a transformation, there is no need to go further than a visit to Olivo Fresco and engaging in a discussion about food with its owner, Georgette Theodore.

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