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Cosimo Lizzi came to Canada from his homeland of Italy. Cosimo later met his wife, Maggie, and the couple purchased a bakery in 1982. In Italy, Cosimo studied architectural and structural engineering; however, he grew up in a service family.

Cosmio’s family ran a convenience store, baking...

Laboratoires Colba in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, has been producing quality natural health products since 1983, when Joseph Bassili, President and CEO, started the business with four partners – including his father. Joseph purchased the company in 1995 and has been the sole owner ever since.

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Grandview Homes (Grandview) has made a name for itself building superior-quality homes across southern Ontario, especially in the tri-city area of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. Grandview understands that building a high-quality home takes more than stainless steel appliances and a granite...

In 2001, Landsource Organix Ltd (Landsource) launched as the first blower truck company in Ontario. From the beginning the company has combined blower truck technology and a knack for innovating new products and efficiencies into...

John Tracey and his brother, Tom, have a long history in the dairy business. Their family owns Tracey Dairy in Renfrew, Ontario, where the brothers gained their background in the milk products sector and in the distribution of major brands like Good Humor and Breyers. “We come from a family of...

Gary Leis, CEO of Leis Pet Distributing Inc. (LPD), has been in the industry since 1986, when he joined Leis Feed and Supply, his father’s company. Leis started the distribution side of business in 1988 when he took to the road one day a week to distribute Leis Feed and Supply products to...

Leonard Wholesale Fruit & Vegetable Inc. understands that reputations are earned, not given. For 25 years, the company has worked hard to associate the Leonard Wholesale name with the highest standards of quality and...

Les Sols Sportica Inc. (Sportica) is a specialty installer of synthetic sports surfaces based in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a city that sits in the province of Quebec. Sportica was established in 2009 by a group of entrepreneurs formerly employed by sports builder DeFargo, which was bought by...

After 14 years in operation, LMC Industries (LMC) is building on a record of trusted industrial construction, fabrication and maintenance in New Brunswick and with client support, the company now has the bench strength and experience to extend beyond eastern Canada. “We are a...

Logan Stevens Construction (2000) Ltd. is a general contracting company with a proud past and a focus on the future. The company was founded in 1907 by carpenters James Penner Logan and William Black under the banner of Logan and Black Ltd., and ever since the company has been a major driving...

Lowe’s Canada Distribution Centre in Milton, Ontario, is not a typical industrial building. Featuring two-storey glass concourse entry cubes that punctuate a wave pattern of precast panels, the structure’s transparency visually connects the undulating landscape of the site to the surrounding...

Lynco Eagle (Lynco) is a fairly recent partnership between three main entities within Western Canada. The main component of the business evolved from Lynco Construction Limited, an oilfield construction firm that has been in business since 1986 and is owned and operated by Doug Golosky. The...

Leslie Moutsatsos met her husband – and now business partner – George Moutsatsos over 30 years ago in Sudbury, Ontario. “He was cute and we just clicked,” recalls Leslie, co-owner of Lynsos Inc., better known as Pat and Mario’s Restaurant (Pat and Mario’s). Since Pat and Mario’s founding in 1984...