From left: Gail Downs, Ian Kydd, Jenny Carter, Michael Azzopardi, Victor Chamberlain, Jane Stevenson, Executive Director, Kimberly Chamberlain.

Extensive renovations & facelift for the Covert Street venture are almost complete

Executive Director of Beyond the Blue Box, Jane Stevenson, is a happy person these days. The renovations and facelift for the Covert Street enterprise are coming to completion with the opening of an additional 650 square feet of display space. A new counter at the front end plus custom shelves are being installed throughout.

Ms. Stevenson points to the ongoing success of the Beyond The Blue Box as another reason to be happy: 23 years in business: closing in on 2 million customer visits, 27 million pounds diverted from landfills, 3,000 families helped through partnerships with various community agencies.

During the interview she pointed out, “We support, we supervise, we nurture, we motivate and we train 25 developmentally-challenged people at zero cost to the taxpayer.

Between our two stores we drive all of our funding.”

Beyond the Blue Box: 14 Covert Street: 905.373.7202:

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Story & Photo by Ted Amsden