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Norfolk Housing Association is fortunate to own several commercial spaces in the heart of Kensington. The rents collected from these spaces are one of the important ways that we can maintain our ongoing operations. But more than that, these businesses are another key component of our community, adding to the vibrancy of the neighbourhood, the diversity of our model, and the relationship between neighbours and small businesses.

And as such, we think they’re worth celebrating! So this month, let’s get to know InGear a little bit better. It’s been a tough couple of years and we’re so glad to have these folks as part of our community. We appreciate you supporting ALL small businesses in whatever way you can comfortably do so.

Ok, now let’s get to know InGear!

How long have you been renting commercial space from NHA and how did you first hear about us?

We have been renting our current space from Norfolk for approximately two years

What were the key factors in choosing to rent one of our commercial spaces instead of others?

We have been in the area for over 30 years so have been aware of the importance of what Norfolk brings to the community.
We had been in two previous locations over an extended period of time .When we were approached by Norfolk we knew that they would be more than a landlord we would have a partner.
 

Tell us a little about what sets you apart as a business.

We try to represent as many Canadian artists as possible. There are a number of very talented people and we are allowing them to showcase their talents .Like most businesses we have evolved and now have beautiful succulent plants, Kuhl clothing,and of course amazing jewellery.
 
What does community mean to you/your business? 
 
When we decided to move from our last location we could have relocated anywhere in the city but the community had supported us through so many transitions it was an easy decision to stay in Kensington.
 

What’s one thing that community members can do today to support your small business?

Shop local has been a difference to us and very much appreciated.
 
You can find InGear online at www.ingearstore.com or pop in at #100, 206 10A St. NW to check out their incredible range of gifts, decor, and jewelry.
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