Where hands are never idle.
Canada’s story was made and told by hand, and the tellers of Headwaters have never stopped.
When you hear “they don’t make ‘em like that anymore,” it refers to the vintage barn and historic woods these craftsmen transform into floors and more. And it refers to the men who do it, too.
Marsville / century-wood.com
We said we were authentic country and here’s the pure, cowboy-booted proof: stress-free line dancing classes throughout Headwaters. You don’t need to know how to dance, just laugh. And boots aren’t required. Just a nickname. (“Tex” is probably taken.)
Orangeville / crocskickers.com
In one gallery store, the range of Canadian artists will astonish. Over 200 local painters, potters, jewellers and more, many who work on-site and welcome a chat, a commission, or just a smile. Artist shown here: Adam De Witte.
Orangeville / dragonflyarts.ca
Dan Sinclair is an arborist turned sculptor whose work captures myriad Headwaters themes: raw nature, farm machinery, and ingenuity, to name but a few. And you won’t believe what he does to trees.
Shelburne / ironbonsai.ca
Tiring of all things “artisanal?” Here’s the real thing: a boutique publisher whose artistry begins with its eclectic Canadian works, and ends with the same being stitched on a 1907 book sewing machine.
Erin / porcupinesquill.ca