June is here, and it’s time to extra celebrate PRIDE and the LGBTQ2S+ community in all its colourful, vibrant glory! Whether you’re a part of the community or an ally, supporting LGBTQ2S+-owned businesses is a fantastic way to show solidarity and support.

Here, we dive into some fabulous member businesses that you definitely need to check out. Not everyone wears their PRIDE so obviously, so if we’ve missed you and you’d like to be included, please message us! Happy PRIDE! 🌈

The Sticks Craft Beer Bar

13 Main St. S.

Live music at The Sticks Craft Beer Bar


First up, if you haven’t already discovered it… might we introduce you to The Sticks Craft Beer Bar, a cozy haven for beer enthusiasts in Newmarket. This gem offers a diverse selection of local craft beer from all over Ontario, paired with a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere. Whether you’re a beer aficionado or just looking for a great night out, The Sticks is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy. Cheers!


Wallace Artistry in Glass


Owned by talented artist Beth Wallace, Wallace Artistry in Glass specializes in crafting stunning handmade glass pieces that infuse your space with a touch of light. Among her diverse range of creations, Beth’s copper foil overlay panels are particularly spectacular. You don’t have to go far to find Beth’s work — The Maker’s Mark in Newmarket carries a number of them. Don’t just want to passively enjoy art? Beth holds regular glass panel workshops so you can create and bring home your own masterpiece.

Beth Wallace leading a glass panel workshop

Unbridled Leadership EAL


Unbridled Leadership EAL is where horses and humans come together. This unique business offers Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) programs which promote personal growth, leadership, and team-building skills—all from the ground (there’s no riding involved!). Whether you’re looking to boost your confidence, develop leadership qualities, or simply enjoy some quality time with these majestic creatures, Unbridled Leadership EAL has you covered. Their approach is rooted in respect, empathy, and understanding, making it a safe and inclusive space for everyone.



Light up your life with eco-friendly home goods and clean-burning candles from Candelish. We’re head over heels for their gorgeous amber candle collection and the sassy names owner Joshua Christian gives his hand-crafted items. (It’s a tough call between “Damn, Daddy” and “Trophy Wife” for our favorite!).

But it’s not just the witty names and beautiful designs that make Candelish special. This company is all about sustainability, using 100% recyclable packaging and all-natural, sustainable coconut soy wax.