Business listing

While not all businesses at Merchants' Mews are open to walk-in customers, most are.

19B Barber Shop Following in her mom’s footsteps, Racheal has been barbering for over 20 years. She welcomes you to the 19B Barber Shop at Merchants’ Mews. Open Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 4pm. Call 250-931-1113 for an appointment or drop by.
Be Well Now Centre for Pain and Chronic Disease We treat you with respect and humility. We treat the problem you have with a focus on unblocking your own innate healing process. Most clients come from ‘word-of-mouth’ referral and we are accepting new patients. Jonathan Damonte, homeopath, physical therapist and teacher moved to SSI August 2016 with his wife and youngest daughter after selling clinics in Vancouver and White Rock. Salt Spring Island is now his only location for in person consultation and teaching.

For more info and to schedule appointments online please refer to
Blue Velvet Blue Velvet Upholstering has been beautifying Salt Spring Island home interiors for nearly twenty years. Custom upholstered chairs and sofas, tailored slipcovers, window seat and boat cushions,
upholstered headboards -- all of these are complimented by a fabric selection drawn from some of the finest sources in the business, including Kravet, Anne Starr, Maxwell Fabrics, and Sanderson Fabrics of the

But it is the skill, attention to detail, and personal service that has brought Blue Velvet's faithful customers back year after year. Clients know that when they leave a treasured piece with Kim Nash and Brenda Brooks, the item will be returned transformed not only in appearance, but right down to its foundations. From free in-home estimates, to assisting with choice of fabric, to the completed project, clients know and trust the person they are dealing with. Blue Velvet also stocks a full line of luxurious pillow inserts, several choices in foam (including Latex), and will happily order both fabric and materials for your own projects. See them on Facebook and at
Bryn Finer Studios, Inc. Bryn Finer Studios, Inc., based on Salt Spring Island, BC is a full-service fabrication company providing cabinetry, dioramas and sculptural elements. Other fabrication specialties include the replication of artifacts, artifact mounting, upholstery and draperies. We offer project management services to our clients; coordinating budgets, fabrication, lighting and audio-visual components, murals, transportation and installation.

Bryn Finer has been fabricating props and scenic sculpture for theatre, dance, opera and film productions since 1974. For F&D Scene Changes Ltd. he created sculptural elements for the sets of Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Showboat, Sunset Boulevard, Seussical, the Musical and Wicked. Film credits include Shanghai Noon, K-19, the Widowmaker and 13th Warrior. He was sculpture foreman for several Walt Disney Entertainment venues from the Caribbean to Tokyo.

Currently the properties instructor at the University of Victoria Theatre Department, Bryn has taught at the Banff Centre and National Theatre School of Canada.

Contour Grafix

Design + Print + Web Solutions

Your Island source for creative design, quality print and catchy web solutions. Business Cards, Rack Cards, Brochures, Signs, Vinyl Banners, Labels, Stationery. High quality digital and offset printing all onsite. Green Solutions.

18-315 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC. V8K 2X4


Haywards' Funeral Service Haywards' Funeral Service is the only licensed locally-owned funeral home in the Gulf Islands. Located at #22 Merchant Mews, 315 Upper Ganges Road, we offer 24 hour service.

We offer funeral, memorial and cremation services as well as advance planning and aftercare programs. Arrangements made in the comfort of your own home or in our offices. Ask for our written quality service guarantee.
Visit us online at
Office: 250-537-1022
Pager 250-537-8120
Fax: 250-537-2012

Jana's Bake Shop Located in Unit #15, the Bake Shop is open Monday to Friday 8am-5pm. Jana specializes in handmade pies and cakes made to order. Visit the kitchen to see what is fresh out of the oven and to taste their daily offerings. Also available is a great selection of savoury pies from the in-store freezer.

For special orders call 778-353-0051.
“Please stop in to see what we have created!”

Kerrigan Roofing Kerrigan Roofing is your Island choice for roofing, gutters and custom sheet metal work. Matt Kerrigan has over 20 years experience working on new construction and renovation projects. He works seamlessly with your project team to ensure on-time and on-budget installation.

For custom sheet metal work Matt offers clients a choice of copper or stainless steel in addition to traditional materials. He carries his own liability insurance and is WCB insured.

Call at 250-537-8579 or 250-537-6894 (Matt's cell).
Monsoon Coast Monsoon Coast began its journey with a line of Indian spice mixtures and an idea to make seemingly exotic food accessible for the home cook. Over the years we have added a number of spice blends inspired by cuisines from around the world. We now offer 20 different mixtures and six different gift boxes. Each mixture comes with a recipe card, and our web site ( offers additional recipes to inspire our customers. 

We hand-blend our spice mixtures in small batches in our spice room at Unit #9 inMerchants’ Mews on beautiful Salt Spring Island. We have been a vendor in the popular Salt Spring Saturday Market for over 15 years and have a loyal following of customers on Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and across North America. We don’t have set hours, but if we are in the spice room we are happy to have customers drop by. A number of stores on Salt Spring sell our products and gift boxes. Please visit our website for the complete list.

Nicola Wheston Studio and Gallery Nicola is a figurative and landscape artist living on Salt Spring Island. She comes from a traditional background and training in painting — painting the figure from life and capturing the landscape plein air. Nicola views painting what she observes as a never-ending process of perception, intentions, trials and solutions.

Through her figurative painting, she explores relationships, boundaries and interpersonal connections. While her landscape painting allows her to emphasize the dynamic interplay of natural systems and express the drama of trees, plants and skies. Nicola is drawn to trees more than open expanses because trees are like figures to her. For Nicola, painting the landscape is as psychologically intense as the figurative work.

Nicola offers painting classes and workshops to other artists who are interested in figurative work or in plein air painting in the beautiful surroundings of Salt Spring Island.

Since 1976 Nicola has had numerous group and solo exhibitions in Canada, England and Mexico, and her paintings can be found in private collections in the UK and North-America. Drop by the studio at #5 Merchants’ Mews to see her work and inquire about upcoming classes or visit her website at
Salish Sea Heating & Ventilation Ltd. If you are considering upgrading your heating or ventilation system then shop local and give us a call at 250-537-4791. With 7 years of on-island experience we understand the essential requirements of our unique market and are proud to install systems that are defined by the hallmarks of efficiency and quiet operation. We provide high quality heat pump-based solutions and ventilation systems for retrofits and new construction that include geo-exchange, traditional forced-air, air-to-water, and multi-zone ductless mini-split equipment as well as heat recovery ventilators (HRVs).
Saltspring Island Chocolates Saltspring Island Chocolates has been creating chocolates the old fashioned way since 1980. Ille’s love of chocolate and devotion to excellence has lead her to preserve the chocolatiers art of hand crafting her confections. In Unit #10 at Merchants’ Mews, absolutely everything is made fresh, by hand, using their own blend of the finest chocolate imported from France and Belgium, along with locally sourced organic ingredients. Truffles, chocolate covered ginger, salted caramels, bacon bars, nut barks and Island creams are just a few of the taste treats produced.

Saltspring Island Chocolates supports the SPCA by making and selling two special chocolate bars - The Leo Bar and The Skiddymarink Bar (named after Merchants’ Mews own feline who can be found most days sleeping on the lawn)! 100% of the proceeds are donated to the local branch of the BC SPCA.

You can find Saltspring Island Chocolates on-Island at Harlan’s and at select stores off-Island. Ille can also do custom orders for weddings and other special occasions or provide a little chocolate fix if needed. A complete list of stores and contact details are available on their website

Who cares what the question was…. Chocolate is the answer!

Scott's Plumbing and Heating Ltd.

Scott's Plumbing and Heating is your Island choice for new construction plumbing, extensive renovations, deep well pump installation and maintenance, whole house water filtration and water storage solutions, hot water tank replacements, hydronic in floor heating systems, service work and more.

Scott's Plumbing and Heating LTD is also a certified class B gas fitter and contractor. Installations and service of all propane fired appliances including new installs, renovation retro fits, fireplaces, ranges/cook tops, BBQ outlets, on demand hot water systems and back up generators.

Scott Antonik has 10 years experience working on all aspects of plumbing and gas fitting projects. He meets and/or exceeds your expectations for your project with quality workmanship and on-time and on-budget installations.

Scott's Plumbing carries a large inventory of plumbing supplies which includes hot water tanks, deep well pump kits, for most depths, as well many pump control components. He carries his own liability insurance, a BC Safety Authority gas bond and is WCB insured.

Call at 250-537-6358 or fax 250-537-2859.

SunWind Solar Industries Inc. SunWind Solar Industries Inc. was founded in 1998 by Michael Cooke to provide solar energy information and to supply "hands-on" solar energy kits for children. SunWind kits encourage children to explore simple mechanics while building solar-electric machines of their own design. Kits include all the components needed to build solar cars and encourage students to incorporate recycled materials as well. Classroom kits are supplied to teachers across North America and beyond and individual kits are also available.

Kits and components are available online at The SunWind website is also a useful resource for all things solar. Michael provides thought-provoking, timely information about environmental and energy related issues and his blog posts challenge us to be better environmental stewards. Follow the links provided to enhance your understanding of solar optics, solar energy, climate change and more

Venter Studios

Kathy Venter-Sculptor,

Deon Venter-Painter

Kathy builds ceramic figurative sculpture from life, without the use of any molds. A solo exhibition of 36 of her life size figures is currently travelling to international museums including the Gardiner Museum Toronto, the Bellevue Arts Museum Seattle, the American Museum of Ceramic Art California, the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale, the Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Washington and the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Deon exhibits internationally in leading contemporary fine art galleries. His work is included in the permanent collections of museums, national galleries, and notable public and private collections in Canada, the USA, the UK, Europe and Africa. Between 2002 and 2008, Venter’s paintings have been exhibited regularly at international art fairs on three continents. His unique content, method and use of material have stirred the interest of collectors worldwide. In Canada his work has been represented by Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Parisian Laundry, Montreal and Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver.

Located in Unit 23 in Merchants’ Mews, and open most days from 11am to 4pm, visitors are welcome to stop into the studios to meet the artists, view the gallery and see the art work in progress. Drive by or call 250-537-6803.

More information at and
Wilco Construction Wilco Construction Ltd. was incorporated in 1984 and specializes in construction and major renovations of high quality homes. Brothers Ian and Trevor Wilson believe the construction of a new home must be a satisfying and exciting process for its owners. Together with carefully selected subtrades, they provide the highest quality workmanship, unsurpassed service and a commitment to doing it right. They work closely with clients and their design professional throughout the building process to complete the home on time and on budget.

Recipients of numerous awards including the CARE People’s Choice Award and a City of Nanaimo Design Award, The Canadian Homebuilder’s Association has awarded Wilco numerous CARE awards for homes they have constructed or renovated.

Customers can rest easy knowing that Wilco Construction Ltd. is a Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) contractor, carry their own liability insurance and are fully licensed with the Workers Compensation Board of Canada.

Their office is located at Unit #3 Merchants’ Mews. Stop by to discuss your next building project or visit their website at


Merchants' Mews on Salt Spring Island