Name: LakeCity Works
Products: Woodworked objects, wooden furniture, and plastic furniture
Manufactured In: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Where to Buy: Online
Canadian Owned: Yes
Lake City Works is a Woodworker and plastics manufacturer that finds opportunities for those with mental health issues. They began in 1972 as the Dartmouth Activity Centre, a location that allows those who struggle with community engagement or disability to come work and earn a fair, living wage. They also provide education, work readiness training, and more.
Their goal is noble, and the products produced at Lake City are of the highest quality. Through their online storefront, you can find handmade wood and plastic furniture, including chairs, wine totes, bookcases, TV consoles, benches, and coffee tables. Their plastic furniture selection includes benches and seats, while a miscellaneous section includes décor items and more.
Each piece is made with care by those that Lake City Works helps. Their studio in Dartmouth can accommodate up to 400 workmen, and their online stock constantly changes to reflect what’s being made there. Each piece helped enrich the life of the person who made it!