Nova Scotia·Illustration

Love, loyalty, family: The story of Joe Thomeh's Market

This is the first piece in artist Jon Claytor's illustrated series Corner Store Stories.

This is the first piece in artist Jon Claytor's illustrated series Corner Store Stories

(Jon Claytor for CBC)

Corner stores can be cornerstones of a community, or street. They're the cream for your coffee, Popsicles on a hot day and movie rental memories. And, of course, there are the familiar faces behind the cash.

Artist Jon Claytor visited a few corner stores in Halifax, and created an illustrated series inspired by these conversations.

This first piece starts at the corner of Cornwallis and Maynard. 


(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
(Jon Claytor for CBC)
Artist Jon Claytor visited Nassim Thomeh at Joe Thomeh's Market on the corner of Cornwallis and Maynard in Halifax's north end to hear the story behind the shop. 7:01

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