Meet the couple who moved to Manitoulin Island to take over a restaurant — at the start of COVID-19
Imagine moving halfway across the province to run a restaurant at the beginning of a global pandemic.
Well, that's exactly what Kevin and Sheina Hemstreet did back in 2020 when they moved from London, Ont. to Manitoulin Island to take over The Garden's Gate, a long-running farmhouse-turned-restaurant in Tehkummah.
"Kevin and I always chatted about the idea of moving north," Sheina explained. "We often talked about doing that once our children were grown. [But] once the pandemic started and we had a lot more time to sit around and talk about our dreams, we just decided, 'why wait?'"
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The Garden's Gate is at 316 Highway 542 in Tehkummah.
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