Sweet Escape Candy Emporium opened its doors in late 2016, owned and operated by the mother/daughter team of Donna & Jessica. Donna, semi-retired after 20 years of operating an automotive repair shop with her husband. Jessica, 20 years in social work with homeless youth in Ottawa, approached Donna with the idea of opening a store together.

Why Candy? Well, unlike the grudging need to spend on maintaining a vehicle, or the emotional toll of dealing with the issues of the homeless, candy is FUN! Candy brings smiles and joy to people’s faces, especially when they find that childhood favorite – it invokes fond nostalgia memories.

We love to share the experience of people’s excitement when they find that special treat!