To the young entrepreneurs – ages 7 and 5 – it seemed like a win-win situation: Hawk ice-cold lemonade to pedestrians and cyclists on a hot day and rake in money to help pay for summer camp. But their business plan was swiftly derailed by officials in Ottawa, who cited the girls lack of a permit to shut down the C$1-a-glass lemonade stand.
Eliza Andrews, 7, and her sister Adela, 5, had been running the stand on their front lawn for several weeks. As the date of their summer camp neared, the pair eyed their profit margins and considered a crucial question: location. On Sunday they relocated, setting up shop on a grassy median that flaked a stretch of road open only to cyclists and foot traffic on Sunday mornings. READ MORE