Moutasem Alhariri immigrated to Niagara with his family in 2015 with $100 in his pocket. Since then, Alhariri has worked his way to opening his first restaurant, Taibah, in downtown St. Catharines in 2017, and opening a second location in 2019.
With support from the YMCA and Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre, Alhariri quickly made his way in the Niagara community.
Read more on this story in the St. Catharines Standard, and learn more about the resources available to immigrants to Niagara at welcomeniagaracanada.com
(Photo credit: St. Catharines Standard)