Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and an integral part of our communities. With the holiday season quickly approaching, it is a great time to support local businesses that have suffered from the effects of COVID-19.
Over the next few weeks, with the help of our agents, we will be sharing some information about local businesses in our communities that we love! Keep an eye out for this blog each week as we will continue to update here with new businesses each week.
Type Books sells great books of all kinds in three very different Toronto neighbourhoods. A space for selling books and one for celebrating with authors and readers, Type hosts regular in-store events, including book launches, storytime for preschoolers, and two not-for-profit reading-enjoyment programmes for school groups: Word-Play and Write-On!.
Mark Belford Couture
Immediately striking and ultimately timeless, every Mark Belford design is the ultimate expression of a client’s inner beauty, dressed with the grace, confidence and allure befitting that special occasion. His work is the product of his clients’ innermost couture desires – they are his muse; he the creative vessel that brings them to life.
The Abbot Pub and Fare
The Abbot Pub and Fare is a local family-run restaurant in the Lawrence Park neighbourhood. We cook from scratch and have daily lunch and dinner specials.
A legacy of Design, Style and quality. Teatro Verde is Toronto’s first choice for floral artistry, gift and unique home decor. If its a simple bouquet or a show-stopping event, or you just want to come and enjoy our unique shopping experience our professional team will work with you.
Blue Heron Books
An independent bookstore is the heart and soul of a community. Blue Heron Books has been proudly serving the community of Uxbridge since 1989. The store is a hub for the community and a bastion of calm chaos where everyone is welcome — even the local dogs that drop by with their owners for a treat from the tin kept under the front counter.
VTLA Studio is a creative design studio based in Toronto’s Junction Triangle and in Hillier, ON. VTLA Studio designs urban and rural spaces informed and inspired by site, ecology, hydrology, materiality, social engagement, and horticultural possibilities. The revitalization of the plaza fronting The Armoury, Picton, Ontario’s landmark building (est. 1913) compliments recent extensive facade and interior renovations by Branch Architecture.
It’s our goal to ensure you have a seamless dry cleaning experience. Founded in 1929, Gibson’s is recognized by its customers as the highest performing and most responsive dry cleaner in the GTA. From the clothes in your closet to the textiles in your home, we can clean just about everything in your home.
Reminiscent of the bustling boulangeries / patisseries of Paris, Petite Thuet is a showcase of old school ambiance and artisanal values. Petite Thuet is more than just a bakery. It’s a neighbourhood resource. We invite you to come in to sample fine foods like our pates, jams, pick-up a meal or simply satisfy your sweet tooth. We’re even here to help you plan or cater your holiday parties and menus.
Greenhouse is an organic beverage company based in Toronto. We make healthy drinks that taste as good as they make you feel, and bottle them in sustainable glass. Our mission is to offer widespread, sustainable access to plant-based nutrition and wellness of the highest quality.
Kelly’s Home Furniture
Operating in Huntsville for over 25 years, find the right furnishings for your home. From bedroom to basement, they’ll help you find top quality furniture and decor that’s suited to your tastes.
A chic women’s boutique in Port Carling. They offer gorgeous collections of women’s clothing that can be found online and in-store.
Crying Out Loud TO
Crying Out Loud tells the rich stories of hardship and well-being through a selection of thoughtfully curated products that promote both self-care and care of others. In addition to our retail offerings, we offer workshops and community events promoting wellness through learning and social connection.
Retailer of high-quality, Canadian sourced steaks, poultry, seafood and gourmet items. We offer premium fresh meats as well as on-the-spot, grilled-to-taste meat and sandwiches. Add twice baked potatoes, orzo salad, grilled vegetables and more for the perfect family take out meal. We also provide catering services!
The Fit Organix meal delivery system includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack, made fresh and delivered fresh, daily. Deliveries go every day Monday thru Friday, between 4am – 7am. We deliver your food right to your front door, concierge desk, or office. We deliver in eco-friendly and compostable packaging and ask that you compost your empty food containers and recycle any plastic bowls and portion cups.
MTN & WAVE
MTN & WAVE is a lifestyle brand, established in 2017, that reps what we love about Collingwood; surrounded by the mountain and the wave, it’s a gateway for those seeking adventure. Grab some MTN & WAVE gear and celebrate the unique beauty of the place we call home.
nutbar is a superfood snack cafe. We’re best described as a “healthy coffee shop,” putting the world’s most nutrient-rich and highest-quality foods in the spotlight. Our delicious and vibrant snack-based menu is carefully sourced, made-in-house, and radiates with the powers and potentials of superfoods. We pride ourselves on not cutting any corners – we choose the best suppliers, use food that is 100% organic (and local when possible) and obsess over the quality of every single item we serve. Our menu promises to fill you up and make you “feel good here” because our goal is to provide a healthy mind in a healthy body.
The Health Shoppe is a family-owned health and wellness store located in the heart of mid-town Toronto. We offer a wide selection of health and beauty products, supplements, fresh foods (organic, vegan, fermented and gluten-free foods), giftware and more. We welcome you to take a journey towards healthy living, healing and achieving balance. Enjoy personalized service with our friendly consultants. Browse through a wide selection of natural products for your individual needs. Be inspired by an informative in-store experience.
The owner, Steven Gerry, opened his store on October 31, 2002, and is passionate about providing quirky and unconventional cards that has earned him a loyal following of customers since his store opened.. Steven scouts creative work by independent suppliers in Canada and USA and also stocks local artists starting to make a name for themselves. He knows that “People still love receiving cards in the mail – or even hand-delivered”.
Custom tailoring and alterations of ladies’, men’s and children’s wear. Specializing in remodeling and ladies&rsquoations. Over 40 years of experience. Customer satisfaction guaranteed!
From a five-year-old orphan on the streets of Chennai (Madras), India, to establishing himself as one of Toronto’s top celebrated chefs, the journey for Chef Sash Simpson has been as challenging as it has been triumphant. After thirty years of developing into a world-class Chef with a distinctive, signature blend of globally inspired, locally-sourced ingredients, Chef Simpson is now treating Toronto to his very own restaurant.
Dutch Dreams is as famous for its multicultural atmosphere as it is for the wide variety of decadent ice cream & cones. All flavours are not only Kosher, but are made with premium quality ingredients. A go-to Toronto destination for over 35 years!
The Local Mile Box
If you are looking for a delivery box full of handmade Canadian items you are in the right place. The Local Mile Box is brimming with one of a kind items that will be sure to make you smile. In each of the limited quantity boxes you will find 5-8 curated items that are handmade by small businesses here in Canada.
Lobe Love by Lisa
A Toronto based jeweller creating handmade clay designs for earrings.
Madison Clothing Boutiques
Madison Boutiques brings you trendy collections of apparel, accessories and footwear at the most affordable prices. Women who love fashion shop Madison Boutiques. Madison carries unique clothing lines from Italy, Paris, LA and Canada. Madison is very proud to give excellent customer service. The unique fashions and prices will keep you coming back!
KX YORKVILLE is a one stop shop providing access to everything you need to achieve your health goals. Our 12 Week Exercise and Lifestyle Programs provide the resources, tools, education and support to ensure success . The facility includes a Gym, Clinic and a Store. KX Coffee Bar provides an organic experience. We provide a variety of local sourced pasture raised meats and our selection of non-toxic, locally made, skin and body care products complement and support what we advocate within our lifestyle programs.
Clearview Tea Co.
A proud mother/daughter team, Rebecca and Maggie Brown together we promote the many wonderful attributes of tea. As avid tea drinkers they want to share the ritual, health benefits and rich traditions surrounding tea. They hope customers will come together around the kettle, enjoy a cup of tea and take pleasure in a quiet moment of reflection.
Allora provides a fresh, locally sourced menu with unique cocktails and beverages, as well as an array of polished and delightful desserts served in an unforgettable atmosphere, sophisticated enough to transport each guest to the heart of Italy.
She Said Boom!
We sell new and used vinyl records and CDs, focusing on Alternative, Electronica, Jazz, Reggae, Roots, Afrobeat and other great music. Book lovers will adore our used book selection, which specializes in Literature, Philosophy, Art, History, Political Science, Graphic Novels, Cookbooks, Kids’ books and more. Explore a new world of wonderful music, literature and culture. New arrivals every day!
Gold Standard Sandwich
Gold Standard sells breakfast sandwiches and Detroit-style burgers in 3 locations across the city.
The Curated Market Co.
Where handcrafted goods are found in the heart of the Beach in Toronto! A beautiful, clean, professional retail space that welcomes and offers the people living/working/visiting the neighbourhood to shop and support locally handcrafted goods from makers.
Handmade items and upcycled clothing made in Toronto. Janeva Faircloth/inandoutneedlework can be found on Etsy or at The Curated Market Co.
NEO Coffee Bar
At NEO COFFEE BAR, we want to serve you with a serene coffee experience. Tastefully designed aesthetic where you find respite from the city is a pillar of focus for us. It is the perfect spot to sit and catch up on the day’s news while enjoying your caffeine fix.
POP Health Bar
At Pop Health Bar, we are 100% organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free. We take pride in every ingredient that we use from the coconut oil in your bone broth to the locally grown kale we toss in your salad. We also take great care in sourcing our ingredients. That means using local farmers, buying products that are made in Canada, and supporting independent brands.
Our commitment is simple: To provide beautiful, sustainable choices toward a future that relies less and less on petrochemical products. Our business model is built on eliminating waste, preventing plastic from entering landfills and waterways.
A coffee shop with its colourful history needed a name that would bring the community together. A Tertulia is a gathering of friends who come together to talk about things like art, culture, books, life; whatever is of interest. It was a perfect fit for a coffee shop that would become a local community destination.
Deer Park Woodwork
Bespoke, Handmade Cutting and Presentation Boards Made Right Here In Deer Park, Toronto. 10% Of Sales Go Directly To The Daily Bread Food Bank, Who Is Seeing A Surge In Demand and Needs All the Resources They Can Get.