Nothing says “I love Toronto” like shopping local and supporting small businesses. Check out a few of our favourite finds. You in?
THE LEMON SQUARE
Ever dreamed of getting lemon squares in your letterbox? Us neither, until we discovered The Lemon Square. They’ll ship the most delicious homemade lemon squares right to your front door. They’re one of our favourite booths at the One of a Kind Show every year.
THE BARE HOME
Bring more sustainability to your home by making small swaps and replacing liquids you use every day with greener options. Start with cleaning products from The Bare Home—they’re effective, environmentally-friendly, and come in refillable bottles.
BUCKS HARD GOODS
GATTO WOOD OVEN PIZZAS
GATTO (pronounced Ga-toh) means Cat in Italian. Gatto Wood Oven is a restaurant that brings authentic Italian recipies, and outstanding hospitality to Toronto’s West End restaurant scene. Weekly specials and a lovely little patio, makes this a go-to for us!
Looking for a photographer who just gets it? Boakview Photography knows how to ask for what you want and deliver results even more impressive than you could’ve ever imagined. They did my rebrand shoot and I can’t help but gush about the entire experience.
TRIGS AND TEDDY
If you’re looking for a way to style your pup, look no further! Trigs and Teddy has an assortment of colourful collars and leashes for an assortment of activities. They have designed everyday statement pieces as well as a waterproof collection for those adventurous days.
Finding the right skin routine can be a bit of a mission, but Graydon Skincare makes it simple. Discover results-driven products formulated with clinically-proven ingredients—created by Toronto Life’s Resident Beauty Advisor, Graydon. Their Fullmoon Serum and Mineral Mist are my favourites!
If you’re searching for unique florals, fresh or dried arrangements, for an upcoming event or just for fun, Thyme Studio has you covered. Located in Toronto’s popular Stackt market, Thyme specializes in crafting dreamy and unconventional grab and go bouquets, Floret Boxes and more.
If you’re searching for a piece of furniture or home décor but can’t quite find the right fit, get in touch with Michael and Elysse from meks. They work with you to build exactly what you’re dreaming of—all designed and handmade in Hamilton, ON. They also recently released their “Essentials” collection that is an absolute must see!
Daniela and Joe have selected an amazing variety of unique pieces at an affordable price! From family life to work life and everything in between they’ve got you covered.
This is the perfect little gem of a store in the heart of Bloor West Village.
JESS’ PAPER CO
A modern boho paper product genius whose also working from and travelling across Canada in a VAN. It doesn’t get anymore awesome.Jess is constantly producing new paper products ranging from cards and notepads to the cutest prints and stickers (like her animals in floral crowns series). She even has subscription boxes featuring other artisans.
EVERYTHING BEAN STUDIO
We found this gem on Etsy on a matchstick hunt! In mini glass jars, they are perfect add on to candle gifts.Then we noticed her candles…
Made in small batches, they are soy and coconut based with wood wicks that crackle as they burn. LOVE.
PINK PAMPLEMOUSSE FLORAL STUDIO
Unique blooms for every occasion always made with love and tremendous talent. Aneta is not a creator of your typical arrangement, but instead has a beautiful eye for abstract florals you could stare at for hours on end.
Trust us when we say you will not be disappointed.
HOTEL X TORONTO
Looking for a place to book your next staycation? Hotel X is one we would definitely go back to. “It’s about you. It’s about the view”. Not only do they have a spa, gorgeous hotel suites and a variety of delicious meal options, they have stunning views of the water and the city.
GOOD WOOF GROOMING
Both luxurious and convenient, you can relax and stay at home, while your pet is getting styled and pampered in our state-of-the-art spa on wheels. No stressful car rides or cages. Your pet will get one-on-one attention from start to finish only steps away from their home.