It is important that we, as a society, take the time to appreciate, reflect and recognize the influences of the Caribbean and African American ethnicities around us. It is a chance to showcase the strength of art, history, and culture of Black Canadians, with support from the federal government. Toronto has plentiful of black-owned businesses helping to shape Canadian history. A community that is creating growth and prosperity within a nation.
Check out some of our favourite Black-Owned Businesses in the GTA, below!
1. Kaela Kay Boutique
This cute boutique showcases the roots of African fashion, through irreplaceable colours and prints by designer Catherine Addai. Make an impact with a bold fashion statement piece from 857 Wilson Ave, Toronto.
2. A Different Book List
This store is making books from the African-Caribbean diaspora more accessible to the public, to help eliminate stereotypes by informing individuals through credible resources. You can find this bookstore at 779 Bathurst Street, Toronto.
3. Adrift Shop
Looking to truly and comfortably express your sense of Toronto street-style? Find trendy apparel and skate wear off of King West 116 Spadina!
4. The Green Jar
The Green Jar’s focus is personal care, health, and local delivery while being precautious of waste-free emissions! Tastes amazing and its good for the environment!
5. Allwyn’s Bakery
Established in 1994, Allwyn’s Bakery started as a small take-out spot in North York and has since grown to six locations across the GTA. Family Owned and specializing in Caribbean Foods, Allwyn’s is well known for their Sandwiches and Jerk Chicken. Allwyn’s jerk sauce is made in-house and completely from scratch using fresh and high-quality ingredients. We also serve a wide range of other Jamaican specialties – Jerk Pork, Jerk Wings, Oxtail, BBQ Chicken, Rotis, Curry Chicken and Curry Goat*.
Last modified: February 20, 2023