As we prepare for our Toronto popup shop, we get the insider scoop from Nicole Hudson, founder of Bot Communications and the brandHaving spent the last few years helping small businesses build their brand, I have learned to value those who work tirelessly to live their dream. I do my best to buy gifts from craft shows/markets and etsy, and eat at local restaurants whenever possible. And thankfully, in a vibrant city like Toronto it’s very easy to support the local scene. But that wasn’t always the case. I’ll admit when I first moved to Toronto in 2008, I played it safe in large chain restaurants and found comfort in buying my latte through an iPhone app at Starbucks. If you’re like me you’ll agree that it’s sometimes easier and natural to do what we know and love. But once you’ve caught the "local bug" (it’s a good one, I promise) there’s no turning back. Here is the near impossible task of choosing 5 of my favourite local businesses in Toronto, in no particular order.
workshops (which we've hosted at the Poppy Barley showroom), on the best places to shop while visiting Toronto.
Five Toronto Businesses to Shop