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111+ Black Owned Businesses To Discover And Support In Toronto

North America was built on immigration and the promise of a better life – not without sacrificing the land of indigenous people. Looking at headlines in the news and social media posts online would suggest a much different picture. It is a true shame another innocent life had to be taken before this movement truly gained the momentum it needed. Canada has always had a much more tolerable approach to immigration and people of colour compared to their counterpart south of the border… but Canada is not perfect and is not exempt from racism. Over the last few days and weeks I have been educating myself on the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement, the systemic racism that has been at the core of the American justice system and listening to people’s stories. I have created this blog post because I have been able to look within and reflect on myself and my actions – in order to truly move forward we need to diversify in any and all ways we can. I am sharing with you a list of black owned businesses that are local to the Greater Toronto Area and still operating amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Your support would be truly appreciated in any way it can should it be boosting their social following and increasing their engagement online or maybe and hopefully making a purchase if you are financially able to.

No affiliate links are used in this blog post.

Restaurants & Groceries

Fashion & Design

Jewellery and Accessories

Enarmoured – Bold brass jewellery.
Omi Woods – Nature inspired fine jewellery.
Shakarah Jewelry – Handcrafted jewellery and accessories.
Cutest Jewels – Timeless and chic pieces.
Sanaa Zuri Afro Creations – Handmade Kenyan jewelry and unisex jackets.
Snapback Tiara – Jewellery and Queer slogan tees.
Love & Light Jewels – Handmade with authentic gemstones and crystals.
Designs By Yaa – Handmade with fabrics and materials from West Africa.
Ola Finesse Jewelry – Unique style unlike any other.
Bay Ice – Unisex jewelry line.

Artists & Creatives

Old’s Cool – Find everything from teas, textiles, self care and puzzles.
Fresh Paint TO – Danforth studio in East Toronto hosting paint parties and classes.
Blooming Flower Bar – Flower shop offering custom and DIY bouquets and plant pots.
Jean-Marie Candle Co. – Handmade soy wax candles with natural essential oils.
A Different Booklist – Popular bookstore with online website offering the latest reads.
Karen Miranda Augustine – Canadian artist, writer and video maker.
Miss Coco Murray – Mobile dance education offering dance classes, workshops and performance research.
BA6IX – Specializing in the music scene creating cover art and promo flyers.
Bully Magazine – Fashion magazine.
Nyarai Cellars – Niagara Region winery located at 99448 Concession Road 2 North.
Madmandem – Personal trainer and fitness coach.
Treajah Isle – Record shop with recently added juice bar. 1514 Eglinton Ave W.



Beauty & Haircare

Bellurelle – Natural, Vegan and Cruelty free skin care.
Essentials By Temi – Every skin problem can be tackled and cured.
Kemsi – Natural without parabens and sulfates skin care.
Good Skin Cosmetics – Paraben and Cruelty free. Hypo-allergenic and and allergy tested skin care.
Lala Skin Essentials – High quality organic skin care free of parabens.
Clean Soaps – Newly formed skin care brand.
Mystical Beauty Bar – Certified lash technician and henna brow artist along with other beauty services.
Pink Melon Wax Studio – Waxing and Beauty Salon.
Afia Beauty – Celebrity Makeup Artist.
Enhanced Nails – Mobile certified nail technician.
Tribal Eye – Independent retailer of high quality all natural beauty products.
Bodiologie – All natural beauty products and hair removal.

YJ Wigs
Custom made wigs.
Naturally Her
Handmade faux yet natural looking hair extensions and other natural beauty products.
Crown N Glory
Natural hair studio. 12 Manor Road W.
Curl Shoppe
Natural products for all curly, kinked and coiled hair.
Empress Mane
Featuring an online store with a wide range of products tailored to natural hair.
Kink & Coil
Amazing hair care line for all hair types – specifically curly and kinked textures.
ByPetrona
Specializing and tailored in satin lining to provide exceptional hair care and health
It’s About Beauty
Beauty supply store located in the Danforth area of East Toronto.
All Star Beauty
Beauty supply store ranging from skin care to hair care, extensions and wigs.
Ragga Beauty Supply Store
Everything from skin care to extensions and wigs and a hair salon nearby.


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