CHARITIES

Tangled Art + Disability is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Their mandate is to support Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists, to cultivate Deaf, Mad and disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities.

SKETCH is a community arts enterprise engaging diverse young people, ages 16-29, from across Canada, who live on the margins and navigate poverty to; experience the transformative power of the arts, build leadership and self-sufficiency, and cultivate social and environmental change.

The Black Business and Professional Association BBPA is a non-profit, charitable organization that addresses equity and opportunity for the Black community in business, employment, education and economic development.

The ArQuives is the world’s largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives. Their mission is to collect LGBTQ2+ stories, bring them to life, and share them with the world. We serve as a resource for all those who strive for a future where LGBTQ2+ people are accepted, valued, and celebrated.

Small Businesses

6 years ago, I told you about a dream I had… It took place in AfroCity, where everything is funky and smooth. Since then, we have been living the AFROCITY spirit and all that we do is, smooth and funky. The AFRODELIK Brand is a disciple of the FUNK, spreading the word through our designs. We create original Hand Drawn Art for clothing, dedicated to making you look and feel FUNKY. Our designs are based on people, history, inspirations and feelings that influence AFRODELIK. Women, Men Children and Celebrities, of all sizes, ages, cultures have all jumped on the AFRODELIK Brand Funky-Wagon. We hope you will too. We’re more than a FASHION BRAND. We are a LIFESTYLE. MAKE IT YOURS.

Cherry Gardens is named after a neighbourhood in Kingston, Jamaica. It's a love letter to the people, places and memories that are significant to me. Born from a need for high-quality basics, the brand combines a minimal aesthetic with an athleisure feel. Designed with comfort in mind first and foremost, everything is made in Canada, working with local vendors and creatives here in Toronto and across the country. As a BIPOC woman, diverse and equal representation is important to me, and I strive to be as inclusive as possible in my sizing, creative and partnerships. I want everyone to be able to look and feel amazing in this brand. - Myla, Founder

At Kasandy, we are aligning handmade talent from East Africa with the global fashion consumers. We work closely with artisan entrepreneurs to improve, introduce or advance their product design and quality to meet the current market trends, build their businesses, and sustainably increase their income.

Kind Karma spreads goodness through our commitment to ethical fashion that gives back and creates opportunity. By employing at-risk and homeless youth to make beautiful, custom handcrafted jewelry, all Kind Karma pieces have a positive impact not only in our community but throughout the world of fashion.

Welcome to our sustainable, natural, plastic-free subscription box and shop. We're here to help you on your low waste and plastic-free journey with our curated assortment of the latest eco-trends and brands in home, health, wellness, and fashion. Our Eco-Boxes are seasonally themed and are packed full of 7 or more eco-items and save you at least 35% or more off regular retail prices. All items are plastic-free, natural, sustainably sourced, and support small businesses (mostly Canadian). Most are handmade, fair trade, and vegan. Our subscription boxes make going eco easy, fun, and affordable. - Let's Go Eco

PleaseNotes is a line of Affirmation-Filled Goods created to unlock your potential and help you become your favorite version of yourself. Grounded in Personal Growth Principles, our themed guided journals, workshops, and personal growth tools help you reconnect with your personal power, value your gifts and fuel you so you can create clear goals and feel great as you achieve them. The line also includes positive reminders such as mirror decals, affirmation cards, water bottle labels, enamel pins and sticky notes.

Handcrafted, ethically sourced, naturally nutritious and beautifully designed to share with your friends and family. We prioritize the dietary needs of Mums throughout every stage of motherhood: pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, postpartum and beyond. Good for everyone, especially Mums. Keeping you nourished and energized is our greatest goal. All snacks are plant-based, low in sugar, high in protein, iron and calcium. MUMGRY is driven by its community and they love creating interesting and educational content for MUMGRY enthusiasts to enjoy with their snack!

Since 2013, Dynasty has brought people and plants together in the belief that plants create a more beautiful and inspired life. Each week we bring a new, fresh collection of hand-curated botanicals, planters, & artist collaboration ceramics.  Dynasty is a Toronto-based botanical boutique specializing in interior design with a focus on unusual and high quality tropical plants, cactus, ceramics and selected objects for your any space. Our accessories are both curated as well as created by our own in house production team and manufactured in small runs by artists internationally.

With our flagship retail destination and first café location in Toronto – the experience and the vibe is key. In a world that moves so fast, it is sometimes underestimated the impact that an infusion of this positive energy can have. For us it is not about changing the world…it is instead about doing our small part – daily. From the ethical fabrics we choose in our clothing, to the manufacturing processes and ingredients in our food – it is our mission to respect the planet so we may continue to spread love and positivity to all who enter our presence and to those who take a piece of us home. - Kevin Allwood, Founder

KASPACE Café opened its doors in February 2019 and was designed with the purpose of fulfilling an overall health and wellness experience in a beautiful and inspiring space. Our mission is to create a hybrid of café and restaurant that nurtures delicious organic vegetarian and vegan foods. The Queen Street East café is an extension of the KASPACE Boutique and Gallery on Carlaw Avenue in Toronto (now ALLWOOD MRKT). KASPACE Café focuses on the best quality ingredients, sourced locally and ethically – served within a modern, light-filled setting to deliver a flawless experience of good vibes and great food.

Jazmin Saraï explores the multiplicity of the senses through the convergence of scent, music & culture. These perfumes are non-gendered, handcrafted for all, in small batches with as many biodegradable ingredients as possible, with a focus on quality and origin. With 7 years in business since March 20th, 2021, Jazmin Saraï tells the stories of artists, people of color, and multi-cultural narratives, swapping the euro-centric lens for one sharper in its nuance. Each perfume is an olfactive reimagining; a homage to the artists and cultures that inspired them.

Lillonboutique.com sells handmade African-inspired women’s accessories and home décor from various African countries. It has come from a passion of sharing part of my Congolese and African culture with the world. I realized that Canada could be a potential and bigger market for Congolese artisans. I saw this as a potential opportunity to share part of culture with my adoptive country Canada. I decided to create an online store to showcase Congolese and other African artisan's work in Canada thus lillonboutique.com was created. - Elisabeth

Bellurelle is a black-owned business whose mission is to help people rediscover and fall in love with their natural beauty. We use organic ingredients with healing properties such as vitamin E, castor oil, Jojoba oil, aloe vera, etc. These ingredients restore the skin by providing hydration and glow, and reduces the skin’s imperfections for a youthful appearance. Our natural products are free from sulfates, parabens, synthetic dyes. The use of our natural products prevents harmful chemicals from seeping into our oceans and drinking water while using eco-friendly packaging to reduce landfill waste.

Cheekbone Beauty is an Indigenous-owned and founded, digitally-native, Canadian cosmetics company established in 2016 by Jennifer Harper. Jennifer Harper has been making a name for herself in the beauty industry for a number of years but has been gaining popularity quickly after being on the hit CBC show, Dragons Den. Cheekbone Beauty is helping Indigenous youth see themselves in a beauty brand. Based out of St. Catharines, Ontario, Cheekbone Beauty is known for creating high-quality, cruelty-free beauty products such as liquid lipsticks and complexion products including contour and highlight palettes.

Our mission is to provide a stimulating environment to shop, learn, and, get inspired. To do our part, we've partnered with Tree Era and Trees for the Future to plant a tree with every candle purchased. Our hand-poured soy candles are crafted from the simplest of ingredients: natural soy wax, wood wicks, lead-free cotton wicks, and the highest quality blend of phthalate-free fragrance and essential oils. We select sustainable materials as best we can when it comes to the creation of our candles and packaging, while also creating in small quantities to maintain quality and to avoid unnecessary waste.

This shop was built to represent a culture so beautiful, so powerful, and so unique. Here you'll find Afrocentric coffee mugs, Afrocentric t-shirts, bags, notebooks and, drink ware. Customer service is the top priority of this shop. You can rest assured knowing that you'll be taken care of. This is evident by our 5-star rating from our previous customers who absolutely love their experience. You're in great hands.

Raven Reads is a Canadian seasonal subscription service that features quality, award-winning Indigenous content and products curated by Indigenous authors and entrepreneurs across North America. Seasonal subscription boxes — available for both for adults and children — aim to inspire and educate, while creating a safe space for dialogue.