Happy International Women’s Day! It’s time to celebrate and honour the many incredible successes of women all around the world, including right here in our beloved city. Every single day, women are kicking it up a notch and we definitely love to see it. Want to show your support as well? Then take a look at our list of women-owned businesses in Toronto that you need to know about.
Here are some women-owned businesses in Toronto
Attention all sneaker heads! The brand, which was co-founded by Abby Albino and Shelby Weaver, offers a whole range of sneakers and streetwear items. Expect to find brands like Reebok, Jordan, PUMA and lots more. They’re located at 28 Bathurst Unit 1-105, and you can check out the website here.
Innovative undergarments is the name of the game at Knix. Founded by Joanna Griffiths, the brand is known for their diverse selection of underwear, lounge and sleepwear and other items. They also have shape wear like bodysuits and shorts. The Knix store in Toronto is situated at 294 Queen Street West.
Women are constantly shaping the fitness scene, like with SPINCO. The spinning studio, with multiple locations in The 6ix, was founded by Michelle August. You can enjoy different types of experiences and sessions, including on-demand and live classes at home. Check out the website here to learn more and book your session.
The Toronto-based jewellery brand, founded by Noura Sakkijha, offers a wide selection of necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets. Customisable products for gifting are also available. Mejuri is situated at 906 Dundas Street West or you can shop online.
Makeup for Melanin Girls
Founded by Tomi Gbeleyi, the brand features a variety of products for the eyes, lips and face. They provide shipping all across Canada and the States, and you can place orders online here.
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The haircare brand’s products are cruelty-free and they only use USDA- approved products. Available items include hair masks, oil, cleanser and moisturizer. Oreya Studio was founded in 2019 by Alexa Brittany and it’s located at 724 1/2 Queen Street East.
The bakery, which is owned by pastry chef Jill Barber, is located at 859 College Street. The menu highlights plenty of cakes, sweet and savoury puff pastries like sausage roll, danish and more.
Founded by the incredible Nicki Laborie, Reyna restaurants are a must visit. With two locations in the city, you have the option to dine at either aesthetic restaurants in Yorkville or King East.
Helmed by founder Lena Bellissimo, the furniture store offers everything from lighting and decor to chairs, tables and sofas, among many other items. MFKTO is at 42 Sousa Mendes Street, and you can check out their website for some online shopping.