Green boutiques in Toronto that bring the outdoors in

Flowers make the home – isn’t that how the old saying goes? Nothing says I love you, I’m sorry, or makes a home feel like a home quite like the perfect floral arrangement. When your typical corner store flower bunch just won’t do, there are a variety of unique and skilled florists in Toronto to help you bring the outdoors in.

Pistil Flowers

1
181 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3

With multiple locations throughout Toronto’s financial district, Pistil florist has established itself as an expert of adding the perfect floral touch to both corporate arrangements and take-home bouquets for the Bay Street financial crowd. Known for their tongue-in-cheek floral arrangement names, Pistil has a cluster of flowers for every circumstance. If you’re a wee worried you might be coming home to a perturbed spouse, Pistil has got a bouquet for that.

Crown Flora Studio

2
1233 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L5

Amongst the diverse and eclectic Parkdale neighbourhood lies Crown Flora, the owner-duo’s first brick and mortar storefront. Whether you fancy a unique floral arrangement or sophisticated terrarium to bring life to your home, Crown Flora has got you covered. Prefer to take more of a hands-on approach when bringing the outdoors in? Crown Flora also offers a variety of workshops, both group and private, that will have you adding “amateur florist” to your resume.

ecostems

3
364A King St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1K9

The up-and-coming Corktown neighbourhood hosts this eco-friendly, sustainable foliage shop. Although Ecostems offers beautiful organic and fair-trade certified flowers, it’s the plants that really steal the show. Terrariums and succulent displays greet you upon entering the shop, making it a go-to for a truly unique piece of nature to add to your home.

Yangs Flower Market

4
132 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2H6

Nestled in the middle of ‘floral row’ on Avenue and Davenport, Yang’s massive inventory boats every colour you could imagine, and spills beautifully out to the exterior of the storefront. Bring home a simple bunch of lilies or a variety of flowers to arrange at home. Plus since it’s oh-so-affordable, Yang’s proves that decorating your home in lush blooms doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.

Coriander Girl

5
1604 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1A8

Coriander Girl is a vintage lover’s destination of choice when looking for stunning, fresh arrangements to take home. Joining the array of seasonal florals are handpicked antiques and local crafts, practically ensuring that one does not leave this Queen and Sorauren gem empty-handed.

Florabunda Inc

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1131 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K9

If you hail from the east, chances are you have heard of Florabunda, Leslieville’s beloved flower market. With a variety of blooms, succulents and potted plants to take home, Florabunda is that rare combination of budget conscious, great quality and top-notch customer service. Plus, Florabunda does gorgeous arrangements that will make a mighty centerpiece for your next dinner party.

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