193 Baldwin St
Brandon Olsen and Sarah Keenlyside’s handcrafted chocolate confections are truly a work of art. We’re talking hand-painted jewel-like bonbons with insane flavors like cinnamon brown butter and lime, ginger, and black pepper. For something really gram-worthy pick up CXBO’s signature ‘ Ziggy Stardust ‘Disco Egg’ made up of a colorful chocolate shell filled with shattered chunks of white and milk chocolate.
687 Bloor W
+1 416 780 9099
We stumbled upon this women’s clothing store while traipsing through Koreatown. A minimalist’s dream….inside the sparsely decorated space staple pieces such as cozy sweaters, faux fur bags, and delicate jewelry from up-and-coming designers around the world make it one of the coolest shopping destinations in Toronto.
House of Anansi Press and Groundwood Books
Lower Level, 128 Sterling Rd
+1 416 363 4343
After lunch at the Drake Commissary head to this adorable neighboring bookstore to peruse the best in Canadian literature. Although you’ll find books for all ages available for sale, Groundwood’s selection of children’s books is really something special as the publisher specializes in creating books that focus on underrepresented children around the world. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly so don’t be surprised if you find yourself unable to pull away from this little literary haven.