Riverside Month of Love: Gift Guide

Toronto’s Riverside neighourhood has an abundance of spots with unique gifts guaranteed to make your loved one smile (or laugh or whatever you’re going for!). Check out some of our top picks this month of love:

Quince Flowers 

660 Queen St East ~ 416.594.1414

What better way to say “I love you” than with a bouquet of flowers? Well Quince Flowers has got this and more! Check out their unique heart shaped succulents 🙂

Sugar Loaf:

729 Queen Street E ~ 647.847.6122

Need some chocolate to go with those flowers? Sugar Loaf Bakery offers unique, sweet treats that are sure to please everyone’s taste buds.  From chocolate brownies and Nutella cookies to their famous “Brookie” (a delectable brownie-cookie combination), these French and Italian inspired baked goods are an edible declaration of love. No matter what you decide on, everything at Sugar Loaf is made with love!

Mary Macleod’s Shortbread

639 Queen Street E ~ 416.461.4576

Add to your sweet treats care package with Mary Macleod’s shortbread cookies! Their chocolate crunch cookies are a delicacy no one can resist (especially when heart-shaped). P.S. Mary Macleod’s is saying farewell to Riverside on Feb 14th when you can get almost all goodies for 50% off.

Dimensions Custom Framing & Gallery

732 Queen Street E ~ 416.463.7263

Get sweet and sentimental with this year’s gift with the help of Dimensions custom framing services. Have a favourite picture, painting or design that is close to both of your hearts? Bring it to Dimensions and have them create a specialized frame design that the two of you can admire for years to come. Don’t worry, nothing is off limits. Have an idea? They will work hard to present and preserve it.

Tiny Record Shop:

804 Queen Street E ~ 416.479.4363

Impress your loved one with some vinyl! Tiny Record Shop is your place to go – yes it’s tiny but also world famous, with hand-picked imports and owner’s favourites. Whether into rock ‘n roll or old soul, you’ll find something special.


768 Queen Street E ~ 1 844.472.7452 

Shop BRIKA’s love shop for high quality, beautifully crafted pieces that are hard to find anywhere else! For her, pick up a classic personalized initial ring. For him, get anything leather – a wallet, belt, flask etc. No matter the size, at BRIKA, beauty and happiness live in every small thing. Tip: if you can wait till the 15th, Brika at 768 Queen E is having their first ever warehouse sale with 70% all well-crafted pieces till the 20th!

Arts Market Riverside 

790 Queen Street E ~ 416.778.9533

Show your significant other your creative side with the help of local artists and designers. Arts Market Riverside is home to an array of home-made goods with a few vintage pieces thrown in the mix. From jewelry and paintings to ceramics and scented candles, add that extra personal touch to this year’s gift by bringing home an original statement piece. Your partner won’t know what’s coming!

P.S. Don’t forget to pick up some of Toronto’s very best Valentine’s Day cards while you’re browsing!

However you celebrate this Month of Love, take the time to appreciate all of the love around you and enjoy the local Riverside gift giving experience 🙂