The Best Florists in Toronto
The best florists in Toronto are akin to your indispensable best friends. They're there for life's highlights (weddings, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, and birthdays), lowlights (sickness, sympathy, and those times you get to drunk and start pawing your girlfriend's sister) and perhaps most importantly, offer cheap substitutes for jewellery that pack just as much meaning. Yes, the best florists in Toronto know how to ameliorate any event with the right combination of tulips and lilies, and they can usually whip up a unique bouquet for any sort of impromptu celebration or exercise in pandering for forgiveness. Many of the florists on this list have also placed high priority in keeping eco-friendly, either by sourcing local or seasonal blooms, or using biodegradable packaging and green energy in their stores (or all). Here is the list of the best florists in Toronto.
Here are the best florists in Toronto. For more ideas of where to buy flowers in Toronto, see our Toronto florists section.
Note: This list was previously published on February 14th, 2011. Comments below made up until February 12th 2012 are in reference to the old list. We've purposely kept the archived comments here because we believe they (mostly) add value to this topic. If you don't want to have to wade through all of them, simply hit the "sort by newest first" link at the top of the thread.
Right at fresh flower central (Avenue and Davenport, by another name) Kay and Young has long reigned at the place to go for the most competitively priced bouquets around. While the plastic buckets housing the flowers by the entrance might not scream “elegance” the selection, variety, and sheer quantity at Kay and Young is bar-none. More »
Much of Sweetpea’s appeal undoubtedly comes from owner Sara Jameson herself. Always offering a smile to doghouse-bound customers, Sara has an eye for the right combination of seasonal flowers that can potentially avert an evening on the couch. Sweatpea’s sources local whenever possible, and wraps all of its bouquets in biodegradable cellophane. More »
Service is definitely what sets Ladybug apart from the rest, as countless relieved brides can surely attest. With its flagship location at Church and Wellesley (and another at Islington and Lakeshore), Ladybug always seems to offer pristine-looking blooms, and will work (patiently) with customers to create custom arrangements. More »
Bloor Village Flowers has been around since your parents’ wedding and would be more than happy to provide the flowers for yours. Right at Bloor and Runnymede, this shop has plants for home décor and flowers to decorate a space, and occasionally offers fantastic steals on prearranged bouquets or loose roses to take home to a special someone on the way home from work. More »
Meaning “leaves” in Italian, Foglie is a destination for some of the most beautiful arrangements in the St. Clair West area (or all of Toronto, some might wager). The shop offers classic, elegant arrangements and bouquets, along with monthly two-hour flower arranging courses where students learn the basics and take home flowers and a vase. More »
For the rose-lover and gift-enthusiast. Needless to say, The Rose Emporium recognizes that roses come in more varieties than “red” and “white,” offering everything from so-called orange “Tropical Amazons,” to two-tone “Latin Ladies.” The Annex florist offers custom arrangements, décor for special events, and same-day delivery. More »
Martin’s Flowers has been around for over 110 years, and no, that is not a typo. The Junction shop is clearly much beloved by area residents, now operated by Lynn Freeman, the great granddaughter of original owner Alfred Martin. The shop tries to focus on local flowers, while still offering everything from tropical orchids to bamboo palms. More »
Florabunda is a quaint Leslieville mom and pop shop that can always offer tips on how to make your flowers last longer. The shop offers all sort of fresh-cut flowers including Cymbidium orchids, locally grown tulips, and Amaryllis stems, though its “Dr. Seuss trees” are undoubtedly a neighbourhood favourite. More »
Coriander Girl is a “Parkdale” take on the traditional florist, with bunches of mini cabbages and berries replacing the typical boring bouquet. Owner Alison Westlake can put together a little something for any style or budget, and later sell you the vintage table upon which she does the arranging. Now that’s unique. More »