How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned Toronto, Canada

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


Toronto is the largest and most visited city in Canada. Its multicultural landscape is also home to many black-owned businesses. If you are planning a trip to this fascinating city, here are a few spots to check out while you spend 24-hours supporting the community.


Start your day with Caribbean-inspired cuisine. The Nutmeg Spot offers authentic Grenadian style cooking and flavors. Head there for breakfast on the weekend and enjoy deliciously light fry bakes, served with your choice of salt-fish or smoked herring.

Photo via thenutmegspot.com

Get your body moving with a high-intensity cycle class that is equal parts challenging and fun. Cycle N’ Tone has revolutionized the definition of working out by combining indoor cycling and boot camp classes with the hottest soca, dancehall, reggae tunes, and more

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Yamz Vegan Food makes delicious patties, wraps, and plates using all organic ingredients sourced locally and seasonally.  They are known for their variety of patties that are made from organic spelt flour, soy-free vegan butter, turmeric, aluminum-free baking powder, and Himalayan sea salt. 

Photo via yamz.ca

If you happen to be in Toronto between February 12 to 17, 2020, be sure to check out some of the highlights at the Toronto Black Film Festival. The festival is all about discovery and will showcase the most outstanding and most powerful Black films while creating a space to debate major cultural, social, and socio-economic issues.

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Head to Toronto’s west end for a taste of African BBQ. Open seven days a week, The Suya Spot features three nights of live music from Toronto’s top resident and guest DJs.  Suya, their most popular menu item, is a spicy meat skewer which is a popular food item in West Africa. Their Suya is marinated for 24 hours in a rub called tankora and grilled over an open flame for the richest flavors.

Photo via thesuyaspot.com
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