You can’t help but smile when walking into Scout because of all the sweet stuff they’ve got! From jewelry and home goods to cards and other consciously crafted items, it’s a great spot for grabbing gifts to give. Their first location opened in 2011 on the west side of Toronto, in Roncesvalles Village, and is surrounded by a bunch of awesome independent shops, cafes, and restaurants. Their second location is located in another great Toronto community, but on the east side of town, in Leslieville.
Besides selling goods from small, often local, independent makers and mindfully selected brands, they also help to support local charities and initiatives, which makes every dollar spent there mean even more. As a conscious consumer myself, I absolutely love that aspect, and equally as much, love that they prioritize products produced sustainably and have even curated an entire collection of items that promote low-waste living!
Some other spots I’d suggested visiting along Roncesvalles are Ecotique for more consciously crafted goods, Ed’s Real Scoop for ice cream, and A Good Read for secondhand or new books. If you’re checking out Scout’s east-end location, I’d be sure to grab brunch from Lady Marmalade and visit one of many vintage spots along Queen East, such as Common Sort.