If you want to ensure that you must grab a few things to cherish your memories of your fantastic trip to Toronto, there are many to grab. You might have a Facebook folder of photos and a post would do, but often you want something more memorable and tangible to recollect the memories often as a memento.
Here I have rounded up 5 must-have Toronto mementos.
1. Chocolates by Brandon Olsen
Started by a fine-dining chef and his artist wife, you cannot miss out on grabbing some delicious chocolates by Chef Brandon Olsen and artist Sarah Keenlyside. They prepare chocolates under the brand CXBO that are as delicious as they are stunning. You can have the Jackson Pollock-Esque bonbons in many flavors like yuzu sake and raspberry rose fennel to Ziggy Stardust Disco Egg. You will find it all at CXBO as its classic confectionery products.
2. Toronto Public Library T-Shirt
You must also have the vintage-inspired Toronto Public Library tees that are available at various Drake General Store locations and its e-commerce store. These t-shirts are made in Canada from deliciously supple 100% cotton. Their tees (and sweatshirts) are a look good-feel purchase as 10 per cent of profits goes to the Toronto Public Library Foundation as a donation.
3. Toronto Transit Company Memorabilia
Whatever the reasons for the popularity of the TTC Shop, you can grab some pretty sweet products from the transit company’s online store. It could be a mug with the name of the subway stop that was closest to your hotel or a model bus in vintage colors. These TTC gifts are a great way to remember the time you spent in Toronto.
4. A Picture of/in Graffiti Alley
Known as one of the city’s amazing albeit popular tourist attractions Graffiti Alley is an alley where you will find plenty of eye-catching street art. From detailed font work to cartoon characters, taking a pic in this location is a must-have Toronto experience.
5. Mary McLeod Shortbread Cookies
Mary McLeod, who passed away in 2016, has been making the best shortbreads in Toronto for over 35 years. You can find her top quality, small-batch shortbreads in flavors that range from tradition to maple crunch. The small bite of one of these shortbreads you will devour rest. You can find Mary McLeod Shortbread cookies at the Yonge and Sheppard Whole Foods Market and Pusateri’s Fine Foods at Bayview Village.