Canada is known for many things. Currently, it’s best known as the place that everyone wants to move to if you know who wins you know what. Our North American neighbors should also be known for the many awesome Black owned businesses that exist there. Here are a few:
Black Owned Businesses in Canada
Frunil (Montréal) offers “all Natural Ginger & Hibiscus juices brewed with passion and inspired from African traditions.”
Bôhten (Quebec, Ontario & online) is an eco-luxury eyewear line handmade from reclaimed material, sourced from Africa.
Locsuria Natural Haircare Systems (Ontario) is a “pure and natural hair maintenance line of products.”
Curl Bar Beauty Salon (Ontario) aims to provide the highest quality service and experience for your hair and beauty services.
Nannis Natural Hair Studio (Ontario) provides “a unique holistic approach to healthy natural hair with locks, braids, twists and customized styles for a wide range of special occasions.”
Le Nil Bleu (Montreal) is an Ethiopian restaurant that offers flavourful meals.
Caribbean Curry House is “Montreal’s Best Roti House Serving Authentic Caribbean Food Since 1980!”
Style Me Ankara (Online) is “the go-to brand for the ethically conscious man or woman who wants to make a bold fashion statement.”
Kuwala (Online)is “an online boutique that curates unique and exclusive pieces from socially responsible fashion brands inspired by Africa.”
Club Balattou (Montréal ) is “one of the first venues to bring African bands to North America in the 1980s. In the ’80s, it lured some of Africa’s biggest stars to play in little Balattou when they were selling out stadiums in their home countries. Papa Wemba and Baaba Maal made North American debuts here.”
Black Theatre Workshop (Montréal) is “Canada’s oldest Black theatre company and is committed to reflecting Black culture and community by developing and providing visibility for Black Canadian artists.”
The Montreal Community Contact is a publication that has been serving serving Montréal’s Black and Caribbean Community for over 20 years.
Grillade Lafirenzé Plus (Montréal)”offers a family friendly environment with a warm welcome and good (African) food.”
Tassot Creole (Quebec)is a Hatian restaurant that offers delicious meals made from scratch.
Le Virunga (Montréal)provides traditional African recipes that have been reinvented. “When African fine cuisine meets Québec.”
Ritz Caribbean Foods is a franchise that offers “the best Caribbean food in Ontario.”
Jirina’s Bakery (Ontario) is a family run business that specializes in professionally designed cakes for any occasion.
Divas Hair Design Studio (Ontario) offers “a variety of services including hair services: Virgin Hair Extentions –Weaves, Braids, Custom wigs, Dread locking, Up-dos, Color, Relaxers, Hair products, accessories and many more.”
Earthtones Naturals (Ontario) was “developed out of necessity for Canadian-made premium and effective natural hair and body products.”
Shakara Naturals (Ontario) offers “natural products that help strengthen hair and improve skin.”
London Ivy Products (Ontario) is “a hair, bath & beauty line that heals, nourishes & serves multiple purposes.”