“When 2020 started, one of my biggest goals was to support more Black-owned businesses. But it was surprisingly difficult to find and tell what businesses in the city are truly Black owned. So I created Black Owned Toronto in hopes of discovering more Black-owned businesses.
I wanted a safe space for Black people to showcase and share their work. I created a one-stop shop for all shopping and service needs. I was amazed by how quickly the platform grew and how much support every business I posted received! I will continue my work as a Black business activist and continue working to see Black businesses flourish."
— Kerin John
Black Owned Toronto is an online platform dedicated to highlighting Black-owned businesses. The company is preparing to open up their very first retail store in Scarborough Town Centre. To learn more about the businesses supported by Black Owned Toronto, visit their Instagram page Black Owned Toronto. Opens in a new window.. And for more information about their organization, visit the Black Owned Toronto website Opens in a new window..
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