Riverside Business Profile Series
Q is the prettiest letter in the alphabet, according to Rosie Jeffares, and her shop, Quince Flowers, is easily one the prettiest corners in Riverside.
Rosie says she was looking for a flagship store, close to both the highway and Corktown when she discovered Riverside in 1997. The neighbourhood was rough around the edges then, she says but word on the street was good things were on the horizon.
Today Rosie says she couldn’t be happier with her decision.
“There also are so many creative people in our neighbourhood beyond just the businesses on Queen Street,” says Rosie. “It’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon.” As an active member of the Riverside BIA, she strongly recommends all new businesses get involved.
“It’s really more about community and connection and that can’t help but improve your business,” she says.
Whether you’re in the market for floral arrangements for your wedding reception, or a small bouquet to place in your kitchen window, Quince Flowers is worth checking out.
“There is as much value in a single stem as there is in a cup of coffee,” says Rosie. “It doesn’t have to be a big splurge and it feeds the soul.”
Karen Lloyd is a writer, photographer and website designer in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood. This blog is part of the series giving you the inside scoop on Riverside, Toronto. Read other blogs in the series: Riverside Patios, Places to Stay in Riverside, Brunch Spots, Health & Wellness in Riverside, Kid-Friendly Riverside, Event & Catering Spots, Riverside Chefs, Self-Care in Riverside, It’s Easy Being Green in Riverside, The Dirt on Gardening in Riverside, Eat Around the World in Riverside, and Saying ‘I Do’ East of the Don.