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2016 Best of Live Green Toronto

Last September, blogTO hosted the inaugural Best of Live Green Toronto poll. The poll was your opportunity to vote for your favourite eco-friendly places and spaces.

Here are the top vote getters of 2016, selected by you!

Best Farmers' Market

  1. St. Lawrence Market
  2. Leslieville Farmers' Market
  3. Evergreen Brick Works   
  4. The Stop’s Farmers’ Market at Artscape Wychwood Barns
  5. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers' Market
  6. Sorauren Farmers’ Market
  7. Junction Farmers Market
  8. East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market
  9. Humber Bay Shores Farmers Market
  10. Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market



  1. Birds and Beans
  2. Propeller Coffee
  3. Merchants of Green Coffee 
  4. Full of Beans
  5. Fair Grounds Organic Café & Roastery 
  6. Moonbeam Coffee Company
  7. Reunion Island Coffee Bar
  8. Cut Coffee / Sam James Coffee Bar
  9. Dark City Coffee
  10. Coffee Tree Roastery*



  1. Fresh 
  2. Cool Hand of a Girl 
  3. Ruby Watchco.
  4. The Beet 
  5. Live Organic Food Bar
  6. Thrive Organic Kitchen
  7. Kupfert and Kim
  8. Apiecalypse Now
  9. Hibiscus
  10. Cafe Belong


Organic Grocers

  1. The Big Carrot
  2. Raise the Root Organic Market
  3. Fiesta Farms
  4. The Sweet Potato
  5. West End Food Co-Op
  6. Moberly Natural Food
  7. Qi Natural Foods
  8. Karma Co-Op
  9. Essence of Life


Butchers for Locally Sourced Meats

  1. Rowe Farms
  2. BlossomPure
  3. The Healthy Butcher 
  4. Cumbrae’s
  5. Sanagan’s Meat Locker
  6. The Friendly Butcher 
  7. Bloor Meat Market
  8. Fresh from the Farm
  9. Butcher by Nature
  10. Stock in Trade*


Consignment Stores

  1. Common Sort 
  2. The Cat’s Meow 
  3. Designer Exchange
  4. Second Time Around
  5. HazelLily
  6. Extoggery
  7. VSP
  8. Coco’s Closet
  9. Off the Cuff 
  10. Kind Exchange*


Eco-Friendly Baby and Kids Stores in Toronto

  1. Baby on the Hip 
  2. The 100 Mile Child 
  3. Mini Mioche
  4. Diaper-eez 
  5. Little White Sneakers
  6. Bean Sprout 
  7. Bumbleberry Kids 
  8. Little Peeps 
  9. Ava’s Appletree
  10. Merrily, merrily*


Green Retailers

  1. MEC 
  2. Toronto Tool Library 
  3. EcoExistence 
  4. The Bee Shop 
  5. Freedom Clothing Collective 
  6. Saje Natural Wellness
  7. The Tea Emporium 
  8. Susan Harris Design 
  9. All Good Dog Food 
  10. Logan and Finley 


Green Buildings

  1. George Brown College Waterfront Campus
  2. 66 Wellington Street West TD Bank Tower
  3. RBC Waterpark Place
  4. 100 Wellington Street West TD West Tower
  5. RBC Plaza
  6. The Berczy
  7. Barrymore Building
  8. 320 Front St. West
  9. Evergreen Brick Works - Centre for Green Cities*


Green Roofs

  1. The Big Carrot
  2. Fairmont Royal York
  3. MEC 
  4. Ryerson University
  5. Toronto City Hall
  6. Toronto Public Library - Fort York Branch
  7. Native Child and Family Services (NCFST)
  8. Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre
  9. York University - Computer Science & Engineering Building

* Business or location that received the most write-in votes, not applicable to all categories.

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