We are a local plant shop located on the busy intersection of Queen Street West and Bathurst Street. Established in 2003, we first started selling convenience goods such as lottery, fruits, vegetables, milk, and bread. The store was operated by my parents early on, and slowly I began to take over the business following their retirement. We experienced a lot of ups and downs, with rising cost and new grocery stores expanding into our neighborhood - it became difficult to sustain our business. It got to a point where I almost sold our business! However, with the support of my husband, we decided to take a different route and try something new. The first thing that came to mind was my interest in plants and gardening. I love the aesthetics and energy that a plant bring - and my family loves it. I always planned a trip with my husband to see what new plants are growing at our local farms and markets. It is something that I never get tired of! And that triggered an idea - why not share this passion with our community? Considering how hard it was to find plants in our city, this will help plant enthusiasts like me who are also looking for something new to grow. With the help of my husband, we decided to revamp our store and sell plants and flowers. We started lightly, just small house plants and orchids, and slowly we started to expand our selections and include flowers, plant accessories like pots and plant feeds. From there, it was an easy decision to keep going and pursue this passion of mine. Over the years we have met many great people and members of the community who also share the same passion as us. Many who are new to this or experienced, I always love to talk about your planting needs. Today, the makeup of our store is mostly plants and we even built a back garden at the back of our store! We still kept some originality of our store by selling fruits, general house items and lottery. I am truly excited to come in each day and serve my community while also able to pursue my passion and continue to grow our business!
We work with various local farmers in Ontario to supply the best and freshest products to our community. We are always on the search for something new, if you have something we don't carry in store feel free to let us know! If you need help with your planting needs, we can help you select from our wide range of exotic plants, and fresh cut flowers suited for any occasion. Our friendly staff demonstrates a passion to help our customers achieve their planting needs for every season and to meet your satisfaction!
Queens Fruit Market & Plants