Unique treats, gifts and baskets for unique people.

The Mercantile in Toronto's Roncesvalles Village is your go-to shop for everyday luxuries, with a thoughtfully curated selection of gourmet food items, kitchen accessories, gifts and gift baskets to help you live, give, and entertain in style.

Spring Cleaning

A New Look for the Mercantile

According to the calendar, it is officially spring! And sure, everyone is starting to think about freshening things up a bit as we ponder more sunshine and warmer weather on the way. For those of you so inclined we've got some top quality cleaning products from Mrs. Meyers and Ecover - along with EuroScrubbies, kitchen towels and the unbeatable Jude's Miracle Cloth.

But you may have noticed in the last little while we've been freshening up our own look too. We've streamlined our window and door decals and we have a brand new logo that we hope captures the spirit of what it is you love about The Mercantile.

Now, we're not a big corporation so we won't call it a "re-branding" per se - we'll continue to offer the same great products, friendly service and fresh ideas we've always been known for - but it does mean you'll see things like cards and labels and bags change gradually over the next little while.  For now, we wanted to celebrate our 18 years in business while Canada celebrates it's 150th and face the future with a fresh new look. Hope you like it!

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YOUR March Break

SaltWest Naturals bath salts

So they call it "March Break". And sure, the kids get a week off school. But if you're the one taking them away, you're the one chauffeuring them around to activities, you're the one making the extra meals, you're the one with more kids in the house for longer for a whole week, what the heck kind of break is that for YOU?

These aromatic bath salts from SaltWest Naturals - sustainably hand harvested on the west coast of Vancouver Island - are your March break in a pouch. Put 1/4 cup in a hot bath and soak in the relaxation and regeneration. Close your eyes and you are in the rainforest or on the beach at Tofino... And until someone breaks down that bathroom door, that time, that refuge, that feeling is all yours.

Honeysuckle, Lavender, Eucalyptus and Salish Salt & Seaweed.
Find them on your right up the stairs at the back of the store.

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Magic Words

Sprucewood Bacon Cheddar

Bacon. Cheddar.

Indeed they are magic words, especially when they appear together. 
Even more magic, of course, is the taste. And our friends at the Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Co. have made a little bit of magic with this addition to their already stellar flavour line-up. 

Admittedly, they cost $1 more than the other cookies in the line but let me remind you again.... BACON!

You will find these decadent and delightfully savoury shortbreads on the shelf to your right just inside the door of the store. Now let me tell you the most likely outcome when you find them there:
You will buy a box and take it home planning to save them for an upcoming dinner party where you will serve them as part of an appetizer plate with some charcuterie; you will open the box just to try one; you will eat 12 over the next 20 minutes; you will come back to the store to buy another box. Consider that fair warning.

Bacon. Cheddar. Shortbread.
Magic indeed.

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