SHANNON DOYLE - PROPRIETOR
Shannon's years of hospitality and entertaining experience, discriminating palate, and established network of suppliers and fine local producers all come together in her casually intimate shop.
She first opened The Mercantile in 1999 on College Street, in the heart of Little Italy, and it quickly became the go-to spot for customers interested in specialty food items they couldn’t get anywhere else. In 2008, she moved The Mercantile to its current location in the heart of Roncesvalles Village, where it is now a local favourite for gourmet gifts, treats, spices, all manner of dips and spreads, kitchen accessories - and that soon-to-be-favourite food item that you will love but just haven’t discovered yet.
“I love sourcing small artisanal producers locally, and whenever I travel I make a point of bringing back at least one new find.”
Shannon's approach is that food and dining should be fun - but never too fussy. She’s warm and engaging, and famous for hosting amazing dinner parties where she’ll often try out new ideas and products.
“I really enjoy sharing my latest discovery with my customers and my friends, and I love when I can turn someone on to a special product that will become their new favourite.”
She's also great at putting together fun and interesting selections from the store in the form of custom gift baskets.
“Over the years, I’ve combined some of our most popular and unique products into a lineup of gift baskets, each one with a fun theme. They can be the perfect gift for that impossible-to-shop-for friend or family member. It makes sense - everyone loves good food!"
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