Writer, podcaster, and all-around cool gal Randi Bergman is launching her book Toronto Makes which tells the stories of over 50 inspiring creators from all disciplines.
A beautiful object in itself, Toronto Makes is an inspiring tour through Toronto”s thriving makers scene Toronto Makes features over 50 of the city”s most exciting creative entrepreneurs sharing the stories behind the crafts they”ve dedicated their lives to. This beautifully photographed and designed volume celebrates bakers and brewers, fashion and jewellery designers, furniture makers and ceramicists, and many more – an eclectic group of incredibly talented people who make Toronto a little more special. Toronto Makes pairs engaging profiles by Toronto writer Randi Bergman artful photos of the people and products of Bather, Bellwoods Brewery, Biko, Coolican & Company, CXBO Chocolates by Brandon Olsen, F. Miller Skincare, Mary Young, Mima Ceramics, Pilot Coffee Roasters, Province Apothecary, Rekindle, Sloane Tea, and many more. This captivating collection illuminates the complex stories things made with a passion that will impress and inspire
To celebrate the launch, Toronto Makes is bringing some of these fab locally made goods to the mezzanine of the Drake General Store flagship (1151 Queen West, across from The Drake Hotel) Sept 26-Oct 14. The book is features photography by Saty + Pratha, Joseph Saraceno, and Suech and Beck with off figure styling by Wilson Wong and Creative Direction by Make Joy.
It’s the perfect resource to find some really unique finds, pick it up at the Drake or at Indigo.
(Side note – If you are a lover of all things 90’s pop culture, you should be listening to her podcast The Capsule ’98! Always a fun, nostalgic listen.)