We are a BLACK LED platform

Our goal is to make it easier for black businesses owners to get recognized and to grow

Online Store

Products from black owned businesses all across the country

Directory

Listings from all across Canada! Find local businesses in your city

Resources

We have many resources to help owners get the help that they need!

Events

Markets and networking events celebrating black business owners

Meet Our Founder

“When 2020 started one of my biggest goals was to support more black owned businesses. But it was surprisingly difficult to find and tell what businesses in the city are TRULY black owned. So I created Black Owned Toronto, in hopes of discovering more black owned businesses.

After the rapid growth of the platform, I decided to create an online directory for major cities across Canada! I also opened our very first “Business Hub” in Toronto. Which is a multi-purpose space for local creatives and business owners to flourish!

I wanted a safe space for black people to showcase and share their work. I created a one stop shop for all shopping/service needs. I was amazed by how quickly the platform grew, and how much support every business I posted received! I will continue my work as a black business activist and continue working to see black businesses flourish.”

-Kerin John

Press