6ix in the City Toronto has many nicknames—Hogtown, the Big Smoke, T.O. and T-Dot—but when Canadian rapper Drake dubbed his hometown “The Six” Torontonians never looked back. Here are 6ix uniquely Toronto ideas for delegate welcome gifts, thank-you treats and giveaways.
- MakeLab’s Edible Selfie Photo Booth lets guests make their own personalized treats. A laser cutting and engraving machine laser-caramelizes photos onto macarons and cookies for a sweet takeaway.makelab.ca
- Main and Local is a sassy souvenir supplier offering city-inspired gifts “that don’t suck.” Its fun conversation pieces include socks celebrating Toronto public transit, Canadian Mounties and sock aficionado Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s Pop Art style, raccoon coasters are a reminder that Toronto is city where many cultures—and an abundance of raccoons—live in harmony.mainandlocal.com
- This copper plated Anigram Reindeer Ring Holder—designed by Ontario College of Art and Design University grad Sun Wook Park for Canadian design phenomenon, Umbra—is inspired by modern animal shapes and sculptures.umbra.com
- Pure maple cubes are handmade with love by Sixty Six Brix. Grate flakes of maple over your favourite sweet or savoury dish for a unique twist. Wow gala event attendees with The Maple Six tasting station, where guests can watch pieces of sharp artisan cheese being wrapped in ribbons of pure frosted maple taffy. sixtysixbrix.com
- Calming, refreshing or energizing, these small-batch facial mists by Woodlot from the Likely General Store are a great way to relax after a busy day. Choose from aromas of Juniper, cedar and lavender, bergamot and lavender, or a combination of rose, palo santo and geranium.likelygeneral.com
- Succulent Chocolates and Sweets hand crafted artisan bonbons are a luxurious treat, made with 35 per cent cream, butter, real fruit and real whole nuts, and available in bold and natural flavours from Chili Pepper to Espresso Bean to Earl Grey Tea. succulentchocolates.com