In light of the movement to amplify black voices and in response to my recent share, I’ve been encouraged by our community to highlight Black-owned businesses in Kingston and the surrounding area. This is an opportunity to support the movement, locally. Thank you to those who contributed to the working list on my Instagram and Facebook page. This is a working list, if I’ve missed one (or a few), please include in the comments.
Ella’s Cuisine – Authentic African Cuisine –
Barrett’s Delights – https://www.facebook.com/barrettsdelights – baked goods.
@sallysrotishop – https://sallysrotishop.wixsite.com/home – 573 Princess Street (I’ve written about my love for them)
@jerkebago – https://jerkebago.ca – located in the PEC.
Aunty Caribbean Grocery/Beauty Supply – Caribbean grocery items that you can’t find at a regular grocery store plus frozen proteins from the butcher like Oxtail.
@Blossomafricanfoods – Find specific African grocery item, locally.
@bmdodo – http://www.bmdodo.com – Graphic design and branding.
@wordcountcreative – https://wordcountcreative.com – Content creation agency
Chris Nelson – http://www.reicohomes.com/
Yathu Landscaping & Snow Removal Inc
Dwayne Dynamic Construction – home renovations like bathroom upgrades, flooring, built-in shelving and more.
@colouredproudly– www.colouredproudly.com – Black Lives Matter apparel- located in Napanee
Kingston Shoe Repair – http://www.kingstonshoerepair.com – Shoe Repair-located downtown
@ww.apparel – Woodlin and Woodley apparel, newly founded clothing company
@destinyimasete – African clothing
@cheremere_spa – a variety of natural, science based hair, body and skincare products.
@blendtopawwfection – make up artist and hair stylist
Trendsetter Hair Clinic (Paulette) – https://www.trendsetterhairclinic.com – Hairdresser – located downtown
@ogini_barbershop – Barbershop – located downtown
@mk.braids – Hair Braiding – Box braids and other protective styling. Mary braids in Kingston and her daughter, Jennifer, braids in Ottawa.
@mkstyling – hair braiding and styling
Aunty Carribean Grocer/Beauty Supply – Yes, I listed them in food, I also buy my braiding hair and castor oil here!
@aromaissoaps – Plant based, cruelty free products. Scented with essential oils & colored with clays and herbs
@afiyabeauty – holistic skincare artisans that make cruelty-free, natural products
@arootsnaturaltherapies – Effective, natural treatment for dry, itchy scalp.
@Ucosmetic_Kingston – cosmetic, medical, vein and aesthetic treatments,
@Findabeautycare – hair braiding and hair and hair products.
@Destinyimasete – hair braiding
@livingcanvas.pmu – permanent makeup (find her at Cher Mere!)
@Jarenaleebeauty– makeup artist
@trishybeautyhairs -hairstylist and gentle braider
@KingstonFloralco – https://kingstonfloralco.ca – Custom orders and subscriptions available for beautiful, fresh arrangements.
Childcare + Child Learning
@littlecovelearning – childcare
@ruthysreadingroom – story-time and reading ideas.
@k.atwalterdesigns – https://www.etsy.com/shop/katwaltersdesigns/?etsrc=sdt
@mwcreative2022 – https://www.mwcreative2022.com– custom pieces, prints and cards.
@bowenfineart – https://www.bowenfineart.com – Painter
@cottoncarrie – https://barnett-knits.com – Felted clothing, wearable art
@chaka_chikodzi – https://chakachikodzi.com – stone sculpture
@elevationmusicstudio – http://www.elevationmusicstudio.com/ – Recording studio
Keaton – Musician
@bsd_tothebone – blackwellsounddesign.bandcamp.com – Sound design/Music production
@dbladjs – https://dbladjs.ca – Wedding and Event DJ –
@chellebooshaa – Muralist
@yikestheatreco – theatre company
@kyraminipopkid – Mini pop kid, singer, dancer, actor
@jarenaleebeauty – visual artist
@gunguo_collections -African & Canadian Art and History Farm
@chermere_downtown/ @chermerewest – https://cher-mere.ca – Day spa
@opheliarigault – https://www.vopheliarigault.com – Speaker, trainer and consultant to inclusive leaders who create cultures of belonging.
@jdphysioclinics – https://www.jdphysiotherapy.ca – Physiotherapy clinic
E.L. Adams Psychological and Counselling Services – Counsellor
@betterboundariespodcast – https://briawannamaker.com – Psychotherapist
@BPassTravel – www.boardingpasstravel.ca – Travel agency
@rebellefitygk – https://www.rebellefitygk.com – Personal Training and Life coach
@visionaryfitness4u – Personal Training
@dansanidanceco – Dance studio that offers Latin, Ballroom and Kizomba at 15-1786 Bath Road
@skeletonparkcreations – Polymer clay earrings
@imperialcleaningkfla – https://www.imperialcleaningkfla.com – Junk removal, maintenance, homecare and pet sitting service
@boyophotography – https://boyophoto.ca – Located in Ottawa but willing to travel to Kingston.
@Ashleyjacklynne – Black Transracial Adoptee & Advocate
Many businesses have self-identified/agreed in post. If you don’t wish to be included or have changed your mind, please contact me and I will remove your name. Thanks!
10 thoughts on “Kingston’s Black-Owned Businesses”
Aunty Ann Caribbean / African Grocery & Beauty Supply
846 Gardiners Rd, Kingston, ON K7M 3X9
Thank you so much for compiling this list!
Please add one more category:
Commercial and Residential Cleaning services
Business: Imperial Cleaning-KFLA
Owned by a young Afro-Canadian man Constantin Mugenga
For kids clothing you should add Six+One, shes in PEC and her clothes are adorable!
@sixplusoneclothing on Instagram!
iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage
DJ Carlos with Future Vibes Entertainment – amazing DJ!
Such a well curated list and brilliant thought! Thank you for including supportSME, they truly serve as a light in this hard time.
What a great initiative!!! We invite all these great businesses and their supporters to join supportSME.ca! SupportSME is a free local platform that leverages the bond with loyal consumers to allow them to purchase certificates to pre-book services or pre-purchase products, redeemable at any time. http://www.supportSME.ca
Thanks for this huge and helpful list! I don’t know how long it took you, but I think a lot…