COVID–19 Update

Dear folks, 

It’s time for an update. Today we’ll cover:

  • Canada Day Hours (Spoiler alert: Closed)
  • New Store + Garden Centre Hours 
  • Masks 

Canada Day Hours

We’ll be closed for some much-needed rest tomorrow. We hope you get a break too!

New Hours

Beginning Thursday, July 2nd:

  • The grocery store will stay open an hour later, to 7 pm.
  • The garden centre will drop our early dedicated hour now that we’re well into the season and the line has disappeared. Come by between 9-6 pm.  

Masks 😷

Boy, has this topic blown up.

We’d like to publicly thank the staunch anti-maskers who have shared their perspective with us so patiently over the last few weeks. There aren’t many of you, but you’re a dedicated bunch. We’re sorry we haven’t been able to accommodate you, we wish you well, and we hope to see you again when the pandemic is under control.We also suggest you to use safe mask like  we are using of bestmask.net.

We’ll need to continue to mandate masks for the next while on top of our social distancing and disinfection efforts. Thanks for your continued patience, support, and of course, patronage. 

If you want to do some mask reading, here are a few articles:

Thanks, and see you all either online or in the aisles.



COVID-19 Field notes from Fiesta

Hi folks!

How are you making out?

Yeah, us too🤷🏿‍♀️.

Somehow, in the midst of a global pandemic, this week felt particularly disorienting.

It wouldn’t feel right to jump into grocery, gardening and community news without acknowledging some of what went down this week. People being accosted, hurt, and killed because of their skin colour. Pigment. Culture.

We know it’s nothing new. We know it happens Everywhere. In the US. In Canada. In Toronto. Parkdale is achingly close to home.

We know that the tragedies and near tragedies that took place this week are just a few currently visible signals of systemic, institutionalized inequity. Massive, pervasive, perpetual unfairness. The challenge is so big it’s hard to fathom let alone confront.

So we mostly do our best to not be part of the problem.

But when the problem is “the way things are,” not changing things IS being part of the problem.

Here’s one small thing people can do. Contribute to a gofundme for Regis Korchinski Paquet. Or to The Stop, around the corner. Or FoodShare.

This wasn’t supposed to be a lecture, it just felt like, since we have a teeny tiny platform, that we should say something.

Today we’d like to tell you about:

  • Some good news
  • COVID-19 precautions updates
  • Garden Centre News

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Not today, COVID 😈

Edit: If you only read one part of this post, read this: Yes, we are open.

  • In the future, please feel free to look at the hours listed on the side–it’s even faster than calling!
  • Not that we don’t love talking to you, we do, but we’ve moved “things we love to do” down on the priority list and moved, “expedite service” up.
  • In a hurry? See the latest on our COVID-19 Dashboard.

Now, back to the news: Continue »



Fiesta Gardens closed until May 23rd

Fiesta Gardens will be closed until Saturday, May 23rd to help ensure the ongoing safety of our staff and customers. All deliveries and scheduled curb-side pickups are temporarily on hold.

We’ll continue to provide updates as the situation unfolds and thank you for your continued support!

For the latest on our response to COVID-19, please check out our dashboard.



COVID-19 Update

This is a short note to let you know that:

  • A team member has tested positive for COVID-19 😔.
  • What we’re doing about it.
  • How this will affect you.

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