With Halloween just around the corner, we’re on a candy kick! Toronto is home to some sweet candy stores full of delicious gifting ideas for your meetings and events. Here are just a few of our favourites!


Experience candy flashbacks at Sweet Temptations by Sugar Mountain, in the heart of the PATH, downtown Toronto’s underground shopping network. It offers up nostalgic candy treats including Pink Elephant Popcorn, Pop Rocks, and Popeye Candy Sticks, along with German and U.K. imports. 130 King Street West (The Exchange Tower) Concourse Level, 416-364-1461


Chef Brandon Olsen and his fiancé, artist Sarah Keenlyside, are the co-owners of CXBO, offering  colour-splattered chocolate creations with unique flavor combinations like Yuzu Sake, Cinnamon Brown Butter, and Lime Ginger Black Pepper. What began as Olsen’s hobby became a full-time gig since opening their storefront location, with Keenlyside taking on marketing, packaging and design. 1132 College St., cxbo.ca


Since 2012, The Candy Bar has brought a sugar high to Canada’s Downtown. It offers swag bags, candy buffets, and gift baskets, full of award-winning chocolate bars, imported licorice, and all forms of gummi candy, for special and corporate events. 416-532-0123, thecandybar.ca


The latest candy store to hit Toronto’s streets is right beside Dundas West mainstay, Lakeview Lunch. Sweet Addictions offers unique candy, sodas, chocolates, chips and cereals from all over the world. 1134 Dundas St W. 


There’s never a dull moment for an event planner. At Business Events Toronto, our own event planners extraordinaire, Moriah Bacus and Alison Owers-Graham, understand that you have to be ready for anything. Here are a few things they never leave the house without!

CHARGER-01PORTABLE CHARGER When you’re at an event, your phone is your life line. “It’s great to take advantage of charging stations at a show, but sometimes you can’t leave your phone behind to juice up,” says Owers-Graham. A portable phone charger means you can get a charge while staying in charge. Continue reading “TOOLS OF THE TRADE”