about the shop
Pictus Goods is an eco-conscious flower + gift boutique located in the Junction Triangle, in Toronto.
We believe that conscious consumerism should apply when purchasing flowers, which is why we bring an eco-conscious approach to floral design! We do not use floral foam in our arrangements and avoid the use of single-use plastics as best we can. In terms of our design style, our arrangements are unstructured, bloom heavy and are designed to replicate flowers growing in a garden. With a mixture of local and imported blooms, each of our arrangements are thoughtfully composed!
The shop is full of lovely gifts -- majority are handmade locally by female makers. Everything we carry in the shop is truly unique! In addition to our handmade gifts, we have a large selection of unique vintage vessels that were specially selected by the owner.
Whether you come in and visit the shop directly or purchase flowers or gifts online, when you shop at Pictus, you can feel good about supporting a small and women-run business.
eco-conscious floral design
We are so beyond proud to be an eco-friendly flower shop! The floral industry is notorious for mass amounts of waste and for using floral-foam and single use plastics in their designs.
Many retail shops use floral foam in their arrangements for designing or to package their arrangements for delivery. Floral foam never biodegrades and is extremely toxic! We have made the ethical choice to be a floral foam-free shop.
We make a strong effort to avoid using single use plastics in our arrangements by using chicken wire instead of tape (as much as possibly we can) and with our packaging by not using plastic card picks and using eco-friendly water bags.
We’re committed to reducing our waste levels in an effort to be as environmentally conscious as we can. For retail, we only source vessels that are either handmade in Canada or are vintage. We don’t offer any vessels that are imported from China. This means less fossil fuels, less packaging/ waste and nothing is mass produced in a factory. For weddings, we offer a mix of vessels on a rental basis.
We try to source local blooms as much as possible. We just love supporting our local growers during the warmer months!
locally handmade goods
We offer a large selection of handmade and one of a kind gifts. Almost everything in the shop is handmade locally by women makers. We strive to curate interesting and high quality gifts and our pieces have been carefully chosen for their uniqueness and ability to add a special touch to any lifestyle or home.
We believe in the importance of supporting independent makers and we value the energy and creativity put into each and every item that we carry in our shop.
Our products include jewelry, ceramics, home décor items, textiles, all natural skin and body care, paper goods, candles and many other lovely gifts.
about the owner
Hello, I'm Jaz, the proud owner of Pictus Goods! A passionate advocate for creativity and local businesses, I take pride in supporting small, female-run ventures. Curating specialty goods and promoting women makers at Pictus Goods has been a fulfilling journey that combines my business ambitions, passions, and creativity.
Growing up surrounded by flowers in my Nonna's beautiful garden, I developed a love for floral design. After exploring Fashion Merchandising in post-secondary, I realized my true passion lay in the hands-on, creative aspects of design. After my time in school, I immersed myself in a hands-on learning experience within the floral industry. I took courses and worked as a florist at prestigious studios in Toronto, almost a decade ago. Wow! Through this time I was able to expand my skills and knowledge, having the opportunity to work alongside inspiring creatives.
Pictus Goods has now been operating since 2020 (wow!!!) and I am so proud of what it has become.
Beyond the shop, you'll find me cuddling with my two adorable cats, practicing hot yoga, indulging in culinary adventures, thrift shopping, supporting local designers and enjoying a cortado at a local coffee shop.
Your support means the world to me!