Currently sharing the space with Merryberry Cafe at 559 Parliament S., Blooming is owned by Anji Shuklas, a landscaper who has worked primarily in the Rosedale and Forest Hill neighbourhoods of Toronto. Shuklas lives on Metcalfe Street here in Cabbagetown and said she opened the store to fill a gap as the neighbourhood has not had a dedicated floral shop in several years.
For the next two months, the front half of the 559 Parliament St. space will be filled with flowers and holiday decor, and there are additional greeneries and outdoor decorations in front. Merryberry continues to operate on a limited schedule with half its former number of tables and chef Cyril is also holding some evening cooking classes. Come the new year, once Merryberry ceases operations, Shuklas would like to rent out the kitchen and invites anyone interested in doing so to contact her at 416 940-0076