Saudade Toronto - You HAVE to go
In today’s episode of ‘Our Portuguese Table’, we chat with Nancy Fernandes of Saudade Toronto in Toronto, Canada. Nancy, who has admired design from a young age (thanks in part to traveling around Portugal), suggested an idea to a couple friends about opening a local shop that celebrates design and selling artisanal goods made in Portugal. (Nancy’s roots are in the Minho and Baixo Alentejo.)
They found a space in Little Portugal and it’s been a hit since the shop opened in 2015! The shop features items for all budgets and styles from well-known brands like Vista Alegre and Bordallo Pinheiro to B.Joy to one-of-a-kind pieces from local artisans. She visits Portugal 2-3 times a year to connect with artisans.
One of Nancy’s goals was to stock pieces from all over Portugal, Açores, and Madeira – showcasing different Portuguese design and products, and especially those with a modern spin. The shop’s inventory is constantly changing – contact Saudade if you’re looking for a particular item.
1191 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada