You can now buy puzzles of Toronto restaurants and bars

Jun 3 2020, 9:13 am

While Torontonians continue to avoid visiting their favourite eateries except for takeout purposes, one local partnership has found a way for you to bring those spots home.

PieceTogether, a collaboration between Frontier Design and Flash Reproductions, is a not-for-profit created in response to the struggles that businesses are facing due to the pandemic.

The new website is offering sales of 300-piece, 13.75” x 19” puzzles, that capture the images of local bars, restaurants, and other small businesses.

According to the site, puzzle sales are up 370% from this time last year. All things considered, that’s not terribly surprising, and the idea of taking this extra time at home to craft an image of a place you love that can live on your wall… well, it just sounds sweet as heck.

The process is simple: local businesses and artists submit an image that represents them, and PieceTogether turns it into a jigsaw puzzle. A portion of the proceeds cover the costs of puzzle-creation and shipping, and the rest — a minimum of $15 — go to the business or artist involved.

If customers want to offer local establishments even more, there’s an option to add a donation of additional funds during the checkout process, all of which goes directly to the business or artist.

 

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Right now, 25 different puzzles capture the essence of local joints including The Cameron House, Reyna, Rosalinda, and HotMess TexMex, plus non-food establishments like Misfitstudio, and illustrations for the Junction BIA.

You can browse the selection online.

If you’re a local establishment that would like to get involved, you can submit your information and upload a puzzle photo here.

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