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  • The nice™ Roots Artspace: Elicser

    Elicser Elliot is a well-known Toronto graffiti artist who was born in Montreal and grew up on the West Indian island of Saint Vincent. His work has been featured in the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum and publications like Mix Magazine and Spacing. His distinctive artwork is created by using aerosol spray paint and often depicts different characters or collages.

    Event Details:
    Roots CF Toronto Eaton Centre
    220 Yonge Street, Level 3
    May 19

  • The nice™ Roots Artspace: Ilya Viryachev

    Originally from Almaty, Kazakhstan, Viryachev immigrated to Canada at a young age and currently lives in Vancouver. After graduating from the Art Institute of Vancouver, he was a TV show animator before transitioning into the field of concept art. Viryachev works for an animation studio, spending his free time painting, creating art installations, murals and being involved in the local art community.

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    Roots Robson Flagship Store
    1001 Robson Street
    May 18

  • The nice™ Roots Artspace: Candace O Bell

    Living and creating art in Toronto’s west end, Bell’s work has a strong connection to nature that is influenced by her upbringing in Northern Ontario and Newfoundland. Playing with different media including organic materials, her creations are designed to act as reminders of personal strength and self-worth.

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    Roots Centreville
    1025 Saint-Catherine Street West
    May 17

  • The nice™ Roots Artspace: Raven Davis

    Raven Davis is an Indigenous, mixed race, Two-Spirit multidisciplinary artist, curator and activist from the Anishinaabek Nation. Born and raised in Tkaronto (Toronto) and currently splitting time working between K’jipuktuk (Halifax) and Tkaronto. Raven blends narratives of colonization, race, gender, sexuality, Two-Spirit identity and the Anishinaabemowin language and culture into a variety of contemporary art forms. Raven is also a proud parent to three sons.

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    Roots Rideau Centre
    50 Rideau Street #111
    May 16

  • The nice™ Roots Artspace: Whatisadam

    A Montreal native, Whatisadam (WIA) is one of the city’s best known urban artists. Infused with Canadian imagery, his style is reminiscent of vintage comics and pop art. While North American wildlife and landscapes are common themes in his work, he often reimagines them to feature elements of urban culture, as seen in his cans of maple ‘sizzurp’ and tattooed ducks. In addition to his wheatpastes and stencils found throughout the city, Whatisadam has a diverse studio practice, including silkscreen prints, large-scale murals, installation work, as well as a proclivity towards using found objects as his canvas. In addition to Montreal, Whatisadam’s work has been found in the streets of New York, Paris, Toronto, Miami, and Mexico City.

    Event Details:
    Roots Flagship Store
    80 Bloor Street West
    May 15

  • The nice™ Roots Artspace: Ryan Enn Hughes

    A Toronto-based director, photographer and artist, Ryan Enn Hughes creates videos, photographs, installations, animated gifs and virtual reality content. Hughes has collaborated with many recognizable brands and his artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world including The Getty Center, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), The Hammer Museum and The Photographers’ Gallery. Currently, he is a member of the advisory council for The School of Image Arts at his alma mater Ryerson University.

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    May 16

    Image Credit: Ballet 360 Image: Still frame from the digital video art project Ballet 360 (The 360 Project), 2011,

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    100% of the profits from every purchase of a nice™ button or limited-edition enamel pin supports Indigenous Youth Empowerment Programming run by WE. Help us reach our goal of $150,000 for this nice cause by purchasing your nice™ button or pin and wearing it proudly.

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  • Canada in the News: Beaver Herds Cattle

    On April 14, 2017, some curious cattle in Saskatchewan made a new furry friend.

    Read the full story on CBC News

  • O Canada!

    Embark on your next adventure in true Canadian style with our Souvenir Scarf.

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  • All About Canada: Today in History

    April 17, 2017: “For the past 35 years, the Charter has helped build a country where people from all over the world can come together as equals and create opportunities for one another.

    The Charter protects the rights and freedoms that are essential to our identity as Canadians. It allows us to express ourselves as individuals and to celebrate our differences, while bringing us closer as a country.

    This year, we also mark the 35th anniversary of Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, which recognizes and affirms Aboriginal and treaty rights. There is no relationship more important to our government than the one with Indigenous Peoples. We are committed to a renewed nation-to-nation, Inuit-to-Crown, and government-to-government relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.

    The spirit and substance of the Charter are at the heart of Canada’s success, and should inspire us all as we work toward a fairer, more just and compassionate society.

    “Today, I remind Canadians that we have no task greater than to stand on guard for one another’s liberties. The words enshrined in the Charter are our rights, freedoms, and – above all – our collective responsibility.”
    - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Office of the Prime Minister

  • #RootsIsCanada

    We’re wanderers at heart; lovers of the unknown and the road less travelled. No matter where your journeys may lead, remember to bring a piece of home along with you. Share your adventures with us #RootsIsCanada. @rootscanada
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  • All About Canada: Canada’s Smallest Province

    Prince Edward Island is our country’s smallest province at about 280 kilometres in length and has a population of 145,855. The Confederation Bridge joins P.E.I. to the mainland, from Borden-Carleton to Cape Jourimain.

  • Spring adventures start here

    Explore our new arrivals inspired by Canada’s Maritime provinces.

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  • All About Canada: Today in History

    April 12, 1980: Terry Fox begins his Marathon of Hope in St. John’s, Newfoundland to raise awareness and money for cancer research by running across the country.

  • It’s (officially) spring!

    Spring break, spring weather, spring flowers… spring new arrivals! We couldn’t be more excited.

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  • All About Canada: Today in History

    New France’s first inhabitants ate hearty meals to cope with the rigours of everyday life—not to mention the climate! A distinct brand of home cooking evolved over the centuries, creating such Québec classics as tourtière (meat and pork pie), cipaille (a layered meat pie), fèves au lard (baked beans), cretons (pork spread), tarte au sucre (sugar pie) and galettes de sarrasin (buckwheat cakes). While most of these items no longer appear on the daily menu, many are still served on special or seasonal occasions.

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  • "With so many little roads to drive down, there are endless views of vernacular architecture meeting the nooks and crannies that make their way into the Atlantic Ocean."

    Canadian Director, Mark Bennett shares his thoughts on Newfoundland.

  • All About Canada: Today in History

    March 7, 1876: Alexander Graham Bell is granted the patent for the telephone.

  • “As much as you need a car to drive around the island to and from the little communities, I find myself walking more often since you get beautiful, peaceful moments like these in- between the other moments.” Canadian Director, Mark Bennett shares his thoughts on Newfoundland. @markbennett

  • Hey Rosetta! takes us along for their journey.

    Indie rock band Hey Rosetta! is used to being in front of crowds as musicians, but we asked the Newfoundland natives to share their visit to their home province to record a different sort of performance: recording their music in Fogo Island Arts—the residency-based contemporary art venue for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers, and thinkers from around the world.
    Lead singer Tim Baker describes the experience….

  • Celebrate Canada 150 and your Roots

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  • Meet Trevor Wheatly and Cosmo Dean

    Meet Trevor Wheatly and Cosmo Dean, the young multimedia artists making waves in the Toronto art scene. In celebration of our nation's sesquicentennial we asked Trevor and Cosmo to try their hand at the iconic maple leaf. We stopped by Trevor and Cosmo’s studio in Toronto, Ontario to see how they bring their pieces to life…

  • Celebrate Canada 150 and your Roots

    With the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation just around the corner (July can’t come soon enough!) we’re feeling the need to celebrate!

  • All About Canada with @Codographs

    Being a Canadian means acceptance, multiculturalism, freedom and pride! We are a very diverse country from coast to coast, ranging from landscapes, cultures and dialects. To me being Canadian is simply having respect for others, taking time to enjoy what the landscape offers and the what adventures it may bring, and enjoying/ appreciating our freedom! I'm extremely proud to call myself a Canadian citizen, as every Canadian should. We have it so good here! A bonfire on the shores of Red Indian Lake.

  • Travel Tips from @Codographs

    Although there are many incredible locations of the province, Fogo Island is a definite must see when visiting Newfoundland. A place where modern structures contrast rugged wind-swept landscapes and quaint fishing villages. Just a short 45 minute ferry ride from Farewell will give you seven quaint villages to explore!
    Pictured : Long Studio, Joe Batts Arm

    Follow along as @Codographs shows you his hometown and tells you all about his favourite places to visit on @rootscanada!

  • All About Canada: Canada’s Youngest Province

    Before 1949, Newfoundland had a history as a British colony, and equal to Canada, Australia, and New Zealand as a full Dominion of the British Empire. Newfoundland and Labrador joined Canada on 31 March 1949.

  • Travel Tips from @Codographs

    Every province and territory has their own unique qualities, they're all special. Newfoundland in particular is indeed a very special place. Influenced by heavily by Ireland we have a very distinct dialect and colloquial language which differs from region to region. The folk music here is another highlight along with traditional foods, beer, and amazing landscapes! Also we are always a half hour ahead!
    Pictured: Lomond Sinkhole (20km off route 430)

    Follow along as @Codographs shows you his hometown and tells you all about his favourite places to visit on @rootscanada!

  • Travel Tips: East Coast Weather

    For the island of Newfoundland, the average summer temperature is 16°C (61°F) while the average winter temperature hovers around 0°C (32°F). In Labrador, the winter climate is somewhat harsher, but temperatures can top 25°C (77°F) during the short but pleasant summers.

  • Travel Tips from @Codographs

    The Grand Codroy Estuary is one of the most productive vegetation and wildlife habitats of the province. This waterfowl haven is ideal for birdwatchers, photographers and people that appreciate beautiful vegetation and colourful landscapes. It is quite different than the rest of the island, it's actually quite similar to Ireland in a way. The fall of the year is particularly nice in this area. Located just North of Port- Aux-Basques, this estuary is a must see!

    Follow along as @Codographs shows you his hometown and tells you all about his favourite places to visit on @rootscanada!

  • All About Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador

    The province consists of two sections, the island of Newfoundland and the mainland portion of Labrador. The most easterly Canadian province, the island is situated at the mouth of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The province lies between the 46th and 61st parallels; most of the island lies below the 50th parallel.

    - Via Heritage Newfoundland & Labrador

  • Travel Tips from @Codographs

    There are way too many beautiful places here, which makes it difficult to choose just one. However one of my personal favourites is Little Port Head, in the town of Lark Harbour approximately 45km from Corner Brook. A steep (sometimes slippery) ascent, rewards you with this unbelievable view! The summit offers views of Cedar cove beach, the gulf of St. Lawrence, barrens and of course the town of Lark Harbour itself. This place is off the beaten path, however you won't regret the visit!

    Follow along as @Codographs shows you his hometown and tells you all about his favourite places to visit on @rootscanada!

  • East Coast Easy: The Downtown Tote

    Made in Canada by Canadian craftsmen.

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  • All About Canada: Today in History

    February 16, 1965: the maple leaf becomes Canada's official flag.

  • The Ultimate Newfoundland Camping Trip

    Looking for an itinerary to explore Newfoundland’s historic sites and National Parks? Parks Canada has put together the best the province has to offer. Spend seven days Western Newfoundland taking the ‘Together in the Wild’ tour.

    Day 1: Arrive Deer Lake (via air) or Port aux Basques (via car ferry)
    Drive north to Gros Morne National Park.

    Day 2: Gros Morne National Park
    Enjoy the Western Brook Pond Boat Tour. Feel the mist of scenic waterfalls spilling over 700m cliffs that rim this glacially carved lake.

    Day 3: Take a guided tour of the Tablelands, a geological wonder – a rare piece of the Earth’s mantle exposed. Spend a day enjoying coastal walks or hike challenging and adventurous routes to the top of Gros Morne’s mountains. Meet local residents and share in their stories and music at one of the many lively concerts, plays, or festivals.

    For more please visit Parks Canada

  • Newfound Look: Spring Jackets

    Your water-repellent essentials, perfect from winter to spring.

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  • All About Canada: Music from Newfoundland and Labrador

    “The traditional music of Newfoundland and Labrador is rooted in Irish, Scottish, English, and French music. Thanks to bands like Figgy Duff, Great Big Sea, and musicians like Ron Hynes, and legendary fiddlers like Rufus Guinchard and Emile Benoit, it's known throughout the world. Feel free to clap and stomp along to jigs and reels featuring fiddles, accordions, and bodhran drums. Or get swept away by old Irish love songs passed down from generation to generation.” - Via

  • All About Canada: Today in History

    February 12, 2010: the winter Olympic Games begin in Vancouver. Freestyle mogul skier Alexandre Bilodeau becomes the first-ever athlete to claim a gold medal on Canadian soil.

  • Travel Tips from @Codographs

    Meet Cody (@Codographs) the Newfoundland photographer with the most incredible instagram feed. Follow along as he gives us his travel tips, must-see haunts and favourite places from his hometown on Instagram @rootscanada.

    Hey I'm Cody, a 20 year old outdoor enthusiast, amateur photographer, and tourist at home! I currently reside in the beautiful bay of islands on the west coast of Newfoundland where I'm studying Natural resources at CNA.

    I'm extremely proud to live in such a fantastic, breath-taking province as there are so many diverse landscapes, friendly people, and endless places to explore!

    Follow along as @Codographs shows you his hometown and tells you all about his favourite places to visit on @rootscanada!

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  • All About Canada: St John’s, Newfoundland, the oldest city in North America

    For more than 500 years, St. John’s has been visited by European explorers, adventurers, soldiers and pirates. Discovered by John Cabot in 1497 and later claimed as the first permanent settlement in North America for the British Empire, St. John’s has a rich and colourful history.

  • Newfound Look: The Modern Fisherman Sweater

    We fell in love with Newfoundland are we’re celebrating Canada’s most eastern province with our latest collection of new arrivals. Fisherman brave any weather. These legendary sweaters are why.

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  • All About Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador

    The Atlantic Puffin is Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial bird. About 95% of all North America's puffins breed around the Newfoundland and Labrador coasts

  • “I am so honoured to be able to celebrate my country in all it’s beauty in my own fun and creative way.” Kerry, Roots Canada’s Print and Packaging Designer. Read more about our Limited Edition Canada 150 collectible shopping bags.
  • Show your Canadian pride and celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary with our Canada Collection by Roots.

  • Parks Canada is inviting Canadians and visitors from around the world to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in our national treasures from coast to coast to coast. To mark this special year, Parks Canada is offering free admission to all Parks Canada locations!

  • Celebrate your Canadian heritage with our Canada Collection by Roots . Designed & Made in Canada - Made by Canadian craftsmen with Canadian and imported materials.

  • All About Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador There are more varieties of English spoken in Newfoundland and Labrador than anywhere else in the world and the province has its very own dictionary and encyclopedia. The Dictionary of Newfoundland English was first published in 1982 and contains hundreds of words and phrases you'll find nowhere else.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador is a little smaller than California, slightly bigger than Japan, and twice the size of the entire United Kingdom.The island of Newfoundland covers 111,390 square kilometres (43,008 square miles) - an area that rivals the size of the three maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island combined.
    Though Newfoundland and Labrador is larger than some countries, it certainly doesn't feel crowded with a relatively small population of 510,000. And while you'll find lots of friendly folks across the province, just over one-third, or 181,000, live in and around the capital city of St. John's.” - Via

  • Artist-In-Residence: The Limited Edition Collectible Canada 150 Bags

    Here at Roots, we get the opportunity to work with some incredibly inspiring and creative Canadians. Kerry, our print and packaging designer, shares the design process behind our limited edition Canada 150 collectable shopping bags.

  • Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation with us! ...Each month we will highlight a province from our beautiful country—get fun facts about the province, travel trips from locals and up-to-the-minute news about our Canada 150 celebrations. This February is all about Newfoundland and Labrador.