Coal and Canary: Lighting Up The Second Floor

Posted on Oct 31, 2017 by The Forks Market


We hope you like pink! Coal and Canary Candle Company is thrilled to light up the top floor of The Forks. If you don’t know already, a huge part of our brand is rhymes, puns and having fun!

We’re Tom and Amanda, the owners of Coal and Canary. Our company began the way all brilliant ideas start: over a glass of wine. We are both candle enthusiasts with backgrounds in design and décor. After noticing a gap in the market for candles catered to hip, professional twenty-somethings, we decided to take matters into our own hands.

We wanted candles that were high quality, but also sassy and chic. Making candles started as a creative outlet — and a way to catch up and drink wine.

We got into our first store and inquired about how to get into the Academy Award swag bags — our ten-year plan. To our surprise, we were selected right away and got to work making candles with the help of our family and friends.

We now sell in over 200 stores internationally, but we thought it was time to open our own permanent storefront. We couldn’t think of a better location than The Forks!

It’s going to be a constant test of willpower to not head down to The Common for a flight of wine, or to try all of the food. It’s just so hard to choose what to get!

One of the many reasons we chose to make The Forks our new home is all of the possibilities for hosting new workshops. We’re not just a candle company — we’re extra like that. One of the things we like to do is offer evenings featuring other local entrepreneurs so we can learn something new, support other local and talented Manitobans, and also get to know some of the people that have supported us from the beginning. From The Common for a glass of wine and flower arranging, to gorgeous space outdoors for yoga classes, The Forks has all the space for our varying, and sometimes very random, needs.

Our store will carry all of our current collections and limited edition candles. This is the only location that will have all of our scents for customers to browse before they buy. We also offer other Canadian brands that pair perfectly with a girls’ night in.

Coal and Canary candles make a lasting gift for that hostess you want to impress, your BFF, or yourself — you deserve it.

Swing by, check us out, take a selfie on our selfie wall and relax on our pink couch. We would love to have you!

Make sure to follow us on Instagram @coalandcanary for updates on workshops, new candles, and what’s on Tom’s playlist.

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