About

We’re more than just a store. In 2012, when owner and baby enthusiast Sanam Navid set out to open balafant, she knew she wanted a different type of establishment. She wanted a modern emporium to serve the neighbourhood – a part of the community, a place for people to meet, make friends, and create memories for your children. That’s why we opened and operated for 4.5 years offering a great range of workshops to help people come together and share in the joy of watching their children grow.
In 2017, we will be moving. Our new location has yet to be determined, but in the interim, you can shop with us at balafantboutik.ca (bbshop.ca)! We will continue to offer our friendly services – gift concierge, baby shower registry and local delivery.
Committed to offering non-toxic, eco-friendly and organic products from around the world. We will continue to carry and support a wide range of Canadian products, and local Toronto artists- in the online realm.

balafant boutik has personally selected products that we support and love. We stand behind our choice of inventory. Most of all, we love hearing from our customers about what they want, need or simply can’t live without.

The name “balafant” is a combination of different words. ‘Bala’ comes from Sanam’s heritage – it’s the Turkish word for ‘child.’ The rest of the name – ‘fant’ – comes from “infant” or the French term, “enfant.” Put together, the name sounds like “elephant” –and who doesn’t love elephants? From there it was easy to decide that an elephant would form our logo and brand. While we focus on baby basics, we also carry decor to organize any child’s play area and bedroom, and toys that range from ages 0 to 4.

Meet our friendly staff

Name: Sanam
Favourite colour: green
Favourite cartoon: Jem and the holograms
Favourite childhood song: Itsy bitsy little spider
Favourite book: Dr. Suess
Hobbies: hide n’ seek
Favourite product from the store: Early Rider balance bike

Name: Sara
Favourite colour: green
Favourite cartoon: snoopy
Favourite childhood song:
Favourite book: The Little Prince
Hobbies: jewellery making, sewing, biking
Favourite product from the store: Tegu blocks

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