Beatrice Society is your trusted source for healing plants & alternative therapies.
BeatriceSociety.com is a community space for learning about the vast array of evidence-based healing plants and alternative therapies. We aspire to educate and inspire anyone with an interest in nature’s pharmacy leveraged by human ingenuity, while sparking the senses with thoughtful, intentional, and authentic content. We are here to shine a light on helpful and, in many cases, deeply historical medicines and practices, and we invite you to join our community.
Beatrice Society Café, located in Toronto’s Waterworks development, provides a welcoming space for like-minded people to relax and experience our adaptogen-focused menu. It is here that we bring the online Beatrice Society experience to life through hand-crafted food and drinks that engage the mind and body, along with an assortment of curated products.
Our dedicated mezzanine space is designed for educational seminars, events and social gatherings, and features a plethora of comfortable spots to lose oneself in a book or talk.
Who is Beatrice?
Our name is a reference to Beatrice Portinari: the woman often cited as the spark that ignited the Renaissance movement.
Beatrice’s legendary beauty, grace, and wit are said to have influenced Dante Alighieri’s infamous epic poem, The Divine Comedy. In the book, a fictionalized version of Beatrice serves as a wise and knowledgeable guide to the underworld and afterlife.
Like Dante’s muse, we aim to spark a movement to a new era: bringing emerging ideas to the forefront, and joining forces with scientists, therapists, and industry leaders to promote the shared cause of improving mind and body wellbeing.