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Beatrice Society is your trusted source for healing plants & alternative therapies.

Online 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.

Our Values


We follow the evidence. We seek to replace misconceptions with science-based truths.


We’re transparent. Through everything we do, we present accessible information and pathways to informed choices.


We don’t take shortcuts. We pair knowledge with the experience to apply it.


We present only the best. Period.

Our Partners

Subtext Coffee Roasters

Having built a reputation as a leading multi-roaster cafe working with the best coffee roasters from around the world, the next step in the Boxcar Social evolution was the construction of its own roastery, Subtext Coffee Roasters, in February 2020.

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Boxcar Social

Boxcar General is a collection of locally driven convenience shops highlighting Toronto’s culinary entrepreneurs. The concept provides a platform for the breadth and skill of the bakers, brewers, chefs and craftspeople we work with.



Discover healing through the power of Psychedelic Enhanced Psychotherapy. Mindsetting offers personally-customizable treatments for patients through a multidisciplinary approach and proprietary Therapeutic Reset of Internal Processes protocol.


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