During the days of horse and carriage in 1911, Percy Waters bought the store at 445 Danforth Ave with his wife Lulu and their four children. Despite mud roads, the lack of street cars, uncultivated lands, scarcity of houses and despite the neighbouring merchants who predicted ultimate failure, Percy Waters pursued his dream.He was the first florist-nurseryman on the Danforth and the first business man to outfit his premises with electric lights. Three or four times a week Percy Waters would have his delivery man hitch up the horse and wagon and set out to receive an express shipment of peonies,geraniums, iris bulbs, seeds and garden rakes down at the old River Station.In 1917 Mr. Percy Waters passed away but not before he had seen his small beginning flourish into a very successful business. His widow Lulu carried on the business with all the fortitude she could muster with the help of her two sons Russ and Victor. Mrs. Waters proved to be eminently successful. She became a regional Director of FTD (Once known as Flourist Telegraph Delivery Association) now known as Florist Transworld Delivery and she was instrumental at bringing this world wide delivery service into Canada. Today Percy Waters Florist sends flowers all over Canada, United States and the rest of the world thanks in part to her efforts.Mrs. Waters son Victor ran the business for many years after his mother retired. In 1977 Victor himself chose to retire, he was very selective as to who he would sell the business to. He was looking for a person who would care for his business and his customers the way the Waters family always had. The store was bought by Bruce Adamson and his family who owned 2 flower shops and greenhouses. Since 1977 Bruce and his family carried on the tradition of a family business.Percy Waters Florist remains a trusted and well respected business in the community and in the City of Toronto and its suburbs. Percy Waters Florist also serves many out of town florists.Percy Waters Florist is the oldest business on the Danforth and professionally creates floral gifts, fruit baskets, gourmet baskets, baby gift baskets, dried floral arrangements, fabric flowers, wedding bouquets and most gift items and is a full service florist and has been for almost a century. We, at Percy Waters Florist would love the opportunity to create your gifts for you.Customer service has always been a priority. We treat our customers the way we would like to be treated-with courtesy, respect and the understanding that you are offering your heartfelt sentiments along with your purchase of flowers.