Your Floral Specialists
Lyric Flowers is a one-of-a-kind floral boutique in St. Marys, Ontario, proudly owned by St. Marys-born Lanny Hoare and Napanee-born Jay Harrison. We have formed deep connections within our community, and give back or “pay it forward” whenever possible. Through hard work and dedication to our clientele, we’ve created a friendly, ever-changing atmosphere with something new every time you come in. Noted for our product quality, value and service, we have built interest and curiosity throughout the area from season to season.
For that special occasion, enjoy Lanny’s musical talents on the piano, a new service from Lyric Flowers. Let us put the music to your “lyrics.” Book an appointment and hear for yourself on our in store piano.
More than floral designs, Lyric Flowers offers many intriguing ideas and events throughout the year, including specialty workshops, seminars and themed nights. These events are very popular and frequently fill up within a few days. One of our most popular workshops is our Christmas series: creating wreaths, urn inserts and centre pieces. We’re excited to promote fellow merchants as well. Every year we host an Annual Christmas Open House to promote not only Lyric Flowers, but other shops in the area. We work together to create a night to remember from year to year. Each and every year the open house keeps growing, drawing hundreds of people for the special night.
The History of the Lyric Theatre
Lyric Flowers was named after the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Allen Theatre), which served as the Lyric Flowers location for three years. The theatre was predated by a saltbox style building, destroyed by fire at the beginning of the 20th century. Robert Dixon rebuilt the structure in 1907. In the 1920’s Florence Sutherland transformed this location into a “movie house,” and for ten years leased it to Allen Theatre Enterprises, which had approximately 60 theatres across Canada. Eventually, the name was changed to the Lyric Theatre. On May 22, 1944, Mr. Charlie Stanyon arrived in St. Marys to take over the job as the theatre projectionist. In 1958, when the theatre was to close, Mr. & Mrs. Stanyon re-opened it, and remained the owners until the mid 60’s when they were told to vacate. Lyric Flowers opened in the location in November of 2011.