Toronto Modern Calligraphy

Pinya Letters is a Toronto based modern calligraphy business that caters to weddings, live event calligraphy, as well as restaurants and chalkboard lettering.

Featured Service

Live Event Calligraphy

Live Event Calligraphy

Bring your events to a whole new level with live, on-site event calligraphy. Whether it be customizing retail purchases, hand lettering place cards or guest tags, or adding that special touch to event gifts and souvenirs, trust that Pinya Letters can live up to your brand's PR needs.

Other Services

Wedding Signage

Wedding Signage

I create welcome signs, calligraphy on cardbox, thank you signs, place cards and menu cards, social media signage, bridal hangers (and many more) - all customized to your event needs.

Calligraphy Classes

Calligraphy Classes

Pinya Letters host calligraphy workshops once a month, so if you’re looking into learning the art of hand lettering, subscribe at the home page to get the latest news! Aside from my monthly workshops, I also cater to private and event calligraphy sessions to bring life to your hobbies and events.

Chalkboard Calligraphy

Chalkboard Calligraphy

Aesthetics is a very important aspect of owning a brick and mortar business. I work with restaurants and stores to create customized calligraphy art on their chalkboards, menu boards, and glass windows to orchestrate a beautiful and inviting customer service environment.

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Hello hello! Kumusta? Cross posting this here via @pinaycollection. πŸ’–
When I came to Canada almost 9 years ago, I never thought I'd reach the point of healing I hold to this day. The pain and disconnection I felt caused by oppression, colonialism, and repression of identity felt never ending. At that time, that sense of belonging and feeling of self-determination felt so invisible.

My journey to reconnection & belonging have been challenging. To tell you the truth, there are times when I still feel isolated to this day. But the complexities of my migration and my identity as a first generation immigrant living in the diaspora shape the person that I am for my community and the person that I am as I run Pinay Collection & Pinya Letters. My journey to healing has brought me to wonderful, grounded kapwas (kin) and komyunidad (community) who continue to inspire and ground myself, my work, and my values.

@cambio_co humbly offered a platform for me to share my narrative and learnings through an online kwentuhan (storytelling) event on Wednesday, July 8th at 8:00 PM EST! Join us if you're able. I'd love for you to be there! Registration is via πŸ’–βœ¨
Sharing what I think #bujoideas should look like.

Here are some questions I've been reflecting on in the last month, as I ruminate on how to use this platform in amplifying anti-Black racism and anti-oppression work. I encourage fellow creatives, calligraphers, and industry vendors to engage in these conversations as well. I encourage non-Black brand leads to move towards effective allyship, to act beyond what's "trending".
I'm open to conversations if anyone have any questions or would like to reflect together. ✌🏽
As someone who makes art to educate, I need to continuously reflect on these guiding questions to ensure I don't do harm on the experiences and stories of people I'm trying to be an ally for.

As someone who creates and sells merch for a living, I try my hardest to be intentional about my designs, to be critical on how I sell and to be mindful of how my platform impacts its audience.

It really helps when I create questions to reflect on as I (un)learn and unpack. Plus, reflections are much more grounding when I weave artistic processes into it.

Thought I'd share my process here for transparency and to engage others in these conversations too!✌🏽
Fuck productivity. Allow yourself to grieve this huge change you're going through. Allow yourself to not do anything, to not feel the need to learn a new skill. Allow yourself to process these overwhelming emotions you're unfamiliar with.

Know that the anxiety you're feeling is valid, that it's okay to take it day by day, that it's okay to not have a plan. Allow yourself to feel. Allow yourself to rest. Allow yourself to survive. ✨
As many of you know, many public events and gatherings are cancelled within the next few weeks due to COVID-19. As workshop facilitators and creatives, we take the safety of our clients and communities, especially those with compromised immune systems, very seriously.

We (@aggie_armstrong and I) have both decided to postpone our upcoming Watercolour and Calligraphy Workshop on April 4th, at @paperpluscloth. All registered in the workshop will be contacted re: upcoming updates and will be consulted re: rescheduling details. This decision was made to ensure that we are not putting anyone, especially vulnerable folks at risk.

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to either one us at or at

Thank you so much for your understanding. Stay safe and take care of each other!
You are beautiful. You are glorious. You are unstoppable. You are brilliant. You are brave. You are resilient. You are so much stronger. You are powerful. You are respected. You are loved. You make your ancestors proud. You are enough. #iwd2020
Photo by @johnandsamanthabutler

Behind the Craft

Jovie Galit

Hi there! My name is Jovie and I’m a Filipina-Canadian calligrapher who started Pinya Letters 3 years ago. Since then I’ve done calligraphy for countless weddings, corporate and special events, and recently produced customized Filipino merchandise through my craft. When I’m not doing calligraphy, I work as a Settlement Worker supporting newcomer families towards settlement and belonging.

I see calligraphy as a tool that can wonderfully represent people’s stories and identity; so for me, the best part of being a calligrapher is having the ability to customize pieces that are reflective of that.

I appreciate you dropping by and checking us out! I look forward to working together and deliver beautiful projects guided by your wonderful stories.