A Toy Store(y)


We just got back from a week of travel to Canada's West Coast late last night and (of course :) I have lots of pictures to post that were taken during our trip, but today I am going to post about a little trip we took just prior to leaving. That was a visit to a new toy store in our neighbourhood where we went to pick up some presents for the children we would be seeing during our voyage.

With all the children in our lives living far away, we keep in touch with cards, notes and the occasional mailing of toys. And one thing that always brings joy is hearing that what we have sent has made the little people happy. I love being told that we are an aunt and uncle who are known to give unique and fun presents.

Truth be told though, it was the store that we shopped at that gave us this reputation for giving good stuff, as there was a good one just down the street. So we were sad last year when we saw this little store close up and eventually turn into a dental office.

But now there is a new bigger and, in my opinion, better toy store nearby, called The Toy Terminal.




So I guess in reality, this post is a little self-serving because we really want this store to make it. There aren't very many children in our neighbourhood, so it might be up to all the aunts, uncles, friends and grandparents to come together and make this store a success, so it will be here when we need to find the best present ever!

Our shopping experience there allows me to say with confidence that you will find something perfect. Not only are the things different and of good quality, the prices are very reasonable, and the proprietor is a lovely man. Plus he has 20 years of experience working with children so he knows what they like.

Check out The Toy Terminal, located a 624 Richmond Street (at Bathurst), just south of Queen Street in Toronto.

xo loulou
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11 Responses to A Toy Store(y)

  1. Louise says:

    This post makes me realise how long it’s been since I set foot in a toy shop. What a sad adult I am, I must rectify this soon. Xx

  2. Oh man, this place looks amazing. Pretty sure I could get lost in that shop for hours. :) I love how bright everything is. Well, wishing this toy shop good luck for you! :)

    Clicked on your link through This Little House. Fun to find new blogs. :)


  3. Kaisa says:

    This looks like the perfect store. Gotta say I have a soft spot for toy stores and my goal is always to find the special unique presents. ;) xx

  4. Joann says:

    Welcome back! I will definitely take the kids to check out this toy store! :)

  5. Vix says:

    Hope you had a great trip! I’m rather liking the fish kite! x

  6. brittany says:

    i turn right back into a child when i get in a toy store! and that place looks wonderful! i don’t blame you at all for hoping it does well! :)

  7. Lisa says:

    What a beautiful looking toy store, so bright and cheery…being in toy stores always makes me feel like a kid again and I love that :) Hope you had a great trip on the West Coast…can’t wait to see your pics!

  8. Norma says:

    Looks wonderful! I hope you succeed in keeping it open. There was a lovely toy shop in Horsham once but it has been overtaken by a chain – such a shame.

  9. Fiona says:

    Looks awesome, I hope they make it :) and giving presents is such a nice thing!

  10. Mandy says:

    This store is sooo cute (and your post title is absolutely perfect, haha)! I love finding stores that carry such unique products – the stuffed animals in the first picture are my favorite! I just bought some cute baby gifts from a little store in my hometown – everything in the store was so special and unique that it was hard to choose just a few things. So fun (and such a great “problem” to have)!


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