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    Pharma Plus #851 - Adelaide Richmond Center: Postal Package Mail

    by grandmaR Updated Jan 10, 2004

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    After I bought all the gifts at the Canadian Naturalist, I didn't have room in my luggage for everything. My normal practice in such situations is to mail stuff home to myself.

    I have two problems here - one is finding some container to mail things in, and the other is to find a post office at which to mail it.

    The business center at the Hilton would have charged entirely too much. So I looked up the nearest PO in the phone book or asked the concierge, and walked over to the Adelaide Richmond Center, which was a high rise office building about a block from my hotel.

    What to buy: Underneath the A-R Center is the PATH underground section of Toronto -- here I found a Pharma Plus which had a PO branch in (or near) it. I bought the boxes and the tape, packaged everything up, and then mailed it.

    What to pay: I paid $7.56 for the boxes and $12.70 to mail them.

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    Kitchen Stuff Plus: Lots of kitchen bargains

    by MissAntarctica2002 Updated Oct 19, 2004

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    Kitchen stuff plus has a great selection of decor items and gadgets and equipment for the kitchen. Their prices are about the lowest around for the items they carry.

    What to pay: Kitchen Stuff Plus carries all kinds of little items you can buy for less than a dollar, but their inventory ranges all the way to high end small appliances, table linens and some furniture.

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    Fair Trade Global Crafts

    by MissAntarctica2002 Written Mar 5, 2004

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    Ten Thousdand Villages is a chain of stores that support communities in the developing world by selling fairly traded goods.

    There are two locations in Toronto, one on The Danforth and the other near Yonge & Eglinton

    They carry all sorts of handmade gifts and home furnishings plus coffee and chocolate

    What to buy: The real question is what not to buy. There are so many beautiful things to choose from.

    What to pay: $2 - $2000

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    Romni Wools: Knitters' Paradise

    by MissAntarctica2002 Written Jan 23, 2004

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    Romni is the best yarn store in the city these days. It offers a full spectrum of materials for all kinds of knitting and crochet projects. I believe they also carry some supplies for weaving as well.

    The owner of the shop is quite a character and they offer and number of classes and workshops.

    What to pay: as little or as much as you want.

    Romni Wools in Toronto
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    Quilter's Quarters: Calling all quilters

    by MissAntarctica2002 Written Jan 24, 2004

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    Quilter's Quarters is by far the best quilt shop in Toronto. It carries an enormous selection of fabrics for starters. On top of that they sell and service all kinds of sewing machines and other equipment. The staff is tremendously knowledgeable and helpful and they also offer many classes and workshops.

    If you love cats, you will find a kindred spirit in Connie, the owner of the shop.

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    Rabba Fine Foods: Handy, Close, Most Adequate

    by NC_Ziggy Updated Dec 10, 2005

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    A really cool store a block from The Cromwell Suites with nearly everything a traveller or local could want without visiting a large store. Things here seem to cater to the need for items that are required in small quantities for those on the run. The selection was good and complete and as I sat across the street sipping a New Castle draft at The Dodger, I was impressed by the constant traffic in and out of the store.

    Yet another reason I enjoyed my stay and choice of location... Rabba Fine Foods, The Artful Dodger, and Yonge Street!

    A footnote: Beer, Wine, and other Spirits can only be purchased at licensed and designated stores. Unlike in the U.S., stores like Rabba do not sell alcohol in any form.

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    Church St. Pawnshops: Pawnshop bargains

    by MissAntarctica2002 Written Feb 14, 2004

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    On Church Street between Queen and Dundas there is a bunch of different pawn shops. You can get some really good bargains there. I know a number of people that bought there wedding rings there. McTamney's is probably the most famous shop, but there are lots of others too.

    What to buy: Probably the most popular items are jewellery and electronics.

    Church St. Pawnshops in Toronto

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    Japanese Paper Place: Gorgeous Paper Everywhere!

    by MissAntarctica2002 Updated Apr 30, 2004

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    This shop sells all kinds of handmade papers, books and related paraphernalia. It is a real feast for the eyes. If you have the slightest interest in papermaking, origami, bookbinding, scrapbooking, or just like to write really beautiful letters, then YOU MUST GO THERE!

    It is also a great place to shop for invitations and evelopes for special occasions such as weddings. You'll find things here that you won't find anywhere else, except maybe Japan.

    What to pay: Caters to every price range.

    Japanese Paper Place in Toronto
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    The Silver Snail: Toys and comics on Queen West

    by MissAntarctica2002 Written Jan 25, 2004

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    Silver Snail has been a fixture on Queen Street West for years. It specializes in collectible action figures, comic books and memorabilia, trading cards and collectible card games. Even if you're not a collector, it's worth stopping by just to see their elaborate window displays.

    What to buy: the Snail has the best selection of action figures around.

    Silver Snail Comic Shop in Toronto
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    Kozlik's Canadian Mustard: A Bottle of Canadian Spice

    by ellyse Updated Jan 4, 2010

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    Located in the south building of St.Lawrence Market, this stall has an amazing variety of self-made Canadian mustards for you to pick and choose from. On Saturdays they even have free tasting for customers, apparently with meat but I was there too early and only saw pretzel sticks. Not a problem as that meant I had more stomach space left for trying other food later!

    What to buy: Mustards here are categorised into spicy, sweet and savoury, with the bulk of products falling into the last category. I shamelessly tried quite a number and finally decided on the Niagara Classic which's a savoury mustard... there were a number which I liked the taste of, but the name of this one made it stand out as uniquely Canadian/Torontoian. Other ones that I liked included Amazing Maple, Clobbered Cranberry, Raspberry, Iced and Wined etc.

    Me with the friendly mustard chap! An animated introduction to the stall's offerings Savoury... Sweet... And Spicy!
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    Simone Marie Belgian Chocolate: A Chocolate Paradise!

    by spidermiss Updated Apr 18, 2011

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    My friend, Magda, used to work at this chocolate store. When I was last in Toronto I popped by to buy some chocolates and also tried some of their samples which were freshly made and delicious. I enjoyed munching some of the chocolates whilst sightseeing and also took some home as souvenirs.

    Magda and colleague at Simone Marie Magda and Dawn at Simon Marie Cumberland Street where Simon Marie is Simon Marie Belgian Chocolate, Toronto

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    Aritzia: Queen West

    by Pypes55 Written Feb 17, 2005

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    Aritzia's product focuses on the latest in urban style for young women who have an eye for the unique. Bringing in products from around the globe and introducing many of these labels into Canada, Aritzia is the exclusive retailer for Talula Babaton, Talula and TNA. In addition to clothing, the boutiques also carry footwear and accessories.

    What to buy: 555 Soul
    Talula
    TNA-their signature track suits are super funky, very Paris Hilton.
    Miss Sixty-these jeans make your butt look the best! So do Sevens.

    What to pay: It's a little pricey, but if you go in January things are majorly on sale like 50-75% off.

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    Chinatown, Spadina Ave: Don't miss your feet!

    by johngayton Updated May 12, 2006

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    There are several of these "super" "markets" here on Spadina and if I lived in the vicinity this is where I would shop. Notice I separate the words super and market, as these are not supermarkets, just markets and super. OK, enough of the etymology, these are places to buy good fresh ingredients at reasonable prices. From a huge range of vegetables, fruit and herbs, fresh meat and live fish, add a 25Kg (or should that be 56lbs?) of rice and you could open a restaurant!

    I loved this, unfortunately my hotel room didn't have a stove :(

    What to buy: Ribs at $1.69 a lb, Fish still swimming, catch your own crabs amidst the seaweed. In my next life I'll come back as Antony Bourdain and get paid a small fortune to eat their eyes out!

    PS: What do you call a fish with no eyes?

    FSH!

    Whilst I'm here, what do you call a deer with no eyes?

    No Idea!

    That's all folks............

    What to pay: Cheap!

    Feet Ribs Crabs and Lobsters Fish Customers
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    The Beer Store: Choices, choices, choices

    by johngayton Written May 9, 2006

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    This was quite a unique experience. For a start, finding somewhere which sells beer to take-away in Toronto is a mission in itself. It seems that beer, wine and liquor off-sales are very strictly controlled here and whilst there are 24 hour convenience stores and supermarkets all over the place none of these can sell alcohol.

    Only the state run shops and a select few outlets are licensed and none of these have late hours, which made the purchase of half-a-dozen beers a major excercise.

    The Beer Store has several outlets throughout the city and has a system whereby you peruse the menu board, select your beer, pay for it and then a guy in the back storehouse sends it out to the front (a bit like our Argos).

    What to buy: Well, beer obviously. The one I visited had a choice of over 100 and in varying sizes of bottles and cases.

    Address below is just one of the outlets, visit the site for a "store locator".

    What to pay: Normal-ish sort of prices, perhaps a little more expensive than the US.

    Oasis!!
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    Hillcrest Mall: HILLCREST MALL one large mall

    by Martman Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The city has many huge malls. Hillcrest mall is one of them. It is a huge mall in the Toronto outer city of Richmond Hill. For anyone in the area, it is a great place to shop. They recently improved it and I personally like their choice in the food court.

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