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Trip List by northerndecorator

My favourite, unusual stores in Toronto

6 Jun 2009  Love to shop and find unique stores in Toronto
4.5 of 5 stars based on 3 votes

Toronto has a considerable number of stores, some are the typical retail types, that can be found in most cities. However, there are a group of stores in Toronto, some off the beaten path, that are so unusual and such a pleasure to find. In this small group of treasures I have selected as my favourites, there will be something for everyone.

  • Category: Other
  • Traveler type: Shopping
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. The Water Shoppe
    http://www.thewatershoppe.com/about.html

    One of the most unique stores I have come across pretty much anywhere, and apparently one of the only stores like it in the world, is a store called The Water Shoppe. The selection of bottled water in this little shop is staggering. They have close to 50 different varieties of water, in bottles of all shapes and sizes. And although the majority of their stock is obviously water, they have a small selection of other items like neat umbrellas, bath accessories etc. If you want to purchase a very distinctive gift for a house warning party, or any another occasion that requires giving a gift, I guarantee purchasing an item from this shop will not only be unique, it will also make for a great conversation piece.

  • 2. Alexandre Antique Prints Maps and Books
    http://www.alexandremaps.com/

    For the person that loves antique paper items, Alexandre Antique Prints Maps & Books is an incredible little find. They have a large assortment of maps, some that are quite rare, that any collector in this field would find very impressive. There are hundreds and hundreds of antique prints, many that are from centuries ago and that cover all sorts of different subjects. And there is also a variety of interesting antique books here, again many that are rare. Alexandre's, is a great place to shop, and worth checking out if you like this sort of thing.

  • 3. Accessories by Eva
    http://www.where.ca/toronto/guide_listing.cfm?listing_id=1060

    Not many locations have a store that specializes in gloves. Well fortunately for Torontonians and visitors to the city, there is such a store in Toronto. And word has it that this little gem has been around for many, many years. Accessories by Eva, is a small boutique located on Eglinton Avenue. Eva's has an extensive supply of beautiful gloves, some are leather, while others are made in different fabrics. The gloves come in all sizes and styles. And you will also be impressed by the handbags and hats. I was able to find a handbag here I have not seen anywhere else. I can't find a website, so I will give the information to get you there. Accessories by Eva is at 402 Eglinton Avenue West, and the telephone number is 416 481 0892.

  • 4. Song and Script
    http://www.toronto.com/shopping/listing/252920

    Another interesting store found in Toronto is a place called Song and Script. This particular store specializes in broadway music books, cd's of all types of music, and it also carry's a large selection of sheet music, karaoke music and they also have music related gift items that are whimsical and fun. I couldn't find a webite, however their address is 2 Bloor Street West and the telephone number is 416 923 3044.

  • 5. Premier Soaps and Candles
    http://www.premier-deadsea.co.il/HTMLs/Home.aspx

    A little gem I recently stumbled across in Toronto is a boutique on Queen Street West, called Premier Soaps and Candles. Most of the cosmetic related stock in here comes from Israel. Premier sells clean burning candles, as well as soaps. And their main focus is on creams and other products for your hands, face, and body. The entire line is all natural products from the Dead Sea. I am impressed to say the least, with the items I have purchased here, especially the yummy shea butter cream. From what I can gather, this is the only place you can buy the Premier line in the city. The store is found at 416 Queen Street West.

  • 6. Suckers
    http://www.suckerscandyco.com/

    In this same area of the city as the above mentioned store called The Water Shoppe, is one of my favourite candy shops in the city, called Suckers. This is a great little candy store with every type of candy you could possibly think of. They also have the latest 'trends' in candy, plus a wonderful selection of retro type candy (which makes it worth going to, for that alone). You will also be able to find a great gift in this store, for that someone in your life that loves candy.