Spouse and I took a much-needed week and visited Toronto. It’s an amazing city – 4th largest in North America (from the airplane it seemed enormous)! The people are friendly and even the graffiti is artistic (probably by design – but even public wall art that did not look sanctioned was artistic and not vulgar). Lots to do, lots to see, lots of great food.
Where ever I travel, I try to find a “Local Yarn Store” to visit, and I try to purchase locally-made yarn. I found two – Yarns Untangled in the hip Kensington District on Nassau Street and Romni Wools on Queen Street W. I also found a 3-story Michaels’ store, which was an adventure by itself, and had an enormous selection of yarn, but since that’s not a LYS, it doesn’t count.
Yarns Untangled is a small local craft boutique, with a lovely (if small) selection of yarn. What was interesting about the yarn selection, is that you could find boutique yarn of the same dye lot in varying weights – a neat concept. The staff was extremely friendly, and there were four people sitting around a small table knitting and chatting when I visited. If you get the chance to visit Toronto, be sure you stop by – it’s worth the visit, and if you have a less-interested spouse, there is a terrific cantina next door, with a nice selection of beer.