Neighbourhood Toy Store Day

This nationwide, one-day event, hosted by members of the Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada association, invites consumers to join in a celebration of the specialty toy store experience, shopping locally and building community. Most participating stores will be offering a variety of activities – arts and crafts to celebrity visits. For more information, contact Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada. (Click here for website.)


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Neighbourhood Retailers Celebrate Toy Store Day -- from B.C. to Q.C.

Families "shop local" at Silly Goose, and Tradewind Toys & Gifts

Thirty-seven independent toy retailers across Canada – from Courtenay, B.C. to Montreal -- kicked off the festive shopping season by celebrating Neighbourhood Toy Store Day this past weekend (November 8).



2013 Neighourhood Toy Store Day Connects with Customers

Carlos and Carlitta attract crowd outside Toronto's Playful Minds, part of the 2013 NTS Day celebrations

Carlos and Carlitta attract crowd outside Playful Minds, part of the 2013 NTS Day celebrations

By all accounts, Neighbourhood Toy Store Day 2013 was a success, with thousands of families across the country visiting their local toy stores on Saturday, November 9.



Second Annual Neighbourhood Toy Store Day Wows Local Communities

Neighbourhood Toy Store Day

On November 10, over 50 independent NETS’ retailers across Canada celebrated Neighbourhood Toy Store Day. The second annual event was designed to encourage families in their local communities to discover everything the specialty-store shopping experience has to offer: knowledgeable staff, quality products and a commitment to customers.



Toronto Turns Out for Neighbourhood Toy Store Day

Silly Goose Kids

Tracey Jacobs (lft rear) & Shamie Ramgoolam (rt), Silly Goose Kids, greet customers.

For the five Toronto-area specialty retailers who participated in Canada’s first-ever Neighbourhood Toy Store Day on November 12, Mother Nature was at her most cooperative. From Mississauga to the city’s east end, the balmy temperatures and bright sun had families strolling the streets, checking out local businesses and, of course, paying a visit to their community toy shops. Launched by Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada (NETS), a nationwide group of independent retailers, the inaugural NTSD was designed to encourage consumers to explore the superior service and unique products offered by independent, specialty retailers.


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