Comment 35359

By Meredith (registered) - website | Posted November 12, 2009 at 16:36:22

On the one hand, Locke's getting to remind me a little much of midtown Toronto. On the other hand, the cheese shop at Mt. Pleasant/Eglinton was one of the only places I'd actually shop at when I lived there... and I can guarantee I'll be buying from this one, especially if they're open a couple hours later than the farmers' market.

This weekend in Toronto I just met the mother? (or possibly aunt) of the folks who opened Citizen Kid on Locke - family owned, independent store. One of their products, Ukoonto building blocks, is made by another guy I know - by recycling scraps and ends of unfinished maple from a lumber factory.

These people wouldn't be employed, those blocks wouldn't be sold there, and that wood wouldn't be made into something useful if there weren't customers chuggin' along with a Bugaboo stroller in one hand, a Starbucks latte in the other. I doubt I'll ever be part of that crowd, but they keep local people employed too.

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