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Horses Atelier
198 Walnut Ave., West Queen West
Founded in 2012 by two best friends, Claudia Dey and Heidi Sopinka wanted to make clothes that were beautiful, utilitarian, and durable—the kind trusted pieces that serve the backbone of your wardrobe, again and again. Sustainability was important to both founders, and all of the clothing is made with natural fabrics sourced from family-owned mills in Italy and Japan, and sewn a mere mile from their Toronto studio. The pieces themselves are impossible not to love—soft turtlenecks, cool utilitarian jumpsuits in block colors, pretty silk dresses in loose shapes, and cocoon-shaped outerwear in the softest wool.
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Type Books
883 W. Queen St., West Queen West
Type Books is an adorable, independent bookstore stocking titles across every category—from fiction and small press works, to art, design, and young adult. Parents and caregivers take note, there’s a wonderful section for littles out the back with kid-sized mushroom shaped stools to perch on while looking at shelves stacked with picture books and puzzles (thoughtfully placed at kiddo eye level). The owners have successfully turned their business into a real community hub, and regularly host evening talks with authors, giving locals the change to engage with the literature, and with one another.
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