The last year has given me the opportunity to travel from Vancouver, to Galveston Texas, Halifax, Nova Scotia and now Toronto, the GTA and Hamilton. Having started this store series in Vancouver, where the independent stores are becoming fewer and fewer, it’s good to see the number of apparently healthy independent convenience stores here. Walking the streets of Toronto I’ve seen many stores in each neighbourhood, each with their own distinctive flavour. Talking to people about their favourite shop, it usually comes down to a combination of what the store carries as well as the people who run it.
This week I’m featuring Boston Discount store at 1020 Queen St. East, in Toronto. One of a few great shops in the Leslieville neighbourhood.