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Oct 12, 2017 09:45:41   #
pjcoldren
 
I'm at the Sheraton Centre Toronto hotel for the weekend - what's close?? Anything? Any KPer's want to get together?? I'm attending Bouchercon, a LARGE mystery convention.

P.J. from MI (here with Luci from TX - not a KPer)

Luci wants to know what the deal is with the NO LEFT/RIGHT TURNS at certain times of the day?? Made our trip into the hotel VERY interesting last night at 5:45!!
 
Oct 12, 2017 09:55:54   #
knitnanny (a regular here)
 
Definitely visit Romni Wools..worth taking a cab to...it's a fantastic yarn store!
Oct 12, 2017 09:57:26   #
knitnanny (a regular here)
 
The no right/left turns at certain times of the day is to keep the traffic flowing at peak times.They annoy me too!
Oct 12, 2017 10:09:17   #
AmandaClayton
 
I don't think there are any yarn stores close to the Sheraton Centre, at least not walking distance. But do visit the Eaton Centre it's very close by, if you get the urge to shop. (sorry, no yarn stores there).
The Sheraton Centre is connected to the underground pathways but there are no yarns stores there either. Enjoy your stay !
Oct 12, 2017 10:29:10   #
Carol y
 
Check out romniwools.com and the purple purl.com both great places. The purple purl is also a café. Both are on Queen Street first on West the second on East.
Take a cab or Uber it. The one ways and no turns during rush hours can be a hassle.
Enjoy Toronto!
Oct 13, 2017 06:17:32   #
Miss Ellie
 
There's a nice little wool shop on Avenue Road, on the west side, just north of Lawrence. It's called The Knitting Place. If you go up University and follow the curve of the road around Upper Canada College, it will be a chance for you to see a nice part of the city too.

You should phone before going though just in case it's closed up - as so many have done lately.

Eleanor (former Toronto resident)
 
Oct 13, 2017 07:58:28   #
Moggie13
 
Romni wool is to die for if you are a knitter.
Take the street car from queen street, go west. Queen is just south of the Eaton centre.
Your $$$$ will go a long way in Canada.
Romni has a bargain basement as well.

Let us know how your Canadian experience was.
Oct 13, 2017 08:34:37   #
maspd
 
The biggest yarn store is Romni wools on Queen St. at Bathurst right in the centre of the city. During rush hours am and pm a lot of streets have no turns to keep the traffic flowing and deal with the pedestrians.
Oct 13, 2017 10:16:33   #
aliand
 
You can get lost in the bargain basement area of Romni Wools!! Great place to wonder about. The store only deals in natural fibers, no acrylics, but that may have changed..??
Oct 13, 2017 10:19:34   #
fancypants2017
 
I second Purple Purl! Great part of town too. Hope you enjoy Toronto!
Oct 13, 2017 12:46:24   #
caroot
 
Michael's has opened a store on 142 John St which is right downtown. There is also The Yarn Guy at 15 Gower which is Dawes and Victoria Pk. Hope this helps and may your visit be lots of fun.
 
Oct 15, 2017 13:46:46   #
pjcoldren
 
Thank you for the info!
Oct 15, 2017 13:47:29   #
pjcoldren
 
Thank you for the info!
Oct 15, 2017 13:48:18   #
pjcoldren
 
Thank you for the info!
Oct 15, 2017 13:48:54   #
pjcoldren
 
Thank you for the info!
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