Has it really been 30 years since The Granville Island Toy Company in Kids Market opened? How time flies! I can remember going into this store as a kid myself – never mind ever imagining that one day I (together with my hubby) would own it. After a 20 year career as a news broadcaster, the last 8 years of my life have been so much fun as a toy store owner. My heart and soul are in this fun business and I hope it shows. We really do care about the items on our shelves. Everything is hand-selected by me or a member of our staff. We don’t buy based on quantity – we select the products in our stores based on quality and what they can offer. Another one of our purchasing criteria is our suppliers must stand behind their product. If they are not willing to put themselves on the line for a product, neither are we.
While our “Mother ship” continues its existence on Granville Island, we are so happy to have been able to expand to our location at Main and 17th (which opened in November of 2007), our website at www.toycompany.com and now our newest location at Granville and 71st Avenue. It’s an exciting time for us as we venture into a third location on what is our 30th anniversary and we hope you enjoy visiting us as much as we love to see you!