Green may be the predominant tone of Trinity Bellwoods Park, but colour reigns supreme across the street at The Paper Place.
Inside the store, a panoply of paper covers almost every horizontal and vertical surface. Some of the highlights include: large sheets of Japanese and Nepalese on paper racks, Chiyogami Papers, and hand-stencilled Katazome-shi.
But, TPP doesn’t only sell handmade paper. They also offer card stock and envelopes in a range of colours, ready-made cards, art supplies (stamps, ink pads, and designer hole punches), and a variety of books on origami and scrapbooking.
For those who aren’t artistically inclined, a series of journals, photo albums, and guestbooks are also in stock. And, if all else fails, the helpful staff is always there to lend a hand to the confused and befuddled.
Undoubtedly, there’s a something for everyone, and that’s why it’s difficult to leave TPP without buying something. It could be that they found the secret to being a successful store.
For more information, visit 887 Queen Street West (Toronto, Ontario), or www.thepaperplace.ca.