“Courage My Love” is a quirky vintage shop near Toronto’s China town for snazzy accessories and trinkets from all four corners of the globe. The store’s bright blue front alone is worth a photo, with its mannequins on the roof and bright coloured cloths hung out side. Inside the smell of incense will wash over you as you discover ties, sunglasses, beads, gloves, lamps, jewellery, buttons, hand-made hats, top hats and tails and lamps! You can even find Afghanistan tribal jewelry. There are hidden gems but the store is well-organized so limited digging is necessary. They are regularly brought here by the very helpful and friendly owner(the one with the beard) from places like Bali and Bangkok. You will not be disappointed by a trip to Kensington and the Kensington Market area in general, and the surrounding area, where you will be stopping at every store to see the unusual items they hold.
14 Kensington Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario, M5T2J7
Spadina subway stop then LRT “street car” to Dundas St. W
Or from Union Station take the Queen’s Quay/Spadina streetcar for some great views, and get off at Dundas which intersects Kensington Ave.
Mon-Fri 11:30-18:00, Sat 11:00-18:00, Sun 14:00-17:00
Price: Mostly extremely reasonable.