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Meet the Neighbours: The Drake General Store

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Just a few minutes away from Minto30Roe is Toronto’s very own, Drake General Store, which opened up their second location about a year ago and is a welcome addition the Yonge and Eglinton family.

The Yonge and Eglinton outpost is the largest of the three Drake stores, and our favourite for obvious reasons! We love everything they carry from the cute home trinkets to the Canadian-made knickknacks. Their in-house clothing brand Shared has some of the best adult onesies and longjohns ever (don’t knock ‘em until you’ve worn one on a cold night!), Canadiana goodies from Hudson’s Bay, including the beach towel that you need to take on every cottage trip you’re invited to, and tons of other unique little items.

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They also have their own branded items, like Drake Granola, and adorable/hilarious greeting cards that will definitely be remembered far longer than their accompanying gifts. Warning: you might end up buying things you didn’t think you needed but now can’t imagine your life without, like Baconnaise, or a Banana Bowl.

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One quick visit and you’ll notice that the Drake General Store loves supporting Canadian artists and designers. There are plenty of tchotchkes from local talent in every Drake General Store, like the cute friendship bracelets from Toronto designer Mai Lin, and the comfy family-made Macausland Throws from Prince Edward Island.

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The Drake General Store is located at 2607 Yonge Street, and is open Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 7 PM, and Sundays from 11 AM to 6 PM.