Check out the Danforth Mosaic BIA’s holiday festivities this Saturday from 3-6 p.m. at the BIA office on Coxwell just south of Danforth for music, storytelling, crafts and visits with the big guy in the red suit.
And now, a few seasonal Danforth Gems from Mary Margaret McMahon…
My Neighbourhood Fashionista Ciara Behan had me panicking about my wardrobe for upcoming Holiday Parties. That is – until I visited 2 Little Danforth Gems …
Four Seas Fashion
2193 Danforth Avenue (south side)
You have probably walked right by this dynamite, little custom tailor shop umpteen times without even batting an eye. I’ll admit – the mannequin in the window has seen better days! But Joseph with his ear to ear grin and friendly welcome will win your heart. His shop has been in our hood since 1985. He has been sewing since he was 13 years old in Hong Kong.
Back then, he says everyone learned the trade from expert tailors.
His work is impeccable, efficient, and affordable. Pants (unlined) to be hemmed run you about $8.00. And of course, service with a smile!
Joe Singer Shoes
2852 Danforth Avenue (north side near Dawes Road)
Here is another place you may have walked by without noticing.
Joe Singer shoes has been on the Danforth in different locations for over 60 years! Joe unfortunately passed away many years ago but his son Murray works at this location (there are 2 others across the city). They have beautiful, well crafted shoes from all over the world. I was eyeing up a pair from France and a pair from Brazil. Super friendly Jackie has been working there over 26 years and knows her stuff. You’ll love the prices as they are always discounted. I got mine for half price!
Now if only someone would invite me to a party!