Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 25, 2009
About 90 members of Toronto's hotel concierge and tourism communities came out Tuesday night for the grand re-opening of Toronto Antiques on King (http://torontoantiquesonking.tumblr.com) and the Cynthia Findlay Collection (http://www.cynthiafindlay.com). The event, which was held at the new location at 284 King Street West in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, was co-hosted by Shop.Dine.Tour.
Jane Dayus-Hinch, host of Slice Network's Wedding SOS, was guest of honour at the re-opening, returning to the store Tuesday night after recently filming a segment there for her popular reality show, which will be featured in the upcoming season. Dayus-Hinch is a wedding planner with over 20 years experience in the field. Originally from England, she has been calling Toronto home for about 4 years.
Local businesses in the King Street West neighbourhood contributed to the event. Chic Chinoise provided dim sum, Mirvish Enterprises donated theatre tickets, and Dhaba Indian Restaurant and Second City offered gift certificates to be used as give-aways. Toronto Antiques on King and Shop.Dine.Tour also provided items for the give-away, including electronics and vintage gifts. Steam Whistle Brewery participated by providing beer for the guests and the after party was hosted at Barootes Casual Dining.
Originally known as the Harbourfront Antique Market in Queens Quay, Toronto Antiques on King has a long history of being the oldest and largest antique store of its kind in the city. It has been operating from its new 6000 square foot space for about 6 months. Previous to the latest move, the store was situated just a few meters east of the current location on the corner of Mirvish Way, where it operated for about seven years.
Owner Cynthia Findlay and her staff are receiving a lot of positive feedback from customers. "We have been hearing very encouraging praise from both our regular customers and first-time visitors. Local and international shoppers remark on how lucky this city is to have such a world-class antique store in the heart of downtown," said Cynthia Findlay, owner of Toronto Antiques on King and the Cynthia Findlay Collection.
"Most visitors who remember the old space comment on how bright and welcoming this new spot is compared to where we were." She adds, "It has been a great summer, and now that we have had the official re-opening, we look forward to a long and successful run here at 284 King Street West."
The store is open every day from 10am until 6pm (closed Mondays).
About Toronto Antiques on King and the Cynthia Findlay Collection:
Toronto Antiques on King is a large multi-dealer market that specializes in buying, selling, appraisals and repairs of high-quality antiques, including estate jewellery, silver, ceramics, fine art, furniture, art glass, decorative objects and other collectibles.
Cynthia Findlay, owner
Toronto Antiques on King
284 King Street West
Canada, M5V 1J2