My 3rd Shop the Hood stop: Kid Icarus, I had been meaning to check this place out since they opened, and its such a cool spot!
This is the second location for Kid Icarus, the first being in Kensington Market (which opened in 2007). Owners Michael and Biana felt that screen printing wasn’t very well known and so opened their studio to the public and created a retail space within it. At the Kensington location you can catch them screen printing live. (The Parkdale store is retail only). There is a great selection of cards, prints/posters, and handmade goods at both locations.
Pins and colouring books are the ‘hot items’ right now. They have a wide selection of goods from Canadian artists such as Toronto’s The ‘Sad Truth Supply’, Explorer’s Press People, Hinkleville and PMO Design.
“We enjoy the neighbourhood because It feels a little wild and independent. We love the view of the lake from King Street. and walking up Ronce’s, can’t help to think that we are strolling through a small town.” Says Bianca.
Currently you can ‘Mix and Match’ any 5 Kid Icarus Brand Cards and get the 6th card for free!