Kaboom Fireworks stocks a large assortment of pyrotechnics, including sparklers, fountains, and mortars that launch into the sky before bursting into showers of brilliant colour. Throughout the year, they also offer special giveaways to customers depending on how much they purchase in-store.
Shoppers can also find party favours such as confetti cannons and glow-in-the-dark jewellery. Before lighting a fuse, check out the company's safety tips, where you can get information about everything from what makes a good fireworks show to where fireworks should be stored and why they aren't efficient at toasting s'mores.
Runner's Den fits feet for fast fleeing and fitness fashioning. Elongated ankle bases brawn up and cradle comfort in the myriad quality running shoes found at Runner's Den, from such brands as Adidas ($119.99–$159.99), New Balance ($119–$189.99), and Saucony ($129–$169.99). Staffed with runners, Runner's Den expertly suits up figures in apparel from Sugoi ($29.99–$159.99), Nike ($29.99–$99.99), and New Balance ($24.99–$69.99) appropriate to the task. Keeping up on accessories, runners track time on Timex watches ($89.99), heart rates on a Polar heart-rate monitor ($79.99–$319.99), and the megafauna ruthlessly pursuing them through rearview-mirror headgear.
The knowledgeable and friendly staff at One Small Step slips infant, toddler, and adult feet into name-brand casual and sporty footwear. In a boutique equipped with entertaining diversions for kids that include a fish tank, a train set, and a docket of 19th-century parliamentary documents, shoe gurus keep kids happy while outfitting them in kicks that serve both their functional and fashionista needs. Infant and toddler runners envelop tiny soles in velcroed sneakers from New Balance, Reebok, and Adidas ($49.99+). Infant walking boots shroud wee Achilles' heels in mid- and full-length booties ($69.99), and Kamik Synergy Lite winter boots keep toes safe, dry, and comfortable at up to -40 degrees ($79.99). A wide selection of men’s and ladies’ running shoes ($79.99+) keep feet comfortable and ready to sprint forgotten homework to classrooms at a moment’s notice.
Vivah Jewellry traces its origins back to 1972, when founder Zell Goodbaum began wholesale trading sparkly gems and fashion jewellery back and forth between Canada and his home in India. During his travels, he met self-taught gold- and silversmith Vivah Goldberg, who dazzled Zell with her masterful stone carving, intuitive eye for design, and impressive collection of golden celebrity busts. The Goodbaum-Goldberg alliance came into full fruition in 1985 with the opening of Vivah Jewellery's first location, a partnership that combined Vivah's artistry and technical skill with Zell's business savvy and experience.
Today, each of Vivah Jewellery's locations lures passersby who are easily distracted by shiny objects with more than 8,000 pieces of sterling silver, milky pearl, and precious stones. Appendages become beacons for positive attention when wearing the shop's uncommon, original trinkets, which have included the classic, turn-of-the-century-style art-nouveau crystal pavé watch and the contemporary crystal leaf designer headband.
From the exterior, the tea bundle looks like a mollusk shell or fibrous seed. But plunk it into hot water, and the orb slowly unfurls to reveal a vibrant orange bouquet of ginseng lilies. This flowering tea bud is just one of many artistic drinkable floral arrangements at Hildegard Gourmet Tea, whose tea mavens recruit exotic herbs, aromatic flowers, and spices from around the world to blend into wholesome infusions. Though their appearance is beguiling and aroma intoxicating, the teas’ health benefits take centre stage at Hildegard. A nutritional consultant and homeopath, Hildegard founder Parul pursues a love of herbs that began as an exploration of their healing properties. Now, she plucks mint leaves for their digestive benefits and chamomile buds to ease the stress of having to deal with the mint leaves' screams of terror. Her shop's shelves buckle under a vast selection of black, green, herbal, and white teas, all of which deliver care packets of antioxidants.
Fashion mastermind and entrepreneur Herschel Segal made a splash in Montreal's burgeoning shopping district in 1959 when he opened Le Château Outlet's original storefront, where he intrigued passersby with London-inspired swaddlings unique to Canada's fashion landscape. Le Château Outlet's avant-garde style of garb for men and women drew great success in the years to follow, earning one of its crowning achievements when the iconic John Lennon personally commissioned the shop to create the jumpsuit he wore during his "bed-in" at Queen Elizabeth Hotel in 1969.
The fashion retailer has since grown to include more than 230 locations in its trendsetting empire, staking its claim throughout Canada, the United States, and the Middle East. Le Château Outlet's well-dressed experts keep the shop's collection of formal and casual wear up to date on the latest styles and trends, which change more frequently than the Mona Lisa's facial expression when no one is looking.