10.28.2007

toronto-area question

I do have more interesting things to post, but they will have to wait awhile. For now, a question.

Does anyone know of a large, international newsstand in Toronto, where you can get newspapers from all over the world? With such an international populace, I think one must exist.

In the old, pre-internet days, when the Red Sox were in the playoffs, Allan used to trek to Hotalings, then still near Times Square, to pick up the Boston Globe. The internet turned Hotalings into an anachronism; it closed its retail doors in 1999. (Which makes me question my assumption that such a place exists in Toronto...)

But even now, with access to everything online, my partner the historian (and packrat) would like to get the Boston newspapers when they win this year's World Series.

WHICH THEY ARE ONE WIN AWAY FROM DOING!!!!

Oh, am I shouting? Excuse me.

Does anyone know where one can find a large assortment of out-of-town, physical newspapers in the Toronto area?

17 comments:

Scott M. said...

My favourite chain of out-of-city newspapers went under the year after I moved away from Toronto... :(

Kate said...

There is a store called "International News Stand" at 777 Bay St--it's just south of the Bay/College intersection. Their phone number is (416) 205-9400; I tried calling over this afternoon to see if they carry the Boston papers, but I didn't get an answer. It might be worth looking into, though--the name is pretty promising!

James said...

There is (or at least was) one in Yorkville. I can't give you the exact location, but it's on the north side of either Yorkville Ave or Cumberland St, roughly halfway between Avenue Rd and Yonge St -- at least, as I remember it.

L-girl said...

Thank you Kate and James, that's very helpful. (Scott, boo! What was it called?)

Kate, you tried calling for us? Sheesh, the nicest people in the world read this blog.

Kate said...

Well, telling you there's an international news stand is helpful, but telling you there's an international news stand that sells the Boston Globe and Herald is REALLY helpful. (Oh, also, three cheers for the Sox.)

Jen said...

If all else fails Mags & Fags on Elgin St in Ottawa carries it. The conveniently located jenjenjigglepants is heading to Hamilton on Nov 16th. Two random factoids that can be put together usefully...

L-girl said...

And perhaps these random factoids could be juxtaposed to arrange a meeting between The Jiggly Pants One and the Girl of L.

I see a cup of coffee somewhere off the QEW in the future...

K said...

The newspaper room in the basement floor of the Toronto Reference Library just north of Bloor and Yonge has a huge assortment of newspapers, I think that people sit and read them there though. There are people from all over the world reading their local news in there though. It's a nice room, you should check it out.

L-girl said...

You know, I've never been to the Reference Library. I've passed it and I know where it is, but I haven't used it. You've reminded me to keep it on my Toronto List. Thanks!

I think Allan wants these newspapers to save forever (and ever amen) but a newspaper room, mmmm... sounds like fun.

Thanks K. :)

Jen said...

I agree with the coffee plan (if Allan can wait that long for newspapers!) Don't go driving all over hell's half acre--I have to walk farther for a cup of fairly traded coffee than to M&F. They only had the Globe though.

Jen said...

...oops-- the point was I don't have to walk far at all... I'm writing a term paper right now, I hope it's not as disjointed as these postings!

Amy said...

Glad to see you guys are checking out my suggestion of a local newsstand, but just in case I will really try to pick up at least a Globe for the two of you.

M@ said...

There is a store called "International News Stand" at 777 Bay St

As it happens I work in that very building. I'll be glad to look in there for a Globe next time I'm in... which is tomorrow... which will probably be a good day to pick one up.

I'll let you know!

teflonjedi said...

I was going to suggest the library, but I see folks beat me to that.

So, as a former Boston-area resident (3 moves ago now), let me just say "Go Red Sox!"

My wife won't understand, but that's OK...

L-girl said...

Thanks t-jedi!

As it happens I work in that very building. I'll be glad to look in there for a Globe next time I'm in... which is tomorrow...

...which is the day before we happen to be seeing you! That's what I call perfect timing. Thanks so much.

Thanks *everyone*. You guys are amazing.

I'm Booked said...

Hi Sara, It's Anndell. I love you!! P.S. I meant it when I said I'd need a copyright lawyer.

L-girl said...

I think you have the wrong blog. I am not Sara.