|Store Type |||Accessories, Art, Books|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||Bus 20 or Commercial Drive Station|
|Cross Street |||East 5th Avenue|
Profile Last Updated: April 06, 2009
It really is a small world, and this shop is dedicated to making a difference here and in the lives of the people with whom it trades. The shop stocks a diverse collection of goods, from artisan crafts and jewelry to skin care products and imported oils. Eco-fashionistas will love the organic and natural clothing and accessories, and kids will be amused with toys and games from far-off places. To learn more about the countries and communities where the goods come from, ASW also sells educational and cultural books and DVDs. Local artists and designers are also given space to flog their work in the shop, and ASW will happily sell tickets for worthwhile local events and promote them in the store.
Progressive Art Gallery
Locals artists are given a forum to express themselves at ASW’s gallery. The second-floor space has welcomed a wide range of artists represented through many mediums, such as glass and metal work to sculptures and painting. In addition to supporting local artists, the gallery has also welcomed international talent and has earned a reputation for cutting-edge and provocative showings.
Relaxing, Reflective Community Hub
A Small World doubles as a small community centre, where people stop by for a chat, a game of chess or a drumming session. There are many handcrafted instruments of indigenous peoples from every corner of the globe available in the shop, and visitors are welcome to try them out. There are always interesting people to meet in the and guests are welcome to relax on the available chairs and discuss the many projects of ASW. To take your relaxation to another level, customers can also indulge in a shiatsu massage or reiki treatment in a private room. Keen on supporting causes here and abroad, the space has been used for a number of charitable and fund-raising events.