|Store Type |||Gifts, Toys/Games|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Port Moody|
|Getting There |||Newport Village|
|Cross Street |||Ioco Road and Newport Drive|
|Mon. to Fri. 9:30 to 6:00; Sat. 10:00 to 6:00; Sun. 11:00 to 5:00|
Profile Last Updated: February 13, 2009
In today’s world of big box stores there is something about the charm of an independently owned toy shop that is irresistible. Nestled in Port Moody’s charming, resort-like Newport Village, The Village Toy Shop meets all your childish expectations. From the moment you walk through the doors you can’t help but get caught up in all the gadgets, dolls, puzzles and doo-dads. Displays rise from floor to ceiling so even the tiniest of shoppers can get a good view of what’s on offer, and the selection is arranged artfully into the small space, appearing endless.
Resident Toyologists on the Job
At the Village Toy Shop, toys are serious business. All employees are “highly trained toy experts” who spend evenings at the shop learning more about the toys they sell by actually playing with them. This hands-on experience means the staff can steer you in the right direction when you don’t have a clue what to buy for that next birthday party. They are always ready with friendly smiles and great advice about everything on the shelves. For those who shop for toys regularly, there is a VIP club that offers members 10 per cent off all regular priced toys (except Lego) for a full year after spending $100, and it also includes an invitation-only VIP 20 per cent off sale every September.
.Toys with a Conscience
If you’re looking for the latest fad toy, a new addition to your Barbie doll collection, or toy guns and weapons, this is not the shop for you. The owner searches world wide for toys that meet her standards for quality, education, value, creativity, safety, and fun. The Village Toy Shop also raises thousands of dollars a year for children's charities through their "by donation" gift wrapping service. It is a great service that combines convenience with giving—a true win, win. If you call ahead the store will even pre-select a gift for you - they call it "the emergency gift buying service.” This shop is definitely worth a trip to Newport Village.