Originally Posted by aser
I know Ivan at Tosho (great guy BTW) but who is running the KnifeToronto, anyone we know? I can't believe that one city has two high end knife stores - you lucky bastids!
May I add Knifewear in "I think" Calgary. Great people, very professional and courteous (which is 100% required if I purchase a knife) All the people I communicated with in Canada are some of the best! Is it the water or something?
Also on the same top notch level "if customer service & product knowledge is important to you"
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Knife is run by another former cook in the city that has decided to get out of the "game" to have a more normal life, I reckon. I've only been to the shop once, it's a place for the home cook looking for an intro to J-knives. He used to work for Roger Mooking who owns restaurants in Toronto and has a cooking show called "Everyday Exotic".
Originally Posted by Dave Martell
I know Ivan and Olivia (his partner) also, good peoples, very serious about their knives, def in line w/ the nerdery on here.
Knife Toronto is run by Eugene Ong. Cool guy. Small physical space, but enough goodies on display to ogle at I think dropping by here would be a good idea to get a sense for what you like.
Never met the folks from Tosho, but they sound like they'd be good local folks to deal with as well.
Oh, and for the OP, I'm around the Toronto area and also have a few items you could try out sometime. Maybe we could do a GTA gathering if there's enough of us around