Easy shopping for those who get overwhelmed. Lee Valley pre-vets all stock and chooses the best, most practical, solid quality stuff. Showroom is fascinating and it's like an old world home handywork fetish experience. Endless cool stuff that you can't get elsewhere, especially tools and gardening gear. But for our kitchen, they had competitive pricing on great quality garbage can pullouts and drawer/cabinet hardware. Everything is in stock and if it isn't, they tell you the real deal on when it will be ready for you. Great service, old fashioned in the best sense. Solidly waspy and reliable. Ultimate Canadian retail experience.
TIP: buy and pre-pay online. They will give you a pick up time, and all you do is go to front of the line with your receipt and you are outta there in a flash (even before the green hornet writes up your parking ticket for stopping illegally on King St W). This is a killer idea for Xmas as the Rosedalers show up in droves and the lines move but are excruciatingly long. VIP service!