In Whitehorse, the capital city of Canada’s Yukon Territory, there is a remarkable place you ought to visit. The Yukon offers many extraordinary sights throughout the year. You may catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights
, or witness the wonder of midnight sun
. But amongst the natural phenomena, there is a delightful toy store located on the corner of Front and Main St.; Angellina’s Toy & Chidren’s Boutique
. It’s not your typical toy store “Angellina’s is an experience!” says owner Betty.
Nestled in downtown Whitehorse, Angellina’s Toy & Children’s Boutique is a one of a kind destination for those in search of fantastic toys and gear for baby and child. Owner Betty prides herself in selecting only “the finest toys from the best toy companies in the world.” Manhattan Toy® is proud to say that our Baby Stella™
has been a part of Angellina’s premier toy collection since May of 2011! Betty’s background in education and psychology, including a Master in Education, helps her in selecting the best toys for her store.
In order to make it on the shelf, each toy has to meet her three biggest requirements: “quality, education and play value.” In addition, the folks at Angellina’s attend yearly trade shows and are members of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). Combined, these efforts help Angellina’s stay on top of the latest trends so that they are able to stock their shelves with the best toys in the industry.
In addition to what can be found on the shelves, there is a whole other side to Angellina’s. Supporting the community is something that is very important to this long time Yukoner. Angellina’s sponsors 12, preschool age, soccer teams that take part in various community festivals. Plus, they host weekly in store events; including “Experience Angellina’s” which takes place every Monday. Throughout the year, Angellina’s also hosts several large annual events like their “Play Day” in August and their “Christmas Spectacular” in the fall. Check out their Facebook Page
for more event details.
In short, Angellina’s Toy & Children’s Boutique is a hidden gem in the Yukon Territory. So if you’re in the area and you’re looking for a one of a kind toy shopping experience, be sure to stop in and see what's in store.