|Inside the store.|
Hardly a month goes by without news about another hobby shop closing. Which is why we should celebrate those that are still open--stores like Credit Valley Railway in Mississauga, Ont.
I was able to stop at Credit Valley recently while on my way back to Pearson Airport in Toronto. This is easy to do, since the store is located right off Highway 401 at Winston Churchill Blvd.
|There are still CP Rail Angus vans at the store.|
At 5,000 square feet, the fully-stocked store may well be the largest trains-only hobby shop in Canada. This includes lots of Rapido Trains products, including a number of CP Rail Angus vans.
|Lots of locomotives, too.|
A special feature of Credit Valley is the in-store layout which highlights many of the products for sale on the shelves.
In addition to in-store shopping, Credit Valley offers online service, a loyalty card, clinics and custom painting and other services.
If your travels take you through Toronto, a stop at Credit Valley should be on your schedule. And even if you don't, support your local hobby shop--if you still have one left near you.