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Toronto peeps.........I'm currently in NYC and will be in Toronto starting 10/14. I offer proxy services for those who want to save money on taxes and duties on things brought to Canada from American and EU websites.

Please PM me for details.
 

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Brothers, I am going to drop off some footwear for Corey Hiltz in Barrie to repair.

Here is my review of him:


He just found out today he won 2 silvers at an international shoe repair competition in Netherlands. He is also a silver medalist at a North American competition.

He is the only GTA based cobbler to win at either competition.

As a service to this thread, I am happy to drop off and pick up repairs for anyone else who is interested. I am going anyways. No charge.

I do live in Mississauga, so you will have to come meet me (McDonalds parking lot).

Corey does require upfront payment. So every one will have to speak to him, and arrange payments. I am only doing drop off and pick up, so people can save on shipping.

Please PM me if interested. I plan on going sometime this fall.
 

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Brothers, I am going to drop off some footwear for Corey Hiltz in Barrie to repair.

Here is my review of him:


He just found out today he won 2 silvers at an international shoe repair competition in Netherlands. He is also a silver medalist at a North American competition.

He is the only GTA based cobbler to win at either competition.

As a service to this thread, I am happy to drop off and pick up repairs for anyone else who is interested. I am going anyways. No charge.

I do live in Mississauga, so you will have to come meet me (McDonalds parking lot).

Corey does require upfront payment. So every one will have to speak to him, and arrange payments. I am only doing drop off and pick up, so people can save on shipping.

Please PM me if interested. I plan on going sometime this fall.
this is a really nice offer. A very sincere kudos to @suitforcourt
 

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Gents, any recommendations for a good cobbler in Toronto (or GTA)? Need to have toe taps installed on a couple of shoes. Thanks in advance.
 

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Gents, any recommendations for a good cobbler in Toronto (or GTA)? Need to have toe taps installed on a couple of shoes. Thanks in advance.
Closest are Corey Hiltz at Fix em up shoe repair in Barrie, and Pablo Hadarits at Dimar shoe repair in Guelph. Nobody in Toronto that I trust to do this work.

If you want, I can drop off and pick up your shoes for Corey in Barrie. I am going sometime this fall. PM if you're interested.
 

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PSA - Ian MacMillan (towerbespoke) is now working at The London Bespoke Club.
 

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Closest are Corey Hiltz at Fix em up shoe repair in Barrie, and Pablo Hadarits at Dimar shoe repair in Guelph. Nobody in Toronto that I trust to do this work.

If you want, I can drop off and pick up your shoes for Corey in Barrie. I am going sometime this fall. PM if you're interested.
Appreciate the recommendations as well as your generous offer. I need this done rather soon so will be looking at local options.
 

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Appreciate the recommendations as well as your generous offer. I need this done rather soon so will be looking at local options.
I know Rob’s Best Foot Forward now does Lulu toe taps, I believe $45 installed. I haven’t done them there yet myself but would be curious to hear back about your experience if you decide to go this direction. I’ve gotten some minor repair jobs completed there and have always been happy.
 

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Rob's is horrible
I'll be honest, I probably wouldn't go to him for a full resole, but for the odd minor repair I don't really know of any better options in the city. Bay Street Shoe Repair and Nick's Shoe Repair are also not bad from what I've heard.

That said, I'm personally debating whether to take up suitforcourt's offer and sending two pairs of shoes up to Barrie for some Triumph toe taps. If you're aware of some comparable Toronto shoe repair shops I'm all ears.
 

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I'll be honest, I probably wouldn't go to him for a full resole, but for the odd minor repair I don't really know of any better options in the city. Bay Street Shoe Repair and Nick's Shoe Repair are also not bad from what I've heard.

That said, I'm personally debating whether to take up suitforcourt's offer and sending two pairs of shoes up to Barrie for some Triumph toe taps. If you're aware of some comparable Toronto shoe repair shops I'm all ears.
Here is a pair that Gary Coakley of Coakleys in London is working on for me: new JR sole, welt, cork, shank, toe taps, and cat paw heels.

These are Florsheim by McHale.


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I'll be honest, I probably wouldn't go to him for a full resole, but for the odd minor repair I don't really know of any better options in the city. Bay Street Shoe Repair and Nick's Shoe Repair are also not bad from what I've heard.

That said, I'm personally debating whether to take up suitforcourt's offer and sending two pairs of shoes up to Barrie for some Triumph toe taps. If you're aware of some comparable Toronto shoe repair shops I'm all ears.
Before I head to Barrie, I will post one more time. DM me if you want me to bring them up.
 

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