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Service Area

  • Etobicoke,
  • North York,
  • Scarborough,
  • GTA,

Products and Services

  • Wide Fitting Shoes,
  • Trendy Orthopedic Footwear,
  • Shoe Store,
  • Orthopedic Footwear,
  • Eclectic Handbags,
  • Birkenstock Orthotics,
    • Women's Sizes B To Triple E,
    • Men's Sizes D To 6E,
    • Orthopedic Shoes,
  • more...
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Brands Carried

  • Ara,
  • Jenny,
  • Birkenstock,
  • Roshammerson,
  • Blondo,
  • Rose Petals,
    • Pikolinos,
    • Keen,
    • Stacy Adams,
    • Ecco,
    • Steptronic,
    • Reiker,
    • Sas,
    • Romika,
    • New Balance,
    • Dunham,
    • Italian Brands,
    • Cougar Boots,
    • Walking Shoes,
    • Shoe Care Products,
    • Shoe Laces,
    • Shoe Polish,
    • Florsheim,
    • Finn Comfort,
    • Foam Tread,
    • Pink,
    • Toe Warmers,
  • more...
  • less...

Specialties

  • Wide Fitting Shoes,
  • Orthopedic Shoes,
  • Birkenstock Orthotics,
  • Women's Sizes B To Triple E,
  • Men's Sizes D To 6E,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
  • Mandarin,
  • Polish,
  • Chinese,

Getting There

  • Trinity Bell Woods Park Is A Block Away (east Of The Park),
  • Parking Is Available And It Is Free.,
Location
750 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E9
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Meet the owner

It’s just after 1 p.m. on a weekday afternoon, and the shoehorns at William’s Shoe Store are much in demand.

It’s a chaotic scene, as owner Ted Czarnota brings out box after box of shoes from the supply room, and customers stroll up and down the store’s centre aisle, trying to get a sense of their fit and feel. It’s a fascinating contrast in personalities, some customers walking purposefully, others gingerly, as if expecting blisters to break out at any moment.

“We have everything except space,” Ted tells one customer in the offhand manner of a veteran shopkeeper. “People who come here like the organized mess.”

William’s may be cluttered, but it’s not messy. “It’s a real store,” Ted says after the rush, surrounded by dozens of open shoeboxes. Indeed, there is no mistaking William’s for any of the trendy boutiques so common to this retail strip on Toronto’s Queen Street West.

Boxes and boxes of shoes line both sides of the narrow store, stacked almost to the ceiling. Peeking through only in places, the polished green and grey checked rubber floor dates back to the store’s 1950 opening. The smell of shoe leather fills the air.

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    The local go-to store for wide footwear, this place is a cornucopia of both fashionable and practical shoes. Quality is the name of the game at William Shoe Store, but they don’t skimp on variety either, with a wall-to-wall selection of shoes and boots for men, women and children. Advice from staff is tailored to your particular needs and chances are, if you buy a pair of shoes from here, you’ll still be wearing them years from now.

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