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Hot Shopping: Scene in the City: Wolseley’s Wooded Whimsy

One of Canada’s most intact neighbourhoods of pre-1930’s homes, Wolseley exists beneath the lush canopy of an urban elm forest. Begin on Westminister at Maryland, and stroll west through this green community bordered by the Assiniboine River and Omand’s Creek. Follow the sweet scent of fresh-baked cinnamon buns to Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company. With a whole grain treat in tow, head to Prairie Sky Books (pictured) where titles about yoga, astrology and vegan cooking are shelved amid ornate Indonesian carvings. Next comes Humboldt’s Legacy, a shop that stocks everything needed for sustainable living, including luxurious natural skin and hair products. Wile away an afternoon with a mug of tea, becoming better acquainted with The Neighbourhood Bookstore and Café’s previously read pages. Steps away from Westminister on Lipton, Wolseley Wool carries local and eco-friendly wools like hemp and soy.

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