Who We Are
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Aliya Ivy calls him Dad, he calls himself an Entrepreneur, a Dreamer, a Risk Taker, a Groundbreaker and a Visionary. He is a proud Black man of Jamaican and Barbadian descent, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with dreams to provide sustainable, durable, quality, educational toys for all ages to everyone who is looking for them along with exceptional service and great prices!
Andrew Holness, the owner and founder, is in his own mind, a problem solver who saw something wrong and found a solution. When our daughter Aliya Ivy was born in 2018 we started to see things we didn't notice before. Like the prices of some of the plastic toys out there, how fast things would break and how often we were at the toy store. For things that sometimes last a week and some maybe a lifetime the costs were piling up. Children develop, grow and need new things so much in such a short amount of time, playtime toys, educational tools, birthdays, the holidays, surprises, road trips, (*sheesh*) toy purchases almost become an every day thing! And if you're not a parent then you have friends having kids, gifts for the nieces and nephews, a plethora of scenarios. All that adds up to a pretty penny. So we found a way to bring those flashy, shiny, noisy plastic toys to you at the lowest prices. That was how Ivy's Locker began, we weren't always all about sustainable wood toys.
Ivy's Locker was an idea that skyrocketed and was made into a reality due to hard work, long nights, dedication and a strong family behind him, Andrew worked tirelessly to build something that people would love and appreciate. This toy store started with the goal in mind to bring toys to the public at lower costs than the big box stores and we did just that at the beginning with our plastic toy inventory. When we discovered the benefits of openended play that the wooden toys brought in our families's life, we had to change up our whole business plan and bring you the only toys we feel deserve to be sold. We do the importing for you and bring some of the best wooden educational toys straight to your door without the hassles of import and duty fees, we got you! We still have a few plastic toys in our inventory, not just going to throw them away, but safe wood toys are the future.
This is Ivy's Locker, a toy store made just for you by you! We're not a big corporation, we're a family owned toy store bringing the savings and the best products that we can get, directly to you, the customer. Our customer service is nothing but the best, ask any one of our customers. Our philosophy is simple: We want to bring sustainable, safe wooden toys that last a lifetime to families who otherwise wouldn't be able to get them from overseas. The durability alone is worth the amazing price points on these beautiful wooden masterpieces! All of our toys are environmentally safe and tested as we get from larger name brands.
Ivy's Locker can also provide personalized professional services to parents, gift seekers, daycares, schools, anywhere where toys are needed. We've already garnered a lot of local attention, click below to read an article written on us by Montreal Families magazine.
Ivy's Locker is a family that understands that play is the center of a child's development. We try to provide only truly educational and fun toys so that families can enjoy the benefits of openended play. It's a whole new world of wonders. If you're new to the world of wooden toys, this is the place to start. With real life imagination play toys, the possibilities are endless and we want to be there to enjoy the fun!
Ivy's Locker is an Ontario home based, family owned, E-commerce wood and more toy store providing toys at lower prices than the big corporations.