After 60 years at 777 Annette Street Ward and Patch Sports closes local store

from their site,

First off, I (Rod LaForme Ward and Patch Sports) would like to thank all of your for visiting our website. I am sure some of you have found out or noticed that after 60 years, Bob Ward has decided to close our flagship store located at 777 Annette Street in Toronto. The store was founded by his father and it was a tough choice for the Ward family to make, shutting the doors of a location that had been in operation for 60 years. Parking had become a problem throughout the years, making the location a bit of an issue to get to and Home Run Sports from Winnipeg was interested in starting an operation in the GTA, so Bob made the tough call to move along all of the baseball inventory and Ward and Patch existing baseball accounts to Home Run Sports. Home Run Sports has opened a location on Dundas Street in Mississauga, just west of the 427 and are handling most of the existing Ward and Patch accounts.

So, what does this mean for Ward and Patch Sports? Well, if anything, growth! Ward and Patch is still very much in operation, with both our Richmond Hill location at 13270 Yonge Street and our Midland location at 869 Queen Street up and running in full force! The Richmond Hill location that specializes in goalie gear under the sub division of The Goalie Crease, will continue to sell a full variety of baseball gear and are also expanding our business model, our latest venture will be in Lacrosse, with eyes on expanding into more sporting good markets of the next few years. The plan at this time is to move into a bigger location within the next few years and take advantage of the young sports minds from within the business. We still offer a full range of uniform business for all sports as well and will be further expanding on this avenue as well going forward.

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I remember Ward and Patch from my high school days at Western Tech and Runnymede Collegiate. To think that the store and I are almost the same age.

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