Below is a complete list of online toy and game stores that cater to Canadians. The majority of the online toy stores are based in Canada; however, some are based in the U.S. and ship to Canadians without hidden fees or additional brokerage on top of what is listed in the shipping quote. This is the most complete list of online toy and game stores for Canadians that you will find. Please let me know if there are established online toy retailers for Canadians that I have missed!
Note: I have not included “drop shippers” (online stores that do not stock product, but have manufacturers ship it to you directly) – hidden fees can bring up the cost of the items.
Lego.com ships to Canada, with shipping rates starting at $5.95. The selection of Lego unmatched anywhere! Free shipping on orders over $75 March 12th – 31st.
Chapters Indigo sells toys as well as books to Canada, and offers free shipping for orders over $25. March special: Lego 20 – 25% off.
Mattel is based in the US, but ships to Canada. Mattel uses Purolator Ground for shipping to Canada, and all brokerage, duties and taxes are included in the shipping quote – no hidden fees.
Amazon.ca has a selection of toys. There is an electronic game category, but no toy category; however if you type in searches, you will see a large selection. Free shipping for orders over $25.
Hammacher Schlemmer is the US’s oldest catalogue order company, with the coolest toys you’ll find anywhere. Shipping quotes include brokerage. Taxes (your provincial taxes) and duties are extra – if you call them with the product numbers, they will give you a complete quote.
Hammacher Schlemmer’s duty free products.
Leap Frog specializes in technology-based educational products. Shipping starts at $9.95, and increases according to the weight of the shipment.
Mad Cat Toys is based out of the US and specializes in “hard to find toys for hard to please people.” All costs are included in shipping charges.
The Source has lots of electronic toys and gadgets, and has free shipping to your nearest Source store. They will also ship to your house for a flat rate of $4.99 for standard orders.
Geek Cantina is an online store in Winnipeg that specializes in geek gadgets, gizmos and accessories. Shipping is done from Winnipeg for reasonable rates, varying with the order and location.
Toys R Us has locations throughout Canada, and sells online to Canada. Shipping rates vary depending upon where you are shipping.
Mastermind Toys has locations throughout Ontario, and sells online to Canada. They have free gift wrap with personalized gift tags, and offer free shipping in Canada for orders over $75.
Mrs. Tiggy Winkles has 5 store-front locations in Ottawa, Ontario, and offers $7.99 flat rate shipping in Canada for orders under $50, and free shipping for orders over $50.
Kidworld.ca is a KidKraft authorized reseller in Canada, with all shipment done within Canada. Shipping prices are listed per province as you click on the item. Very straightforward.
Grand River Toys is a catalogue and online toy store based in Canada. Shipping is $4.99 in Canada, and 1 cent for orders over $100.
Little Footprints Toys sells “Planet Friendly Toys and Gear” with a small carbon footprint. They are based in Ontario and offer shipping throughout Canada. Shipping rates vary, with free shipping for orders over $80.
Scholars Choice has stores in central and eastern Canada, and online offers shipping throughout Canada for a flat rate of $10 (free for orders over $100). Scholar’s Choice also serves Early Childhood Educational Centres.
Learning Toys is an online toy store that offers shipping throughout Canada. Shipping rates vary by province, starting at $8.99 for Ontario and Quebec, and is free for orders over $75.
Dreamwood Toys is based out of Edmonton and sells wooden toys. They offer shipping throughout Canada for $15 (free for orders over $200).
Ape 2 Zebra is based out of Ontario and sells educational, creative and imaginative toys for children, babies and toddlers. Shipping rates vary depending upon the order and location.
Dream Kitty is based out of Ontario and sells animation characters such as Hello Kitty, Snoopy, and more. Shipping rates vary depending upon the order and location, with free shipping for orders over $100.
Bear St. sells Gund animals. Standard shipping is $9 throughout Canada.
Toy Dreams is an online-only toy store in Calgary. Shipping prices are calculated at checkout.
Fantaztic Learning is based out of Lethbridge, Alberta and specializes in educational toys and learning resources. Shipping is generally 10% of the order price, with a minimum $12.95 shipping price.
Family Playroom is based out of Kingston, Ontario and carries fun and innovative toys. Shipping in Canada is free over $65, and $9 below $65.
Robotbuy.ca specializes in electronic toys and gadgets. They are based out of Ontario and ship throughout Canada. They have a selection of items with free shipping, and for all other items, shipping varies with the order and location.
Gracie and Gruff is based out of Calgary. Shipping varies with order amount and location.
BC Playthings is based out of British Columbia and offers a variety of toys. Shipping is a minimum of $6.00, or 15% of the order cost.
Applause Toy Store is based out of Ontario, carries quality toy names and has 3 storefront locations. Shipping varies with order amount.
Granville Island Toy Company has 2 locations in BC and carries innovative toys. Shipping varies with the order and location.
Home School Connection is Saskatchewan’s largest educational supply store. Shipping varies with order amount and location.
Laugh ‘N’ Learn is based out of Edmonton and carries a large selection of toys. Shipping is free over $100 and otherwise varies by location. Free gift wrap.
Minds Alive is based out of Ontario. Shipping varies according to order and location.
Owls Hollow is based out of PEI. Shipping varies with order amount and location.