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How To Plan Your Wedding Without Leaving Kensington Market

We’re so thrilled to have been featured in an article on WeddingWire Canada, cleverly titled: How To Plan Your Wedding Without Leaving Kensington Market.

This little write up featured some lovely words about our design and printing services when it comes to putting together an entire wedding suite from scratch.  If you’re interested in learning more about our custom wedding suites and the process, feel free to visit our website linked here for more details!

If you’d like to get started working with us on your wedding suite, feel free to give us a call at 416-977-7236 or shoot us an email at to book a free consultation!

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NY Times Article Mention

We are truly thrilled to have been featured in an article for the New York Times titled “36 Hours in Toronto.” The piece focusses on hidden gems worth visiting while on a short trip to Toronto.

Click here to check out the full article!

Credit for the gorgeous skyline photo goes to Eugen Sakhnenko.




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A Parkdale visit from Toronto’s “On the Grid”!

Recently we were paid a visit at our Parkdale Outpost by the Toronto edition of On the Grid!

On the Grid is a community focussed global initiative started by NY design studio Hyperakt. The uniquely organized website is a”designer’s neighbourhood guide” to cities around the world, curated by creatives from all over. What a fantastic online publication to be a part of!

We are so pleased to be featured by the lovely folk that had a peek around our Parkdale shop!

Thank you On the Grid for the wonderful photos!
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A Handmade hot spot!

We just received the winter 2014 issue of Toronto’s design guide, ‘Designlines’ and we’re on page 109 as part of a DIY/hands-on workshop gift guide for the city!
Kid Icarus is in good company, alongside Paintlounge and The Shop.

“Fill your family’s mailboxes with custom seasonal greeting cards. This beginner class-taught by the pros behind KI’s much-loved line of stationery – covers everything you need to know to start your own Hallmark line ($150, materials included). Learn paper-stencil and photographic-emulsion methods for transferring designs to a screen, and practice your squeegee technique until you master the angles and pressure needed to make a perfect print.”

Be sure to come grab your free copy from our Kensington Market storefront.



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Press: Toronto Life November 2013

Kid Icarus was happy to be featured in the November 2013 issue of Toronto Life Magazine: City Home edition. Check us out on page 88.

Kid Icarus played a bit of Kensington Market leap-frog last year, moving from a cramped spot on Nassau to this larger store around the corner. Owners Michael Viglione and Bianca Bickmore have expanded their screen-printing studio, which turns a swift trade in posters (many around $35), pretty “Greetings from Toronto” postcards ($3), and custom wedding invites. If you’re feeling crafty, $20 DIY doll kits are available in three skill levels. Or you can leave the embroidery to the pros: on a recent visit, the store had a stock of adorable merit badges by local artist Lee Meszaros that celebrate everyday accomplishments like “rolling with the punches” and “having meat on your bones”. 205 Augusta Avenue, 416.977.7236″

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TorontoLife: Neighbourhoods

Kid Icarus in Toronto Life: Neighbourhoods

We’re so excited to be included in this issue of Toronto Life: Neighbourhoods! Pick one up at your local newsstand and check us out on page 93 with some of our other favourite places in Kensington Market.

Kid Icarus in Toronto Life: Neighbourhoods

Owners Bianca Bickmore and Michael Viglione upsized their tiny poster shop to a sprawling, all-things-paper store last year. The move made room for a larger stock of cute crafts, DIY kits and how-to books, as well as Kid Icarus’s own line of indie-cool greeting cards, notebooks and stationery. The best things, though, are the limited-edition poster advertising old tour dates for the likes of Ben Harper and the Arkells ($35). They’re made in the studio at the rear of the store, which is also home to a bustling wedding invitation business. The popular screen-printing workshops are run out of the store’s lower-level workshop.

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PRESS: Toronto Life Magazine

You might have seen our listing in the latest copy of Toronto Life Wedding Guide. We are currently booking consultations for wedding invitation design and printing for 2013 season. You can book your appointment with us by phone or email.

See our listing on page 84 of 2013 Toronto Life Weddings magazine:

Kid Icarus in Toronto Life Weddings Magazine 2012

Last Year, Kid Icarus owners Bianca Bickmore and Michael Viglione gave their business an upgrade, moving from a tiny shop to a sprawling retail space better suited to showcasing their handmade and silkscreened wedding invitations. Offering a plethora of papers, inks and envelopes to choose from, the two encourage couples to add their own design inspiration. From $4 for a postcard invitation and RSVP card. 205 Augusta Ave. (at Denison Sq.) 416-977-7236