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Essence du Papier

Posted by Catherine / Posted on August 7, 2008

Essence du PapierEssence du Papier is a pen and paper nut's dream store. Banks of paper and envelopes in a full spectrum of colour, as well as a large selection of small gifts, wrapping materials and greeting cards.

Photograph courtesy of Patrick Smith.



Katie / September 29, 2008 at 12:54 am
Essence du Papier is a destination store for most of your gift needs, be it corporate or personal. The blog doesn't mention that Essence du Papier has a creative design studio where you can order save the date, wedding, anniversary, birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, christening and baptism, as well as Corporate invitations. Marketing materials are also available for print.
Martha Lou Henley / March 16, 2010 at 09:03 pm

I went to Sears in downtown Vancouver today with my usual long list of paper I wanted and was utterly devastated to learn your shop had closed a month ago. I am so sad as I LOVERD THAT SHOP.

Is there any chance you will be reopening in Vancouver in the future, hopefully the NEAR future? I cannot tell you how disappointed I am - I will miss this amazing retail outley enormously.

Please let me know what your future plans are.

Thank you very much.


Martha Lou Henley
Amy Passmore / June 28, 2010 at 01:00 am
I went to the Downtown Vancouver Sears today looking for paper, and it was gone! I am making my own wedding invitations, and there is complete dearth of well-stocked paper shops in this city.

What am I to do!? I suppose I will now have to write my invitations on a bar napkin in coral lipstick. Sadness :(
Simon / October 29, 2010 at 01:46 am
66 Wellington St West (inside Toronto Dominion Centre concourse)

The clerks were not polite and they know nothing about paper, when I asked them about how the papers were processed.

The best part about this experience, was that it took him less than 10 secs to walk back to his counter and chat with his fellow coworkers. Great service =)
Ginko / November 26, 2010 at 01:37 pm
Theres the paper place on Queen street which has a great selection of paper stock. They give really good advice. Go on a weekday when it isnt so packed they will give you indepth info on how to make your own:) We went with printable press and digitally printed ours. Saved a lot of money!
Mark / September 30, 2011 at 08:21 pm
I have recently started shopping in Essence Du Papier on Yonge again after not shopping there for some time. I just wanted to say what a great store it is. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. They were great about shipping stock from another store.
Erin / July 27, 2013 at 01:07 pm
Essence on Yonge Street has closed down fyi
Hafsa / February 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm
I make handmade cards, so can't wait to check this store out!

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