We are active members of NETS Canada (Neighbourhood Toys Stores of Canada) which is an organization of independently owned & operated toy stores, toy suppliers & toy sales reps, from across Canada whose mandate is to provide the best in educational toys & games along with the associated expertise & advice to our customers.

In January 2002, we were voted Toy Retailer of the Year by Toys & Games Magazine. This prestigious honour was preceded by the Small Business of the Year award in December 1999 as selected by the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce. More recently, our store has been voted Best Toy Store & Best Birthday Party Place in 2013 & 2014 by readers of North Bay Nipissing News.

Over the years we have donated significant amounts of money to various non-profit organizations in town such as:

The Children’s Aid Infant Development Program, Family Enrichment Program, North Bay Museum, One Kid’s Place, L.I.P.I, All Heart Pet Rescue, Duke of Edinburgh Program, Pac Sack Smiles, N.A.D.Y., Humane Society, The Gathering Place, The Early Years Center “One Brick At A Time”, Pediatric Ward of North Bay General Hospital, Waterfront Carousel (sponsored a horse “Northern Lights”), sent a truckload of filled backpacks to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina & P.L.A.Y.S., a support program for families of children with autism.

Our award winning product lines include Playmobil®, Schleich® animals & figures, Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway, Bruder® trucks, Melissa & Doug®, Hape wooden toys, Douglas Cuddle Toys® plush, Corolle® dolls, Lamaze® baby toys, Cloud B, Learning Resources®, Educational Insights®, Creative Education of Canada Inc., Kickboard Canada Inc. scooters, & more. You will find everything from the trendiest toys like Shopkins™ & Minecraft™ to the nostalgic ones that bring back memories like Slinky™ & Sea Monkeys.

Our services are second to none, offering: (For More Details Click Here)

•Fully-Staffed Party Hosting & Special Events,

•Loyalty Points Program for customers purchases

•Wish Lists for Children

•Custom-made Loot Bags for Birthdays, Weddings & Holidays

•Free Gift Wrapping

•Corporate Gift Service

•Special Orders


Monday to Thursday: 9:30am-5:30pm

Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm

Saturday: 9:30am-5:30pm

Sunday: CLOSED



Creative Learning is “Your Neighbourhood Toy Store”. Established in 1988 in downtown North Bay, Ontario, Canada, our 3500 square foot facility features an impressive selection of award-winning toys, games, arts & crafts, science kits and children’s books, hand-picked by owners Gale & Des Anthony. Throughout the store there are centres for children to play & lots of opened toys & games for customers to try before they buy! We prefer not to hear someone say “now don’t touch” as they come in the door. Our party room downstairs is a happening place every weekend, hosting birthday parties and busy during the March school break & summer months hosting activity days in support of local charities.