Whether by luck or good thinking the Teddy Bear Mansion is owned by a fellow named Ted. And on top of that he is a friendly, kind, teddy bear of a man if there is such a thing. That description suits him to a T.
As you pass the colourful flowers and mount the stairs you may be met by a fluffy kitty as you enter the tiny shop. There has never been such a room. From floor to ceiling every wall is lined with teddy bears and small creatures from A-Z. You could very well find a small plush zebra.
Hanging his shingle in the Village of Jordan in 1993, the jovial owner Ted Spain quickly established a list of regular clients. He would call them friends. On one website a customer wrote that they go visit Ted at least once a month - and they are from out of town quite some way!
Ted purchased the rambling building on the corner of King Street in downtown Vineland and made the great move across the Twenty Valley from Jordan. He placed his wares into the tiny room, and collectors and grandmas come from all over because the selection is so big.
Over the years locals have become accustomed to seeing Ted working on his hillside-gardens carved into the Beamsville Bench, and wave a greeting as they pass. The kitties curled into patches of sunlight nearbye not realizing they are snoozing on the side of a long winding Indian trail from long ago.
The next time you need a smile, and you can't bear one more trip to the mall, follow that trail along Regional Road 81 to Vineland to find the perfect cuddly present for someone you love. There is something there for everyone.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
QEW exit 57, Vineland (Victoria Avenue)
South on Victoria Avenue towards Niagara Escarpment, away from lake
Approximately 3.6 km to the set of traffic lights at the intersection of King Street/Regional Road 81 (see it's right there on the SW corner)
Right at lights
Left immediately into parking lot at the teddy bears' yellow house
Adjacent Land Uses
The Teddy Bear Mansion is at the cross-roads of the village of Vineland where you can shop for flowers at http://www.floralexpressionscanada.com/ - - "Floral Expressions"
or explore http://www.grannysbootantiques.com/panes.html - - "Granny's Boot Antiques"
.� They are next door to http://www.lamplightertour.com/non-html/Hopkins%20FOL%20-%20Pharmacy%20Press%20Release.pdf - - "Hopkin's Pharmacy"
that has been in business 60 years,�run by Mr. Hopkin's daughter Jennifer, and that is just a hop, skip and a jump, or a�thirty second�walk, from Horsely's Vineland Hardware.� This�is a wonderful adventure of kitchenwares, garden tools, bird feeders and everything and anything your handy-person
needs to�fix around your home.� Here you might meet Darlene and Craig, the grown children of the parent's that established their
store in 1951.� There is no need to drive into the city to a big box store.
Up the hill (which is the shore of ancient glacial Lake Iroquois) you will find Jane's Hidden Treasures on the left or east side of Victoria Avenue/Regional Road 24.� Look for the large blue house.� Jane Hoed�is another gentle, friendly member of our community who will welcome you to Vineland.��Browse through this talented artist's studio of bric-a-brac, collectibles, hand-made bags and purses, art and crafts that she makes�herself.�
Teddy Bear Mansion
3408 King Street/Regional Road 81
L0R 2C0 Municipality Lincoln