Category Archives: Operations

Rick’s Send-Off

Mr. Smiley, Mr.Cosmopawlitan Clean, Mr. Fix-it.  These are a few nicknames we’ve dubbed our store manager with.

Rick’s smiley raindrops

If you’ve visited Cosmopawlitan over the past year, you’ve likely met Rick in the store greeting you with a warm smile.  He’d usually be up on a ladder changing light bulbs, vacuuming the floors, putting something together or chatting up a storm with someone.

Rick came out of retirement to help manage the store.  He shares his business wisdom and life wisdom both with our team and with our customers, who we consider as neighbours and friends.

He is always brightening up the store.  Rick literally finds the darkest spots in the shop and brings light to them by rearranging light fixtures and changing dead bulbs.  Same goes with people; Rick always knows what to say to lighten the mood when a customer or team member is having a down day.  Every day with him is filled with jokes and stories.

Rick is a rock, a hero, an inspiration.

CosmopawlitanSome of you may know that he was diagnosed with cancer last fall (for the second time).   He beat it the first time and will beat it again.

He continued working at the store throughout most of his chemotherapy and radiation treatment, which ended right before Christmas 2016.  You wouldn’t be able to tell that he was sick because he always had a smile on his face.

Rick will be going in for surgery at the end of March and, fingers crossed, his body will cancer-free for good.

We send healing light and love to our beloved Rick as he recovers.


Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays, Everyone!  May we all enjoy the warmth and love of our companions furry and otherwise.  Here are Cosmopawlitan’s holiday hours: Read More

Ballgowns n Boots

Cosmopawlitan is proud to sponsor the Wishing Well Sanctuary’s first annual Ballgowns n Boots fundraiser.  We will close early Friday, September 18, 2015 – at 5pm – so our team can attend.  Stay tuned for our report back on the event! Learn more about the amazing things that Wishing Well Sanctuary does to save farm animals and… Read More


Please note our hours for the rest of the summer.  Sunday is our designated cat grooming day.  If you need anything, please knock, try the door, or call us at 416.598.4700 as we are often in longer than the posted store hours.  See you soon!   Read More

Canada Day Hours

  Canada Day is around the corner!  Cosmopawlitan’s holiday hours are: Mon. June 29: 3-6pm Tue. June 30: 8am-12pm Wed. July 1: 9am-12pm Let’s celebrate our beautiful, abundant, diverse country!  Happy Canada Day! Read More