Silver with Attitude

Silver with Attitude

by Victoria Principato

As I walked down the rainy streets of Toronto's Kensington Market, something shiny caught my eye. I wandered over to the storefront filled with silver jewelry when I heard, "Hola Senorita!" Mateo, the shop owner, welcomed me to his store, and offered his assistance if he needed it. I asked if it would be ok if we could practice my Spanish, and Mateo was kind enough to oblige. He showed me his many wares, and I learned that he had been in the silver business for over 35 years. I couldn't believe it! "It's because the silver keeps you young," he said with a laugh. It's clear that Mateo has a passion for what he does, and the Toronto community (and myself) surely appreciates his work. ¡Muchas gracias, Mateo!

 

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