About Us

Serving Knitting Lovers, Yarners and Crocheters in Oshawa, Durham Region and the GTA for 50+ Years

Knitting pros and novices alike have been coming to The Wool Queen in Oshawa for over 50 years.  Heather is the owner and operator of our store and has instilled a strong commitment to friendly culture and informative customer service. Whether you are tracking down a specific type of yarn or wool, or you’re just looking to learn a fun and relaxing new hobby, you will find everything you need from her at our shop.

Help Those Less Fortunate
Interested in helping the less fortunate in our community? Knit and crocheted items are being accepted in-store for the Casting Off the Cold initiative. Hats, mitts, scarves, afghans—for baby, child or adultwe will gladly accept anything you create, and we'll distribute to those in need in the Durham Region.

Donate Your Leftover Yarn
We also collect leftover yarn and needles for a charity called Learning for Hope located in Peru.  Learning for Hope teaches Peruvian children how to knit, giving them a practical skill that will last a lifetime. Also, if you like, they accept handmade infant hats for the babies living higher up in the mountains who often suffer from frostbite. There is a basket located just inside the door for your donation.


Come Visit Us
The store is right on Simcoe Street South, north of Gibb and south of John, on the west side, beside Oshawa Appliances. Come in, stay a while and see what’s new! You can also get to our location from Highway 2 by driving south on Centre Avenue, then left at Gibb, then left at Simcoe and finally north of Village Union School; or from the 401, just take Simcoe Street North until you arrive north of Olive and look for us on the west side. There is both street and rear parking available.

Call us anytime to learn more about our knitting and crochet supplies.  Don't forget you can reach us anytime by clicking the Message Us button located in the bottom left section on any page, through clicking the Contact Us link located in the site's footer, or by calling us directly (the shop's number is on the home page). 

We hope to see you soon.