Recently I was considering starting a thread on 'ingredients available in Toronto you never knew about' - never got started, but "Dates from Bam" would have been #1. First had them in Bam - then sought them out in Toronto. Several sources on Yonge (north) and in Mississauga, but my regular stop (for several Iranian items) is
on Leslie just north of York Mills (take the first entrance east after the final Longo entrance (i.e. after the new set of lights).
Price is usually around $4 - half the cost of California dates.
And try wrapping them in ham (I use serrano) and baking them until hot. Stunning appetizer!
1875 Leslie St, Toronto, ON M3B, CA