Partners in business and in life, Leonard and Mae Fine are retiring this week after running their Toronto-based knit-wear business together for more than 50 years.

The couple, both in their 90s, ran Marni Knits, a shop that specialized in high-end knitted garments sold at some of the country’s top retailers, including Goodman’s and Holt Renfrew.

The couple met in New York during the Depression-era and built a life and a business together in Toronto.

"We've been working so many years, and we enjoy it," said Leonard. "And if you enjoy what you're doing, you don't want to stop."

But the couple were urged to retire by their son, who was also keen to retire himself.  

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Leonard and Mae Fine are retiring this week after running their knitting business together for more than 50 years. (CBC)

"We had a life," said Mae. "We're still going to have a life, without the business. I may get a job, volunteering or something. "

Click on the video link above to watch Amanda Margison’s full story about this remarkable couple.

With files from Amanda Margison