Shopping in Canada may be a little different than shopping in your home country. The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration offers an online article to help you understand shopping in Canada. Settlement.org also offers useful shopping information.
Each municipality in Leeds & Grenville has its own unique shopping district, or districts. Usually these districts are found in the downtown or other areas where large groups of people tend to go. Information on shopping options in the region is offered below:
|The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville website offers a business directory online. Simply search the “Retail Trade” section and you will find stores from across the region.|
|A farmers’ market is a public place where a group of vendors comes together to sell their products. The most common products at these markets are fresh, home-grown vegetables and fruits, homemade pastries and deserts, and other foods products. Homemade products such as jewellery, clothing, or artistic pieces are also commonly found for sale at farmers’ markets.
A full list of farmers’ markets in and around Leeds & Grenville is offered online.
|A garage, or yard, sale is an informal event that private individuals set up outside of their homes to sell household items that aren’t useful to them anymore. These sales are most commonly held during the months from May-September, on Saturday mornings. They can be a great way to find furniture, items for your home, and clothing at prices much lower than you would pay for new items at a store. It is important to get to stores early to find the best items.|
The best way to find out about these sales is to check the classified section in your local newspaper or look for signs advertising garage sales in your neighbourhood.
Second Hand Stores
|Second hand stores sell new and gently used clothing, furniture, household and other items. These stores typically have lower prices than other stores would charge for similar, but brand new, items.
To search a list of second hand stores near you, select a municipality: