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25 Nov

Great local shopping in Cornwall and SD&G


Posted by: Jenni MacDonald


Why Do We Love Cornwall, Ontario?

A local Century 21 Real Estate Agent, Mike VanderMeer, and I have compiled a list of the reasons we love Cornwall, Ontario.  We’ve compiled 21 reasons, which we will share with you, one at a time.  We would love to hear the reasons you love to live here too!

REASON #19 – Local Shopping

Cornwall’s shopping scene has something for everyone. From big-name retailers on Brookdale Avenue to unique shops in the Downtown and Le Village areas, there is a lot to discover! Here are some suggestions to get you started.

Power Shopping

If retail therapy is your thing, make sure to check out Cornwall Square, a shopping mall with over 50 stores in Downtown Cornwall. You will also want to check out the big box retailers on Brookdale Avenue and Second Street East.

Pamper Yourself

Give yourself the star treatment with a visit to one of our many spas, including Pure Organic Spa,  NAV SpaOasis Hair & Day Spa, Laser Advanced Spa or Above & Beyond Wellness and Beauty Spa. Or get a hot towel shave and quality haircut at trendy Kings and Little Ones.

Fashion Finds

Discover great fashions in Downtown Cornwall at stores like The Squire Shop and Kastner’s and, for the latest in younger fashions, Echo TrendsBe Rare and Dreamland.

Gift Shops

You are sure to discover a unique find at  Life’s Little Pleasures and KAB Gift Boutique in Downtown Cornwall, Mrs. B’s Gifts & Home Decor on Pitt Street and Laura’s on Brookdale Avenue. Flower’s CornwallFloral Expressions (both on Pitt Street) and Blooms on Cumberland Street are sure to impress as well.


Cornwall and the Counties of SDG are home to dozens of talented artists and artisans. Their wares can be found at dozens of home studios, or at any number of local merchants and restaurants such as Maker Gift ShopCrush LaneCailuan Gallery, and Cline House Gallery. A great way to discover many artists is at area fairs and festivals, including the Apples and Art Studio Tour in September and the popular Trunk Sale at Marlin Orchards in November or visit the Community Market in Long Sault for year-round local treasures. Taking home a piece of art is just one way of capturing memories of your visit to the region.

Vintage and Thrift Finds

There are lots of options for shoppers seeking that rare, vintage piece of clothing or household item. Check out  Echo TrendsSerendipity BoutiqueValue Village, New for You, Salvation Army and Habitat Restore.

Must-See Specialty Shops

Cornwall has some of the most unique and interesting local shops to check out. Ranging from kid’s toys, comic books, gift shops and more! Some must-see shops in town include Kids KornerRed Cart BooksCeltic Treasures, and Fantasy Realm.

Antiques and Auctions

The centuries-old history of the region is reflected in the numerous antique shops that await the curious collector. One of the largest is Johnson’s Antiques, with over 6,000 sq. ft. of retail space on Highway 138 in South Stormont. Other finds can be found on Sundays at McHaffie’s Flea Market in Morrisburg. If you time your visit right, you will also want to check out the action at a local auction – there is always a deal waiting to be had.

Take-Home Treats

Sometimes the best souvenirs are the memories you can savour. Check out the award-winning artisan cheese at Glengarry Fine Cheese in Lancaster, or the flour made from ancient grains from Against the Grain. Marrow and Spice in Cornwall carry dozens of local food products, including Roadapple Ranch Honey, Biemond Yogurt, Gordz Hot Sauce, Crave Tea and Fairy Sweet Chocolate.

Gear Up

Looking good is half the battle, no matter what the sport. If you really must have the latest from popular athletic brands such as Nike, Adidas and Under Armour, check out the line-up at Rookez-Edge and Sport Chek in Cornwall. For golf equipment and attire, visit the pro shops at Archies or any of the dozen major golf courses in the region.

Shopping in the 1860s

At the entrance to Upper Canada Village is one of Eastern Ontario’s largest gift shops open to the general public. Here you can buy a wide variety of quality Canadian crafts made by Village Artisans. You can choose from a selection of dinnerware, toys, and clothes that will make great souvenirs. The Village Store also carries a superb selection of books, from heritage themes to craft techniques. The Village Store’s pantry offers a multitude of teas, spices, jams, and marinades. Best of all, you can purchase some Village Bread baked fresh daily, and Cheddar Cheese made at the Village Cheese Factory.

A Bit of Bling

They say a diamond lasts forever, and what better way to capture the vibrancy of your visit than with a little bit of bling? Drop by the landmark Pommier Jewellers in Downtown Cornwall, or the Jewellery Factory in South Lancaster.

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