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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Annual Great Glebe Garage Sale

Ladies and gentlemen, SAVE THE DATE!!

The Annual Great Glebe Garage Sale is on MAY 28th 2011 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm!
Every year, I always look forward to this crazy neighbourhood event. I think all of Ottawa comes to shop for people's trash in this upscale area. The nice part is that the stores on Bank street also have a street sale!
I am announcing it early this year, because it seems that people I know always miss it!

Here are a few pointers:

  • Parking is crazy and hard to find- Either, come early, park far or get here by foot (although this will limit your ability to buy large items)

  • Bring shopping bags or a backpack- it's good for the environment and you will have lots to carry!

  • Get there early- To get your hands on the good stuff!

  • Bring lots of cash- ATMs are busy and run out of money!

  • Pack a light purse- you don't want to fuss while you shop, you need both hands!

  • Wear good shoes and sporty clothes- You don't want your feet to deprive you of miles of garage sales!

  • Bring water- It's always a nice hot day, and you will get quite a work out!

  • Dress for the weather- There is no plan B for rain!

  • It's for charity- Sellers donate 10% of their proceeds to the Ottawa Food Bank!

  • Come hungry- Lots of street food being sold!

  • Bargain, bargain, bargain- Sometimes the prices can seem a bit ridiculous!

  • Do I need a map? Not really, just make your way through the houses between the 417 and Sunnyside at Bank street.
For more Info-contact them by Email or visit the official website!