Local Gift Under $25 For The Bird Watcher

If you have someone who's always peering out their window for a glimpse of a bird at the feeder, head over to the Avant-Garden Shop at 165 Sherbrooke Street for all the birding and gardening items you could possibly want. We thought these bird seed creations would make a great gift for under $10!


[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

Tip us at tips@ptbocanada.com. Follow us on Twitter @Ptbo_Canada or Like us on Facebook.

Peterborough Participates In Park(ing) Day This Friday


Friday, September 20th, marks the annual worldwide PARK(ING) DAY. This is the day where cities and communities voluntarily transform parking spaces into park space for one day. This initiative is to help bring awareness for the need for more urban green space. On this day, Peterborough will be transforming a parking space on Sherbrooke Street near The Avant-Garden Shop into green space. With a little sod and some lawn furniture, a beautiful park space will be created. Check out the Facebook event for more details on Peterborough's involvement to help celebrate this great day. 

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

Tip us at tips@ptbocanada.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and Like us on Facebook.

The Avant-Garden Shop Latest EPIC Ventures Winner

Congratulations to Brenda Ibey of The Avant-Garden Shop, who recently won the EPIC Ventures award and recognition from the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation.  

PtboCanada had the opportunity to visit the downtown store and chat with Brenda about her experiences over the years.  

Although some items do come to the store from the United States, Brenda has always strived to keep the store as local and as Canadian-based as possible. The store has a wide array of bird feeders, gardening supplies and décor for your home both inside and out.

The Avant-Garden Shop will be celebrating 10 years in business on December 12th and are commemorating the occasion tonight (November 22nd) by hosting a Customer Appreciation Event from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

There will be door prizes, refreshments and no tax on store items. It's a great opportunity to get started on some holiday shopping.

The shop is also part of the Peterborough and Area Garden Route. This initiative is to help support our local growers and garden boutiques in the area, as well as to promote and encourage the genuine love for all things nature and gardening within our area. For the complete list of participants and for more info, visit them on Facebook.

Along with their EPIC Ventures award, Avant-Garden also just won the award for Best Retail Business (non-chain) at the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards held in October.

The Avant-Garden Shop is located at 165 Sherbrooke Street and is open Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can contact Brenda at 705.743.0068/Facebook/Twitter.


[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris and Evan Holt]

Tip us at tips@ptbocanada.com. Follow us on Twitter @Ptbo_Canada (hashtag #bethechangeptboor Like us on Facebook.