When you buy from small businesses in your community, you not only help your neighbours succeed, you are also helping yourself!
Purchasing from local stores and supporting local initiatives means you're helping to create a healthy and economically happy community, which in turn, will give back to you in the way of city parks, infrastructure, roadways and events.
You can also benefit from:
- Saving money
- Reducing your environmental impact
- Gaining access to unique, one-of-a-kind items
- Receiving personal, attentive customer service
We encourage our residents to shop locally for these reasons! For our Sault Ste. Marie tenants, no matter what you are looking for, you're sure to find it Downtown. Only a quick 5-minute drive from our Willow or Pine Allard properties, the shops in Downtown are the perfect place to explore.
Some of our favourite local businesses include:
The Mill Mrkt Farmers Market: A year-round farmers market featuring local farmers, butchers, and artisans.
City Meat Market: This family owned butcher shop features fresh meats, custom cuts, and special packages along with produce and bread.
Jade Boutique and Wellness Studio: The boutique at Jade features eco-friendly apparel, Canadian made gifts, and they highlight items made by local artisans. The wellness studio offers adult and kids yoga, healing treatments, and Pilates.
Centre Stage: A women's apparel shop that grew from the success of the 1980s local dance studio in Sault Ste Marie.
Millwell Apartments in Aurora is located within walking distance to Downtown where you can shop for the day and find the unexpected! With so much to explore, we've made a short list of must-visit merchants:
Saturday Afternoons: This home décor store is loaded with one of a kind accent pieces, custom furniture, and bedding that will fit seamless in any design.
Aurora Farmers Market: Saturdays from May 6 to October 28, enjoy farm fresh produce, local food vendors, and unique creations from local artisans.
Lemonberry: Shop eco-friendly Canadian made bath and body products, jewelry, women's clothing, handbags, and more!
Kloster's Butcher Shop: Take the 5-minute drive to this local butcher for all-natural quality meats, prepared meals, specialty sauces, and cooking suggestions.