Tis the season for sidewalk sales

I checked out last week’s event on St Laurent along with what seemed like everyone in the city. Man, it was crowded. Still, waiting in line for bbq sausages (how can you resist those?) afforded an opportunity to people watch. Now, in my neighborhood, they’ve closed down Ontario street between Dezery and Pie lX through the weekend for the annual back to school sidewalk sale. I’ll let you in on a little secret – it’s all the same crap merchandise that you found last weekend on St Laurent, only cheaper. I picked up a $90 dress shirt for $6 today. That’s my kind of shopping. Another difference in the events is that carnival rides and games are set up along with go karts and remote controlled cars. There’s lots more for the kids at this event. And while the people watching might be (ahem) less riveting, if you need some socks, underwear, leather belts (four bucks! yes, I even dickered the price down from $5) backpacks and a whole host of other goods, go down and check out the sidewalk sale on Promenade Ontario. It lasts through the weekend.

1 Comment so far

  1. Jay (unregistered) on August 31st, 2006 @ 9:14 pm

    The sidewalk sale is also in full swing in Verdun on Wellington st. Also running through the weekend, it’s nowhere near as exciting as the St. Laurent or Ontario street sales. I remember as a kid, setting up an upside down cardboard box and selling some of my toys (He-Man, G.I. Joe and the like)… man, was I dumb back then! I wish I still had those toys these days now that I love collecting them.

    Good post, I’d never consider writing about the sidewalk sale! :)



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