You just can’t leave Elora empty-handed. There are too many choices of handmade and delightful items waiting to go home with you.
Elora’s popular Mill Street, situated along the Grand River, was an earlier commercial centre that fell out of favour as the businesses were built closer to the market place in the town square. The life of Mill Street changed forever when artists moved in to produce and sell their wares. The street has evolved over the decades, and is a perfect spot for a stroll, any time of the year.
You’ll still find stores selling items created by local artists, and much more. Businesses sell hemp products, imported linens, toys, flowers, kitchen items, antiques, rocks and whatever else creative people can think of. Shopping is an adventure, here.
Don’t limit yourself to Mill St. Many artists have spaces elsewhere in town. Take a short walk to the Elora Centre for the Arts at the corner of Mill and Melville streets. Or walk up Metcalfe Street to the centre of town. Be sure to look for more stores, restaurants and artists along the way.
Stop at the Elora Information Centre for a map of shopping and other great locations of interest.
Saturday mornings in the summer are always fun. Vendors at the Elora Farmer’s Market bring in local produce and tasty morsels for the good of us all. The market winters at the Grand River Raceway and will open in its new summer location at Bissell Park.