Pickup Locations

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    A Taste of Freedom Country Inn

    24 Mill St W, Tottenham, ON, L0G 1W0
     
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    Foodland - Shelburne

    226 First Ave E, Shelburne, ON, L0N 1S2
     
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    Happy Dragon

    226 First Ave, Shelburne, ON, L0N 1S2
     
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    Lloyds Mennonite Furniture

    1 Proctor Road Hwy. 9 & Hwy. 27 SE, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0
     
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    Sobeys

    500 Riddell Rd, Orangeville , ON, L9W 5L1
     
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    Alder Street Arena

    275 Alder St, Orangeville, ON, L9W 5H6
     
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    Angel's Diner

    33 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1J7
     
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    Barb's Country Kitchen

    634041 ON-10, Orangeville, ON, L9W 2Z1
     
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    Black Birch Restaurant

    307388 Hockley Rd, Orangeville, ON, L9W 2Y8
     
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    Blighty's Tuck Store

    88 First St, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3J6
     
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    Boston Pizza - Orangeville

    5 Buena Vista Dr, Orangeville, ON, L9W 0A2
     
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    D&D Pools & Spas

    78 First St, Orangeville, ON, L9W 2E4
     
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    Deja Vu Diner

    318 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1L3
     
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    Dufferin Garden Centre

    250 C Line, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3Z8
     
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    Fifth Avenue Family Dental Centre

    75 Fifth Ave, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1G3
     
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    Framed X Design Custom Picture Framing & Art

    75 Broadway #201, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1K1
     
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    Freshco

    286 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1L1
     
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    Fromage

    23 Mill St, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1J9
     
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    Johnny's Pizza

    283 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1L2
     
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    Kelsey's Restaurant

    115 Fifth Ave, Orangeville, ON, L9W 5B7
     
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    Lot's O Fun

    10 Centennial Rd, Unit # 1, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1P9
     
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    Lucky Lime Clinic

    299 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1L4
     
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    Mad Hatter / Ruby Pier

    101 First St, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3J8
     
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    Meridian Credit Union

    190 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1K3
     
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    New Wave Pool & Spa

    308 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1L3
     
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    Orangeville Flowers & Greenhouses Ltd

    78 John St, Orangeville, ON, L9W 2P8
     
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    Orangeville Home Hardware

    60 4th Avenue, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3Z7
     
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    Orangeville Tourism Visitors Center

    200 Lakeview Court, Orangeville, ON, L9W 5J7
     
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    Philadelphia Kitchen

    281 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1L2
     
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    Pizzaville - Orangeville

    47 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 4N8
     
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    Quest For Cakes

    48 Centennial Rd #4, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3T4
     
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    RBC Bank - Orangeville

    489 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 0A4
     
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    Rustik Local Bistro

    199 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1K2
     
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    Secure Insurance

    685 Riddell Rd Unit # 101, Orangeville, ON, L9W 4Z5
     
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    Soulyve Caribbean Kitchen

    34 Mill Street, Orangeville, ON, L9W 2M3
     
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    Staples

    88 First St, Orangeville, ON, L9W 2N5
     
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    Suzanne Gardner Flowers

    131 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1K2
     
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    The Barley Vine Rail Co

    35 Armstrong Street, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3H6
     
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    The Body Bar

    279 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1L1
     
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    The Cutting Crew

    88 First St, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3J6
     
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    Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre

    6 Northmen Way, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3B2
     
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    Zehrs - Orangeville

    50 Fourth Ave, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1L0
     
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    iPro Realty - Orangeville

    41 Broadway Unit 3, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1J7
     
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    Bliss Tropical Cuisine

    506195 Hwy 89, Mulmur, ON, L9V 0N7
     
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    Mrs. Mitchell's Restaurant

    887395 Mono Mulmur Townline, Mulmur, ON, L9V 2W1
     
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    Ken Young Aluminum

    633395 Hwy 10, Mono, ON, L9W 3M1
     
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    Nifty Nook Restaurant

    633432 ON-10, Mono, ON, L9W 5P3
     
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    Harry Stone's Pizza Burger

    19 Elora St S, Minto, ON, N0G 1Z0
     
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    Harriston Home Hardware

    18 Elora Street, Box 10, Harriston, ON, N0G 1Z0
     
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    Associated Billiard Companies Canada

    120 Regal Rd, Guelph, ON, N1K 1B9
     
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    Bigelow Flooring

    450 Woodlawn Rd W, Guelph, ON, N1K 1A6
     
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    Cora

    35 Harvard Rd, Guelph, ON, N1G 3A2
     
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    Food Basics

    222 Silvercreek Pkwy N, Guelph, ON, N1H 8E8
     
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    Food Basics

    3 Clair Rd W, Guelph, ON, N1L 0Z6
     
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    Food Basics

    380 Eramosa Rd, Guelph, ON, N1E 6R2
     
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    Hanlon Convention Centre

    340 Woodlawn Rd West, Guelph, ON, N1H 7K6
     
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    Longo's Guelph

    24 Clair Rd W, Guelph, ON, N1L 0A6
     
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    Meadowville Garden Centre

    7767 Wellington Rd, Guelph, ON, N1H 6J2
     
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    Merit Glass Ltd.

    61 Arrow Rd, Guelph, ON, N1K 1S8
     
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    RBC Royal Bank

    987 Gordon St, Guelph, ON, N1G 4W3
     
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    Sarmazian Brothers Flooring

    575 Woodlawn Rd W, Guelph, ON, N1K 1E9
     
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    Staples

    370 Stone Rd W, Guelph, ON, N1G 4V9
     
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    Staples

    20 Woodlawn Rd E, Guelph, ON, N1H 1G7
     
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    Supreme Car Wash & Car Detailing Cente

    20 Woolwich St, Guelph, ON, N1H 3T9
     
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    Arthur's Fuel

    202350 County Rd 109, Grand Valley, ON, L9W 7N1
     
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    Brewed Awakenings

    17 Main St S, Grand Valley, ON, L0N 1G0
     
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    Broderick's Fergus

    257 St Andrew St W, Fergus, ON, N1M 1N8
     
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    Coldwell Banker Grand Homes

    162 St. Andrew St E, Fergus, ON, N1M 1P9
     
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    Cover-Ups Flooring

    199 St. Andrew Street W, Fergus, ON, N1M 1N6
     
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    Fergus Fireplace & Home Comfort

    967 St David St N, Fergus, ON, N1M 2W3
     
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    Fergus Monuments

    375 St Andrew St W, Fergus, ON, N1M 1P1
     
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    Fountain Head Health Store & Cafe

    212 St Andrew St W, Fergus, ON, N1M 1N7
     
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    Fraberts Fresh Food

    105 Queen St W # 3, Fergus, ON, N1M 1S6
     
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    Get Hitched RV Centre

    850 St David St N, Fergus, ON, N1M 2L2
     
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    Grand River Outfitting & Fly Shop Inc

    105 Queen St W #6, Fergus, ON, N1M 1S6
     
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    I Love Chocolate

    128 St. Andrew St.W, Fergus, ON, N1M 1N5
     
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    Junie Moon

    133 St Andrew St West, Fergus, ON, N1M 1N6
     
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    Mosaic Spa

    830 St. David St N, Fergus, ON, N1M 2L2
     
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    Ron Wilkin Jewellers

    109 St Andrew St W, Fergus, ON, N1M 1N6
     
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    Sew What?! Sewing Company

    208 St Andrew St W, Fergus, ON, N1M 1N7
     
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    The Breadalbane Inn

    487 St Andres St W, Fergus, ON, N1M 1P2
     
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    Trenset Hair Design

    105 Queen St W # 2, Fergus, ON, N1M 1S6
     
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    freshco

    753 St Andrew St W, Fergus, ON, N1M 3H2
     
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    Decor Solutions

    92 Main St, Erin, ON, N0B 1T0
     
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    Gorge Country Kitchen

    82 Wellington County Rd 7, Elora, ON, N0B 1S0
     
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    Katrina's Kloset

    3-54 Wellington Road 7, Elora, ON, N0B 1S0
     
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    Seasons Home Decore

    45 West Mill St.Unit 4, Elora, ON, N0B 1S0
     
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    Shoe Villa

    54 Wellington County Rd 7, Elora, ON, N0B 1S0
     
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    Sarmazian Brothers Flooring

    471 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, ON, N1R 6J2
     
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    Highpoint Cafe & Restaurant

    20092 Hurontario St, Caledon Village, ON, L7K 1W8
     
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    Caledon Foot Clinic & Orthotics

    15955 Airport Road, Unit 202, Caledon East, ON, L7C 1H9
     
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    Rock Garden Farms

    16930 Airport Rd, Caledon East, ON, L7C 2X1
     
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    Coffee Bean Cafe & Grill

    15400 Hurontario St, Caledon, ON, L7C 2C3
     
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    United Lumber Home Hardware Building Centre

    12833 Hwy 50 South, Caledon, ON, L7E 1M5
     
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    Caledon Tile Kitchen & Bath

    12 Fisherman Dr, # 6 , Brampton, ON, L7A 1B6
     
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    Party Magic

    60 Healey Rd, Unit 1, Bolton, ON, L7E 5A5
     
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    Zehrs - Bolton

    487 Queen St. S, Bolton, ON, L7E 2B4
     
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    Belwood Country Market

    6 George, Belwood, ON, N0B 1J0
     
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    Arthur Cash and Carry

    101 Smith St, Arthur , ON, N0G 1A0
     
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    Labelle Flowers

    270 George St, Arthur, ON, N0G 1A0
     
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    Arthur Home Hardware

    7580 First Line, Arthur, ON, N0G 1A0
     
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    Sussman's For Her

    143 George Street, Arthur, ON, N0G 1A0
     
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    The Plumber's Wife

    238 George Street, Arthur, ON, N0G 1A0
     
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    Ray's 3rd Generation Bistro Bakery

    1475 Queen St W, Alton, ON, L7K 0E4
     
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    Dream Wood Ltd

    13785 Hwy 27, Nobleton, ON, L0G 1N0
     

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Abandoned Spaces - A House, Close to Home…

We began our series of “Abandoned Spaces” as an entire team. We’ve already been on some adventures, getting our share of “creepy” moments along with some very “funny” ones! Little did we know while planning our research, that our very own Elaine Stone, Owner / Publisher of Living Spaces & Life Styles Magazine, had her own abandoned space, one that ran deep into her very own family history.

Enter Aunty Mary. Elaine's Aunt Mary grew up in our feature home, so who better to tell us the story of this abandoned space. And while weather and time may not have been kind to this old place, Aunt Mary's memories are certainly active, filled with happiness and love.

“The house is located in South Hampton, on a large farming property”, Mary begins to tell us. “There were 11 of us altogether. My mother had given birth to twin boys, but unfortunately, as was typical in those days, they succumbed to illness, and passed. My father was a farmer, and as we had both animals and vegetables, my mother worked the farm as well, along with all of us kids when we were each old enough. I was born in a potato patch,” and as I giggle at the notion, she looks at me and says, “No really, I was actually born in a potato patch right beside our house!” Priceless!

As Mary goes on about the family home, she chuckles regarding one particular memory; “We didn’t know it, but the house was actually built over a pond, so every time we had a lightning storm our house would get hit! My mom used to have to wake us all up, and bring us down to the main floor when the weather was bad, just in case the house got hit, as we would be safer down at ground level.”

To give some perspective on how long the house has been there, Mary tells me about the basement, which by today’s standard, would be considered as nothing more than a cold, muddy crawl space. “In the fall we would fill up the cellar with fruits, vegetables, and meats, and that would be the winter storeroom for all of our food. And we can’t forget about the pickling jars and jams that would line the shelves and floors, and would stay fresh all year long.”

As we go through the photos that Elaine took during a recent visit to the house, Mary begins to tell me about the home itself. “It wasn't a very big house. It had a main room, a small kitchen, a bedroom downstairs, and 2 bedrooms upstairs. We all managed to fit, sleep, eat, and have fun with each other, but when I think of it now, I laugh at the thought. I just can’t imagine doing that nowadays.” Noticeable by its absence, one room clearly missing from Aunt Mary’s description was the bathroom! Missing that is, until Ron Stone, who had married Mary’s sister May, Elaine's mom, added one. “Mom was so happy when Ron built the addition for dad and her.” Ron had built on to the back end of the house, now demolished, to extend the kitchen and to add an indoor bathroom for the family. “After Ron built the addition to the home, my husband and I bought mom a laundry machine and dryer”, Mary tells us through tears. “Gosh she loved her son-in-laws, and she was just so grateful to both Ron and my husband Russell for helping her at the house.”

As time went on, and as the older children left the home to begin new families, Mary and her younger sister were the only ones left. Up until then, Mary would ride one of the family’s 7 horses to school, although she laughs when recalling how many times “that darn horse” just didn’t feel like moving, and Mary would end up late for school. I asked Mary how long it would have taken to walk to school, and to my surprise she gave me the very answer that older generations give, “It would have taken about 2 hours there and 2 hours back”. It would be that same generation as well, who would wake up early to work their farm chores before school, and would go to bed late for the exact same reason.

Mary’s mother and father lived in the house until they both passed away. The house has remained, mostly intact, waiting for its next story to begin.

After a short few hours, Mary and I had to end our interview, leaving me just a bit disappointed. Hearing and seeing Mary take me through the memories of her family home, her brothers and sisters, tearing up, laughing, and sometimes just quiet in her thoughts, was a touching gift.

And now, this house no longer seems abandoned to me, it remains vibrant and full, alive through Aunt Mary’s memories.

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