Westboro Villager September 2019


Photo credit : Andrew Lessard

WOW! We are incredibly grateful for the support of our Kitchissippi community. This year, Westboro FUSE Street Festival was more successful than ever!  Despite the patches of rain, thousands of people came to Westboro Village to connect with our community, see great live entertainment and participate in fun activities for all ages.

We can’t express enough how delighted we were to welcome everyone from near and far. Your attendance, participation, and sharing are what we do this for. The businesses in Westboro Village were so happy to come to the street to meet, greet and engage all attendees in our 2 day block party. THANK YOU! What a great way to cap off the summer. Now, it’s back to school.


Back to School: Are the Kids Ready?

Ready or not – here comes fall! And you know what that means: it’s back to school time! You’re either doing a happy dance or sad that summer has seemingly flown by at turbo speed, as per usual. Either way, you, your little ones (and big ones too!) need to be ready to head back to school.

The good news is you don’t have to leave Westboro to find school supplies and gear. This hood has you covered and then some! Here you’ll find everything from practical and ethically sourced, premium-quality backpacks at Fjällräven to stylish and durable freezable lunch boxes from MEC’s collection, not to mention just about anything you can think of for packing healthy lunches and more at The Real Canadian Superstore.

Fjällräven (373A Richmond Rd.) doesn’t mess around when it comes to selling ethically sourced, long-lasting backpacks for kids of all ages. These sturdy, trendy bags are functional and stylish while helping to promote good posture. The company’s mantra states, “straight backs are happy backs!” Try the sleek, Swedish-designed Kånken Mini Backpack – perfect for little tykes and all of their scholastic needs. These handy knapsacks are engineered to ensure proper posture for growing children. Take advantage of some sweet deals on now at Fjällräven – see in store for details.

You take the time to ensure your child’s lunches are well-balanced meals; make sure they stay fresh! Get colourful, stylish and durable lunch boxes exclusively designed by MEC (366 Richmond Rd.). While you’re there, check out their hoodies, jackets and outdoor footwear and more – get the kids ready before cool weather sneaks up!

The Real Canadian Superstore at Richmond Road and McRae Avenue offers loads of fresh, healthy lunch options for your growing little beans. You’ll need more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away! Check out the store’s weekly flyer deals for lunch favourites for picky eaters. Get sweet deals on vitamins, toiletries, school supplies and more! Pick up gourmet meals to go for busy weeknight meal solutions. The Real Canadian Superstore has you and your whole family covered this fall.

Get Out, Get Active: Inside and Out!

Ready, set, go! Summer will soon slip away, and autumn will sneak right in. Get out, get active and enjoy refreshingly crisp fall weather, rain or shine! For clothes that keep the kids toasty, you have a variety of stores to choose from, including West End Kids, Brio Bodywear and Kiddie Kobbler. Find rubber boots, fleece-lined jackets and more outerwear that’s perfect for keeping your kids warm and cozy in cooler weather. Help them stay sharp with mind-bending games from Miss Tiggy Winkles – they’re fun for the whole family when it’s just too wet and dreary out to play.

Brio Bodywear (380 Richmond Rd.)

Dance like nobody’s watching in Brio’s fashionable body and footwear for kids of all shapes and sizes! Get everything from basic, fashionable tights to dance footwear for hip-hop, jazz, and ballet. Need new swimwear for swimming lessons too? Brio has you covered from head to toe. Find well-made, high-quality fabrics to ensure your little ones are moving with comfort and ease while they stay active.

West End Kids (373 Richmond Rd.)

This venerable Westboro retailer offers a great selection of base-layer tops, vests and bottoms, waterproof and fleece-lined jackets and shells. Choose from brands such as Helly Hanson, Columbia, Killtec, Sunice and Spider to suit up your little or big munchkins. Keep little paws warm with gloves by Fast Trek when cooler weather sneaks up unexpectedly. Pop in and see some great deals on fall outerwear!

Kiddie Kobbler (395 Richmond Rd.)

Need new shoes for the kiddies? Rubber boots too? Get well-made brands from weather-proof Blundstones to uber-comfy Uggs and fun Kamik wellies to keep your tots’ tootsies dry! Be ready for autumn no matter what. Go ahead, splash in those puddles!

Mrs. Tiggy Winkles (315 Richmond Rd.)

Here’s a place where adults too can unleash their inner child! Feel like a kid all over again: get mind-blowing puzzles, escape games and ’80s retro book series such as E.T. and The Karate Kid. Take a trip down memory lane and keep your child’s creativity flowing with endless hours of interactive fun for the whole family. All ages welcome!