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A Saturday in the (Halton) Hills

What better way to spend the weekend than exploring a new community? Located just 30 minutes outside of Toronto, Georgetown Ontario is the perfect balance between small town charm and city action. In a community that values local business, agriculture, and nature, see our itinerary below for the best places to visit this Saturday. As you dine the hills, be sure to check in at the different locations included in the Halton Hills Culinary Passport to earn rewards!

Farmer’s Market Morning

Downtown Georgetown hosts the Farmers Market every Saturday morning from June to October, 8:00am-12:30pm Georgetown’s Main Street is host to many unique vendors, such as Peameal on a Bun, Spoon In vegan smoothie bowls, and Credit Valley Artisans. The event also hosts local farms such as Allison’s Farm Market selling their seasonal fruits and vegetables. For a full list of produce and their harvest times, see Visit Halton Hills’ Harvest Availability Guide.

Art of Halton Hills

After the farmer’s market ends at 12:30, there are plenty of other attractions to visit around Georgetown. The Georgetown Library and Cultural Centre hosts the Helson Gallery, hosting “Le Petit Salon: Canadian Artists and Impressionism” until July 23rd. This collection hosts the works of French-Canadian artists from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Open from 1-5pm, drop by to explore the gorgeous works of art.

Lunch

There are several places to grab a quick bite to eat in Downtown Georgetown. The Shepard’s Crook is a traditional pub style-restaurant located inside of a stone building from 1879. There are new lunch specials daily, which pair nicely with one of their 19 draught taps or Jackson Triggs wine!

Paint your own pottery

At Glazed Expressions, individuals or groups can sit down to paint their own masterpiece. Add a personalized touch to their selection of mugs, plates, vases, sculptures, and more. No matter what your experience or skill level, there is something for you at Glazed Expressions.

Thrifting

Looking for a unique outfit? Check out the Salvation Army Thrift Store and The Way We Were Consignment. Both locations have a wonderful selection of second-hand clothes that are both trendy and environmentally conscious.

Dinner

Also along Main Street, find The Berwick: A new addition to the Halton Hills Culinary Passport! The Berwick serves high quality food cuisine with inspirations taken from around the world. Their seasonal menu takes advantage of what’s fresh; we encourage you to try their Citrus Coconut Curry Catch of the Day or Lemon Herb Chicken Breast! Check out their website for their full menu or to book a reservation online.

Dessert

There is no better place to get a sweet snack than Whimsy’s Street Treats. Whimsy’s sells dairy and vegan soft ice cream and delicious fresh donuts. These treats pair well with an after-dinner coffee or specialty drink, which they also offer in store. Check out Whimsy on Instagram for more pics of the treats they are working on.

Don’t forget to download your Great Taste of Ontario passport and check-in along the way!

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