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We now offer Pick Up, Local Delivery or Shipping anywhere across Canada!

Posted by Sabine Smith on

We want to send love, hope and encouragement to everyone out there during this tough time. We are ALL affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The WHOLE WIDE WORLD. We embrace you all. As for the store, we are still open, as we are a specialty food shop. Our hours have changed.  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm We encourage our customers to shop at our online store or call us at 416-535-7641 during our store hours to place phone orders. We now offer the following delivery options: PICK UP at our Store  Customers have the option to pick up their...

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Easter Care Packages added to online shop

Posted by Sabine Smith on

Easter is next week! We have added two Easter Care Packages to our online shop plus lots of other Easter goodies! Our physical shop is OPEN Thursday to Saturday from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm and Sundays before Easter from 12:00 - 3:00 pm.

We're offering free local delivery, taking phone orders 416-535-7641, will provide at door pickup. Click to shop our Easter products now.

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How do you pronounce Roncesvalles?

Posted by Sabine Smith on

Global News Toronto reporter, Tom Hayes (@TomHayesNews), recently visited our lovely street to determine what is the proper way to pronounce Roncesvalles. He even paid a visit to the Old Country Shop - the oldest running business on the street - to ask Sabine how to say it (watch the video to see her answer!). Some will say 'Ronce-es-val-les' with both L's and the S, others say 'Ron-ces-vayle' without the 'S'; and still others like City Councillor for Ward 4 Parkdale-High Park, Gord Perks (@gordperks) prefer to diplomatically keep it simple and say 'Roncy'.  Regardless of how it's said, the simple fact we all can agree on...

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Watch the Old Country Shop short film by Roncesvalles area students!

Posted by Sabine Smith on

We had the pleasure of having the Old Country Shop filmed as part of a video series highlighting some of the most interesting businesses in Roncesvalles by students from Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School and Regional Arts Centre in conjunction with BackLane Studios. The video tells the story behind the store and its over 50 year old family based history spanning both the past, with current sister co-owners Karin and Helga, and potential future generation owner, and daughter, Sabine. Watch the video below:

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Roncy Life visits the Old Country Shop and shares our story with a video

Posted by Sabine Smith on

Up and coming community website Roncy Life recently visited the Old Country Shop and spent some time filming the unique history and feel of our store as well as speaking with sister co-owners Karin and Helga to learn more about the history of the shop and Roncesvalles overall.  Click to watch the video and read the article. Thank you Roncy Life!

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