YDH Shopping Roundup

Posted : July 30, 2018

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

York Durham Headwaters is the ideal day trip destination for shoppers who love unique finds and chic boutiques. You can easily spend a weekend wandering down our charming main streets or driving along the rolling countryside on your way to your shopping mecca. Read on for 20 great shopping destinations in York Durham Headwaters.


Old Firehall Confectionery

If you have a sweet tooth, this is the place for you! Housed in an old firehall, this cute shop sells outstanding ice cream, as well as house-made cupcakes, marshmallows, fudge, truffles and chocolates.

The Old Firehall Confectionary Unionville York Region

Hawthorne House

Give yourself lots of time to browse this sweet boutique, which specializes in modern classic fashion, accessories and gifts! New items come in every day; if you want a sneak peek, check out their “Our Style” blog.

Too Good General Store

Set in the heart of Unionville, this beautifully designed store sells high-quality gifts, clothing, jewellery, gourmet foods – and more – made by Canadian artisans. They also hold a fun array of events like live music, food tastings and creative workshops!

NOMI on Main

At NOMI, you’ll find fine handcrafted gifts and accessories from across North America alongside the shop owner’s unique Kris Cross Designs jewellery line.

Whipple Tree Country Store

You can spend hours oohing and ahhing over the unique gifts, rustic home decor, braided rugs, candles jewellery and seasonal finds at this adorable shop!


The Passionate Cook’s Essentials

Looking for top-of-the-line kitchenware, fine foods and artisan cheese and charcuterie? This is your shop! When you stop in, do yourself a favour and visit the bistro for a simply sumptuous feast in a warm and inviting environment.

Savon Du Bois

Treat yourself to luxurious handcrafted products your body will love. You’ll browse natural, cruelty-free soaps and skincare products made from locally-sourced ingredients – including Second Wedge Beer soaps, which are made in collaboration with Second Wedge Brewing Co.!


The Nutty Chocolatier

An old-fashioned candy and ice cream store, this sweet confectionery specializes in swoon-worthy handcrafted truffles and chocolate specialties. You’ll also find important and domestic candies, sugar-free chocolates and gift baskets!

Meta4 Gallery

It’s not hard to spend the day browsing this award-winning contemporary craft gallery. Among the carefully curated selection, you’ll find unique pieces made by over 130 Ontario artists, as well as a wide selection of high-quality art supplies.


This friendly shop specializes in unique women’s clothing and accessories and other gorgeous little things. Skip the box stores and shop at Gather – you won’t be disappointed!

The Glass Slipper

Cinderella wishes her shoes were this cute…and comfy! Visit this charming boutique for its unique selection of footwear that both look and feel good. They also have a wide selection of accessories and jewellery by Canadian artisans.

Victory Cigars

If you love a fine stogey, put Victory Cigars at the top of your To Do list! You’ll find the best hand-rolled premium cigars as well as everything you need to enjoy them. They also stock over 40 flavours of loose pipe tobacco.

Hollywood Cone

Be treated like the star you are at this super-fun ice cream shop! Their mind-blowing menu features decadent milkshakes, slushes and soda floats and ice cream creations. Pro tip – bring a pal; these treats are made for sharing.

Penney and Co.

Welcome to your friendly neighbourhood decor shop, stocked with elegant furnishings, gorgeous accessories and charming gifts. For serious design inspo – and to see what’s in stock – check out the shop’s blog, “Journal”.



This family-run shop operates out of a charming heritage building and sells funky high fashion clothing and edgy shoes. You’ll also find wonderful jewellery and exciting home decor. They even have an in-store café, so you can enjoy a latte while you browse!



Forgive us the cheesy joke but this boutique is so gouda!! Seriously, it’s the big cheese for anybody obsessed with top quality dairy goodness. Sample over 60 varieties – with cheeses for lactose intolerant and vegan customers too!

Granny Taught Us How

Shop unique gifts and one-of-a-kind treasures at this shopper’s paradise! Every inch of this cozy shop is bursting with great finds, including art and books, accessories, baby supplies, kitchenware and wedding gifts.


Nestled in the historic village of Erin has a wide selection of gifts and home and garden accents. Check their website for new arrivals including alpaca scarves, handcrafted living edge serving boards and gourmet summertime treats like campfire cones!

Hockley General Store & Kitchen

This lovely little market sells gourmet groceries and Canadian gifts like maple syrup and handmade soaps. It’s also an LCBO outlet and serves fantastic home-baked treats! Pro tip – you’ve gotta try the cinnamon roll!

Brighten Up

This is the kind of toy store kids dream about! With a wide variety of high quality toys, books and games for folks of all ages, a trip to Brighten Up will surely put a smile on your face!

Feeling inspired? So are we! Set your GPS and pack some snacks – it’s time to go shopping in YDH!

Erin Tourism window shopping

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