The historic Town of Dundas, fondly called Valley Town is one of the most beautiful
in Southern Ontario. Nestled in a valley surrounded by the Niagara Escarpment,
hikers, birders, and nature lover have easy access to the Bruce Trail and six conservation
Fine old buildings define the downtown core, hosting cozy shops
and amazing "foodie" establishments: Picone's an Italian food specialty shop
with award winning oils, pasta, vegetables and homemade delicacies from Mrs. Picone's
kitchen; The Horn of Plenty... a 3600 square foot whole-food store boasting an incredible
array of spices, herbs and dry ingredients including Callebaut chocolate... and right next
door you'll find Joseph Amaral's amazing butcher shop "Cumbrae's of Dundas",
featuring naturally raised meats and poultry...some already marinated and ready to go in
the oven or barbecue...the window is a "must see"!
Across the road you will delight in the specialty breads
and goodies from the Village Bakery...many a soul can be seen sitting on the bench in
front, happily munching away! A 10 minute walk away lies "The Urquhart Butterfly
garden"...an amazing community project...planted and maintained to attract the
beautiful butterfly. For the gardening enthusiast, a trip to Desjardins' wonderful
garden shop should not be missed...filled with the beautiful and the functional!
A trip to Dundas is not complete without a visit to The
Carnegie Gallery, the cornerstone of the arts community, showcasing the passion and
talents of artists committed to their craft. Complete your visit with
"afternoon tea" at Taylor's Tea Room, enjoy Lorraine's delicious scones,
devonshire cream and homemade jam...or wander over to Room for Dessert, where rich,
luscious homemade ice cream is a sure winner! Lastly, our shop...
...The Keeping Room. Our kitchen store has been in
operation for 29 years, located in the stable that once housed the Grafton's Dry Goods
wagons and horses in the early 1900's. Here you will find everything needed to stock
your kitchen, prepare your favourite recipe or choose a gift for the "foodie" in
Visit the Downtown Dundas website.