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Downtown St Thomas Shop Hop

Downtown St Thomas Shop Hop

Friday April 7th, 2017 6pm – 9pm & Saturday April 8th, 2017 9am – 6pm

Hop along TalbotDDB Shop HopStreet in Downtown St Thomas on April 7th and 8th for your chance to win great door prizes and Downtown Dollars. 11 participating Downtown businesses will be open – stop in, solve the clue, find their hidden treasure – and fill in a ballot for your chance to win the door prize and one of our three grand prizes of $100 Downtown Dollar packages.

Bring your friends, bring your family and have fun in Downtown St Thomas. #stthomasshophop @stthomasDDB

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Nostalgia Nights A Great Success for Downtown St. Thomas

On July 12 the DDB hosted it’s first ever Nostalgia Nights event, drawing thousands of spectators into the downtown area. The day began with free train rides from the L&PS Station and the unveiling of the brand-new DDB coach car. 70 feet long and seating 120, the car acts as a unique moving billboard with it’s vinyl wrap portraying City Hall, the L&PS Station, the Talbot Street east and west entrance signs, Jumbo the elephant, and Clark McDougall’s painting, “1964”. The train car is part of a five-year marketing plan in partnership with Railway City Tourism and the Elgin County Railway Museum. The initiative focuses on promoting the downtown. This is the first appearance of many as the coach will be seen at other events including A Day Out With Thomas and the Ironhorse Festival.10538528_320696301440579_843042658_n

The “Art in the Park” component of the day took place out front of the L&PS Station where over a dozen vendors displayed and sold artifacts. Two local bands entertained as well as a disc jockey who played classic tracks from the 50s and 60s.

Over 400 vintage cars participated in the Car Show, exceeding the expectations of those who organized the night. Talbot Street from Mondamin to John Street and the L&PS Corridor were lined with beautiful, eye-catching vehicles that many gathered around to see. Every participating car owner also received 5 Downtown Dollars to spend.

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Words & Music 2012

Brought to you by the St. Thomas Public Library


David Rotenberg – Author of “The Placebo Effect” and “Shanghai” and Rainbow Gardens Quartet featuring jazz vocalist Sharon Smith


Thursday, September 27, 2012

8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.) at the Princess Avenue Playhouse [40 Princess Ave, St. Thomas].

Free tickets available at St. Thomas Public Library, and at the door, if available, on a first-come, first-served basis. (Goodwill offering suggested on the night of the event.)

Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

For more information, call St. Thomas Public Library at 519-631-6050.

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The Downtown merchants would like to thank the public for their support over the Christmas Holiday. The idea of “Buy Local” has helped many of our merchants. We would like to thank all of the Stores for decorating the windows for the holiday season. The theme this year was “A WHITE CHRISTMAS”. The snowflakes, snowflake banners and wreathes were just the touch to create a festive mood in the Downtown area. The DDB would like to thank the City of St. Thomas Parks Department, HIRA, St. Thomas Canadian Tire, and St. Thomas Energy for making our downtown so beautiful.


The windows were judged by Mayor Heather Jackson Chapman, Laura Woermke, Kelly Payne and Grant Hughson.


And now for the much anticipated results:

BEST OVERALL (large windows)

  • The Antique Alley followed very closely by,
  •  Tabby’s  Treasures Gift Shop


  • Jennifer M. Design
  • Pure Tranquility Day Spa
  • Sherry’s Gifts
  • Hair Ideas
  • Destination Church

BEST USE OF LIGHTS (large windows)

  • Mugford Shoes
  • Aline’s
  • Royal LePage


  • Kangaroo Kid,
  •  Casey’s Creative Kitchen
  • The Gospel Light House
  • Edge Sports

BEST CHRISTMAS THEME (large windows)

  • Wind & Willow
  • Maxwell’s
  • Coffee Culture
  • The Beanery
  • Lotus Thai

CUTEST WINDOW (large windows)

  • Louie’s
  • Christmas Care
  • Merrymount


BEST OVERALL (small windows)

  • My Salon
  • Mostly men
  • Phantastic Nails


  • Ted’s Place
  • Scott’s Printing
  • Roasalinda

BEST CHRISTMAS THEME (small windows)

  • Haircare Center
  • Allan Skuce
  • T-Zone
  • Hammersley’s
  • The waterworks plumbing company
  • Spice Spa
  • Studio 36


  • Medlyn’s
  • Apple Tree and Beyond
  • Zabian’s Mens Wear



  • Source for Sport
  • Kev’s Barbershop
  • May-McConville
  • Antiques on the Side


  • Farmgate Market
  • Cravings
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Yureks Pharmacy
  • Legends
  • Your Fish and chips
  • Employment Ontario
  • Century 21


  • Winston’s
  • Jennings Furniture
  • Toth Jewellers
  • Ansell’s
  • St. Thomas Public Art Centre
  • Muscat Jewellers


  • State Farm
  • Hello Fashion
  • Smitty’s Convenience
  • Stitch and Sew
  • Hardcore Legacy Tattoo’s
  • Kenny Iquanaès
  • Nurturing by Nature
  • Bella Jacks
  • Elgin Reality
  • Annie Thingz
  • Bells Book Bin
  • Baskin Fabrics
  • Keepers
  • St. Thomas Roadhouse
  • Fan of the Sport

The judges were delighted to see so many windows decorated for the season. It was difficult decision to narrow down award winners with so many participants. The Downtown Development Board would like to thank the judges and all participants in this year’s Windows of Christmas

Thank you for shopping Downtown St. Thomas






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