Annual Great Glebe Garage Sale
One of the highlights of the year for many in Ottawa, this year’s Great Glebe Garage Sale is planned for Saturday, May 26, from 8 a.m. (many arrive earlier) until 3 p.m., rain or shine.
Shoppers from across Ottawa and beyond come to the Glebe, to wander through the neighbourhood and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Its always fascinating to see what’s up for sale – bargain hunters come in search of rare or quirky finds, including art, books, street signs, records, plants, furniture, clothing, appliances, collectibles, jewelry and more. It’s a great opportunity to furnish a dorm room or a first apartment and a fabulous place to find baby items, sports equipment and toys. With a reputation as one of the first and possibly largest neighbourhood recycling events, over the years, the sale has also become a wonderful, spontaneous neighbourhood festival attracting artists and musicians, foodies, all while enjoying the (usually) sunny spring weather. Bank Street and Lansdowne merchants also join in the festivities with their own sidewalk sales and special events.
Vendors, visitors and businesses are asked to contribute 10 per cent or more of sales to the Ottawa Food Bank.
This year, donations can be made on-line through the Ottawa Food Bank’s website at https://ottawafoodbank.akaraisin.com/gggs2018 or by selecting “Great Glebe Garage Sale” designation on the drop down menu on the Ottawa Food Bank’s general donations page.
Up to date information and tips about the sale can be found at https://glebeca.ca/great-glebe-garage-sale-faqs-2/.