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Meet Our Neighbour: Encore Threads & Treasures


Life + Learning

  • A circular logo that reads encore
  • A graphic that reads when quality is at its core, it can be used once more
  • Halloween themed playdough
  • A display of dolls in a baby buggy

Shawna, OPO | October 21, 2021

Over the last several years, an influx of new stores are opening their doors in the Main Street area.  Bring a revitalized feel to this downtown core.  A recent addition is Encore Threads & Treasures, the area’s children’s store at 60 Main St with the entrance off Ainslie St.  Bruce & Angelica are the husband and wife owners of the business that combines an environmental awareness with a focus on customer service in this boutique styled store.  As parents of four children they have curated this store with new and pre-loved items. 

They choose the name Encore as it embodies the idea of a demand for repetition.  As such the core of their business focuses on offering a second life for pre-loved quality clothes, books and toys.  All of these items go through a Trade, Grade & Score Program before being offered in store.  To participate in this program, contact Encore at 226-887-0620 or through their social media @encorethreadsandtreasures (Facebook & Instagram) to arrange to Trade in items.  The items will be Graded for their re-salability and Scored for cash or store credit.   

Encore has several new item lines that have been curated for their environmental or small business focus.  Sunny Little Minds have a line of organic play kits including natural play dough; and Little Blue Fern’s teething and dishware items are just two examples of small Ontario businesses that appear on the Encore shelves. Elou is a toy company from Portugal whose products are cork based.  All toy lines have been chosen to encourage interactive play and engage imagination. 

Encore has been hard at work with their small business suppliers to bring seasonal delights to the store including some Halloween based play kits available now in the store! 

Here at Idea Exchange we can help supplement your child’s love of reading or support their school projects with our books and other resources available to check out on a library card.  In addition to our extensive book collections there are ebooks and audio books available through different platforms.  Libby and Hoopla have free apps that can be download from your apps store.  Then enter your library card number when prompted.  Through the Kids section of our website we have Tumble Book Library and Tumble Junior.  This section also has a number of databases under Homework Help. 

Each children’s department have Education Kits that can be assembled to help with a topic, just contact the location you would like to pick the kit up from.  For a list of our locations click here. 

Looking for an activity?  Each of our locations have Crafty Creations!  There is a different craft every 2 weeks that you can take home and make.  Virtually we are holding Events and Programs you can join.  Most programs ask that you register but the cost is free! 

Dress up and come out to our locations on the Halloween weekend, October 30th & 31st, for some spooky scavenger hunts with our Halloween Howl!

The Meet Our Neighbours series is all about introducing you to local businesses, makers, and performers, as well as some additional resources from our collection