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Back to School
Posted: Aug 30, 2019

It’s time to get ready for back-to-school! Luckily our Downtown Burlington businesses are here to help. 

If books are on their material list – we have 2 great book stores downtown!

A Different Drummer Books 
513 Locust Street
905-639 0925

Owner Ian Elliot recently took over the shelves within the century home and lends an excitable passion for pages to the generations of readers that continue to sort through the deep selection of titles offered.

When asked what makes A Different Drummer unique he suggests “the place has a certain rhythm”, the result of a shared passion among guests and staff alike.

Drop by any given day and you’re likely to see signings and chats by celebrated authors. If you are looking for a specific title or interest, make sure you ask Ian, because if it’s in print, he can get it for you.

The Book Nook 
501 Brant Street 
(905) 637-0881

A definite Downtown Burlington destination for gift ideas for everyone. Friendly, helpful and personable staff help to ease your searches.

At The Book Nook, you can search or browse our inventory of hard to find, out of print, used, and rare books. If you can’t find what you like, please fill out our off-line search form and we will search our off-line inventory, other bookstores and book search services for you.

Need an eye exam or new eye wear?

Dr. Bojeczko & Dr. Nalywajko
2050 James Street

Dr. Darryl Hansen
490 Brant Street

Dr. Tracy Brodie & Associates
405 Pearl Street

IGO Optical
601 Brant Street

Specs on Pearl
414 Pearl Street

New shoes? Husband & Wife team Dr. Maja & Cam Edgar from Edgar Family Chiropractics have some great tips for finding the right shoes for happy feet!

What’s the first step?

Make sure that the shoe store offers measuring. A proper fitting shoe means less wear and tear, and more comfort for your child throughout the day.

What to look for in a shoe?

  • A firm heel cup to hold the foot straight and prevent it from leaning inwards or outwards
  • Cushioning at the back of the heel to minimize the need for “breaking in the shoe”
  • A fastening which holds the foot in the shoe i.e. straps or laces
  • A flexible sole to allow the shoe to bend as your child plays and walks throughout the day
  • Arch support particularly for younger children to avoid flat feet

The shoes to avoid!

  • Ballet flats/Converse/TOMS –  these are too flat and don’t offer enough support
  • High Heels – these can force your childs weight on their toes, causing the arches across the front of their feet to collapse
  • Slip ons –  these allow feet to slip forward causing  pressure on the toes

Decorating a New Dorm Room? These home decor stores are a must visit!

Centro Garden
437 Brant Street

Pure Boutique
389 Brant Street

The Feathered Bed
463 Ontario Street

The Little Pop Up Shoppe
2045 Pine Street (behind Tamp Coffee)


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