It’s time to Shop the Blocks

October 27, 2019

Shop the Blocks

Shop the Blocks

Downtown Cornwall will be the place to be on Wednesday, November 6th for the annual Shop the Blocks event.

Over 20 businesses will be participating in the event and joining forces to showcase their newest collections and current trends, staying open late and offering special promotions.

It’s a chance to seek out some of the best in food, art, fashion, gift-giving ideas, healthy lifestyle options and more. You can also take advantage of discounts, giveaways, draws and demonstrations.

There will also be a live DJ filling the night air with music from Pommier Square.

The event runs from 5 pm to 9 pm!

Free parking

The City of Cornwall is offering complementary parking for the Shop the Blocks event. All paid parking (municipal lots and on-street at meters and pay and display machines) is being offered as complementary between the hours of 5 pm and 6 pm in the Downtown area. Parking in on-street spots and municipal lots is free after 6 pm!

Spend and win!

You can turn your visit to Shop the Blocks into a chance to win two tickets to the Ottawa Senators/Philadelphia Flyers game on November 15! If you spend money at any of the participating businesses, you receive one of 500 numbered hockey cards. A draw will take place on November 7th to select a winner. You’ll also receive a parking pass! There are only 500 cards available, so get Downtown early to make sure your purchase also includes a card!

Shop the Blocks roster

Participating businesses to-date include:

Kings and Little Ones
231 Pitt Street
Get a $20 gift card with retail purchase of $40 or more – offer available from open to close on the day of the event!

The Cline House Gallery
204 Second Street East
Check out some mini art collections created by amazing local artists. A perfect gift for the art lover on your list. Be among the first to see this new collection at Shop the Blocks!

Kid’s Korner
141 Pitt Street
Enjoy special sales, door crashers and a draw at one of Downtown Cornwall’s most iconic shops.

Studio 101
127 Augustus Street
Enjoy 20 per cent off retail and 10 per cent off IPL and body sculpting service booked that evening. There will also be free mini Reiki sessions the morning of Nov. 4 and 5. Leading up to the event refreshments will be served along with spa tours!

Bicycle World
150 Pitt Street
Bicycle World will be staying open late with great sales on skis and snowboards and winter jackets as well!

Simply Jennifer
110 Pitt Street
Stop by Simply Jennifer for some sweet treats! The Brine Cellar will also be on hand with some special samplings and fun.

Kastner’s Men’s & Ladies Wear
27 First Street East
Seek out some great deals and enjoy in-store draws and refreshments.

Schnitzels European Flavours
158 Pitt Street
Enjoy an extended Hoppy Hour from 3 pm to 9 pm with select draught and appetizers for $5!

The Maker Gift Shop
145 Pitt Street
Enter a prize draw at this cool shop featuring products from local makers!

Fantasy Realm
227 Pitt Street
Shop at Fantasy Realm and get free admission to CAPE 2020! Purchase 15 dollar comic books and get a free ticket to CAPE on Saturday or buy 10 and get a free ticket to CAPE on Sunday. One day only!

Future Arts Centre
159 Pitt Street
Basketmaker Nanci Ransom will be on site along with artists Dave Fadden, Linda Lou Phillips, Gail Howell and Ina Schneider. Visitors will also have the opportunity to check out the set for Vagabond Theatre’s production of Murder By The Book by Duncan Greenwood and Robert King. The future arts centre will be open from 4 pm to 9 pm.

Fairy Sweet
11 Second Street West
Stop in for some treats at this popular Downtown bakery! Open until 9 pm.

Pommier Jewellers
6 Second Street East
DJ on-site with spots lights and light show, in-store promos!

Edward’s Bistro
35 Second Street East
Free dessert with any food purchase!

101 Pitt Street
Stop in to Tilly’s and try out one of Downtown Cornwall’s newest restaurants!

Pure Organic Spa
137 Pitt Street
Receive an excellent gift with purchases, discounts on products, etc! Also $5 wine and more!

Cailuan Gallery
225 Pitt Street
Stop in and see some amazing local artwork, check out one of a kind gifts and watch artists create live. Also, enjoy 10% off art supplies in the Paint Pantry!

Love and Lee
111 Pitt Street
Get a sneak peek of Downtown Cornwall’s newest business!

Crush Lane
105 Pitt Street
Save the tax and gift card sale. Also, participate in a draw for a giveaway with every purchase!

228 Pitt Street
Do some shopping for the young ones at this trendy children’s clothing store.

Celtic Treasures
254 Pitt Street
Find a unique gift for that special someone at this specialty retail shop featuring all things Scottish and Irish!

Echo Trends
54 Pitt Street
Discover a new fashion find just in time for winter at Echo Trends!

Laser Advanced Spa
112 Pitt Street
Give yourself the star treatment with a visit to Laser Advanced Spa.

Life’s Little Pleasures
108 Pitt Street
Get a headstart on your holiday shopping with some amazing products at Life’s Little Pleasures!

Oasis Hair and Day Spa
217 Pitt Street
Take advantage of discounts on gift certificate purchases and no tax on all retail! Oasis will have a draw for lash extensions and will be offering eyebrow shaping for $10 and wash and blow outs for $15. Drop in only. Terry Lynn from Terrry Lynn’s Beau-teek will be at Oasis that night with discounts on piercings for that night only.

Ready of Naught
124 Pitt Street
Enjoy an additional 20 % off, one day only!

Additional information

Additional businesses will be joining in as the event draws closer. For the latest news on participating businesses and special offerings, please check out the Shop the Blocks Facebook page.

Dine with us!

From casual to fine dining, local favourites to tastes from around the world, Cornwall has something for everyone. Check out one of our many great restaurants during your visit! For more information, please click here.

Additional Events

Looking for other fun things to do in the area? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in Cornwall and SDG Counties.


Make a night of it and stay in Cornwall! There are a variety of amazing accommodations, from cozy bed and breakfasts to full-service hotels. For more information, please click here.

Visit Cornwall!

Do you have other questions? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 938-4748. You can also stop by the Cornwall Tourism office at the Cornwall Civic Complex (100 Water Street). The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm – we would be happy to answer your questions and provide you with recommendations and information to make your visit to Cornwall even more memorable!

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