Sunday, April 1, 2012
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Road,
30 Selected Dealers
Admission: $5.00 (Children under 12 attend for free)
Plan to attend - Bring a friend
(Fall Show: September 30, 2012)
I attend this show and sale twice yearly and have yet to be disappointed. There is always a wide array of tools, and tools to fit every budget. If your a serious collector, or just looking to find something interesting to do on a Sunday afternoon, take the drive to Pickering and enjoy yourselves.
Pickering is located 40km (25 miles) north-east of Toronto. Take Highway 401 and exit at Whites Road (Regional Road 38) and head north to the first lights at Kingston Road (Durham Highway 2). Turn right on Kingston Road and travel north-east for 3.7km (2.3 miles). At Valley Farm Road, turn right and 500m (547 yards) south-east on your left is the Pickering Recreation Centre.
Arrive early as two things go fast; parking and a mess of tools!
Oh, ya. The picture is one used on the Tools of the Trade Show mailer. It is a great shot showing that guys were tool-freaks even before the turn of the century. What makes this picture of The American Hardware Store even cooler is the fact that the store was located in Caherciveen, which is in IRELAND.
P.S.: I have nothing to do with this tool show and sale other than spending my money there. My reason for promoting it is to help get more feet into the door so it will continue to run. I'm selfish. I want this venue to run forever so I have an outlet where I can buy decent tools.