Monday – Friday: 9 am –  6 pm
Saturday: 9 am –  6 pm
Sunday: 9 am –  6 pm

250 Westlake Ave.
East York, Ontario, M4C 4T4

Sustainability through COVID

Hey Friends, Family and Community.

We love you and we are so in this with you. It’s scary, it’s hard and we have a ways to go… But we can do it team. A few things to share as we journey through this:

First, we want to let you know that we are staying open for now. We provide essentials for some of our vulnerable neighbors and they rely on us to stay open because they can’t handle the big boxes. They come to us to get their essentials: milk, eggs, cheese, canned goods, pasta etc.

We will slowly be reducing our hours. Not sure how this will unfold fully but as of tomorrow we will only be open from 9am-7pm. We will probably be going down to 3-4 hours per day but will do it gradually so we can inform our elders who are not on social media.

Finally, unlike big bix grocery we have not been swamped with line ups… small stores are actually not doing great… People have asked us how they can support us during this time… There are a few options:

  1. Buy a gift card that you can use at any time. The cash flow for us will mean sustainability even if we have to close completely for a while.
  2. Download our app onto your phone! Not only can you upload credit onto the app with your credit card (so points), you get points for using the app… And you can just use your phone to pay in store!
  3. Still come by and buy stuff! We rarely have more than 2-3 people in the store at one time. If there are more folks than you feel comfortable being around, since it’s good weather please be patient outside and wait for some one to leave then you can shop in peace!

We had some fun events planned for Spring Equinox/New Year… But are holding off on gathering in doors.

We have been thinking of gathering for a community walk. Would people be into that? Let us know.

Ok, that’s it for now.

We love you. Stay Strong. We are in this Together.

Mom and Mom

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We’ll also send out special offers only for app users.


Old’s Cool is East York’s neighbourhood General Store – convenient, fully stocked and owned and operated with kindness and a sense of community.

Small Batch, Best Batch

In the Old’s Cool we do a lot of work to find the best batches of food, drink and supplies. We test dozens of creations before we bring in what we call our “best batch”.

We will go to great lengths to find the best things made by real people with their own hands: Olive Oil straight from a farmer friend in Greece, the best Jerk Marinade made by our neighbour, Kombucha made by our friend in Burlington, or the divine Tapenade made by a couple in Kingston and so much more!

Old’s Cool Cafe

We now offer a full-service cafe, specializing in tea, coffee, espresso, and more! We also offer a variety of the freshest, tastiest baked goods. Drop in for your morning coffee to go, or stay for a while to chat with your neighbours.

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More than a store, this is a movement.

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