We’re already getting ready for one of the biggest community events of the year: Blackburn and area’s Community Garage Sale / Yard Sale! If you would like to host a garage sale sometime this spring, consider coordinating with the neighbourhood to draw big, big crowds unlike any other weekend of the year. You set all your own rules and hours; we just advertise to the city that we have many sales in a small area to entice people to travel to the Hamlet to shop.

The date this year is Saturday, May 5. Rain date is Sunday, May 6.

The BCA is helping to coordinate by compiling a list of sales in order to create a public map of participating homes and streets. Including your sale on the map is completely optional, and you can list your block instead of exact address if you would like to protect your privacy ahead of the sale. Send a location, hours, and if you like, a short description of items (e.g. “baby clothes”, “records”, “fitness equipment”) to garagesale@blackburnhamlet.ca. The map will be shared on our website the week before the sale; check the main page and events page for links.