Susan Parkin and business partner Bayley Fryer opened The Maker’s Outpost in Collingwood Downtown, located on the corner next to the historic Gayety Theatre, in 2019. The Maker’s Outpost is a cozy retail space on two floors featuring gifts, apparel and sundry collectibles made by small, Canadian brands.
“It’s so nice to have a centrally located shop in the heart of Downtown Collingwood where our ‘makers’ are able to sell their products full time, as opposed to just being able to sell at pop-ups or markets.” mentions Bayley.
“Our community is very very supportive. Our fellow business owners are very interested in what we’re doing and it goes back the other way too,” says Susan. “It’s great to have a shop like Bishops Consignment just steps away or a great coffee place like the Summit Social House. Also, we’re just steps away from the Small Business Enterprise Centre and the Business Improvement Area offices, both of which have been tremendous resources for us,” she continues.
Fun fact: Susan and Bayley have been friends since Grade 3 when they met at Mountain View Public School.
If you’re interested in having your unique Canadian made products for sale at The Maker’s Outpost, you can apply on-line to be a vendor. www.themakersoutpost.ca/apply-to-be-a-vendor.
Not your average gift shop, you’re sure to find something unique and different every time you visit The Maker’s Outpost at 159 Hurontario St. in Collingwood Downtown or you can visit them on the web to shop on-line www.themakersoutpost.ca/. Follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/themakersoutpost or Instagram www.instagram.com/themakersoutpost/ to stay up to date on new products and promotions.