Welcome to Downtown St Thomas

Saturday March 30th, 2024

Easter Shop Hop

Happy Easter! It’s time to have some fun in Downtown St Thomas.

10am – 5pm

Print or pickup your SHOP HOP PASSPORT and head Downtown on Saturday March 30th to visit our participating unique shops and restaurants from 10am – 5pm. Collect as many stamps as you can for your chance to win 1 of 3 $100 Downtown Dollar prizes. Use these Downtown Dollars anytime over the next year, to shop at any participating Downtown St Thomas business.

When you’ve finished shopping, insert your contact information and leave your Passport at the last place you’ve visited – we’ll pick it up and get you entered into the draw.

11am – 1pm

Now it’s Easter Bunny Time! As an extra treat, the Easter Bunny can be found hopping around Downtown St Thomas from 11am – 1pm handing out candy treats. Wave, honk or stop and get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny too.

Visit www.downtownstthomas.ca/shop-hop for full details

It pays to shop in Downtown St Thomas!

Be in the know with “The Downtown VIBE” – March 2024 edition

News and stories about Downtown St. Thomas Ontario Canada businesses, organizations, people, historical and cultural features. The collective energy that gives Downtown St. Thomas its VIBE !

Click to view past VIBE Issues

2023 Downtown Small Business Award Winner

Dave Thomson, myFM St Thomas


The Downtown St Thomas Business Award was initiated in 2016 to honour a business or individual based on criteria that includes such things like:
–   Currently is or has been involved in the DDB Board structure 
– Maintains a positive social media presence
– Goes above and beyond to improve Downtown St Thomas
Dave joined the DDB in 2014 because he had a passion for our downtown, a desire to see it thrive and survive and to make it the true heart of the city he loves.
Dave handles all of our promotional aspects and is in fact our Promotions Chair person writing and producing our radio and print media scripts. In other words, making sure that residents and visitors know what we are doing to promote our downtown.
On top of this, over the past number of years, Dave has taken on our Downtown Santa event where, dressed in his “ugly” Christmas sweater and torque, he escorts Santa through the downtown core, paying for the purchases of lucky shoppers. Downtown Santa brings so much excitement and tears of joy to the people that it touches.
The DDB congratulates and is proud to present the 2023 Downtown Business Award to Dave Thomson for being a true advocate for Downtown St Thomas.

Congratulations to the past winners of the Downtown St Thomas Business Award

2016 Sherry and Jim Chambers – Sherry’s Lady’s Clothing and Home Decor

2017 Shawn DeVree – Vesta Shop

2018 – Beth and Rob Burns – K & K Locksmiths

2019 – Earl Taylor – Coldwell Banker at Success Realty

2020 – Peter Yurek – Yurek Pharmacy and Home Healthcare

2021 – Sandy Vasquez – CTP Computers

2022 – Susan Boldt – Limitless tattoo


SeeYouSoon Travel Video of St. Thomas

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Downtown St Thomas voted Top Canadian Destinations for Baby Boomers – October 2018

st-thomas-ontario-as-a-baby-boomer-destinationGuess who’s spending serious money on travel these days? Baby boomers. According to Canadian Tourism Research Institute (CTRI), the baby-boom generation is poised to become the main travel market in the next decade, by spending roughly $35 billion annually. Where are these explorers headed? Expedia.ca asked 1,000 real Canadians the top destinations they’d recommend. After filtering by the baby boomer age group, we found a few patterns. These seasoned explorers want coastal views, good wine, and a dash of nostalgia. Without further ado, here are the top senior travel destinations in Canada as chosen by baby boomers. Click to view the full article


9 Stops To Get A Taste of St. Thomas | Ontario’s Southwest | Travelling Foodie

Picture this: art crawls, craft beer, and international cuisine.  We bet you’re not thinking about St. Thomas, Ontario, but you should be.  The Railway City Arts Crawl, which takes place February 23 and 24 in 2018, has local art, music, and beer.  And speaking of beer, you can’t miss the Honey Elixir brown ale at Railway City Brewing Co. Taste of the town: Rail City Bistro features a different international locale each weekend, from India to Hungary to…Tex-Mex? All we know is, it’s good. We love the nightlife: The Back Alley just wants you to dance, and judging by its live music events, DJ nights, and karaoke, it’s succeeding.

Love Where You Shop – in Historic Downtown St Thomas. It is home to 2.3 kilometers of beautifully painted murals, lush parkettes, gorgeous historic Victorian buildings, and over 200 unique shops and services. St. Thomas is known as the “Railway Capital” of Canada.

The downtown core also hosts a variety of great events  including the Nostalgia Car Show, the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration and the Santa Claus Parade. There is so much for you to see and do in downtown St. Thomas! Feel free to contact us on Facebook or by e-mail at ddb@stthomas.ca

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