Longo’s Reopens at Trafalgar & Dundas

Attention! Families Living in North Oakville
Longo’s Reopens with a Fresh Design in the Heart of Your Neighbourhood at
Trafalgar & Dundas

You had me at frozen yogurt! If it wasn’t enough that the newly renovated Longo’s store at Trafalgar & Dundas is home to an on-site Starbucks, I just learned it will also feature a Yogurty’s?! What an amazing way to make the grocery run a rather enjoyable one. I’d recommend beginning your shop with a Starbucks in hand and rewarding yourself for a job well done with a delicious frozen yogurt.

Having attended the much talked about and celebrated opening of the Longo’s brand new store in South East Oakville, last month, I was excited to hear they had another opening planned to round out the Summer season; this time, a reopening of their Trafalgar & Dundas location.

First opened in 1982, this location is a staple in North Oakville and has undergone three renovations in the last 30+ years.

Longos_oakville_STORE_BWThe now 47,500 square foot space is home to a full-service meat and seafood counter and a full-service “Kitchen” crafting gourmet meals, authentic made-to-order stone oven pizzas, panini and hot sandwiches; these exciting additions build on the existing key departments Longo’s in known for including an extensive selection of fresh produce, gourmet cheeses, deli counter and stocked grocery aisles.


“This Oakville location carries a lot of local heritage; having first opened on August 11th, 1982, Longo’s was the only freestanding building along the fields and farms. Longo’s has since grown and we’re proud to be a part of the North Oakville neighbourhood. The Trafalgar store’s latest renovation was designed to bring elevated offerings to customers along with expanding our team member’s food expertise. We want to continue to provide shoppers the Longo’s passion for food, outstanding quality and value,” says Eric Wood, Store Manager, Longo’s Trafalgar.

trafalgar_opening-1 The re-opening of this location adds to Longo’s existing roster of full-service locations in both Burloak and South East Oakville.

I’m already planning to get my caffeine and frozen yogurt fixes on this weekend in prep for Labour Day celebrations!

And on that note, off to Longo’s….

Shortly after my daughter turned one, my mother began rolling out all the toys she has saved over the years, decades in fact, from when my sisters and I were little. My daughter has the fortunate place in our family, on both sides, of being the first grandchild so in addition to brand spanking new toys she also receives some classic hand me downs such as my Fisher Price train, circa 1980.

Courtesy of the internet, I was able to find a photo of what my train looked like back in its glory days:
train2And here is what mine looks like now.

trainIt may be a shell of its former self, but it’s experiencing a new lease on life thanks to my daughter. We no longer have the animals and Fisher Price Little People that came with this set and the stickers were peeled off years ago, but the four sturdy cars still exist and this little beauty has been rolling around our kitchen floor for well over a year now.

What I love about all Fisher Price toys is their durability, they literally last a lifetime and their bright colours, but my favourite products are the Little People, the cute figurines that accompany the play sets.


In our current toy collection, we have about twenty or so of these little guys and I’ve discovered during the countless hours playing with my daughter that they all, for the most part, are interchangeable with other sets. In other words, the “Tourist” that accompanied the Airport set can share his taxi with the “Soccer Player” we purchased separately.

taxiOr the red plane, also from the Airport set, can fly “Grandpa” and “Grandma” to their next destination; two characters also purchased separately.

planeWe’ve taken to naming all the characters in my daughter’s roster which not only makes it more fun but has really helped developed her memory. Just this morning, she asked me where “Eddie” was and then promptly remembered he was left under the kitchen table last night.

Here is Eddie reunited with his best friend, Tessa.

eddieSnapping the Little People into the different vehicles not only allows her to be creative and choose who drives whom around town, but also helps develop her gross motor skills.

One lucky Mom in our network just won this set of fabulous five: Tessa, Koby, Eddie, Sophie & Mia!

peopleAnd Moms in our upcoming programs will have an opportunity play and WIN a number of other Fisher Price products.

Perhaps my own grandchild, did I really just write those words?, will be playing with Mia or Eddie one day in the future, but not too soon, several, several decades from now.

Do you have a favourite Fisher Price toy?

Give your inbox a dose of delight.

Sign up to receive helpful parenting info, program updates, contests, and special offers - right in your inbox.