The Old Tin Shed's New Adventure

If you've ever spent time shopping in Bancroft, you're probably well aware of The Old Tin Shed on Sherbourne Street.

 Dagny Whitehead at her business, The Old Tin Shed, in Bancroft, Ontario

Dagny Whitehead at her business, The Old Tin Shed, in Bancroft, Ontario

Opened by mother-daugher team Janis and Dagny Whitehead in 2002, the shop represents over 200 artists and suppliers, and has everything from hand-made jewelry, to linens, to fine housewares, vintage hooks and hardware, to funky high-end fashions, chocolate and decadent smelling candles. Janis and Dagny, along with Dagny's dad Peter, also craft beautiful pieces from salvage materials, and are always on the lookout for the unusual, the hard-to-find and the one-of-a-kind pieces to add to their shop. They've been wildly successful, winning prestigious awards both locally and nationally.

 Janis and Peter Whitehead, with some of the awards their business has won

Janis and Peter Whitehead, with some of the awards their business has won

Well, now they've found something very interesting: a new home. The Whiteheads are moving to Nova Scotia, where they have found a beautiful new place to live. Not to worry though, they will continue to operate The Old Tin Shed from a distance, with the help of their awesome staff. And they tell us they will still visit Bancroft frequently. 

We wanted to take this moment to honour the Whitehead's and the inspiring and eclectic business they've developed. We appreciate them being long-time advertisers, and also active community members involved in everything from politics, to sustainability to economic development in Hastings County. You've made a fabulous impact on the community, Dagny, Janis and Peter. All the best to you as you start your next adventure! Bon Voyage! 

Learn more about the Old Tin Shed at www.TheOldTinShed.com