The Montgomery Place Garage Sale is a community-wide series of individual homeowner garage sales. The big community-wide day is Saturday – May 5 from 8 am to 4 pm. It is not a Community Association event. Homeowners can set up whenever they want – so some open up on Thursday or Friday. Still others stay open on Sunday. Some people open earlier and close down later.
Carry a map and make a list – Dress for walking and the weather. There is no master list of garage sale addresses. You’ll have to make your own list. Carry a map which you can download here.
Plan to park and walk – The City bus is re-routed away from the community for the day since roads are clogged with walkers, wagons, strollers, bicycles and even garden carts and wheelbarrows. It is almost impossible to drive down our narrow streets on Garage Sale day. Find a place to park and walk from there.
Pets – Keep pets on a leash and bring water for them.
Porta-potties – Porta-potties will be set up in the boulevard of the 3200 block of Ortona Street, in Montgomery Park across from the church, and in Montgomery Park at the Rec Building.
Pancakes for breakfast – The church in the community (3318 Merritt Street) has participated for years – holding a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 am to 11:30 am. and a Garage Sale.
Burgers for lunch – You’ll find the Scouts flipping burgers at the Rec Building in Montgomery Park.
Household Sales – Garage sales are personal, private household sales. If you plan to sell food that is not pre-packaged at your Garage Sale, you must contact Public Health at 306-655-4605 to complete a Temporary Event Application Form. There is no charge to complete the form.
Charity Sales – Using private property to sell for a charity is the responsibility of that homeowner. If you choose to sell for a charity, please ensure that all your volunteers can park their cars on your property. Selling food may be subject to visits from Food Inspectors, so call Public Health at 306-655-4605 to complete a Temporary Event Application Form.
Outside Business Vendors – Food trucks are not allowed near community fundraising food sales. Consult the City of Saskatoon for rules and regulations governing food trucks and public health.
Outside Private Vendors – No persons from outside Montgomery Place should set up private sales in public areas like parks, school grounds or boulevards. This is not allowed under City regulations.
Since the 1980s, the Montgomery Place Community Association has confirmed the date of this long-standing community-wide sale on the first Saturday in May, while each sale is the private business of individual homeowners. Let’s hope for fair weather on May 5.