Community Garage Sale
The Montgomery Place Garage Sale is a community-wide series of individual homeowner garage sales. Homeowners can set up whenever they want – some open up on Thursday or Friday. Still others stay open on Sunday. Some people open earlier and close later. But the big community-wide day is Saturday – May 4 from 8 am to 4 pm.
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 – City regulations prohibit people setting up private sales in public areas like parks, ditches, boulevards, or school grounds.
Household Sales – Garage sales are personal, private household sales. If you plan to sell food that is not pre-packaged at your Garage Sale, 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.
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.
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.
Pancakes for breakfast – The church in the community has participated for years – holding a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 am to 11:30 am. Located at the corner of Merritt Street and Rockingham Avenue across from Montgomery Park, the church also has a Garage Sale.
Burgers for lunch – Scouts have also participated for many years. Find the Scouts flipping burgers at the Rec Building in Montgomery Park where Crerar Avenue meets Caen Street.
Pets – Keep your pet on a leash and bring water for it.
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.
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 4.