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Kids' Stuff for Less

We buy and sell gently used kids' stuff - all seasons, every day! We pay on the spot for items accepted. No appointment necessary.

Welcome to Once Upon A Child St. Catharines, ON

Our racks are full with a great selection of Fall & Winter clothing, outerwear, shoes and accessories!  

Shop with us and spend up to 70% less than what you would pay at the mall!  And don't forget to SELL US the Fall & Winter stuff that won't fit your kids this year!

We've got SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Costumes!

Save a fortume and shop for Halloween with us!  We've got lots of great costumes to choose from for all ages!  

And don't forget to sell us the costumes your kids have outgrown for CA$H today!

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Clean out the toy box & SELL TO US!!

Make room for all the new toys your little angels received this Christmas!!  We are always looking to buy Fisher Price, Melissa & Doug, Vtech, Leap Frog, Dolls, Shape Sorters, Pretend Playsets, Ride on Toys, Barbies, Trucks, Blocks, Lego & more!

Exersaucers, Bouncy Chairs, Jolly Jumpers

Infant Swings

Safety Gates & Playpens

High Chairs & Rocking Chairs

Bassinettes & Cribs (check for recalls here!)

Change Tables

Bumbos, Bathtubs, Carriers

Nursing Pillows & Baby Tubs

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We are in immediate need of a few new Part-Time Team Members!!

Bring in your resume TODAY...and let us know why you would make an excellent addition to our team!  Please no phone calls or emails...apply within!

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Winter is coming...need to make some room in the garage?  You are in luck!  SELL us the Strollers, Wagons, Trikes, Bikes, Ride-ons, Scooters, Cozy Coupes, Picnic Tables, Outdoor Toys, etc. that your kids have outgrown!  
We pay CA$H for all items accepted!



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Perfect for birthday party favours, gifts, dress up, or just to jazz up an everyday outfit!  So much fun & only $9.99/each!

Hours of imaginative play to be had!


Mom and little girl shopping!


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Frequent Buyer/Seller Card
On your next visit, ask one of our team members about our Frequent Buyer/Seller Card. You will receive one stamp for every purchase of $10 or more, and for every time you sell to us! Once your card is full…redeem it for 20% off your next purchase! 

Reusable Shopping Bags 
As Once Upon a Child is all about recycling...we encourage you to bring in your reusable shopping bags when shopping or selling at our store.  You'll receive an extra stamp on your Frequent Shopper Card every time you do!  

Directions to our Store
We are located at 210 Glendale Ave., in the Pendale Plaza, directly across from the Pen Centre Shopping Centre, St. Catharine’s (just off Hwy 406)    905 684 6822



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Our Locations

Once Upon A Child St. Catharines

Gold Standard
210 Glendale Ave
Pendale Plaza, Suite A15
St. Catharines, ON L2T 3Y6
905-684-6822 - Map - Hours
Mon09:30 AM-09:00 PM
Tues09:30 AM-09:00 PM
Wed09:30 AM-09:00 PM
Thu09:30 AM-09:00 PM
Fri09:30 AM-09:00 PM
Sat09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM-06:00 PM
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