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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

Back-to-School...is EASY & affordable when you shop at
Once upon a Child! 

Our racks are filled with an unmatched selection of all the brands and styles they'll love...at prices you can get excited about!  Plus, 1000's of new items hit our selling floor every day, so be sure to stop in & shop often!

Hoodies ~ Sweaters ~ Longsleeve tops ~ Dresses ~ Jeans ~ Leggings ~ Khakis ~ Shoes ~ Boots ~ Snowsuits ~ Winter Coats ~ More!

Shop our amazing selection of Costumes for your small & big goblins!

And...dont' forget to SELL US last year's costumes for CA$H-on-the-spot!  We are stocking up now to make this year's event the best ever!

We'll PAY YOU CA$H for:

Strollers, Trikes, Bikes, Wagons

Exersaucers, Bouncy Chairs, Jolly Jumpers

Infant Swings & Playpens

High Chairs & Kitchen Boosters

Bassinettes & Cribs (check for recalls here!)

Change Tables & Dressers

Bumbos, Bathtubs, Carriers

Nursing Pillows

Let's Get Digital!

Out with the old and in with the new!  On Aug 1st we will be switching to our new electronic Vicinity Rewards Programme!  But don't worry...if you have a full stamp card you have until September 1st to redeem it!  Please note that you WILL NOT lose any stamps.  We will transfer all remaining stamps into our new, paperless point system.  Just bring your old stamp cards in & we will get you sorted!  The New Programme also offers additional benefits such as a Birthday Discount, special promotions, bonus points & more!  Plus, no more paper stamps to keep track of! 
Vicinity Rewards Programme:
Receive 1 Reward Point for every $10 you BUY or SELL
Redeem 30 Reward Points for 10% OFF your purchase of Gently Used items.
Redeem 40 Reward Points for 20% OFF your purchase of Gently Used items.
Receive a Special Discount on your Birthday!
Special promotions & Deals for Vicinity Reward Card Members
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 Perfect for birthday party favours, dance troupes, gifts, dress up, or just to jazz up an everyday outfit!  So much fun & so many choices!  Only $9.99 each!

 We have an amazing BOOK DEPARTMENT!!

Great selection of gently used board books, soft & hard cover, treasuries, early readers, chapter books & more!  And we are looking to buy more gently used books for all ages!  Bring the books your kids are done with in for CA$H today!

Give the Perfect Gift! 


 Baby Shower ~ Birthday Party ~ Teacher Gifts

Are you going to have a baby?  Know someone who is? 

Doula Care ~ Childbirth Classes ~ Breastfeeding Support

 Supporting women and their families in the Niagara Region and surrounding areas

 Check out this website!


Laundry stain sticks & body soaps.  All natural, Canadian products that really work!  Check out these great products today! Buncha Farmers fun fact:  All products are made and packaged by Canadian stay-at-home moms!


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Buyer/Seller Rewards Programme

On your next visit, ask one of our team members about our Rewards Programme. You will receive one point for every purchase of $10 or more, and for every time you sell us$10 or more!  Ask one of our associates about how to redeem your points!   

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!  


Heard about Plato's Closet?  

 Plato's Closet buys & sells all the latest styles in gently used clothing, shoes and accessories for teens & twentysomethings (and really cool moms of all ages!)  Great guys section too!!

Check out Plato's Closet's Webpage for more info!  


Checkout our latest Events & Deals
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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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Check out our other store that buys & sells gently used and new too!
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Job Openings

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