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Our 2017-2018 Community Winter Window

In the Fall of 2017 we put a call out on Social Media, asking for Community Partners to create a fun window display for us for the holidays! One of the awesome submissions we received was from the 1st Dartmouth Sparks, who spent a Sunday morning in December creating...

Our 2017 Trainyard Connect Community Partners!

With the launch of ‘Trainyard Connect’ in June of 2017, we have been fortunate enough to partner with seven amazing community  organizations over the past year. Each month, since June we have donated 5% of our monthly profits to that month’s partner,...

Community Love Letters

Our Community Love Letter initiative is back in action to help mark Pride Week. All day Saturday come by to make a free bracelet & write a little note to brighten the day of a student who might need a little support this Fall!

Trainyard Connect: Big Brothers Big Sisters

June was the first month of our Trainyard Connect Kindness Initiative & we were fortunate to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Halifax. Celebrating their 50th birthday this month, with offices nearby on Ochterloney Street, Big Brothers, Big Sisters...

The Trainyard’s Logo

Just about a year ago today Kimberley sent a message to a former co-worker & graphic designer, Kadeem Hinch, that went something like this, “Hey! So we’re opening a business in about a month, can you design a logo for us ASAP that we can put on tote...

Run For Mental Health

We are very excited to sponsor the upcoming McLaughlin 4 Miler Run For Mental Health taking place in Downtown Dartmouth on Sunday May 14! Open to runners & walkers the race takes you on a 4 mile (6.4km) loop around Sullivan’s Pond & Lake Banook, starting...

Our Commitment

The past few months have been filled with learning & laughter and we are really feeling now like we know where we want this little business to go in the coming months. We have written and re-written the following statement a few times now always coming to back to...

Community Love Letters

We are excited to be able to offer our Creative Space for this wonderful project! The premise is simple- write a little note for someone in the community who you feel could use a little extra love. It can be someone you know, someone you don’t or someone you...

One of our goals when we created The Trainyard was to find ways to connect what was happening in store to our community. We’ve had so much fun hosting workshops, pop up shops and Nocturne- seeing our little shop full of smiles and laughter. The first eight...

How The Trainyard Got It’s Name

Hello! This blog exists because you asked for it. Ok, maybe not YOU, but someone. We have been at this small business thing for a little over six months now and with the amount we have learned it feels more like six years. I mean, except for the fact that we still...

Six Months Of Fun!

This weekend marks six months of this incredible journey! When we flung (ok, nervously opened) those doors last June we had hopes for this dream- but no idea just how incredible it would become. Running this little shop is the most fun, and the most challenging thing...