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Pretty conventional Canadian Tire (CT) location, includes your general department store, Auto Centre, Garden Centre, Gas Bar, propane… Read More

Pretty conventional Canadian Tire (CT) location, includes your general department store, Auto Centre, Garden Centre, Gas Bar, propane exchange and hunting/fishing/firearm services. Its a decent sized store and doesn t lack any of the things some of the smaller CT stores do. There s even a Mr. Happy Day Fries food truck that is almost always parked outside here lol, I haven t tried it personally but looks like reviews aren t great.

So being a CT it s what you d expect, the Macleod Trail/Southland Drive location is no exception; you re not going to find any WOWs here, nope just another CT. Good products, average staff/service, medium-high prices (unless on sale) and an overall good selection of things for all around the house for all seasons.

I recommend browsing their flyer/online ahead of time because you can usually plan your purchases or determine if it s even worth the trip. This store does seem a bit disorganized and cluttered at times, sometimes you find the same item located in multiple parts of the store or in a department where you wouldn t think it belongs. Despite having pretty average service in general, I do find the employees are very well trained at knowing where stuff is to the point of being able to quote the exact aisle number. I have done a return here as well and they processed it no questions asked.

Some of their sales are great and will save you a good chunk of money, but if you re just buying at regular price you re probably not doing your wallet any favors. One thing I think is lacking is their sporting section, I d recommend Forzani s other company Sportchek for these items. Other than that, all the other departments are quite adequate. Not sure if it s a place I d go to get my car serviced though; in my opinion a lot of their technicians lack the experience of more qualified technicians you find in a true automotive shop. They manage well enough on small jobs, but you may be costing yourself more in the long run to save a few bucks in the short term.

Summary: Satisfactory CT, best for smart shoppers, don t expect to be blown away.

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