Mississauga Residents Mourn Loss of Long-Standing Store


Published February 20, 2019 at 7:34 pm

While stores and restaurants tend to come and go, it’s always hard for shoppers to lose a local haunt that’s been occupying the same location for several years.

The Port Credit BIA recently took to Facebook to bid farewell to Ladybug Harbor, a long-standing new age, artisan nature gallery on Mohawk Ave. in Port Credit.

According to the store’s Facebook page, the business has been providing shoppers with Canadian handcraft, artisan products such as pottery, garden art, semi-precious jewellery and more for 16 years.

The store, which was operated by PC BIA board member Martha Sheppard, was also known for selling rocks, crystals and new age literature.

Ladybug Harbor has confirmed the store’s closure on its website.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the closing of Ladybug Harbor, owner Martha Sheppard was on the PCBIA Board for many years and served as Treasurer. Thank you Martha for all your contributions to this community. We will definitely miss you and wish you all the best!!!,” the Port Credit BIA post says.

Locals left comments lamenting the loss of the independent store.

“Martha will be missed. A very cool shop. Please drop in while you can,” wrote Stephen Dasko, the recently elected ward 1 city councillor.

Another poster said the village won’t be the same without her shop.

“Thank you for such kind words, all of you. I have enjoyed pretty much every minute of being involved with my beloved Port Credit,” Sheppard wrote in response to the post.

“I have no intention of dropping off the edge or becoming uninvolved. I just don’t know what I will do yet.”

So if you want to grab some goods from Ladybug Harbor, it’s best to head to the store sooner rather than later.