Quinte, On. real estate agent: The TSC Store in Belleville

The TSC Store in Belleville

I like to go shopping once in a while, especially hardware shopping. Even if I don't really need anything, I'll quite often stop at the TSC store in Belleville if I happen to be passing by. The TSC Stores are a chain, and they bill themselves as The incredible Country Hardware Store, and they are that indeed.

If you live in a larger urban centre, chances are you wouldn't come across a TSC store, the closest one to Toronto is in Uxbridge. They specialize in products for farmers, hunters and country people.

The TSC store in Belleville is the only place that I have seen this brand of shampoo called Mane 'n Tail, a shampoo that can be used on both horses and humans. Apparently it's the only cross over shampoo that can be used by both species. It must work quite well on humans, because it's the shampoo of choice in Ellen DeGeneres' green room. Who woulda thunk that? The horsey crowd must be on to something.

This is also the only local store where I have seen the product Acorn Rage Juiced, a liquid that you pour onto a rotten tree stump that will attract deer like crazy. Apparently once the aroma has worked its way into the wood, the deer find it irresistible, and I guess deer hunters and naturalist photographers alike would find this product very handy.

This is the type of store where the staff actually know their products, and unhandy folks like me can actually expect to get a bit of assistance. The prices are excellent too.

The TSC store in Belleville has a huge selection of products, ranging from every day items to very specialized products, but there's something for everybody here, whether it be sensible warm clothing, farm tools and equipment, mailboxes, and even novelty items that appeal to people who make a living off the land.

Next time you're in Belleville and need some chicken wire to repair that fence so that the coyotes can't get at your guinea fowls any more, stop at the TSC Store on Dundas Street East, they will have what you need and will answer any questions that you may have.

Comment balloon 9 commentsMalcolm Johnston • February 20 2013 09:42AM


Malcolm~ I love this blog & BTW: "the main & tail shampoo" is awesome to use on our dog :)

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) over 7 years ago

Good afternoon Malcolm.

That is a great post that promotes

The TSC Store in Belleville-An amazing store.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 7 years ago
I must admit that there is not a store like that in Surburban Baltimore. I had no idea we were missing so much.
Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Interesting blog Malcolm. We used to have a store similar to TSC but not sure if it's still here. Now you have me curious. Will be also checking out Mane 'n Tale..funny, heard the stuff they put on the horses hooves is also good for human nails. Maybe hay is good for us too LOL!  BTW maybe Mane 'n Tale is what that barber in TO used on your hair!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Jon, apparently it's a very popular product and lots of people have heard of it.

Thanks for stopping by Joshua, always nice to hear from you. Hope the weather is nice in N.Y.

Ellie, I'm sure there's not a huge demand for these products in suburban Baltimore.

Hi Al and Peggy, I remember the White Rose chain which was somewhat similar, but I haven't seen them around lately.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 7 years ago

Hi Malcolm,

I remember the TSC store in Belleville. I've shopped there many a time and bought numerous gifts there for country people I know. 
You've done a wonderful job showcasing this well-equipped store.


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 7 years ago

Hi Jo, it's a bit of a landmark in Belleville. I hope they do well in this era of big box stores.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 7 years ago
Malcolm, TSC sounds like the perfect 'go to store' when you need something that has more than just one use. We have Tractor Supply and Kraus Department Store. Tractor Supply caters to farmers and 'want-to-be' farmers like me. Kraus Department sotre has been in business for four generations and has those items you know exists or used to exist that you can no longer find elsewhere.
Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Many of the Ace Hardware stores around here are like your TSC store. I love those places - so fun, and helpful. Cool shoutout. D

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 7 years ago