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Couture Consignments is located in Pickering Village, home to
historic architecture and a quaint village atmosphere, Pickering Village is a unique and celebrated
district of Ajax. Pickering Village is located in the west end of the
Town, along Highway 2. Once an original Quaker Settlement in the early 1800's,
the area is now home to a number of restaurants, shops and professional
services. Pickering Village includes Ajax's only historic main street (Old
Kingston Road) Couture consignments located in the historic Dale Block Building
which dates back dates back to the 1850s.
The building at 80, 82 and 84 Old
Kingston Rd. in the Village of Pickering was originally a hotel known as Head's
Records indicate that Head's Hotel, owned and operated by Peter Head,
was in existence in 1850. Peter Head operated the hotel into the 1880s and was
then succeeded by innkeepers Andrew Mason, Thomas Major and D. O'Conner.
approximately 1874, the hotel was purchased by Edmund Wright who remodelled the
hotel and transformed it into a store and residence, the residence being the
unique octagon-shaped portion on the east side.
Today Pickering Village is filled with a variety of novelty shops, clothing
stores, Tea shop, bakery and café and much, much more…….definitely worth the
drive to see a treasure chest of Merchandise and historical ambience at Couture