#MBWShoutOuts Week 15: Robinson’s General Store

Our #MBWShoutout of the Week features the Robinson's General Store in Dorset.

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Robinson’s General Store, Dorset
Facebook Page: www.robinsonsgeneralstore.ca

“Voted Canada’s Best Country Store.”

Owned and operated by the same family since 1921, this famous General Store in Dorset has become a bit of a tourist attraction and a ‘must see’ for visitors to the Muskoka and Haliburton area. Having grown from the original 1,200-sq-ft store in 1921, Robinson’s has evolved over the years and now boasts over 15,000-sq-ft of retail space. Today the store is open 7 days a week, year-round, providing visitors with plenty to browse, including: gifts, souvenirs, housewares, clothing, footwear, a Foodland Supermarket, a Home Hardware, a Boutique shop and much more.

Of course, things got flipped upside down upon the arrival of the pandemic and Robinson’s was forced to adapt and adapt they did. Through April, May & June, Robinson’s provided a shopping service for locals who were unable to shop on their own or for those who were immunocompromised. Staff began wearing masks, certain services were temporarily suspended or modified, and Robinson’s stepped up in a big way to be there for their community.

We would like to take this opportunity to salute Robinson’s General Store for their hard work and dedication to the community. It took courage and careful planning to get through those tough months and continues to as we navigate this unique summer. Kudos to Robinson’s and their amazing team. Keep up the great work and making all of us in Muskoka proud!

Visit the Robinson’s General Store Facebook Page


In response to the challenging times that we are experiencing together regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to give props to some stellar local businesses who are stepping up to serve our great community. If you know a local business who deserves a shout out, send us a direct message with a photo and why they should be featured. #StayComfy

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