Skip to content
G13-FinalWC (1)

experience garage 13.

A garage with a purpose.  Our focus is on the passion of local artisans, paired with our passion for the Beaver Valley. We host a shop of over a hundred artists, working for a common goal of enjoying our community, together.  We want to continue to inspire growth for the makers of grey country and beyond. 

We have been under construction in our backyard space, to make the perfect patio to welcome amazing food, live music and local drinks.  With an ideal apres hike location across from Eugenia Falls Conservation Area and a small walk from Lake Eugenia, we are sure to have something for everyone.

Spring of 2024 brings The Burger Guru as a full-time resident in the Garage 13 Kitchen.  Not only will you have treats of smashburgers and poutine, but lucky to smell home cooking on the smoker or spit on a sunny afternoon.  Won’t lie, having the Firehouse Chicken Sandwich available to us all the time might prove to be a power struggle with my level of control!  

Seasons bring skiers and snowboarders, snowshoers, cyclists, hikers, motorcyclists and tourists looking for a great new area to get their sneakers dirty. 

It’s finally time to enjoy this space for great eats, local drinks, fairy lights and something just a little bit… magical.

You never know what you’ll find in our GARAGE!

If someone told me in 2021 that I was going to retire from my job and the company that was my family for 17 years, I would have laughed whole heartedly and questioned their sanity.  Well, here we are.   

While hiking at Old Baldy in early winter of 2021, we looked over the Beaver Valley and questioned why we didn’t live here.  We had spent a couple winters renting in the area for the winter months to enjoy the Beaver Valley Ski Club, take in local food, friends and the beautiful Bruce Trail hikes, and every time we were here, we were pulled deeper in to loving Grey Highlands. 

Our daily drives to the hill took us past the Eugenia Emporium, that sported a FOR SALE sign … and it sang to us every time we drove past.  What could we do there? Do I really want to run a business? What would it be like to direct the energy and passion I have, towards something I created?  Am I prepared to step outside of my comfort zone and take a leap? YES!  Life is too short to eat fake butter…. Drink cheap wine or hold yourself back.  YOU have the power to do ANYTHING you want! YOU can make it happen.

Fast forward to July and we said good-bye to our home and our best friends, moved an hour and a half north and started creating what would become GARAGE 13.  Working with our local business development teams enabled our visions to start becoming a reality.  Direction and possibility became words we used daily.  Passion and growth, things that were always a part of my life, were now things I was searching for in makers that fit our vision.

Leaving  “corporate” for a slower pace, more family time, and an opportunity to explore my own growth is our new world.  I am so fortunate to have such wonderful family and friends to keep me sane(ish) and moving in the right direction.