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    Default Purchasing bottles online in Canada or from store near Toronto

    Hey Folks - Finishing up my syrup and I've been looking around for bottles. I didn't really like what Home Hardware had in the store and was wondering what some of my other options were? I really like the 250ml maple leaf medallion and whiskey bottles. I had originally wanted the leaf shaped ones, but they seem very expensive. The best place I've found online so far is www.cdlinc.ca. Just wanted to check if anyone knows of them? Will I get my package?

    Also if there is like a restaurant supply store in the Toronto area that has bottles for cheap I can check that out too.

    Thanks.
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    CDL is one of the big maple companies, based in Canada. You might also try Burch bottle in the US. I buy glass from them far cheaper than what the maple companies charge. Check to see what shipping and fees might be crossing the border.
    I buy 24 dozen at a time, with just 26 taps that may not work for you.
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    Thanks for the info. Yeah I only have about 12L to bottle. I was thinking maybe 36 250ml bottles for gifts, then I would just do the rest in mason jars.
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    TSC stores sell maple supplies. Not a lot of stock but they will have bottles.
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    I inquired about getting 2 cases of 12 sent and shipping was in the $60 range in Canada. Where I live close to the U.S border, I ordered from the U.S. I was speaking to a couple of Canadian reps at a farm expo and they said to give them a call and they would bring them the next time they're down in the area. I will do this for next year.

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    We buy 8oz bottles by the pallet load ( 80 cases) each year from SKS. They have the best prices we have found and shipping is free for an order of that size. Maybe someone near you does the same and you can get some from them.
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    Edgar Reist in Elmira is probably the closest local dealer to you. I agree that Cdn Tire, TSC and some Home Hardware stores will locally carry maple supplies during the season.

    FYI - the list of dealers in Ontario affiliated with OMSPA can be found here: https://www.omspa.ca/business-direct...egory/dealers/
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    We buy ours from Atkinson in Orillia (owned by cdl). I usually receive order within a couple of days. Large selection of plastic and glass and , yes, the glass are expensive!
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    I'm liking the 250ml Glass Gallone Bottles with embossed leaf, at $1.35, plus caps. The shipping is a bit of a drag, but still cheaper than driving out up there to pick up.

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    Last edited by Backcountry; 04-24-2019 at 06:03 PM.
    2018 - 11 Taps/Trees (1 birch) - 500ml light golden syrup
    2019 - 26 Taps/Trees - 358 L Sap - 3/20-4/17 ...

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