Lee Valley specializes in the retail of tools and equipment to be used for home hardware and gardening. The store in the Nepean area is quite large! I was quite surprised on entering at the sheer size of the place. They are based right beside their main warehouse in the Ottawa region so the store itself is consistently fully stocked in supply.
I went to buy a few different tools that I needed for future uses around the house. I have to say, the selection is top notch. There was a wide array of drills, screwdrivers, files, etc. I purchased for a few general items, like a drill and some bits for future woodworking needs. I also left with a rake and some gloves. The items themselves were top quality, it is fantastic to see a company like Lee Valley putting so much care into their items. The employees there were very passionate about woodworking and construction. It was hard for me to adequately describe the tools I was looking for, but the employees there knew exactly what I was talking about with just a vague description of the products I was asking for.
I strongly recommend Lee Valley as both the quality of their goods and services are incredible. They deserve much more recognition than they currently have.