Brownlee's Metro, 80 Wilson Street West, Perth, Ontario


Who We Are

Brownlee's Metro is a full service supermarket located on Wilson Street in the Town of Perth. We are an independently owned franchise of Metro Ontario Inc.

Avis and Brent Brownlee are the owners of the Perth store and are extremely fortunate to have a long term management team of very experienced individuals who strive to provide the best products possible.

Avis and Brent Brownlee


There has been a grocery store located at 50 Wilson Street in Perth since the 1960's. Originally owned by the Rubino family, who had run other grocery stores in Perth since the 1930's, the IGA Foodliner was purchased by Ron Bronwlee in 1978.

In 1980, a devasting fire leveled the building but by January of 1981, a new IGA was built on the existing site. The store was expanded on two occasions during the 1980's going from IGA to Loeb and eventually to Brownlee's Metro in 2009.

Rubino's IGA - 1940

IGA - 1981
IGA Foodliner - 1960's

Loeb - 2004


Brownlee's Metro is a full service supermarket with a full offering from several departments. Here you will find old fashion service, people who are willing to help you find a product and who will pack and carry out your order.


The Grocery department offers a wide selection of products including local items like Crerar's Honey, Perth Pepper & Pestle products and Golden Maples Maple Syrup. We carry a wide selection of Gluten Free & Diabetic products as well as environmently friendly cleaning products.

General Manager, Will Ireton spends most of his time overseeing the day to day operations of the thousands of products and many employees who make up the Grocery department. With over 40 years experience in the grocery business, all within this store, Will leads with a strong work ethic and extensive product knowledge.

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Our Meat department sets us apart from all other stores in the region. The combination of excellent product, skilled butchering and great pricing are hard to beat.

The Meat Manager, Glenn Ireton, has an amazing 46 years experience in this store. The butchers, Pat Loftus, Jim Brown, Sharon Scanlon and Allen McDougall have an average of 25 years service. Service clerks Joyce Noonan with 30+ years and Gail Teal help keep the product coming fresh all day.

Do not hesitate to ask any of our meat staff to prepare you a special cut or answer a question on proper preparation.

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Our produce department is constantly striving to provide the best products at the best possible price.

Manager Gord Palmer, with over 25 years experience all at Brownlee's Metro, purchases the best from Metro's warehouse and local suppliers to provide a great selection of fresh products all year long.

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The deli, situated just inside the front door, offers freshly sliced meats, delicious deli salads and a wide selection of imported and local cheeses. This department also offers fast, ready to eat or ready to cook products such as BBQ chickens, instore prepared pizzas, salads, sandwiches and hot lunch specials.

Manager Georgina King, with 23 years service at Brownlee's Metro, and her staff will be happy to help you with any special orders for meat, cheese, sandwich or snacking trays. Check out our counter and experience our great service.

Click Here to see our Event Planning page for more details on deli trays for special occasions.

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Our Bakery, led by Manager Karen Sergeant, starts the day early and continues baking throughout the day to ensure freshness.

In addition to our regular fresh baked breads and rolls, we bake the Premiere Moisson line of authentic specialty breads and rolls. Premiere Moisson
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With our cake program you can pick and choose options to make the perfect special occasion cake or take home one of our everyday cakes prepared fresh in store.

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Front End Service

Despite the quality of products, we know that customers will only return if they receive the appropriate amount of excellent service. We try to achieve a friendly, small town atmosphere with courteous cashiers and full packing and carry out service to your car. It is this extra amount of service that we hope encourages our customers to return.

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Brownlee's Metro
50 Wilson Street West
Perth, Ontario, K7H 2N4
Phone: (613) 267-4921
Fax: (613) 267-7668

Regular Store Hours
Monday to Friday:7:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday:7:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday:9:00am to 6:00pm
Holiday Closures
Due to Perth's tourist designation, we are open all long weekends but are closed:
Boxing Day:Open
New Year's Day:Closed
Good Friday:Closed
Easter Sunday:Closed
Thanksgiving Sunday:Closed

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Site Last Updated: August 7th, 2011
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