It started with a vision of a small charming shop with a comfortable apartment upstairs. Tracey Pritchard, a former Toronto caterer, food writer, restauranteur and consultant spent years looking for the right spot for a bakery/food shop and place to collaborate with her daughter Alex.
Small became big when Tracey’s son Nick, a Toronto based realtor, found 6 Water Street, a heritage building and former flour mill in the heart of downtown St. Marys, Ontario. A short drive from the family’s former farm, this 150 year old building is one that could be restored to its original integrity and beauty.
Much larger than ever anticipated, ideas for The Flour Mill grew within Tracey’s family, inspiring the concept behind a broader design and revitalization plan. The heart of the envisioned Flour Mill experience is about integrity of product and service.
Welcome to The Flour Mill – Inspired by old world influences, full of character, history, and the very best place to eat, shop & stay.
The Flour Mill Shop is the hub of the Mill, located at the north end of the building and is home to Tracey’s business Perfect Pastry along with The Farm Juice Co., owned and operated by Tracey’s daughter Alex. The philosophy of The Flour Mill has evolved to include family at its core, curating a selection of unique products and experiences as they grow.