114 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario

Meet Michael Penney

Welcome to Penney & Company, your friendly neighbourhood decor shop in the heart of Historic Downtown Whitby.

This is my hometown and I’m so proud to be part of the revitalization of our community’s core. I first opened my shop in 2012 in a tiny run down space that had been vacant for decades. Fast forward four years and we’ve grown several times and moved on to larger spaces with more selection and variety.

In a world full of big-box mass retailers, it’s so wonderful to welcome my customers into a unique, personal, independent shop full of my favourite things.

Before Penney & Company came along, I was a style editor at Canadian House & Home Magazine where I worked on decorating stories, projects and photo shoots. It was at this time that I began appearing on CTV’s Marilyn Denis Show creating decor magic with Marilyn for viewers coast to coast. Later I went on to work along with Sarah Richardson at her firm and on her HGTV television show. But the pull of my hometown was too strong and I was drawn home to start something new. It’s been a great challenge with many lessons learned but each customer that finds his or her way through our doors becomes part of this wonderful community. Reviving a rather tired Downtown Whitby is much my goal as is growing my business.

Because I believe we have such potential in our historic Four Corners, I am working hard to uncover and highlight what’s been buried too long.  Our charming old buildings, mostly from the 1870’s, and the abundance of century homes, tree-lined streets and parks just beyond are something to be treasured. Won’t you join me in celebrating all Old Whitby has to offer and shop with your heart by buying local and supporting our community?

Welcome to Penney & Company — your friendly neighbourhood decor shop – and one I hope to see you in very soon!