Typically the last weekend in November is celebrated as Shop Local weekend as residents are encouraged to Shop within their own communities, in an effort to keep people out of malls & big box stores. The shopping landscape has certainly changed, but as some reports show, many big box stores are doing well and people are moving more and more to online shopping.
What can you do about it? Before you shop online at big box stores, check with your local shops to see if they have what you need or if they can order what you need – many are here to look out for their customers and will try and support you just as much as you want to support them
Supporting local can mean a lot of things – as many local shops shift to online or pivot their businesses, you can continue to help by keeping your money local, buying a gift card for a holiday gift, leaving a positive review on a businesses Facebook or Google profile, posting your local favorites on a community message board, ordering food from the restaurant directly for your holiday celebration or even donating to local causes within the community. Every little bit helps!
So this season, although you may see fewer Deals, Discounts, or Events from your neighboring businesses, please find new ways to support and celebrate them! We ask you Parkdale, follow #ShopTOWest or #ParkdaleLove throughout November & December and search out ways to help keep our Mainstreet alive. See a deal; tag us, enjoy a fabulous meal; tag us, find the perfect gift; tag us, attending a virtual event; tag us – and let’s help spread some Parkdale Love.
Ways to support, eat, donate, explore, shop local; check our Instagram & Facebook Stories for around the clock deals & announcements http://instagram.com/parkdalevillage