How Can We Support Our Local Businesses?

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How Can We Support Our Local Businesses?

While we’re all stuck at home, it’s a tough go for our smaller, local businesses. There are a few ways to help them out during this time – Either by buying gift cards online or ordering take out or delivery, it is important to continue to support these businesses so when this is all over, they’re still around for us to enjoy! 

Here are some of our fave companies that we encourage everyone to help out – not just because we personally love them, but because they are truly amazing at giving back to the community as well…


RESTAURANTS

Many of these establishments are still open for takeout, though if you are being true to form with social distancing, then you’re in luck because Uber Eats is offering FREE, contactless delivery for all participating local restaurants!


The Gull & Firkin
Awesome English inspired pub fare available for pick up and delivery on Uber Eats, or just give them a call and stop in (quickly!) to grab your grub! Check out the menu options HERE



Green Basil
Delicious Thai cuisine that has been a staple of the Beaches community for many years. Available for take out in their restaurant or delivery through Uber Eats. Check out their Menu options here!


No Bull Burgers
Mouth watering burgers are a necessity during self isolation! Check out these fresh, local and organic options on their website. Available for pick up or delivery!


Slate
All your delicious Italian favourites in one place! They have great deals like 10% off all food orders and for an added bonus, they also have 50% off bottles of wine to go with your meal! Check out their Instagram (@SlateToronto) for more info!


Tony & Claudia’s on Fallingbrook
Tony & Claudia’s is continuing to feed our community with amazing dishes for pickup! Lunch and dinner…Italian staples that are amazing! Follow them on Instagram (@FallingbrookMarket) for updates!


Life is Sweet
The amazing Clair is picking one area of the Beaches and delivering goodies as well as staples and savoury foods.   Follow her on Facebook @lifeissweetbeaches to see where she’s going that day and let her know you want her to stop by!  


Decadent Catering
If you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to change up from the usual online options, check out the weekly menu offering from our friend Michael Wiseman from Decadent Catering who has shifted his event catering business to home delivered meals in the core Beach! Click here for next week’s menu and be sure to put your order in the previous Wednesday by 9pm!


SERVICES

Even though they might be closed, shopping online or buying gift certificates for future use are still great ways to support local!


Pure + Simple
With hundreds of self-care products to choose from, this promotion is sure to entice – Pure + Simple is offering free shipping for online purchases of $100 or more, and have the option to buy gift certificates online! Click the links to see!
Gift Certificates
Shopping


Therapy Lounge
We can’t say enough about our friends at Therapy Lounge and the incredible service they offer (and that we have all taken advantage of over the years). While our unfortunate circumstances prevent their magic touch right now, you are able to purchase gift cards online through their website for future use! Check out their website for a full list of their services, so you can pre-plan your visit.



RETAIL

You might not be able to go into the stores to shop, but online shopping is still an option, even for those smaller, local businesses!


Yoka
They have been helping us Beachers look fab since they opened in 2003! They are making it even easier to shop online by allowing you to shop through their Instagram page. They will post items still available for sale and they will either deliver it or offer curb side pick up!
Follow them on Insta @YokaFashions or check out their website for more info!


Book City
The Beaches wouldn’t be the same without that bright Book City sign! Take your mind off everything going on in the world right now by starting a new book. They are making it easier than ever with their book delivery service. Check out the details HERE.


Boa
This boutique has some pretty amazing finds! Start shopping for your summer wardrobe early by following their Instagram (@BoaBoutique) or order online and receive free delivery across Canada!


The Dog Market
The Dog Market is still open! They are taking extra precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. Our furry friends still have needs and The Dog Market is here to help! Find them on Instagram (@TheBeachDogMarket) for more information or check our their website.


Chocolate by Wickerhead
Still need Easter chocolate? Our neighbours on Queen are generously offering to deliver gourmet chocolate straight to your door! Call Sharon at 647-344-9060 to place an order. Or check out their website to see all the delicious treats they offer!


FITNESS


Afterglow Studio
Check out their Instagram page (@afterglowstudio) for virtual workouts. You can also buy gift cards through this link.


Torq
It’s no secret that we love Torq, especially with two of our own there! They are keeping active on social media and keeping their customers informed! Support them by purchasing gift cards online.


One Academy
You can buy a gift card online and either save it until they are open again, or use it for online shopping! Gift cards can be used towards personal training, memberships, cafe items, Run Crew, training programs, or retail merchandise!
Gift Cards


If you have a favourite local business that we did not mention, check out their website to see how you can support them during this time. If they do not have it directly online, email them and ask what you can do. So many businesses are relying on us right now – let’s do what we can to help our community!