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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost everything in our city, but something that hasn’t changed is the importance of our local businesses and how much they do for our economy.

They employ our residents, provide our services and have always been there for us, so during these difficult times we should do what we can to be there for them. 

🛍️ Before ordering anything online from a large corporate distributor stop and think whether that local store could provide the same thing and look them up.
🖥️ Many of our local businesses have turned to online sales, provide pickup or delivery options and are changing the way the way they do business to continue serving all of us.
✅ Let’s make a commitment to #ShopYYJ and show some love to the businesses that make Victoria such a vibrant and great place to call home.

Here are some ways you can support:

Show your love for Greater Victoria's local, independent businesses by purchasing gift certificates for future use at: www.supportlocalyyj.com

Many dine-in restaurants are providing take-out and delivery food options during this time. View Islandist as well as EAT magazine and Tasting Victoria for availability.

Boxes of Hope - Info for restaurants to participate or to donate

Find out how you can continue to support local tourism businesses or take a virtual visit to Greater Victoria to see how Destination Greater Victoria members have adjusted their operations to serve the community through virtual tools and tactics.

Some local neighbourhoods are posting about what businesses are open – check out the directory created for Victoria West businesses