COVID-19 has severely impacted the nature in which we all conduct business at this time. This has directly impacted many of the local businesses we have come to support and partner with throughout the years. During these times, we would like to highlight some amazing local businesses that collaborate with us for our Invest In Style magazine and how you can still #InvestInLocal right now! Many of these businesses have adapted to these changes, and we’ve listed all of the ways you can help these businesses thrive through these hardships.
We know that in some instances, it is not feasible to financially support as many are facing their own issues at this time. If possible, take this as an opportunity to support a local favourite by following their social media pages, sharing their content and writing positive reviews online.
With all stores currently closed, Algonquin Outfitters is relying on online sales. You can visit their website or Instagram page to see the weekly deals they are offering during this time.
“All of our stores are currently closed as an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Gift Cards have no expiry date and can be used on anything in-store or at sale price.”
Avec Plaisir Fine Lingerie
“Avec Plaisir is offering free shipping during this time. We are very careful not to jeopardize our staff’s healthy. At the same time, we are trying to keep the normalcy in our client’s lives. We are grateful for the clients that are supporting us!” – Vasilia Panagakos, Founder of Avec Plaisir
Bruce Wine Bar/Crow Restaurant
Bruce Wine Bar/Crow Restaurant is currently open for takeout only, and you can find their menu and ordering information on their Instagram page.
“We are grateful to be back and are so appreciative of all your orders and support last week and moving forward. Don’t forget if you order a gift card during this time, 25% will be donated to our staff relief fund.”
County Cider Co.
“Our retail store will be open for pickup only during the month of May. We are taking Cider orders via our website with free delivery on orders over $50 – including free local deliveries in the PEC area. This will also be continued through at least May.” – Jenifer Dean, County Cider
“Lake Of Bays Brewing has set up an initiative for Feed Ontario, a food bank program. We are donating 10 cents of every can of beer sold to this program. We are still open in Huntsville for beer & takeout food Thursday-Sunday 11am-7pm.” – Lori Garland, Huntsville Brewhouse
Muskoka Bear Wear
Offering sales of the week across their social media channels follow them & check out their website!
Peaks & Rafters
“In order to protect our community and team, we are temporarily closing our two locations in Toronto & Port Carling. Our Teams are still working on new & exciting projects off-site, and it’s our full intention to provide service during this difficult time.”
Keep an eye out on their social media pages for updates on their services and locations during this time.
Red Bean Interior Design
“We are always open 24/7 on our website www.rbfurnitureshop.com . If you sign up for our mailing list you will receive 15% off your first order. We also offer free local delivery or curbside pickup.
All of our design services are available through video conferencing – our fee schedule can be found here www.rbfurnitureshop.com/designerfees“ – Amanda McLennan, Founder Red Bean Interior Design
Skiis and Bikes
Skiis & Bikes is open on its website www.skiisandbiikes.com. They are also doing lots of giveaways on their social media! @skiisandbiikes
Free shipping across Canada on orders over $50. Visit their website to find out more!
Summer Water Sports
“We have temporarily closed to stop the spread of COVID-19, marinas are no longer an essential service. Please understand the sacrifices businesses and employees have done across the country to prevent the spread and slow the curve. PLEASE stay home and we can get through this together. Also a massive shout out to all the essential workers who are keeping us well fed, safe and healthy”
The Cheese Gallery
Offering free home delivery or curbside pickup through orders from their website.
“Our online store at www.tigsstore.com is open for everyone to continue shopping. We also are running weekly giveaways on our Instagram so be sure follow us @tigsstore!” – Harris & Sherry Kadwell, Tigs Store
Keep an eye out on our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram for updates and additions to this list!