Support local, revisit your local favourite shops and discover some new ones in Durham Region

Published December 13, 2021 at 4:39 pm

This holiday season and beyond, residents across Durham Region are reminded that all the best places to shop are right here at home in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, throughout the Municipality of Clarington, and Townships of Scugog, Uxbridge, and Brock.

No matter where you are, Durham Region is home to some of the best local stores and businesses, all with their own uniqueness and charm, where you can buy something of quality for yourself or to give with pride to someone you love.

Wondering what you can do to support local?

  1. Rediscover your community as a lifelong resident and local shopper.

This holiday season, take some time to revisit some of your favourite local shops and maybe even discover some new ones in the process. The quality of goods and services available in Durham has never been better or more diverse than now. The second you walk through the front door you’ll remember why Durham Region is such a great place to live. We really do have it all here!

Bring home unique and thoughtful gifts that you can give with pride to that special someone in your life. When you shop local, you are investing back in your own community. Thank you Durham Chamber of Commerce and Boards of Trade for encouraging us to support local!

Help spread the word by posting your purchases and Instagram-worthy meals and purchases on social media with the hashtag #ShopInDurham.

  1. Explore your community as a Durham newcomer and meet your neighbours.

New to Durham Region? Welcome! Now’s the perfect chance to explore your neighbourhood and find amazing local shops and owners.

ADVENTURE awaits. This holiday season, treat yourself to an adventure, discover your community and shop where you live – when you shop in Durham Region, you’ll bring home something special while meeting your neighbours and making new friends in the process. Shopping local will give you more reasons to love where you live!

  1. Buy local and support your own community instead of settling for low-quality merchandise online.

Are you still clicking to shop? While it can be tempting to do all of your shopping online, why settle for low-quality goods from someone you’ve never met when you can find amazing products and deals locally? You’ll find that it’s well worth getting out and exploring the local businesses – and when you shop locally you put your money back into your own community.

Treat yourself to shopping someplace local and new. Someplace close to home. Someplace that has something unique to offer AND high-quality.


Don’t click and wait. Get it now, get it local! Visit and use the hashtag #ShopInDurham to share your purchases on social media.

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