(Johnson Street / DVBA)

This year, more than ever before, supporting local during the holidays is so important.

Not only do small retail businesses of Victoria have to compete for business with big box stores and services like Amazon, but they also must combat the massive effects of COVID-19.

Which is precisely why Downtown Delivers was born; the perfect combination of supporting local AND getting exactly what you want in a timely fashion, and better yet?

Delivery is completely free!

The DVBA has launched the unique delivery program just in time for the holidays, and it will run at least until January 15th, 2021.

What exactly is Downtown Delivers?

Downtown Delivers is a program that subsidizes delivery fees through specific partners, making deliveries from downtown retailers free of charge to local customers.

As of December 21st, this program now includes meal deliveries!  Through local delivery company, Tutti, Downtown Delivers removes the delivery free for local customers and downtown restaurants alike.

Which businesses are a part of Downtown Delivers?

Businesses in the downtown core – within the DVBA boundary – are eligible to utilize Downtown Delivers. However, it is up to the businesses whether they choose to participate. Connect directly with retailers to find out whether they are offering free shipping through Downtown Delivers. For food deliveries, check the Tutti app for all participating restaurants.

Here’s a full list of who’s currently offering the Downtown Delivers program:

Anian
Arc’teryx Equipment
Argentum Jewellery School & Supply
Artina’s Jewellery
Art Ink Print
Artisan Wine Shop
Avalon Books & Treasures
Baggins Shoes
Bagheera Boutique
Bernstein and Gold
Bodacious
Bois & Cuir
Bon Macaron
Broad Street Cycles
Capital Iron
Chai Fashions
Cherry Bomb Toys
Chocolat & Co
Citizen Clothing
Cook Culture
DesignHouse Salon
Discovery Coffee
Dutch Bakery
Ecologyst
Fan Favourites
Family EyeCare Centre
Flavour Vintage
Footloose Shoes
Gala Fabrics
Garden City Gifts
Garden of Eden, The
Goodnews Skateshop
Good Planet Company
Good Vibe Space
Guitars Plus
Hermann’s Jazz Club
Instinct Arts & Gifts
Interactivity Board Game Café
iON Clothing
Irish Linen Stores
Jagasilk
Just Matcha
Lore General Store
Lush
MAiiZ Nixtamal Tortilleria
Market Collective by Shi
Merchant Quarters General Store
Munro’s Books
New Balance Shoes
Nezza Naturals
Nootka Traders
Northwest Origins
Oh Sugar
Old Spaghetti Factory
Opus Art Supplies
Out of Ireland
Outlooks For Men
The Parkside Spa
Patagonia Victoria
Pure Lovin’ Chocolate
Reunion Boutique
Rook & Rose
Sapphire Day Spa
She She Bags
Silk Road Tea
Smoking Lily
Staerk Hair
Still Life for Her
Still Life for Him
Sweet Dreams Boutique
The Strath Ale Wine & Spirits Merchant
Tonic Jewelry
Tuscan Kitchen, The
Vikki Drummond Art
Violette Boutique
West Coast Gift Baskets

 

Downtown restaurants that are participating will be listed on the Tutti app. They will be able to provide free delivery within 20 km (straight line distance).

Need a last minute gift? Don’t let the fact that you are at home deter you from shopping local!

Many of your favourite downtown Victoria businesses have gone online during these unprecedented times, meaning you can shop locally from the comfort of your couch. Check out the Downtown Victoria Business Association’s Shop Downtown from Home directory for a list of all the downtown businesses with online shopping options.

Downtown Delivers offers you the chance to give the gift of local this holiday season; a gift not only for your loved one, but for the business, their staff, their suppliers, and the community.

Every dollar makes a difference!

Downtown Delivers

  • Where: Visit DVBA’s website for a full list of retailers!
  • When: Hours may vary; make sure you check with your favourite retailer for their hours of operation
  • Contact: Email info@downtownvictoria.ca with any inquiries

 

 

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