Last Updated: December 2, 2020

Holiday Shopping in The Village with Santa

Our friend Santa stopped by the International Village BIA on the way to the North Pole. Santa loves to shop local in The Village. By shopping local for the holidays in The Village, you can find the perfect gift for everyone on your list that you can’t find anywhere else in Hamilton.

Shop Local to Find the Prefect Gift

The International Village BIA is home to a variety of businesses that carry Canadian made products, vintage and handmade fashions, and a wide range of dining options, there is something for everyone on your list this holiday season.

You can also shop local from the comfort of your home on The Village Marketplace, Ontario’s first BIA built and operated e-commerce marketplace! With one cart at checkout, shop multiple local businesses for the perfect holiday gift.

Spend It Here in one of Hamilton’s 13 BIAs

This year more than ever, it is important to support local businesses and Spend It Here in one of Hamilton’s 13 business improvement areas (BIAs) which represent 1,887 commercial businesses bringing over 25,000 jobs to the region.

Instead of purchasing from a large corporation or big box store, this holiday season makes shopping local a priority. Make a purchase from your favourite businesses to help ensure that every dollar you spend this season stays in our local community.

Quick Facts about Business Improvement Areas In Hamilton:

  • Number of Commercial Businesses in the 13 BIAs: 1,887
  • Total value of the commercial properties within the BIAs: $722 million
  • Total Commercial Square Footage represents: just over 4 million
  • Total Number of Jobs: Over 25,000
  • Collective years of BIAs in Hamilton: 335 years
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