Last Updated: December 31, 2020. Contest has ended. 

This year, more than ever it is important to support local businesses. Understanding that physically venturing out to The Village may be challenging for some, the International Village BIA e-commerce marketplace offers you the chance to shop from home at our amazing shops and restaurants and purchase unique gifts this holiday season.

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For the entire month of December, make a purchase on Ontario’s first BIA built and operated e-commerce marketplace to be automatically entered to win a $250 shopping spree on the site.

All purchases are automatically entered. No minimum purchase required.

Shop Local Online on The Village Marketplace this Holiday Season

Find unique gifts for everyone on your list from handmade Canadian products to vintage fashions. Shop from multiple vendors, with one cart at checkout. See what great products each business has today:

Contest Rules

  1. THE VILLAGE MARKETPLACE GIVEAWAY will be run between December 1, 2020 at 9:00am to December 31, 2020 at 11:59pm.
  2. Grand Prize Draw: Winner will be announced on/after January 5, 2020. Winner will be selected by random draw from among all eligible entries received in accordance with the rules. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. Winner must show identification to claim the prize. Winner will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid. The contest is open to legal residents of the Province of Ontario.
  3. Contest Entry:
    1. Purchase Entry: Make one (1) purchase at any vendor store on The Village Marketplace ( to be automatically entered. Only purchases made online through The Village Marketplace are valid, no exceptions. No minimum purchase required
    2. No Purchase Necessary Entry: To enter without making a purchase, hand-print/type your full name, address, and phone number on a plain piece of paper and mail it in a separate sealed postage prepaid envelope along with a one-hundred word or more essay on “Why you love The Village” to International Village BIA – 12 Ferguson Ave. North, Hamilton Ontario L8R 1K9. Upon receipt of your mail-in no purchase necessary entry request you will receive one no purchase entry in the contest. Entry must be received by December 30 at 11:59pm. The International Village BIA takes no responsibility for any lost, stolen, or damaged entries (all of which are void). Only one request per week for no purchase necessary entries is permitted.
  4. Product Availability/Support: Vendor stores on The Village Marketplace are individually managed by those businesses. If unsure about the availability of a product or for support after purchase (returns/exchange), contact the business directly.
  5. Shipping and Delivery: Products ordered on The Village Marketplace are the sole responsibility of individual businesses. Shipping/Delivery/Pick-up times may vary based on individual business policies and due to the holiday season, be sure to look at the terms and conditions on each vendor store before making a purchase. If unsure about shipping/delivery/pick-up options, contact the business directly.
  6. Prize: Prize will be a $250 (before tax) shopping spree on Prizes may not be exactly as shown. The actual/appraised value may differ at the time of prize award. The specifics shall be solely determined by the International Village BIA which reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component with one of equal or greater quality/value. All prizes must be accepted as awarded.
  7. Contest: The International Village BIA reserves the right to continue, halt, or change the contest as necessary.
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