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SHOP LOCAL AND WATCH LEASIDE THRIVE!

What makes Leaside great?

Certainly, our schools, community centres, and places of worship all contribute. But the local economy is the fuel powering our neighbourhood. And that’s why we at Leaside Life encourage readers to shop locally this holiday season.

When you spend your money at home, the money generated usually stays in the community and that means more local jobs, stronger businesses and a more vibrant community for everyone. The survival and success of local economy depend on our patronage.

So this December, rather than automatically jumping in your car and driving to a mall, consider a walk over to Bayview, Laird, Millwood or Eglinton to explore and support the amazing retailers and businesses that have chosen to operate in Leaside.

For our part, Leaside Life is thrilled to be partnering with the Leaside-Bayview BIA to sponsor the 1st Annual Bayview Holiday Window Display Contest. We are encouraging as many local merchants and businesses as possible to create fun and creative holiday window displays for Leasiders to enjoy while shopping on Bayview. Prizes will be awarded to the top entries, and Leasiders will be able to participate as well. Ballots will be handed out in December, so you can vote for your favourite window.

Now it’s time to go shopping – at home, in Leaside!