Why Buy Local (old)


Because it’s good for your community. When compared to big chains, local businesses circulate more of your money into the local economy, they have a smaller impact on our environment and create more employment opportunities. They also contribute to the unique character of our neighbourhoods.



Buying local is a simple choice that we can all make everyday to have a huge affect on our economy and community. If we shift just 10% of our household spending to local businesses, we can create $4.5 billion in local economic activity. 


LOCO member businesses are certifiably local. They’re owned by your neighbours. They make the big decisions, keep the money you spend in your community, and strive to source local products and services.

For a full list of LOCO businesses, click on the link below. Don’t forget to look for the LOCO logo in stores in your neighbourhood.


LOCO partners with neighbourhood BIAs (Business Improvement Associations) that value and support small local businesses. Wander their streets or check out their websites to find the best in local.

Commercial Drive BIA

Gastown BIA

Hastings Cross BIA

Kerrisdale BIA

Kitsilano – 4th Avenue BIA

Mount Pleasant BIA

Point Grey Village BIA

South Granville BIA

Strathcona BIA

West Broadway BIA

West End BIA

Yaletown BIA