Hintonburg & Wellington Village

Giving Guide 2021 Signup Form

For gift-oriented retail merchants invited to participate in the 2021 Holiday GIVING Guide

Please respond as soon as possible, as we anticipate the space will fill up quickly!

Some notes:
The 2022 Giving Guide will appear in print as a 4-page advertising pullout in the December Kitchissippi Times, with thousands of additional printed copies distributed throughout neighbourhood coffeeshops, grocery stores, etc. Also features will appear through the GIVING Season on, our Weekly Wednesday newsletter, and social media channels.

After you sign up with your business address, contact information, and a promotional paragraph highlighting your business as a unique place to buy gifts (see notes above) we’ll follow up to confirm your spot and set up a custom photoshoot at your location.

Tip: these features focus on your unique store as a friendly, non-big-boxy destination, not on specific products you sell. So describe your store in terms that help customers understand what makes their shopping experience special. And in our photos, we’ll be looking for warm, happy (but still fully masked) photos of your people inside your store – preferably including a mix of owners and staff. 

Again, this offer is completely FREE for qualified merchants
But space is limited. So please respond ASAP. Spots will be allocated to qualified member stores starting in the next few days – with all efforts made to include all invited merchants*.
* Note: We reserve the right to edit your statements to complement the length, style, and tone of others. In the event this promotion is quickly over-subscribed, note that any selections made will be based on a) the uniqueness of a given store, and b) access to other advertising options. So preference will be given to owner-operated retailers, designers, and artisans over larger chains.