Digital platforms to encourage buying local

Last updated November 22, 2021
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A great way to boost the local economy is to seek out home-grown craftspeople’s creations and the products of merchants near you. Here are a few digital platforms where you can shop any time you like, for any occasion.

Ma Zone Québec

Founded by two entrepreneurs,Ma Zone Québec (in French) is a web platform that supports local purchasing and Québec entrepreneurship. In addition to presenting thousands of products of all kinds, the site features entrepreneurs’ stories about the origin of certain brands or business projects.

Code souvenir Montréal

Calling all design enthusiasts: CODE SOUVENIR MONTRÉAL is brimming with original finds created by local designers. Posters, plates, children’s items, notebooks, scarves, fine foods… A diversified catalogue of gift items recounts the history of Montréal, a UNESCO city of design. The perfect platform for people who wear their love for the city on their sleeve.


Encourage Québec fashion designers by shopping for your clothes or accessories on the #MtlStyle directory. The platform hosts nearly 250 local designers, listed under different categories and by neighbourhood.


The website OutGo is your place for unique gift ideas: activities, nature experiences and restaurant outings, offered in partnership with local merchants. Spring for a private meditation retreat, a fishing trip with an outfitter or a 10-course gourmet meal…it all depends on your budget.

Signé Local

Are you looking for locally made gifts? Visit Signé Local, which features hundreds of Québec craftspeople. There are lots of unique ideas, including gourmet foods, beauty products, home decor and pet items.

Terroirs Québec

The Terroirs Québec online grocery store showcases gourmet products from across the province. You will also find recipe books, books on local food and locally made kitchen items such as aprons and utensils.

Le Panier Bleu

Le Panier Bleu (in French) was launched to stimulate local purchasing and Québec businesses. From hardware stores to neighbourhood florists, this directory is your gateway to all types of retail businesses. You can also search the product catalogue and complete your transaction on the retailers’ platforms.