To support local businesses through this difficult time, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saint-Laurent – Mount Royal and the Town of Mount Royal, in collaboration with Desjardins, La Ruche and the City of Montréal, have created the crowdfunding campaign “We buy local in TMR!".
This project invites citizens to buy gift certificates on the La Ruche website to use at their favourite shops. For every $20 paid, residents will have their gift certificate increased by $10 so they can actually buy for $30.
In addition, Desjardins will provide an additional $20 to Town organizations to support their local initiatives.
In other words, for a $20 purchase, residents get $30 to spend at a local business, and local organizations get $20 to help them carry out their mission.
How it works
- Identify the local businesses you want to encourage from the list below
- Visit the La Ruche website starting July 16
- Select the Gift Certificate option
- Process your payment on the La Ruche website
- Select the businesses for which you want to purchase gift certificates
- Receive your gift certificates by mail no later than one month following the end of the campaign
List of businesses
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I use my gift certificate?
Your gift certificate will be mailed to you at the end of the campaign. Although there is no expiry date, we suggest you use it quickly to stimulate local recovery.
Can I use my gift certificate for multiple purchases?
Your gift certificate can be used to make several payments.
However, we strongly suggest you use it within three visits to the selected business. Please note that the gift certificate is not redeemable for cash and the merchant will not be able to make change on a purchase under $30. If your bill is over $30, however, you will have to pay the difference.
What can I do if I lose my gift certificate?
Unfortunately, no duplicates can be made. Keep your gift certificate safe or spend it quickly.
Is there an expiry date on my gift certificate?
There is no expiry date, but since this campaign aims to help the economy recover, we encourage you to spend it quickly. And if you wait too long, you may lose the certificate or completely forget about it.
This crowdfunding campaign is made possible by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saint-Laurent – Mount Royal and the Town of Mount Royal, as well as its logistical and financial partners, the City of Montréal, Desjardins and La Ruche.
Chantal Séguin, urbaniste
Division Head – Industrial and Commercial Development
Town of Mount Royal