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Wednesday, 03 February 2021 07:00

DoorDash Grants for Restaurants

DoorDash is providing grants to restaurants selected through an application process in select cities across the US and Canada. The grants are the second round of funding distributed as part of DoorDash’s Main Street Strong Pledge to help restaurants recover and succeed amidst COVID-19 related challenges.Eligibility Requirements: Must have 3…
Tuesday, 02 February 2021 11:22

Rise in Insurance Premiums? We want to know.

TABIA (Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas) continues to hear from several BIA’s that many of their member businesses are continuing to experience unsustainable increases to their insurance premiums, in some cases they’ve been told by insurance provider that their existing coverage will not be renewed. In order to advocate…
New sessions are now available from the City in the continuation of free training webinar sessions on De-Escalation Training for Street-Front Retailers. Please see the attached document for more details on latest session dates and to register. This is first-come, first serve basis so sign-up early to secure your space.…
Hi everyone, It was announced today from Small Business Minister Prabmeet Sarkaria that the long awaited Ontario Small Business Support Grant portal is now open to accepting applications. This program will provide eligible businesses a one-time grant and much needed support to help get through these challenging times. The government…
The Canadian Urban Institute has released the following report for Lawrence Ave/Wexford Heights We conducted a survey of local businesses on this block to better understand the impacts of COVID on businesses and the street. Here is what we learned: 88% of businesses reported having decreased revenues 75% of businesses…
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 17:40

Rent Subsidy Application Portal Now Open

The CERS (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy) portal is now open to apply. See link below. https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-rent-subsidy.html Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses,…