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The Government of Ontario is excited to share that eligible small businesses that were required to close under the modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen can now apply for the Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant (OSBRG). The application portal will be open from February 9 to March…
The Commercial and Industrial Property Improvement Grant Program is now open. Please see the link below to the City of Toronto website, where you can find information about the program and the application form for submission. https://www.toronto.ca/business-economy/business-operation-growth/business-incentives/commercial-and-industrial-property-improvement-program/ Please note, the first round of applications will be accepted until June 30,…
Friday, 31 December 2021 17:28

Ontario Updates Public Health Measures

HI everyone, please see below for a summary of of updated public health measurers and guidance in response to the Omicron variant. News Release: Ontario Updating Public Health Measures and Guidance in Response to Omicron | Ontario Newsroom Updated Testing and Isolation Guidelines in Response to Omicron As cases continue…
Wednesday, 22 December 2021 16:25

Updated Benefits for Small Businesses

The following is a message from John Kiru at the Toronto Association of BIAs. Note - the benefits will be retroactive to December 19th. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT The federal government announced its intention to temporarily expand eligibility for key support programs to ensure Canadians are protected and workers and businesses get…
Saturday, 18 December 2021 09:30

New Capacity Limits Beginning Dec 19, 12AM

In response to Ontario's rapidly increasing positive COVID-19 cases, the provincial government has announced capacity limits for all indoor settings as well as limited operating hours on bars & restaurants as well as restrictions on social gatherings. Effective Sunday December 19, 2021 at 12:01 AM the following restrictions will be…
In support of the recovery and long-term success of local small businesses, the City of Toronto’s Commercial Space Rehabilitation Grant Program will begin accepting applications. The program offers matching funding of 50 per cent to commercial business operators and owners of vacant storefronts (or, in certain limited circumstances, storefronts at…