Friday, 31 July 2020 11:58
Good Morning All, The PM has just announced that the Rent Relief Program will be extended to cover the month of August. For those of you who have been able to work with your landlords and use this program I know you've been waiting for this update. Again, it's coming on the last day of July and is only extended for one month. We will have to see if we have to do all of this again at the end…
Thursday, 30 July 2020 16:59
Hi All, As you're aware we're entering into Stage 3 tomorrow (Friday, July 31/20). This means that a number of businesses that haven't been able to open or only partially open will be able to fully open. There are still a few who can't - in our BIA this would apply to our Danforth Music Hall. During City Council yesterday, Mayor Tory put forward a motion which was accepted that details a few enhanced limitations for businesses opening in Stage…
Sunday, 19 July 2020 12:20
Good Afternoon All, I have a couple of updates for you today as follows: 1. Proposed Changes to the Federal Wage Subsidy Program Yesterday the Finance Minister announced that the Federal government will be putting forward changes to the current criteria for the Wage Subsidy program. Of key significance is the proposed reduction to the current 30% revenue loss. I know that for some of you this stipulation made you ineligible for this program. The removal of this will allow…
Monday, 13 July 2020 17:35
Good Afternoon All, A bit of good news for the start of week 18 - the Federal government announced that they will be further extending the wage subsidy program - this is the program that covers 75% of wages up to a maximum of $847 per employee per week. This program has now been extended to December 2020. This afternoon Premier Ford announced that parts of the Province will be able to enter into Stage 3 this coming Friday. I…
Saturday, 11 July 2020 08:30
Good Morning All, We've spent the past several weeks working with the City and our fellow BIAs on the Danforth to set the plans and components for the City's Destination Danforth program and the Cafe TO program which includes patio extensions on sidewalks and the upcoming curb lane patios. We currently have 3 new patios in place on Broadview Avenue: El Charro (sidewalk extension), Si Espresso and Off The Hook (both have curb lane patios). On Danforth we currently have…
Monday, 06 July 2020 17:11
Good Afternoon All, Tomorrow (Tuesday, July 7) it will be mandatory in the City of Toronto to wear a face mask when inside a business. Some of you have asked if there is a poster that you can print - Councillor Fletcher's office was able to help with this - attached please find a poster that you can print off and post at the entrance to your business. I've also attached an information poster on how to properly wear a…
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