Thursday, 17 February 2022 07:30
Good Afternoon All, Below is a very comprehensive list of Rules and Regulations associated with tomorrow's lifting of some restrictions. Thanks to ORHMA for compiling and sharing this with us. Although this information is primarily for our restaurant, cafe and bar members, I'm sharing it with all of our BIA members so everyone knows what to expect if you are planning to go out for a meal or drinks. Thanks, Susan Rules & Regulations for Restaurants, Bars and Meetings &…
Monday, 14 February 2022 10:55
Good Morning All, This morning the Province has announced the further lifting of some restrictions a bit earlier than expected. The full release is below. Highlights include: As of Thursday, February 17/22: Removing capacity limits in the following indoor public settings where proof of vaccination is required, including but not limited to: Restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments without dance facilities Non-spectator areas of sports and recreational fitness facilities, including gyms Cinemas Meeting and event spaces, including conference…
Wednesday, 09 February 2022 09:58
Good Morning All, The portal for the Provincial $10K grant is now open for new businesses or businesses that didn't apply during the last grant cycle. Link to apply is below. For businesses who did receive the Provincial grants in the last cycle you should have received an email from the Province with instructions on how to reapply. If you did NOT receive this email then please use the same link that is provided below. Also a reminder that the…
Friday, 21 January 2022 11:50
Good Morning BIA members, Following yesterday's announcement from the Premier I had a number of calls and emails from you asking for some clarifications. Here's what I've been able to hunt down and find so far..... 1. Last Call For our restaurant and bar members, the rumour from sources at Queen's Park is that the last call restrictions will be lifted on Jan. 31 and you can return to your normal operating hours. This would be great news - however, …
Thursday, 20 January 2022 17:14
Good Afternoon All, Today Premier Ford has announced a plan for the slow lifting of restrictions with the first phase beginning on January 31/22. There will be a 21 day period between the start of each new phase of restrictions. Please read through the information below to see what is being allowed in each proposed phase: Jan 31, Feb. 21 and March 14/22. I've also highlighted in BOLD the section re: property tax and energy cost rebates. That portal is…
Tuesday, 18 January 2022 18:30
Good Afternoon All, Yes, I know, this is an odd combination of topics but I wanted to make sure that you had both in a timely fashion. Please read below for information on your garbage pick-ups for this week: Solid Waste Management Services (garbage, recycling, organics)Crews are out today working to collect waste as regularly scheduled; however, due to the snow, delays are expected. These delays are expected to continue throughout the week. There will also be delays with deliveries…

The Sunflower Project

In celebration of BD Beats, BIA business member @cobsdanforth (156 Danforth Ave.) will be spearheading ‘The Sunflower Project’ , a fundraiser in support of a Ukrainian family’s recent resettlement in Toronto. Vibrant solar powered sunflowers (the official flower of Ukraine) will be available beginning at noon on June 4 with proceeds going directly to the family. A group of volunteer youth will be selling the sunflowers for a minimum donation of $20 each at the BIA CafeTO parkette located in the curb lane enclosure in front of COBS. The goal is to sell one hundred sunflowers by 3pm. For those unable to attend but wishing to make a donation, please click below


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