Wednesday, 20 May 2020 15:36
Good Afternoon All, In his daily briefing today the PM announced that the commercial rent relief program, CECRA, will be open for applications starting this coming Monday, May 25/20. Below is the updated information again from CMCH - as I mentioned yesterday, I encourage all landlords and tenants to click on the site and review all of the information and requirements. And remember that applications will be accepted in a staged manner: Ontario landlords with 10+ tenants can apply on…
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 09:32
Good Afternoon All, Sorry for the third email today but..... CMHC has just released some new details for the CECRA program. I urge you to share this with your landlords (some landlords are included in this email but not all). I also encourage landlords and tenants to read through all of the details and to look at the samples documents included. These samples will assist you in preparing your application and have everything ready to submit once this program is…
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 15:51
Hi All, This is a follow-up to my earlier update. In his briefing this afternoon Premier Ford discussed the following: - Ontario has 427 new cases today. This is an increase and the goal is to have a consistent reduction of cases for a 2 week period. We haven't been able to achieve that yet. Again, for all businesses able to reopen you must have safety protocols in place. Of the total number of covid cases in the Province of…
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 15:49
Good Afternoon All, This is the start of week 10 and for some of you the start of a new week in which you will be opening your doors to customers. Many of you have already posted the measures that you're taking to ensure the safety of you, your staff and your customers. I encourage all businesses that are reopening this week to please post your particular safety details so they are well known prior to customers coming to your…
Saturday, 16 May 2020 14:27
Good Afternoon All, Today is May 16th and it is the day that landlords are able to lock commercial tenants out if arrangements for overdue rent have not been made. I'm hoping that, while we are all still waiting for further government assistance in this area, businesses and landlords have been able to discuss their options. In his briefing today, the PM once again made no mention of the CECRA program. I went back through my daily notes and it…
Friday, 15 May 2020 16:01
Good Afternoon All, This afternoon at 2pm NDP Party Leader Andrea Horwath will be hosting a media conference to discuss the issues surrounding commercial rent relief. Ms. Horwath will be joined by our MPP Peter Tabuns, and our BIA business members Ginger Robertson (The Edmund Burke, Off The Hook) and Nathan Hynes (The Auld Spot), and our BIA Board Treasurer Philip Kocev (iPro Realty) and Valerie Mah VP for the Chinese Chamber of Commerce East Toronto. This media conference will…

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