Tuesday, 09 June 2020 15:52
Good Afternoon All. Following yesterday's announcement by Premier Ford regarding the temporary moratorium on commercial evictions, Councillor Fletcher released the attached statement. We share the concerns expressed in her statement and your Board will continue to advocate for changes to the CECRA. I was also speaking with a couple of BIA members this morning about the various funding programs and their various deadlines. Here are the parameters for the CERB and the 75% Wage Subsidy programs: CERB: This program is…
Monday, 08 June 2020 16:16
Good Afternoon All, Premier Ford has just completed his daily briefing and here are the relevant updates: Temporary Moratorium on Commercial Evictions: The Premier is legislating a temporary moratorium on commercial tenant evictions effective from June 3, 2020 to August 31, 2020. Premier Ford is following the plan that is currently in place in BC which is - if a landlord is eligible to apply for the CECRA program but chooses not to apply then the landlord is NOT able…
Monday, 08 June 2020 11:00
Good Morning All, Well here we go heading into week 13. I have a couple of updates for you this morning. I may have an additional afternoon update depending on Premier Ford's announcements later today. Current Use of Patios: This weekend some businesses put chairs and tables out on their patios allowing customers to do take-out and then sit on the patio. This is NOT currently allowed. Sorry folks - I know some of these rules are confusing but the…
Sunday, 07 June 2020 18:29
Good Afternoon All, This is a rare Sunday members' email - but I wanted to circulate the attached guidelines that I received yesterday afternoon from the City. This is a 6 page document on what restaurants, pubs and cafes need to do and get in place before they will be able to open. Please note: we are not yet able to open our restaurants but the City wants to make sure that you are fully prepared in advance so you're…
Friday, 05 June 2020 16:12
Good Afternoon All, As you know from the announcement last week, the City is quickly moving to implement the redesign of Danforth Avenue from Broadview to Dawes. The City has mailed a letter to each of you but snail mail being what it is, I've attached a copy of the letter to this email and I encourage you to please take a few minutes to read through it. Today your Board Chair, Albert Stortchak, and I joined staff from Councillor…
Thursday, 04 June 2020 15:54
Good Morning All, First, thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our most recent survey. I know it's probably the last thing you want to do but.... the information that we get is invaluable in our efforts to pressure the government to make amendments to existing financial aid programs and to enact a freeze on commercial evictions. This time our survey went out not just to businesses and landlords in Toronto but also to those in Ottawa…

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