Monday, 03 January 2022 15:51
Hi All, I just received the attached slide deck which provides further information on what can and can't happen during these new restrictions. I urge you to take a few minutes to read through the full file. Of note: Restaurants, bars and cafes can do outside dining - stipulations are listed in the attached. I'm not sure how feasible this is given the current weather but it is allowed. Personal Service business - hair salons, nail salons etc. - you…
Monday, 03 January 2022 13:49
Good Afternoon All, Premier Ford has just completed his announcement of new restrictions which will go into effect as of 12:01am this Wednesday, Jan. 5/22 and be in place until at least Wednesday, Jan. 26/22. I've included the full announcement at the end of this email. The highlights include the following: - Restaurants, bars, cafes will be closed to indoor dining - take-out and delivery is still allowed - Retail will be limited to 50% capacity. I know that many…
Friday, 31 December 2021 17:25
Good Afternoon All, I'm not sure but I think this may be my last email to you all for this year! The Federal Government announced earlier today that the funding portal for the Worker Lockdown Benefit is now open. This is the program that will provide weekly funds to any of you and/or your staff who have either been temporarily laid-off or have reduced hours due to the current restrictions in Ontario. Here is the link in order to get…
Thursday, 23 December 2021 16:28
Hey Folks, Below is information about the Provincial and Federal support programs that will roll out soon to help everyone affected by the new restrictions. Both the Province and the Feds will make the support retroactive to Dec. 19/21. Again, I know you're all swamped right now but please read through the information and click on the links contained below. As more details become available I will let you know. Thanks, Susan Provincial & Federal Governments Announce Support for Industry…
Friday, 17 December 2021 20:56
Good Afternoon BIA Folks, I honestly can't believe that I'm sending this email but here we are..... due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant Premier Ford has just announced new restrictions that will go into effect this Sunday, December 19 at 12:01am. I've included the full release from the Province below. Here are the highlights: - Restaurants, bars, stores including grocery and pharmacies, malls, gyms, indoor recreational facilities etc will be limited to 50% capacity. - Restaurants and…
Wednesday, 15 December 2021 20:42
Good Afternoon All, Premier Ford has just finished his announcements re: Covid and the Omicron variant. I've included the full news release below for your review. Here are the highlight points: As of Monday, Dec. 18 starting at 8am all Ontarians 18+ can get their 3rd shot. The Province has shortened the wait period between your 2nd dose and this 3rd dose. It is NO longer 6 months; it is now 3 months after your second dose. So if your…

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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