Tuesday, 08 September 2020 00:00
Good Afternoon All, Our NDP MPP Peter Tabuns just let me know that the Federal and Provincial governments announced this morning that CECRA is extended for one month - which covers September rent. Here is the link with the announcement. https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/09/government-announces-extension-of-rent-relief-for-small-businesses.html September rent was due a week ago today so for those of you who are in the CECRA program I believe that the 100% rent you paid last Tuesday would now cover your 25% payment for September and the…
Wednesday, 02 September 2020 12:58
Hi Folks, This is our week to be in the Toronto Star - front page this past Sunday and today, front page of the Business section. Today's article includes our BIA business owners for Fermentations, Off The Hook and The Edmund Burke; and, one of our neighbour businesses Treasure Island Toys. The article is attached. This article was originally posted by the Canadian Press and was picked up and circulated across the country. Thank you to all of our BIA…
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 16:52
Hi everyone, A couple of you have emailed asking about an extension and possible change to the CEBA program (this is the Federal loan program) but couldn't find any updates. Below is a link that will provide information about the announcement made yesterday and it contains some additional links. CEBA will be extended to Oct. 31/20 and it seems that the Feds will announce some changes to this program in the coming days. https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/08/government-announces-greater-flexibility-and-extension-of-canada-emergency-business-account.html Thanks, Susan
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 10:53
Good Morning All, We've received information about the RBC Canada United Relief fund. Small businesses can apply to the fund and the information and link is below. RBC and partners have contributed 5 cents up to a maximum contribution amount of $2 million to the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund. The Fund will provide small businesses with grants of up to $5,000 to cover expenses related to personal protective equipment (PPE) renovations to accommodate re-opening guidelines and developing or…
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 16:33
Good Morning All, Please note I've included our MP Julie Dabrusin, our MPP Peter Tabuns and our City Councillor Paula Fletcher in the email version of this message. I have a few things for you today: 1. CECRA Extension Next Monday is August 31 and the CECRA program is scheduled to end. The hope is that the Federal and Provincial governments will extend it again for the month of September. Many of you have reached out to me to see…
Friday, 21 August 2020 08:15
Good Afternoon All, I have a few things for you today as follows: 1. De-escalation Seminars Attached please find information from the City regarding de-escalation seminars that will be hosted between Sept. 1 and Oct. 8. Over the past months we have seen an increase throughout the City in incidents with the public that put our business owners in difficult situations - whether it be push-backs on wearing a mask in a store, giving names and contact info at restaurants,…

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