Wednesday, 23 June 2021 07:58
Good Afternoon All, The City of Toronto has partnered with the Toronto Region Board of Trade to provide free COVID-19 rapid screening kits to small and medium-sized businesses across Toronto. Businesses with 150 or fewer employees are welcome to participate in this voluntary initiative and can visit to order your initial four-week supply of testing kits from the Toronto Region Board of Trade and book a time slot for pickup. These kits are handy to have in your businesses…
Monday, 21 June 2021 15:41
Good Afternoon All, Today is day 11 of being in the Province's Step 1 reopening. There is some chatter and pushing to see if the Province might consider accelerating the timeframe for moving into Step 2 given that case counts are quite low right now. We will have to see how this progresses - I will let you all know when and if there is any concrete information on this. In the meantime, I want to make sure that you're…
Thursday, 10 June 2021 00:00
Good Afternoon All, I know that this week has been a scramble for many of you trying to prepare for reopening tomorrow (Friday). For our restaurant members it's been a bit of a hot mess trying to get confirmation on last call times. We finally got that sorted yesterday - 2am is last call. Contact Tracing: I need to make sure that everyone who is reopening tomorrow knows that you have to do contact tracing for every person who enters…
Monday, 07 June 2021 16:38
Good Afternoon All, The Premier has just announced that we will be moving into Step 1 of the reopening plan as of 12:01am this coming Friday, June 11. Below is the full release from the Province and it includes what is allowed in this first reopening stage (see bold copy) so please take a few minutes to read through it. As a quick overview: Non-essential retail can open with 15% capacity Essential retail can increase capacity to 25% Outdoor restaurant…
Monday, 31 May 2021 13:47
To All Broadview Danforth BIA Members, East Toronto Health Partners will be operating a pop-up vaccine clinic on Thursday, June 3 at Frankland Community School (816 Logan Ave) that will give priority access to individuals 12+ who work/live on or around Danforth Avenue. The clinic opens at 3 p.m. until vaccine supply runs out. It will offer first doses only. Individuals 12+ who live/work/attend school in any “M” postal code will also be welcome at the clinic. This includes students…
Monday, 31 May 2021 11:46
Good Morning All, Some of you have reached out asking for clarification on what you can and can't do between June 2nd and June 14th. This Wednesday, June 2nd the Stay At Home order will be lifted - basically that means that people can leave their home for non-essential reasons HOWEVER all other rules remain in place - no in-store shopping at non-essential stores, no outdoor dining etc. On June 14th certain things will be allowed including limited outdoor dining…

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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