Saturday, 15 May 2021 00:00
Good Afternoon All, Our colleagues in Greektown are sharing a pop-up vaccine clinic with us - set for Tuesday, May 18th starting at Noon. I know that a number of you have received your first AZ shot when they were available at our pharmacies but for those who weren't able or weren't eligible for that shot this is a good opportunity. The clinic is being run by staff from Michael Garron Hospital and the vaccines being offered are Pfizer and…
Thursday, 13 May 2021 18:00
Good Afternoon All, As many of us expected the Province has just announced that the current Stay at Home order will be extended to at least Wednesday, June 2/21. This means that outdoor dining and activities, in-store shopping, salon services and private gatherings will continue to be prohibited. Schools will also continue with on-line learning. At least the Province made this announcement early for once - instead of its usual last minute announcements. To put the current case numbers in…
Tuesday, 04 May 2021 15:54
Good Afternoon Folks, In the past few weeks we've been working on a promotional campaign with TABIA and Berners Bowie Lee (BBL) ad agency. BBL have donated their time to create the Buy Toronto Time campaign. The idea is to put a new spin on the Buy Local/Support Local messages that we've been using for the past year. The message in this campaign is: SMBs are the heartbeat of neighbourhoods. Let's rally people around these beloved businesses. By supporting them,…
Monday, 03 May 2021 16:22
Good Afternoon All, We've been notified by the City that they will be replacing the watermain on Broadview Avenue from Danforth to Gerrard. This work is scheduled to begin next Monday, May 10/21. Attached is a detailed information sheet from the City - please take a few minutes to read. I know this is the last thing anyone wants to have to deal with right now. We've had a couple of meetings already with the City and have stressed how…
Thursday, 29 April 2021 07:48
Good Afternoon All, I have a few things for you today: Provincial Grant Second Payment We have heard that the Province has started to issue the second payments to those who applied for the Small Business Grant. If you were approved for the first payment then you will automatically receive a second payment which matches the amount of your first payment. As with all of these payments, it may take a couple of weeks to process into your accounts. If…
Monday, 19 April 2021 17:18
Good Afternoon All, The Federal Liberals presented their budget this afternoon. I want to share the following information which will be of importance to you, our business members - especially noting the proposed extension of the Wage Subsidy, Rent Subsidy and Lockdown support programs to September 25, 2021. Helping Hard-hit Businesses Hire More Workers Budget 2021 proposes to introduce the new Canada Recovery Hiring Program for eligible employers that continue to experience qualifying declines in revenues relative to before the…

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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