Friday, 04 December 2020 17:24
Good Afternoon All, For the past several weeks we've been working on a holiday partnership with radio station 680News. You may remember that we've partnered with them in previous years to promote our summer Thrill of the Grill event. Their listener demographics are very much in line with our BIA consumer demographics. Because of our long relationship with them, they wanted to do something to try and help our BIA businesses during this extremely challenging holiday season. So they decided…
Thursday, 03 December 2020 17:22
Hi Folks, A couple of our team members have sent me information on a great new opportunity for businesses and your on-line sale initiatives. It's called Not Amazon and it's basically a one stop shopping website for local businesses. It was created by Ali Haberstroh over one weekend and her goal is to support local businesses. She says the site doesn't have a ton of bells and whistles - it is meant to be an easy, user friendly site for…
Tuesday, 01 December 2020 18:20
Good Evening All, I know that some of you are having a hard time navigating the application process for the CERS and Wage Subsidy programs. We have a weekly TABIA (Toronto Association of BIAs) meeting and last week we asked TABIA to work on a tips sheet. It's attached to this message. It may help with some of your questions. We also have a couple of Broadview Danforth BIA members who were able to navigate through the application process without…
Tuesday, 01 December 2020 13:35
Good Morning All, Yesterday the Federal Government presented their Fall Economic Statement. Within the presentation was some information that you need to know. Below is a summary of the information. The following points are of note: 1. Wage Subsidy will go back up to 75% beginning Dec. 20/2020 and run through to March 13/21. 2. The Commercial Rent Subsidy will stay at 65% and run through to March 13/21; the additional 25% top up will also be extended for those…
Saturday, 28 November 2020 11:30
Good Morning Folks, The City is launching a curbside temporary parking/pick-up zone program today. Below is the information and the link if you wish to apply for a space in front of your business. The Curb Lane Pedestrian Zones installed this spring and summer to assist businesses with managing their customer queues will not return for essential businesses as they are not compatible with winter maintenance activities. In response to the City of Toronto entering the Grey-Lockdown category of the…
Friday, 27 November 2020 08:36
Good Evening All, The CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independent Business) has created a petition urging the Premier to make amendments to the current lock-down situation - please see the information below. There is also a link that will take you to the petition if you wish to sign your name. Thanks, Susan View in your browser Sign the petition today! With the crucial holiday season upon us, we know the province’s new restrictions and lockdowns in Toronto and Peel are…

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