We are updating regularly as well – Update April 29th 2020

We have compiled a variety of options to help during COVID – 19 Transitioning.

Please see all our resources below;

NEW – Resources for Businesses

BusinessTO Support Weekly Newsletter has a wealth of resources, including updates and webinars on pressing issues. 
CFIB’s exceptional set of resources and FAQs continues to be a good resource. 

Primary Government Sources

Government Programs and Information

All Available Government Programs – A list of all government programs available from our friends at the Waterfront BIA. These are updated regularly, so please check back often


Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program

The Canadian and Ontario governments announced a joint program to lower rent by 75 per cent for small businesses affected by COVID-19. The Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (OCECRA) will provide forgivable loans to eligible commercial property owners experiencing potential rent shortfalls because their small business tenants have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. To receive the loan, property owners will be required to reduce the rental costs of small business tenants for April to June 2020 by at least 75 per cent and commit to a moratorium on evictions for three months. Further details about the program will be shared when finalized.

Government of Canada: Additional Support for Canadian Businesses

On this page, you can find:

Government of Canada Resources for Canadian Businesses

On this page, you can find:

  • Avoiding layoffs and rehiring employees
  • Reduced and deferred payments
  • Access to credit
  • Supporting financial stability
  • Support for self-employed individuals

City of Toronto COVID-19: Economic Support & Recovery

On this page, you can find:

  • Economic resources to help minimize COVID-19 impacts for Toronto’s businesses.
  • Economic Support & Recovery for Individuals & Families

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Region Board of Trade

On this page, you can find:

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Region Board of Trade are partnering to deliver you a one-stop information centre where you will find the resources, tools, and critical support programs you need to manage the challenge you’re facing.

Right now, you can watch and read how to access new government supports.

Councillor Layton’s Community Resources

On this page you can find:

Here you can find common questions to the CERB, Ontario Works, Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and other information about Taxes, Loans, and Other Benefits

Additional Resources

Government of Canada

Employment Insurance and Labour and Occupational Health and Safety

Export Development Canada

Province of Ontario

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade

Ontario Ministry of Health

World Health Organization COVID-19


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