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Feb 22nd 2021

Registration will begin this Friday, February 26 at 9 a.m. This first window will remain openshow all
Registration will begin this Friday, February 26 at 9 a.m.
This first window will remain open for a full month, until Friday, March 26. These will be installed as soon as mid-May. 

The second window to register will open as soon as the first closes. Those who register during the second window can expect to have their curb lane location installed in June


Online Webinar for CafeTO Questions

An online webinar for local operators is planned for Tuesday, March 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The webinar will review the program requirements and help answer any questions.
We will send out registration information for this at a later date.

Some of these improvements for this year are: 

  •  A clearer registration process, that starts sooner, as well as an updated guidebook that includes enhancements to accessibility requirements.
  • A more efficient CaféTO installation process, to begin helping approved businesses as soon as possible once winter is over and public health regulations permit outdoor dining.
  • Commitment to ensure more restaurants in Scarborough, Etobicoke and North York are ready to take advantage of opportunities for quick expansion of outdoor dining.
  • Development of comprehensive and safe traffic management plans that will help ensure the curb lane cafés are as safe as possible for people dining, employees and people using the road.
  • Allowing some owners/operators to build temporary platforms for curb lane café areas, where applicable.
  • Ensuring there is accessible furniture for public parklet areas.
Community Community Projects COVID-19
Jan 18th 2021 .pdf

Our BIA, TABIA and Councillor Brad Bradford are all pushing for the province to bettershow all

Our BIA, TABIA and Councillor Brad Bradford are all pushing for the province to better support ALL businesses. Big Box stores have been allowed to be open, yet all our small local and independent shops mandated to close. We need fair H&S regulations from the Province!

 

The document is attached please share widely if you can!

Advocacy Community COVID-19
Oct 21st 2020

We’ve paired with MPP Jessica Bell to find out what the market is most worriedshow all

We’ve paired with MPP Jessica Bell to find out what the market is most worried about as we approach the long winter months.

 

Please take our survey so we can better inform the official opposition on what the market needs to help us survive the pandemic this winter

 

MPP Jessica Bell Small Business Round Table

 

Tomorrow there will be a Small Business RoundTable, with guests MPP Catherine Fife, Official Opposition Critic for Economic Growth and Job Creation and John Kiru, Executive Director of TABIA (Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas).

 

We will be discussing the impact of the pandemic on local business, the governments’ response, and the ONDP’s Save Main Street plan.

 

We are losing our “Main Streets” which threatens our economy, our jobs, and the vibrancy of our neighbourhoods. That’s why the ONDP is calling for:

 

  • A ban on all evictions, lockouts or eviction threats by commercial landlords until the pandemic ends
  • A utility payment freeze for small and medium-sized businesses
  • A stand-alone emergency 75 per cent commercial rent subsidy, up to $10,000 per month
  • A fund for businesses that face historic barriers

 

 

The virtual gathering will be held on Thursday October 22nd

 

If you would like to join in the conversation please register here.

 

If you have questions in advance of the Round Table, please submit them by email to jbell-co@ndp.on.ca.

https://www.ontariondp.ca/news/ndp-releases-save-main-street-plan-jobs-and-financial-security-working-people

Community Community Consultation COVID-19
May 12th 2020 .pdf

While the curbside pick up accommodation is meant to help businesses get going again, itshow all
While the curbside pick up accommodation is meant to help businesses get going again, it is strongly hoped that business will be carried out in a manner that is consistent with the continuing public health challenge – i.e. no sales or promotions designed to attract big crowds and adherence to guidelines set out below.
It is important that everyone adjust how they operate to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Implementing processes to ensure physical distancing are key.
A downloadable package of all the information is provided here (includes signage)
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