In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the municipal, provincial and federal governments have put measures in place to protect the public. The Leslieville BIA will be providing information for its member businesses through this webpage and by email as necessary. We encourage members to rely on government sources to ensure that information is up-to-date and correct.

Primary Governmental Information Channels

Federal: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

Provincial: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Municipal: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/

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Government Support to Small Businesses

Federal: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/maintaingrowimprovebusiness/resources-for-canadian-businesses.html?utm_campaign=not-applicable&utm_medium=vanity-url&utm_source=canada-ca_covid-19-business

(New) Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program Updates: https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/finance-and-investing/covid19-cecra-small-business

Innovation Canada: https://innovation.ised-isde.canada.ca/s/?language=en

Provincial: https://news.ontario.ca/mof/en/2020/03/ontarios-action-plan-responding-to-covid-19.html

Provincial Business Support Line:  1-888-444-3659

Municipal: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/economic-support-recovery/economic-support-recovery-for-businesses/

BusinessTO Support Centre: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-economic-support-recovery-for-businesses/covid-19-business-resources/businessto-support-centre/

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Grant Opportunities; Private Sector Support for Businesses 

Facebook COVID-19 Grant: https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants

Digital Main Street: https://digitalmainstreet.ca/case-study/resources-for-small-businesses/

Contact 647-550-8835 for contact for DMS Squad Member Lorenzo (for Leslieville BIA members only) 

Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/covid19?fbclid=IwAR02an65XCKAcndxUzuNumx3O7qXGhB4Yrivj_3FkpVtUNh9R8nx9_VCQJ4

Sign Up to Receive Donations for Your Business: https://www.distantly.ca/

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Additional Resources; Petitions & Surveys

Open for Business? Let us Know! Complete this form

Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses COVID-19 Support Webpage: https://www.cfib-fcei.ca/en/small-business-resources-dealing-covid-19

COVID-19 and Commercial Leases: crowdsourced advice for small businesses and landlords – Councillor Brad Bradford.: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16ZBypaJt6zJKGhaOnpTs6vfZxA3lI6Ujw6nL1tg36kM/edit

Toronto Association of BIAs Survey for Landlordshttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVID-19landlordsurvey

Toronto Association of BIAs Survey for Tenants/Small Business:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVID-10tenantsurvey

City of Toronto COVID-19 Business Survey: https://s.cotsurvey.chkmkt.com/?e=192083&d=e&h=C10B481F4DB6030&l=en&fbclid=IwAR2iXi1zjTAYhV-eFgwnsGmUBZU0-1Jj4gm2742ZT_MwR4B-1lH0kH7Tpus

Form Letter for Rent Relief (please copy): https://www.visitleslieville.ca/notices/

Petition to Save Small Businesses: https://savesmallbusiness.ca/petition/

Weekly Webinars for Small Businesses (Facilitated by Accountants): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-29-webinar-ask-an-accountant-applying-for-government-covid-19-funding-programs-tickets-103446842290

Retail Council of Canada's Retail Recovery/Re-opening Checklist: https://www.retailcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Retail-Recovery-Guide-Checklists-Templates-Guidelines_May-3-2020.pdf

Download the Canada Business App: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/h_07670.html?open&WT.mc_id=CanadaBusinessApp_GC-partner_banner_en